For all of Martinez’s hand-wringing about giving young players their chance, of transfer market prudence, of progress, the stark facts were as bald as Vinny’s dome. Under the reign of Roberto, Everton were rooted in the bottom half of the table

The talk over a greasy brekkie in The Old Lantern pub in Kilburn on Sunday morning was of revolution. The Everton bastille, in the uneasy command of (...)

Everton and Republic of Ireland full back Seamus Coleman on a visit to Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot. Photograph courtesy of Everton FC

Evelyn Community Primary School, Prescot: on the outskirts of Liverpool, where it merges into broader Merseyside, Seamus Coleman is moving from table (...)

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring his team’s third goal against FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty Images

Marcus Rashford’s chance to etch his name into Manchester United folklore came after he was rejected by Manchester City for being too small. The 18-y(...)

Jürgen Klopp: Insists he retains final say on transfers at Liverpool. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Jürgen Klopp has insisted that he has the final say on all Liverpool transfers after the club’s policy on new signings came under renewed scrutiny fo(...)

iverpool’s manager Juergen Klopp reacts during the match against Arsenal. Photograph: EPA

Jurgen Klopp has described Alex Ferguson as the “John Lennon of football” and arguably the greatest manager the game has seen ahead of his first encou(...)

“I can’t really separate myself from this job. I can’t separate myself from Munster because it’s been 21 years nearly now,” says Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Virtually since birth, Munster have been in Anthony Foley’s blood, whether as a boy being taken into the rarified confines of the Thomond Park home dr(...)

Jürgen Klopp: ‘Our eyes are open and we are watching the market.’ Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined at least until the end of this month and Dejan Lovren for the next 10 days with hamstring injuries sustained again(...)

Pat Dunne: the Manchester United goalkeeper screams in frustration after letting in a Tottenham Hotspur goal during a match in October 1965.   Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

Pat Dunne who has died aged 72, will have a place in the history of Manchester United FC as the man who proved that early rejection need not necessari(...)

Roy Keane has called Ashley Young “an absolute disgrace” for an apparent dive in Manchester United’s Champions League win over CSKA Moscow. Photograph: EPA

Roy Keane has called Ashley Young “an absolute disgrace” for an apparent dive in the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow. Young left his leg in(...)

Anthony Martial: French teenager deprived of space to attack at  Selhurst Park. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Crystal Palace 0; Manchester United 0 Perhaps a lull after the whirlwind was inevitable. Anthony Martial spent quite a lot of Saturday afternoon dr(...)