Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and manager Louis van Gaal speak during squad training. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has given Luke Shaw a few days off to aid his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in Manchester United’s opening Champions Leagu(...)

Wayne Rooney turns 30 on Saturday, the day before the Manchester derby. Photograph: Reuters

As Manchester United cruised at 40,000 feet towards Russia and their encounter with CSKA Moscow, Wayne Rooney insisted his career will remain on its (...)

Bayern Munich enjoyed a 5-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photograph: EPA

Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga by opening up a seven-point lead at the top thanks (...)

Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold, Dante and Josuha Guilavogui  react after their side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski scoring five goals in nine minutes. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

One of the phrases we reach for increasingly often is football’s “bubble”. This is not in the innocent sense of West Ham and Upton Park; rather, it(...)

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw is stretchered off injured during the Uefa Champions League match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United in Eindhoven. Photograph: EPA

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw is set to undergo a second operation on Friday after breaking his right leg in two places in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to PSV (...)

TV3 director of content Lynda McQuaid: ‘I’ve sort of created my own genre, which is wanting to make people cry.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The Rugby World Cup might be kicking off on Friday, but it’s already been a sporting- flavoured week for TV3 thanks to the PSV Eindhoven v Manchester (...)

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw grimaces in pain after being injured during the Champions League Group B  match against PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadium. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

Luke Shaw was still in tears yesterday as he began his recovery from a double leg break that left his former manager Mauricio Pochettino “sick”. Shaw (...)

Manchester United’s Ashley Young in action with Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool during the English Premier League game at Old Trafford on Saturday. Photograph: Getty.

Ashley Young is ready to play centre forward for Manchester United should Louis van Gaal ask him to, the winger having played there previously for (...)

David de Gea has been backed to remain professional as he continues his Manchester United career and has been included in Louis van Gaal’s Champions League squad. Jon Buckle/PA Wire

David De Gea has been included in Manchester United’s Champions League squad after his move to Real Madrid collapsed on Monday. The Spain goalkeeper h(...)

Memphis Depay of Manchester United is congratulated by teammate Wayne Rooney after scoring against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of their International Champions Cup match. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

Memphis Depay is sure Louis van Gaal will help him realise his dream of becoming a footballing “legend”. Van Gaal stole a march on his rivals in May w(...)