Louis van Gaal at Manchester United’s training session in the Volkswagen Arena ahead of their Champions League tie with Wolfsburg. Photo: John MacDougall/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal might not have realised when he took his seat in the third-floor suite at Wolfsburg’s stadium that it was 10 years to the day since Ma(...)

Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian and Juan Mata during training at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United go into one of the more important matches of Louis van Gaal’s 18-month reign with the club’s former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, adm(...)

Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and West Ham’s Alex Song battle for possession during the game at Old Trafford. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters.

A manager with a famous philosophy was sounding unusually philosophical. “I’m not God,” said Louis van Gaal in a rare instance of him accepting there(...)

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to be more ruthless in front of goal after his side’s 0-0 draw with PSV at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney stressed Manchester United’s need to be more ruthless in front of goal after the 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven which left their chan(...)

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 (...)