Arsenal’s Mesut Özil (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring   against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Mesut Özil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa in the Premier(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring the equaliser against Manchester United at Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1 The crest on the shirt is still the same. The songs go to the same tune and in the closing moments, hunting a (...)

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo is Manchester United’s latest signing.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal has claimed it will take “a miracle” for Manchester United to win the Premier League title this season.United finished seventh last te(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal waves to the Old Trafford crowd. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

We were informed how he walked and where he walked. How he stood and where he stood. We had his facial expressions and the language of his body interp(...)

Manchester United fans protest against the Glazers at Old Trafford. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United in the near future, with the club’s controversial American owners determined to be in place for a(...)

Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson cerebrates scoring the winner against Manchester United. Photograph:  Peter Powell / EPA

Manchester United 1 Swansea City 2Manchester United began their season with a whimper as Gylfi Sigurdsson gate-crashed Louis van Gaal’s Premier League(...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, center, makes a save against an attempt on the goal by Manchester United in the first half during the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Photograph: Photo/Lynne Sladky

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1This was a friendly only in name yet at the end of an entertaining, sweat soaked 90 minutes, it was Louis van Gaal who (...)

Loic Remy: scored 14 Premier League goals at Newcastle last season. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Liverpool must reconsider their forward options in the summer transfer market after Loic Remy’s proposed €10 million move from Queens Park Rangers col(...)

Ben Davies: reads the game well and  has a lovely left foot, which complements strong technique. Photograph: PA

When Neil Taylor fractured his ankle against Sunderland back in September 2012, the concern at Swansea City extended beyond the Welshman’s personal (...)