Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace   at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Cesc Fabregas scored early in the second half as Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Pa(...)

Injured   Ander Herrera of Manchester United is consoled by team-mate Juan Mata of Manchester United after being substituted against West Ham United at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Ander Herrera has added to Louis van Gaal’s injury woes after it was revealed he had suffered a fractured rib in Saturday’s win over West Ham.Manches(...)

 Newcastle boss Alan Pardew. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew’s job is under no immediate threat despite a winless start to the Barclays Premier League season.The 53-year-old found him(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring a goal against West Ham United. He believes that United’s strikers can instil fear in the opposition. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Rueters

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United’s formidable attacking force will instil fear into their rivals.United boss Louis van Gaal has added Rada(...)

Arsene Wenger: “Do Tottenham need outside help? Certainly, yes.” Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Arsene Wenger believes that Tottenham Hotspur’s owners want to sell the club. The Arsenal manager feels that Tottenham have to build a larger s(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his fourth goal during the midweek victory over Elche at the the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Juanjo Martin/Epa

Manchester United will have to pay at least €180 million to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford with Real Madrid reportedly ready to cash in(...)

  Tyler Blackett (right) is suspended ahead of West Ham game.  Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has admitted Manchester United’s plight is the hardest moment of a glittering managerial career. United have only five points from fiv(...)

 Former Manchester United manager  Alex Ferguson will address the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles on Tuesday night.  Photograph: PA Wire

Alex Ferguson has been revealed as the Ryder Cup’s not so secret weapon, with the former Manchester United manager to address Paul McGinley’s players (...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)