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 Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson watches his team lose 3-1 to Manchester City at Old Trafford. Photograph: EPA

You can’t hit what you can’t see. On a mild but riotous night at Old Trafford Manchester City served up a beating as swaggering and dominant as any th(...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘I’ve admired Pep’s team; they have raised the bar so much since Pep came.’ Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty

Pep Guardiola has said he would rather live in the Maldives or play golf than manage Manchester United even if it were the only job on offer. Asked w(...)

Ian Holloway is set to return to management with Grimbsy Town. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty

Ian Holloway is back in football after accepting the manager’s job at League Two Grimsby, the club have announced. The 56-year-old former Bristol Rov(...)

Kyle Walker took on Twitter and it did not end well for the Manchester City right back. Photograph: Matt McNulty/Getty Images

Best quote: “It was like trying to charge an iPhone with a Nokia charger. It just slowly went flat.” Former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lind(...)

Liverpool’s Mo Salah celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal against Watford. Liverpool are bidding to win  their first Premier League title in 30 years. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/via Getty Images

Just as Irish racing’s most compulsive fixture takes place in the Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham, it’s no big stretch to argue that the most evoca(...)

Paul Scholes celebrates a goal for Manchester United against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, at Old Trafford on October 18th, 2000. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Scott McTominay is the latest poster boy of a remarkable Manchester United academy that has produced the Busby Babes, George Best, and the Class of ’9(...)

The rush to coo over three points gained against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s predecessor José Mourinho left the previous two Premier League games an afterthought.  This thinking needs to change. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/EPA

Manchester City believe in Pep Guardiola. Manchester United want to believe in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There are many recent comparisons and difference(...)

Kevin McStay with Jim Gavin: The former Dublin manager joins a cast of totemic figures who fundamentally altered the fortunes of their county. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was no surprise, really, that when Jim Gavin did bow out, he slipped away unobtrusively, in the dead of winter, some two months after the five-in-a(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre earlier this week. Photograph: PA

Farmers need to have more faith in the ability of farm organisations to negotiate on their behalf to avoid a repeat of the protests that hit Dublin ea(...)

Marius Gallagher: served as president of the Leinster Branch from 1990 to 1992 and then president of the Irish Hockey Union from 1995 to 1997.

Umpire Marius Gallagher had been involved in hockey from as far back as the 1970s until his peaceful death in Blackrock Clinic earlier this week. As (...)

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