Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been handed a three-year deal as Manchester United manager. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

A top-four finish Important this, because any projected summer signings will think twice if Manchester United are competing in the Europa League next(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill cuts a frustrated figure. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

There is rarely a good time to hear the strange music of Scottish bagpipes. But an hour into what was supposed to be an exhibition of Irish fury at th(...)

Aiden McGeady takes on Germany’s Jerome Boateng during their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph: EPA

The forgotten man in the precious goal Ireland manufactured in the Ruhr on Tuesday evening was Aiden McGeady. The Glaswegian-born kid has been a delig(...)