Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka takes his side to play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Photograph: Getty

The death of steel-making in Redcar means this winter threatens to be unusually dark on Teesside and the responsibility resting on Aitor Karanka’s sho(...)

Daniel Ginczek scores his second and VfB Stuttgart’s fourth goal in the friendly game against Manchester City at The Mercedes-Benz Arena in  Stuttgart. Photograph: John Marsh/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City conceded four goals in 36 hapless minutes on Saturday as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat by VfB Stuttgart in a pre-season friendly. The B(...)

 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,(...)