Pep Guardiola: there has been a clarity to City’s project, aided by his arrival,  in  contrast with United’s own wildly oscillating progress post-Ferguson. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Oh, what happened to me, whatever happened to you? What became of Robinho – and Benjani? If the rise of Manchester City is anything to go by, all it (...)

Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera. Photograph: Isabella Bonotto/AFP/Getty Images

Ander Herrera wants Manchester United to continue showing the personality evident in Wednesday’s defeat of Juventus, which he believes was the perfec(...)

Manchester United’s players celebrate after an own goal from Juventus’ Alex Sandro gave United victory in their Champions League Group H clash. Photo: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Well, that was a glorious little blast from the past. And no, Cristiano, not in the way you were hoping. Grit, pluck, a feverish belief in the plan: i(...)

 Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci after Manchester United’s winner in Turin. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Juventus 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United snatched a memorable victory when first Juan Mata’s late free-kick then Leonardo Bonucci’s even(...)

  Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Real Madrid coach after a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona on Sunday. Photograph:  Toni Albir/EPA

Julen Lopetegui has been dismissed as Real Madrid manager only 138 days into the job that cost him his chance to lead Spain at the World Cup. Lopete(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he left Real Madrid for Juventus because of Florentino Pérez. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, only ever saw him as a means of making money and has said the deterioration of(...)

Julen Lopetegui is on the verge of being fired by Real Madrid after Sunday’s 5-1 defeat to Barcelona, accordig to reports. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Real Madrid are to sack coach Julen Lopetegui after their 5-1 humiliation by arch-rivals Barcelona and former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to (...)

Barcelona against Real Madrid will be shown on online service Eleven Sports. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty

One of football’s great rivalries resumes on Sunday afternoon, as FC Barcelona take on Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Both the injured Lionel Messi and(...)

  Jose Mourinho reacts during Manchester United’s Champions League Group game clash with Juventus, which they lost 1-0. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

The problem with modern European football is how stratified it has become. With resources now divided so unequally, how, realistically, are the lesse(...)

José Mourinho has said Juventus are at a ‘different level’ to Manchester United after his side’s 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

José Mourinho claimed more investment is needed at Manchester United to bridge the gap to the Champions League’s big hitters after his side slump(...)

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