Virgil van Dijk has once again been imperious at the heart of the Liverpool defence. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Arsenal: 9th A dismal season for Arsenal ended with green shoots of revival - Unai Emery limped through to the end of November - with four of th(...)

English Premier League club Everton have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager on a four-and-a-half-year deal. Photograph: EPA

Everton have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their manager on a four-and-a-half-year-deal in a move that will be regarded by the club as a significant co(...)

  Marcus Rashford scores Manchester United’s opening goal during the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Colchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/AFP via Getty Images

Marcus Rashford set Manchester United on course for the Carabao Cup semi-finals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finally broke Colchester’s resolve at O(...)

Sean Dyche during Burnley’s win over Newcastle. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

The very best revelation of the week That’d be the one from Gary Lineker on his Behind Closed Doors podcast when he reminisced about the time, around(...)

Thomas Müller in action for Bayern Munich during a  friendly against Inter Milan in  Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says he cannot guarantee that Thomas Müller will not follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. Rep(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing fans for a ‘big surprise’. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United are in the process of recruiting a new striker. Senior sources at United were insistent last week that (...)

Wayne Rooney will play for boyhood club Everton in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial. Photograph: PA

Wayne Rooney will play for Everton again at Goodison Park after agreeing to feature in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial against Villarreal. The Scot was(...)

 Wayne Rooney in action with his boyhood club Everton in 2003. He would soon join Manchester United and go on to greater things.Photograph By Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Once a Blue, always a Blue. So said Wayne Rooney, once upon a time. Rooney was an Evertonian then, the son of a Blue father who wanted to call his son(...)