Eric Cantona

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Patric Evra is pulled back after kicking a Marseille fan before their Europa League clash with Vitoria. Photo: Miguel Riopa/Getty Images

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Patrice Evra after the Marseille defender aimed a kick at the head of one of the French club’s suppor(...)

 Referee Craig Pawson speaks with fourth official Mike Jones before sending Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to the stands. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

For more than half an hour, José Mourinho sat waiting on the Manchester United team coach outside St Mary’s doubtless basking in the comfort of a job (...)

Jamie Vardy: celebrates one of his two goals against Arsenal at the Emirates. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

David Hirst. Few names can mean so much in the modern history of Manchester United, particularly as Hirst never kicked a ball in a red United shirt. (...)

Grime artist Stormzy performs at the TRNSMT music festival in Glasgow  on July 8th, 2017. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

We should know by now to expect the unexpected from Stormzy. In a week when he was infamously mistaken for Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku by (...)

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku during training at University of California Los Angeles. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Here’s a semi-interesting football stat, at a time when semi-interesting football stats are in short supply. If Manchester United were to win an unlik(...)

Lilian Thuram holds up the Euro 2000 trophy two years after  he and his team-mates won the  World Cup for France, a victory that was portrayed in the media as white, black and brown Frenchmen coming together to conquer the world. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

It’s typical of France’s attitude to sport that a recent documentary looking at 20 years of the French national team contains almost nothing about foo(...)

Alex Ferguson was willing and able to manage so-called problem player Eric Cantona for the betterment of Manchester United in the 1990s. Photograph: Getty Images.

Managers like José Mourinho, Arsène Wenger and Pep Guardiola attract global attention and remain pivotal figures at football clubs, but all are aware (...)

 Mark Halsey spoke about “Back The Whistleblowers” under the cover of anonymity, but he didn’t do a very good job of being secretive. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Halsey’s issue with anonymity Online bookies Betfair launched its “Back The Whistleblowers” campaign last week, the aim of which is to highlight the(...)

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal against Blackburn in the FA Cup. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

If all the friends of Wayne Rooney quoted anonymously in the media are to be believed, the striker has not been making much of a secret of the fact th(...)

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has failed to replicate last season’s form  . Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Nineteen years ago, Howard Wilkinson came to Dublin to talk to some students about football. He was then the last English manager to have won the Engl(...)

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