Mido of Middlesbrough celebrates after scoring the first goal during the FA Cup fifth round win against Sheffield United in 2008. Photo: Professional Sport/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Mido has been talking with refreshing candour for an hour, explaining why he predicted Mohamed Salah would be 10 times as good as Raheem Sterling, acc(...)

Arsène Wenger waving  farewell to Arsenal’s  fans after the team’s   5-0 defeat of Burnley.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Arsène Wenger is finishing his breakfast in the Paris hotel where he has been coming for years, and where the staff would not dream of addressing him (...)

Karim Benzema  poses with Marcel Desailly following the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Probably not the best interviewee in the world. “You’re the leader?” Marcel Desailly asked the first journalist to peer over the parapet. Leadership(...)

Manchester United striker  Marcus Rashford heads home to score his second goal in the Premier League game against Arsenal at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Louis van Gaal is concerned the headlines Marcus Rashford is attracting for the sensational start to his Manchester United career may affect the 18-ye(...)

Jose Mourinho has insisted his players were happy to travel to Haifa ahead of tonight’s Champions League fixture against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Photograph: Afp

José Mourinho has claimed he had no “Graeme Le Saux” in his Chelsea squad as he confirmed none of his players had expressed reluctance to travel to (...)

Zinedine Zidane lifts the 1998 World Cup at the Stade de France. Zidane captained a France team that represented a rainbow nation of different ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: Lutz Bongarts/Getty Images

The sunlight in Montpellier, the food in Lyon, the stadium in St Etienne, the atmosphere in Paris. Frank de Boer’s composed brilliance, Michael(...)

Eamon Dunphy apologised for swearing live on air during the World Cup analysis on RTÉ. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has apologised for his expletive-laden outburst on RTÉ Television last night, but said it could have been worse. His use of(...)