Arsenal’s Martin Keown taunts Manchester United’s Ruud van Nistelrooy after he missed a penalty given away by Keown in the final minutes of the game at Old Trafford on September 21st, 2003. Photograph: Paul Barker/AFP via Getty Images

Many clubs have struggled at Old Trafford in the Premier League era, but it’s perhaps surprising that Arsenal have such a poor record at the ground. F(...)

 Lionel Messi is the type of player who comes along every 50 or 100 years, according to Marco van Basten. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Is Messi real? Arsene Wenger (2010) - “Messi is like a PlayStation player.” Luis Enrique (2014) - “He does things in training that I haven’t even see(...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is embraced by manager Jurgen Klopp after being substituted during the win over Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed a “world-class” Mohamed Salah after the Egypt international brought up his 50th Premier League goal in a 4-3 win(...)

Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring Liverpool’s second goal in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 4 Crystal Palace 3 Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni’s error gifted Liverpool the win to keep them on track in the title race after(...)

 Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Fred celebrate after beating Cardiff with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photograph: Reuters

Cardiff 1 Manchester United 5 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a dream start to life at the helm as Manchester United wound back the clock at Cardiff and(...)

José Mourinho and Paul Pogba appear at loggerheads at Manchester United with the Frenchman’s exit becoming more and more likely. Photo: Ian Kington/PA Wire

The most startling thing, looking at José Mourinho, close-up, as he tried to pretend everything was still okay, were the dark rings beneath his eyes. (...)

Arsene Wenger of Arsenal argues with Alex Ferguson of Manchester United during a clash in 2004. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Premier League is the richest league in the world but money cannot buy hate. English football is crying out for an immense, sprawling rivalry betw(...)

Ross Barkley, Nabil Fekir, Antoine Griezmann, Ryan Sessegnon. Photo: Getty Images

Thomas Lemar, Monaco Despite Arsenal’s failure to secure the France international on the final day of the summer window after having a £92m offer acc(...)

At the  launch of the national women’s soccer  league    in March were  Ciara Delany (Kilkenny United), Louise Corrigan (Peamount United), Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths), Pearl Slattery (Shelbourne), Meabh de Burca (Galway), Emily Cahill (UCD Waves) and Saoirse Noonan (Cork City). Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“Sport is now the only potential discipline where you can engage very high numbers of people. It still provides one of the few moments that is broadca(...)

 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 (...)

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