Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the  Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Sevilla at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Jose Mourinho has defended his Manchester United record in an extraordinary 12-minute monologue after being widely criticised in the wake of the team’(...)

 Valencia’s striker Alvaro Negredo is close to completing a deal to join Middlesbrough. Photograph: EPA

Middlesbrough hope to tie up a deal for Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo after jetting out to Spain for a pre-season training camp. The Teessiders hav(...)

Barcelona coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino speaks to the media today. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

The key to Barcelona beating Celtic in Champions League Group C will be quick circulation of the ball in attack, the Spanish club’s coach Tata Martino(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates with his Barcelona teammate Neymar after scoring his team’s third goal. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

An under-strength Barcelona side consolidated top spot in the Primera Division on Saturday afternoon with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Granada at th(...)