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‘You’ve gone a bit soft’. David Moyes says Wayne Rooney had lost his agression in recent seasons. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

David Moyes told Wayne Rooney he had “gone soft” before the start of this season but the turnaround in the England man’s form since has convinc(...)

George Best lining out for Cork Celtic, he joined the club  for a brief period, two years after leaving Manchester United.

It was 75 years ago this week that 2,000 or so curious and excited locals turned out at Sligo station to see former Everton and England striker Dixie (...)

David Moyes insisted after yesterday’s game that the only difference between the sides was a couple of set-pieces, but the near-unanimous pre-match consensus that Chelsea would win handsomely suggested otherwise.

On January 4th, Borussia Dortmund’s best player travelled to Munich and signed a pre-contract with Dortmund’s biggest rivals, FC Bayern. Robert Lew(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho gestures during their Premier League victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, London. Photograph: Reuters

When Paul Merson is unimpressed by a player’s performance he is in the habit of declaring “he’s like a fish up a tree”, a curious enough assessment an(...)

Portuguese football legend Eusebio,  playing for Benfica at a match against Arsenal in 1971. Photograph: Getty Images

Eusébio, who has died aged 71, was the greatest African footballer in the history of the game. He moved from his native Mozambique to the Portuguese c(...)

 Former Manchester United player Bill Foulkes has died at the age of 81, the club has announced. Photograph: PA Wire

Former Manchester United central defender Bill Foulkes, a survivor of the 1958 Munich air crash, has died aged 81.Foulkes joined United in 1950 and w(...)

England captain Steven Gerrard celebrates his late goal during the World Cup qualifying game against Poland at Wembley.

Perhaps there is a lot to be said, in the end, for just refusing to fade away. Looking back at Steven Gerrard’s clinching second goal against Poland a(...)

England’s manager Roy Hodgson watches a training session ahead of their World Cup qualifyier against Poland.

Steven Gerrard believes England have successfully tamed the fear factor that once undermined them in critical contests at Wembley Stadium and he will (...)

Wayne Rooney retrieves the ball during the Champions League match between Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney joined the small and exclusive band of Manchester United footballers to score 200 goals for the club last night but still could not bring(...)

 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(...)

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