Daniel Taylor

Man United’s crushing reality laid bare with drop to Europa League

Coach Louis van Gaal's genius may be present but the results are not showing it.

Van Gaal won’t budge for fans

There is increasing resentment against Manchester United’s methodical style of play but the Dutchman does not bend for anyone.

Rooney, records … and respect

On the verge of breaking several scoring records, does the England striker deserve more acclaim?

The fast and ‘fearless’

This is Raheem Sterling's first appearance before the media on England duty and it is impossible to get away from his boyishness.

It’s all about Pirlo and possession

England manager Roy Hodgson wants his team to retain the ball thus denying the Italian playmaker the opportunity to dominate.

A United front against Rooney

Caving in to his transfer demand would strengthen a major rival and set José Mourinho on the path to the Premier League title.

Mancini courts a yellow card

Football Association cautions against Man City manager's 'unsporting' behaviour.

Racism apology too slow in coming, says City manager

Robert Mancini questions Liverpool's stance on the Luis Suarez issue.

The quest for Mancini City

Manchester City boss wants more control in order to deliver the trophies the club's big-spending owners crave.

No tears for Tevez

The reaction at Manchester City to their captain's desire to leave is one of weary disdain and, in some quarters, open contempt.

Minister battles for control of services Seta

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is locked in a battle with the board of the services Seta over control of the institution.

Man United’s Ferguson is ready to forget Rome

Manchester United are looking for revenge for their 2009 defeat, while Barcelona's Eric Abidal will be happy just to play.

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