Louis van Gaal will put up his “iron shield” and do battle with those who criticise his methods at Manchester United.

Mourinho ready to risk Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to risk Diego Costa’s fitness at Manchester United on Sunday, providing the striker can train in full on Saturday.

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Schmeichel condemns Neville's comment

Peter Schmeichel has criticised his former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville for questioning Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

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Saracens succumb to the red tide

Munster 14 Saracens 3

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Dundalk win the League of Ireland

Second half strikes from Stephen O'Donnell and Brian Gartland proved decisive as Dundalk seen off Cork City at Oriel Park last night to secure their tenth SSE Airtricity ...

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Van Gaal praises ’modest’ Mourinho

Louis van Gaal has played down his role in the development of Jose Mourinho, insisting the Chelsea manager became the Special One all by himself.

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All the team news for the Premier League weekend

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 8 in the Premier League.

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Suarez: Biting is an ‘impulse’

Luis Suarez says he is getting help in order to control his “impulse” to bite.

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Top clubs lobby for May World Cup 2022 date

A powerful group of top European football clubs is set to lobby for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to take place between April and May.

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Northern Ireland made to wait by UEFA

Northern Ireland must wait until Monday to find out whether their Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania next month will take place behind closed doors.

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Rodgers admits defensive issues

Under-fire striker Mario Balotelli’s spell in the headlines has helped deflect attention from Liverpool’s real problem but manager Brendan Rodgers knows that is ...

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Nadal to miss Paris Masters

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week’s BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

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Ref Nigel Owens delivers great one-liner during rugby match

With the second round of fixtures in the new European Champions Cup taking place this weekend, BT Sport have released a video of a brilliant moment from one of last ...

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Schmidt fears further injuries

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt faces an anxious weekend of European Champions Cup action hoping no more of his second rows pick up injury problems.

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Serbia punished over drone incident

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play ...

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On-pitch fight with teammate was 'moment of madness', says Bowyer

Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer has put his infamous on-field clash with team-mate Kieron Dyer down to a "moment of madness".

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Cork City fans take over the city for Green Friday

Cork City go to Oriel Park tonight knowing a draw is enough to claim the SSE Airtricity League title and their fans are supporting them by showing their colours ...

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Lamela wonder strike was not his first

Erik Lamela’s rabona goal in the Europa League is being hailed as a Goal of the Season contender already, but it turns out the 22-year-old has done it before - as ...

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Rodgers: We must accept criticism

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told under-fire striker Mario Balotelli and the rest of his side to accept recent criticism and move on.

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