It’s 50 days to the World Cup and here are 50 of the biggest talking points.More
Louis Van Gaal’s prospective appointment as the new Manchester United manager this summer could spell bad news for the FAI as the Dutchman is looking towards having Roy Keane as his assistant, the Irish Examiner understands.More
It is fitting, in this period surrounding Holy Week, that as I write these words at teatime on Tuesday, I feel in cosmic communion with United fans across the world.More
Ryan Giggs produced the defining moment of Manchester United’s greatest season, 15 years later he finds himself tasked with lifting the Red Devils from their lowest ebb for a generation.More
Former Ireland U21 international Michael Keane is adamant his long-time friend David Moyes will bounce back from his ‘harsh’ sacking by Manchester United.More
Now the dust is beginning to settle on Manchester United’s sacking of David Moyes, and as critics root through the reasons for his departure and the list of possible replacements, there remains another hugely important question to answer: Where does Alex Ferguson fit into it all?More
The questions Manchester United must ask their managerial candidates:More
“The end of a totally failed experiment,” says Germany’s main football paper Kicker and their verdict more or less sums up the European reaction to Manchester United’s decision to part company with David Moyes.More
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea
It was a match many had been waiting to see, but few will want to re-watch. The single engaging element is that it is at least difficult to know how to look on the final result, and who this 0-0 favours more.
Former Ireland rugby star Jerry Flannery said he doesn’t begrudge millionaire soccer players a penny of their pay packet since joining the coaching staff at Arsenal.More
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has ruled himself out of the running to replace David Moyes but says Manchester United’s decision to sack the embattled the Scot came as no surprise.More
Celtic have announced the surprise departure of assistant manager Johan Mjallby.More
Everton’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League have been dealt a blow with the news Kevin Mirallas will miss the rest of the season.More
Soccer writers Miguel Delaney and Tim Abraham address the big sporting question of the day.More
Man City 3 West Brom 1
It seems inspiration rather than perspiration that will ensure Manchester City keep Liverpool sweating in the Premier League title race.
Former Manchester United star Gary Neville feels his former club should stand apart from the culture of firing managers when things don’t go well immediately.More
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was in a curt mood on the eve of his team’s Champions League semi-final first leg with Atletico Madrid and refused to discuss Saturday’s controversial Premier League loss to Sunderland.More
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insists Thibaut Courtois has the same single-minded focus as his team-mates as the Belgium goalkeeper prepares to face his parent club Chelsea in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.More
Anyone expecting a feast of attacking football in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will be disappointed, says Atletico midfielder Gabi Fernandez.More
Manchester United is a club associated with dignity and class, but those values look to be consigned to the history books with an appalling and short-sighted decision to sack David Moyes as manager.More
Norwich City 2 Liverpool 3
“You’ve seen all the characteristics of our team today,” said Brendan Rodgers after watching his Liverpool side withstand a late Norwich barrage to go five points clear.
Everton 2 Manchester United 0
David Moyes claimed his Manchester United team were the better side and pleaded for patience as he suffered another painful defeat, the champions’ 11th league loss of the season.
Hull 0 Arsenal 3
Aaron Ramsey inspired Arsenal as they kept control of their top-four fate with a comfortable victory at Hull City.
Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2
First Sunderland derailed Manchester City’s title dream and then Chelsea’s hopes of reclaiming the trophy were all but ended – along with Jose Mourinho’s 77 match-unbeaten Premier League home run – but manager Gus Poyet feels his side will struggle to beat Cardiff on Sunday because they will lose their underdog spirit.
Tottenham 3 Fulham 1
Daniel Levy likes a bargain, and if he had taken Tim Sherwood’s advice he could have saved himself millions.
Aston Villa 0 Southampton 0
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has insisted he will not address rumours that he is ready to sell the club until the end of the season.
Dundalk’s excellent start to the season has received a major blow with the news that their captain Stephen O’Donnell’s campaign is over.More
Liverpool: This latest heart murmur just wasn’t necessaryMore
Last week’s Copa del Rey final showed the progress made by Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti in the evolution of the team he inherited last summer from Jose Mourinho.More
Jose Mourinho made a sardonic speech against referee Mike Dean and refereeing chief Mike Riley after Chelsea were beaten by Sunderland thanks to a late controversial penalty.More
West Ham United 0 Crystal Palace 1
Sam Allardyce has sympathy with the West Ham fans who booed the team off after their defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday but insists it was difficult for the Hammers to break down their resilient opponents.
Cardiff City 1 Stoke City 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the impact of his fellow Norwegian Mats Daehli as Cardiff continue their fight for Barclays Premier League survival.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has backed his West Brom counterpart Pepe Mel to be a success in English football.More