Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Bayern Munich gave €1m

Refugee crisis banner campaign: Premier League under pressure from Labour to allow fans to show support for those seeking help in Britain

Supporters have previously been prevented from flying flags which are perceived to be of a political nature

Manchester City director of football, Txiki Begiristain

Manchester United can learn lessons from the transfer template of rivals Manchester City

Why don't the Red Devils also have someone at the top of the club working permanently on acquisitions?

David De Gea arrives at Spain's training camp this week

David De Gea transfer: Manchester United insist goalkeeper does not need an olive branch after failed Real Madrid move

Sources at Old Trafford say it is not necessary for manager Van Gaal to fly out to Madrid to speak with the player

Wales captain Ashley Williams celebrates his country's victory over Belguim in Cardiff

Euro 2016: How Wales went from a lost cause to the brink of success

Chris Coleman's squad stand two wins away from reaching their first tournament since 1958

David De Gea in the stands at Manchester United

Manchester United release statement on David De Gea's failed transfer to Real Madrid denying they were at fault

Old Trafford officials believe Spanish club did not want transfer to go ahead after getting cold feet over deal

David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

David De Gea: Manchester United in bitter war of words with Real Madrid over failed transfer

Old Trafford officials believe Madrid did not want transfer to go ahead after getting cold feet over deal

Anthony Martial in his new Manchester United shirt

Anthony Martial to Manchester United: United believe £36m risk on Martial to be a calculated one

The uncapped 19-year-old has signed from Monaco

Lizzie Jones, widow of rugby league player Danny Jones, with children Phoebe and Bobby

Challenge Cup final 2015: 'Danny's death has changed rugby league for the better'

Lizzie Jones tells Ian Herbert why she will perform the pre-match hymn at the Rugby League Challenge Cup final to raise awareness of the condition that killed her husband

A policeman stands in front of the burnt out stand after the Bradford City disaster

Bradford chairman was never questioned over spate of fires at his businesses

COMMENT: The force, like those who play hell when this subject is raised, will doubtless brush this aside

Martin Ling pictured for ‘The Independent’ this week

Martin Ling interview: Former Leyton Orient manager on seeking therapy for mental health issues and his return to football

Ling took the seemingly drastic step of undergoing electroconvulsive therapy

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