Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is a Football Correspondent at The Independent.

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany tells Manchester City to believe time in Champions League has come ahead of Bayern Munich match

The Premier League champions are expected to make a major assault on the European Cup this season

Manchester United wanted to sign Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben, reveals Pep Guardiola

The Bayern Munich manager says the players weren't interested in a move to Old Trafford

Gareth Thomas proudly sports the pink change shirt of the Cardiff Blues. ‘They’ve got your colour for you,’ joked a team-mate
Danny Welbeck trains this week with new club Arsenal

Danny Welbeck joins Arsenal: Miss against Bayern Munich was the day Manchester United lost faith in forward

Miss against Bayern crystallised the club’s goalscoring fears about the striker – but can Arsenal’s confidence help him change? asks Ian Herbert

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (centre) with his new signings Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind during a photocall at Old Trafford
Danny Welbeck was criticised by Louis van Gaal after his departure from Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal: Danny Welbeck is not up to the standard we expect at Manchester United

Manager hands out brutal assessment as Falcao promises he is fit and firing

Sporting Lisbon’s president has hit out at third-party owners following the sale of Marcos Rojo

Row over Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo 'shows the monster of third-party ownership'

President of Sporting Lisbon says it risks exposing the sport to match-fixing

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Uefa ‘rewrites the rules’ to allow Manchester City to dodge FFP sanctions

Other clubs bemused as governing body seems to bow to fear of legal action and relaxes rules on home-grown players

Dedryck Boyata has next to no chance of playing a minute in Europe this season
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