Rory Smith

Rory Smith is a football writer for The Independent.

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Solskjaer has impressed during his short time in management

Solskjaer in line for Leicester job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former Manchester United striker, has emerged as a contender for the post of Leicester City manager vacated by Sven Goran Eriksson last month.

Fabio da Silva on the burst for United last night

Rooney is the centre of attention as United stroll

Manchester United 2 Otelul Galati 0

Vermaelen: 'There is always criticism and complaining about Arsenal's defence'

Vermaelen marks return by making Arsenal's case for defence

Thomas Vermaelen is adamant he is unconcerned by the chronic criticism directed at Arsenal's porous defence this season, admitting there is much he and his team-mates can improve on but insisting the lack of a regular partnership should not affect Arsène Wenger's side on the pitch.

Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp said he was fine and hopes to be back at work 'in a couple of days'

Redknapp is a doubt for Fulham trip after surgery

Spurs manager's heart operation means he may swap the dugout for the directors' box on Sunday.

Stan Kroenke made his first public utterances at his fourth appearance at an AGM

Wenger lets his players revel in rout after weeks of uncertainty

Arsenal's rout of Chelsea has lifted the cloud hanging over the club following their humiliation at Old Trafford earlier this season and proved to the players that they have the quality to overcome any side in the Premier League, according to manager Arsène Wenger.

Why is this season so goal crazy?

Is it because our top flight has the world's finest strikers at the top of their game? Or has the art of defending been lost? Is it new laws? Or is it because everyone is trying to copy Barcelona?

Stan Kroenke, alongside manager Arsène Wenger, addresses the Arsenal squad ahead of tonight’s game against Marseilles

Stan Kroenke: Nobody could run Manchester United better than Glazers

Stan Kroenke, Arsenal's majority shareholder, believes nobody could have done a better job of running Manchester United than the Glazer family, despite the chronic discontent with their debt-laden regime among the Old Trafford club's fans.

Robin van Persie is all smiles during Arsenal training yesterday

Wenger lets his players revel in rout

Arsenal manager pleased for team to 'communicate' happiness as new squad begins to show potential

Robin van Persie's goals have Arsenal on the up and have put pressure on Chelsea

Van Persie ensures it is Chelsea's turn to suffer

Chelsea 3 Arsenal 5

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