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Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay: Why the £25m signing should be Manchester United's next free-kick taker

Netherlands international has an excellent record from dead-ball situations

Manchester United signings made during the Glazer's 10-year regime

Fears that finances would be strangled at Old Trafford have run parallel with huge levels of investment that has seen hundreds of millions of pounds spent on players

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott can be 'central striker' says Arsene Wenger in move that may strengthen Arsenal contract position

The England international is in talks over a new deal

Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller reveals 'relationship' with Louis van Gaal that sparks Manchester United transfer talk

World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Old Trafford

Steward 'saves' referee from furious fan in Mexico

The supporter had entered the field of play to remonstrate with the official, only for the steward to intervene before it was too late

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay reveals he was 'close' to PSG deal but Louis van Gaal swayed him to join Manchester United

Netherlands international will move to Old Trafford this summer in a £25m deal

Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win the Madrid Open

'Marriage works': Andy Murray identifies what's behind his change of fortunes on clay after winning Madrid Masters

The Scot beat Rafael Nadal to claim his second clay title of the year

Michael Timlin
Louis van Gaal

Manchester United qualify for Champions League... but finishing fourth and not third isn't ideal

Liverpool's result means Manchester United are certain of a top four finish

Ajax players walk on to pitch with their mums to celebrate Mother's Day

Dutch team make gesture ahead of Eredivisie match

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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor