Irish female footballer Stephanie Roche, who currently plays for Peamount United, has earned a unique distinction of being the only woman to have been shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year alongside fellow strikers Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Robin van Persie has admitted that the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson hit him hard. After a shock move from Arsenal in 2012, RVP won the English title with Manchester United in his first season at Old Trafford.
Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal was furious after striker Robin van Persie celebrated by taking of his shirt after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League clash.
Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result.
Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.
It was a sort of change of guard at Old Trafford on Saturday. Not to be confused with the arrival of Louis van Gaal as the new Manchester United manager, though! The opening match of the 2014-15 English Premier League season between United and Swansea witnessed a new player in the number 11 shirt manning the left-wing at Old Trafford.
Oh captain, my captain! Louis van Gaal will look to hand over the skipper`s arm band to Wayne Rooney as the United stalwart looks destined to prosper under the new role. Rooney loves responsibility and going by the players the Dutchman has under his belt, the England striker is his best bet.