Van Gaal slams ‘boring’ United under Mourinho

(Reuters) – Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes the club have become more boring under his successor Jose Mourinho, saying he would prefer to watch local rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City in action. During the Dutchman’s two-year stint as United manager from 2014, the club secured fourth and fifth-placed league finishes…

Jonny Bairstow will ‘take matters further’ if sledging ‘crosses the line’

England’s Jonny Bairstow says he will “take matters further” if Australia’s sledging in the Ashes “crossed the line” again. Wicketkeeper Bairstow, 28, said he was targeted during the first Test in Brisbane but did not reveal the nature of the words directed towards him. He did say they were not related to the ‘headbutt’ incident between him…