Shaw determined to improve fitness

Echo: Luke Shaw has been surprised by the demands of being a Manchester United player

10:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Luke Shaw insists he has no problem putting the hard yards in to make sure he is fully fit for his first season as a Manchester United player.

Rio backs Rooney to captain England

Echo: Rio Ferdinand believes Wayne Rooney, right, should succeed Steven Gerrard as England captain

10:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rio Ferdinand is backing Wayne Rooney to be the next England captain, insisting the striker has the experience and influence to succeed in the role.

England don't follow-on

Echo: James Anderson, right, took two wickets on his birthday

11:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

England unsurprisingly opted against enforcing the follow-on after making short work of India on the fourth morning of the third Investec Test at the Ageas Bowl.

Bolt: I didn't slate the Games

Echo: Usain Bolt has rubbished a newspaper report saying he criticised the Commonwealth Games

10:26am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt tweeted to deny calling the Commonwealth Games "a bit s***" on Wednesday morning.

Broad credits Moores for positivity

Echo: Stuart Broad took three wickets on day three

6:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Stuart Broad senses a new beginning is under way for him and his England team-mates as they look to finally free themselves from the hangover of last winter's Ashes whitewash.

Bolt criticises Games - report

Echo: Usain Bolt has reportedly expressed his unhappiness at the Commonwealth Games

9:18am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt remarked that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were "a bit s***", according to a report in Wednesday's Times newspaper.

Van Gaal praises Shaw display

Echo: Luke Shaw came off the bench as a second-half substitute (AP)

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Louis van Gaal was impressed with the performance of Luke Shaw, who played the second half of Manchester United's win over Inter Milan despite going through a punishing training session on the morning of the match.

United beat Inter on penalties

Echo: Wayne Rooney, right, and his Manchester United team-mates continued their impressive pre-season form (AP)

6:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Louis van Gaal maintained his unbeaten record as Manchester United boss following a penalty shootout win over Inter Milan in Washington DC.






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