Saturday 25 October 2014

Top five sports stories of the day

Published 27/08/2014 | 19:42

After last night's humbling in the Capital One Cup, it is not surprising that Manchester United dominated the headlines today.

Our top story today was Louis van Gaal suggesting that he wasn't shocked by the hammering at the hands of the MK Dons, with his belief that it will take at least a year to sort things out at Old Trafford not far behind.

Read more: Louis van Gaal: It will take a year to sort out this mess 

While David Moyes didn't last long in the Old Trafford hotseat following Alex Ferguson's retirement, Mark Ogden belives the Scot has to shoulder some of the responsibility for the current situation at the club.

Read more: Fergie must take his share of the blame for Old Trafford meltdown  

Shane Long was on form last night, with his brilliant dummy pass in the victory over Millwall popular with Irish supporters.

Read more: Video: Shane Long pulls off amazing dummy pass in Millwall victory 

Leinster also confirmed they have tabled an offer to bring Jonny Sexton home from Racing Metro, but CEO Mick Dawson has conceded that they cannot compete financially with other offers that will come his way.

Read more: Leinster confirm offer on table for Jonny Sexton's return

Finally Martin Breheny discusses five issues must address if they are to defeat Kerry in the All Ireland semi-final replay this weekend.

Read more: Five issues Mayo must address to reach another decider

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