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     I don't return gifts      Not even with a gift receipt, Michel Platini? We better change your Christmas present, then... Sep 19, 2014

     I can't wait to see him, my partner in crime. It is a pity that I came back and he's not here any more, but I will be happy to see him      Didier Drogba couldn't wait to meet up with Frank Lampard again - despite the midfielder swapping shades of blue by moving to Manchester City (via New York City, of course) Sep 19, 2014

     I was flabbergasted to read Mourad Boudjellal's comments      Wales coach Rob Howley on Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal's comments about Leigh Halfpenny Sep 18, 2014

     Wow! Well, as long as Ashley Cole didn't get one of them...      Joe Hart has some playful fun with his old Englad team-mate after being told of Roma's 5-1 win in the Champions League. We think it was playful, anyway... Sep 17, 2014

     Everybody knows that my second year at Manchester United was particularly difficult. The manager did not really count on me       Shinji Kagawa is the latest former Manchester United player to have a pop at David Moyes Sep 17, 2014

     Sir Alex is an incredible person and manager. He helped me a lot, helped us all. He brought it all together and made us world champions      Wayne Rooney pays an unlikely tribute to former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after the two fell out Sep 17, 2014

     They don't have enough money      Clearly Pep Guardiola doesn't know how much Manchester United spent this summer Sep 16, 2014

     If he does go, maybe it's because he likes empty stadiums      Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal on Matt Giteau's possible move to Racing Metro Sep 16, 2014

     He is the crown jewel and it would be a massive loss for us if we lost Joe      Wasps boss Dai Young on their battle to keep Joe Launchbury Sep 16, 2014

     If people want to write stories about him and say that he is crazy or he is a nutter, let them, but he is one of us now      Steven Gerrard warns Mario Balotelli's critics that Liverpool will defend their new striker if he comes in for criticism Sep 16, 2014

     Moyes has been gone about 20 minutes, we're on the bikes warming up for the first training session and one of the lads says: 'You know what? We've got to get on to Giggsy. We've got to get him to get us our f------ chips back      Rio Ferdinand has revealed that the biggest crime David Moyes committed at Manchester United was taking away the players' chips the night before matches Sep 15, 2014

     He was clutch when he needed to be. He played the best golf this week and I'm happy for him.      Rory McIlroy is magnanimous in defeat after losing out to Billy Horschel at the Tour Championship Sep 15, 2014

     The last five minutes gave me kittens a little bit      Wasps boss Dai Young after seeing his team beat Northampton 20-16 Sep 14, 2014

     I personally don't think Defoe will come back. I think if he doesn't want to be here, you get rid of him. If you don't want to be here, get the hell out of our way.      Strong words about Jermain Defoe's future from Tim Leiweke, president and chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns Toronto FC Sep 13, 2014

     It's been, what... three, four weeks since I won the world title? Why? Why this? I've gone from the top of the world to the bottom of the ocean.      A shaken Kell Brook speaks after the horror of being stabbed while on holiday with his young family Sep 13, 2014

     It's sport and sometimes you come across things you can't explain.      Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea in the aftermath of seeing his side lose 39-0 at home to Saracens Sep 13, 2014

     Danny Welbeck was here since he was nine. He plays three seasons at Manchester United ... but he doesn't have the record of Van Persie or Rooney. That is the standard but that is why we let him go.       A brutally honest Louis van Gaal puts to bed any notion that Manchester United are prepared to sell their top players to Arsenal Sep 11, 2014

     Thank a lot for the messages, I have been discharged from the hospital. Now I will have to take a couple of weeks off.      Fabrizio Zanotti uses Twitter to announce he is just fine despite being hit on the head by a wayward tee shot at the KLM Open Sep 11, 2014

     He's just a very well-spoken young man and he's always eager to improve and spend time with people      Theo Walcott is full of praise for new Arsenal team-mate Danny Welbeck's upbringing Sep 11, 2014

     They're getting into the sort of last few holes of their careers, and that's what happens       Not sure Tiger Woods of Phil Mickelson will appreciate this comparison, Rory McIlroy... Sep 10, 2014