Sport Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos

English champions may have to wait to sign the German star

Manchester United manager David Moyes

Manchester United 2 Cardiff City 0: David Moyes wants £37m signing Juan Mata to show versatility - 'I can play him in any role'

The £37m signing played 85 minutes in the victory over Cardiff City at Old Trafford

Mata doesn't take naturally do Mourinho's pressing tactics

Transfer news: Juan Mata arrival can lift the entire Manchester United squad and fill them with confidence, claims Gary Neville

Neville admits David Moyes' side have been flat this season but feels Mata's addition could boost their confidence and return them to where they were six months ago

Wilfried Zaha has made just two substitute appearances for United in the league since joining

Manchester United misfit Wilfried Zaha can go on loan providing injuries ease

David Moyes has told Wilfried Zaha he can leave on loan this month but only if Manchester United's injury problems unexpectedly improve.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar was booked for this dive

Watch out Oscar, Ashley Young and Luis Suarez - Fifa president Sepp Blatter talks tough on diving

There has been a recent spate of high profile play acting

Ashley Young goes down under the challenge of Hugo Lloris, but a penalty was not given

Manchester United 1 Tottenham 2: David Moyes labels referee Howard Webb's decisions 'scandalous' after Ashley Young penalty claim

Scot unhappy as Young is denied penalty after appearing to be taken out by Hugo Lloris and Adnan Januzaj is booked for diving

Wayne Rooney scored his 150th goal for Manchester United in the 3-2 win over Hull City

Hull City 2 Manchester United 3: Wayne Rooney in the mood to celebrate and hopes run of form will 'surprise' Premier League rivals

The England striker scored his 150th goal for United in the comeback win over Hull and hopes that the worst of their results are now behind them ahead of second half of the campaign

David Moyes looks on during his Manchester United side's victory over Hull City

Hull City 2 Manchester United 3: David Moyes blames slow start on travel issues after lucky escape against Tigers

United were two goals down within 12 minutes but managed to claw their way back to victory

Manchester United celebrate after Wayne Rooney draws them level against Hull City

Hull City 2 Manchester United 3 match report: David Moyes praises United’s never-say-die spirit but defensive errors live on

Wayne Rooney levelled things up after the Tigers shot out to a two-goal lead but James Chester's own goal gave the visitors a hard-fought victory

David Moyes issues instructions to Robin van Persie

David Moyes says Manchester United must 'improve to progress', despite reaching Champions League knock-out stage

United top group despite unconvincing home victory over Shakhtar Donetsk

David Moyes must at least ensure that Manchester United qualify for next season's Champions League

What does Manchester United manager David Moyes stand for? Where is the big philosophy? He needs to show us

Moyes must carve out an identity commensurate with the club he manages

All fall down: Ashley Young tumbles easily at Old Trafford under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi, earning a penalty for Manchester United and the Crystal Palace player’s dismissal for two yellow cards

Diving offences have tumbled this season, despite Ashley Young and Ramires offences, say referees

Premier League referees believe they are winning the battle against players diving, with incidents down to six this season from 19 at the same stage last year.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has been told to cut out his diving by former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann

Ashley Young must stop his 'blatant cheating' or risk cutting his career short according to former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann

Hamann issues firm warning to Manchester United star after latest diving row

Ashley Young has been criticised by former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann

Ashley Young 'dive': Dietmar Hamann claims Young's diving is 'far worse' Luis Suarez's 'has ever been'

Former Liverpool player says Suarez has turned a corner, and Young should to

All fall down: Ashley Young tumbles easily at Old Trafford under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi, earning a penalty for Manchester United and the Crystal Palace player’s dismissal for two yellow cards

Any changes to diving rules must extend beyond Premier League says Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

The issue has returned following Ashley Young's theatrics against Crystal Palace

All fall down: Ashley Young tumbles easily at Old Trafford under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi, earning a penalty for Manchester United and the Crystal Palace player’s dismissal for two yellow cards

Crystal Palace chairman demands divers are punished with red card following tumble by Manchester United winger Ashley Young

United were awarded a penalty at Old Trafford during the weekend

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'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
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Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
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Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
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The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
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Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
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Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

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Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
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Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment