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Discontent overshadows Blackpool's first three points of the campaign

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty
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

Robin van Persie wheels away after scoring against Cardiff City

Manchester United 2 Cardiff City 0 match report: Juan Mata makes winning debut as Robin van Persie scores on return

The £37m signing played 85 minutes at Old Trafford, but despite a lively debut from the Spaniard, he was unable to mask United's mediocrity

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pictured on his return to Old Trafford

Manchester United v Cardiff City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given raucous welcome on return to Old Trafford

The former striker takes an opposing team to Old Trafford for the first time

Juan Mata scarves are being sold outside Old Trafford

Manchester United v Cardiff City: Juan Mata debut at Old Trafford confirmed

The £37m signing from Chelsea wears the No 8 shirt

Cardiff City and Stoke City have swapped Peter Odemwingie and Kenwyne Jones

Transfer news: Cardiff City announce signing of Kenwyne Jones from Stoke City with Peter Odemwingie heading in opposite direction

The striker refused to play for Stoke after texting manager Mark Hughes

Manchester United v Cardiff City preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

Check out all the vital statistics ahead of this week's Premier League meeting at Old Trafford

Adnan Januzaj v Jordon Mutch: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Manchester United and Cardiff City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this week's Premier League meeting at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make his return to Old Trafford

Manchester United v Cardiff: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he had not spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson since taking over at Cardiff City

Manchester United v Cardiff City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares for return to Old Trafford

Solskjaer said he had not spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson since taking over at Cardiff City

Blackpool winger Tom Ince is due to have talks with Swansea City about a possible loan move

Transfer news: Tom Ince set for Swansea talks after Ngog signs

Blackpool winger Tom Ince is due to have talks with Swansea City about a possible loan move

Paolo Di Canio said that if players turned up with mobile phones, he would throw them in the sea

Paolo Di Canio labels Lee Catermole and Phil Bardsley 'rotten' and claims Sunderland captain John O'Shea is two-faced

Di Canio's comments are the latest in a long line of criticisms against the players at his former club after he was sacked in September

Julian Draxler

Transfer news: Club-by-club guide to the last few days of the January window

A look at what each Premier League club needs if they are to win the title, qualify for Europe or avoid relegation

The Sport Matrix: Monday 27 January 2014

Oscar puts on a show to take Blues to City in round five

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to facing his former side Manchester United
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Republic of Ireland substitute Shane Long rescues a precious point with his late equaliser against Poland
Draw with Poland keeps them in hunt for Euro qualification
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Kyle Lafferty volleys home the first of his two goals for Northern Ireland
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Former Arsenal and England star, Sol Campbell
The former Arsenal defender says 'the banter was just lovely'
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Alexis Sanchez (right) plays the piano to John Legend
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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
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Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
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Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing