Spain midfielder Juan Mata

Transfer news: Manchester United on the verge of signing Juan Mata for £37m after penalty heartbreak

The Spain international did not train with Chelsea today

David Moyes says his team is in need of urgent overhaul

Comment: Patience at Manchester United for David Moyes will run out soon enough

Sir Alex Ferguson was allowed to go over three years before he started to win trophies with United

Fabio da Silva, centre, will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires

Transfer news: Manchester United might not make any January signings with club refusing to consider stopgap acquisitions

David Moyes has said there is an 'urgency' for new recruits

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson makes impromptu visit to Manchester United dressing room

The former manager popped in to see his former team following their 5-0 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen

Manchester United manager David Moyes celebrates victory over Arsenal

Manchester United set to sign Premier League head of elite performance John Murtough

David Moyes is keen to add Murtough to his staff at Old Trafford

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward stands alongside former manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United announce record revenues: Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward 'excited' by £900m BT Sport deal for Champions League rights

United saw their first quarter revenues increase by 29.1% to £98m thanks to 12 new sponsorship deals and the increased Premier League broadcasting money

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts

Manchester United need a director of football to ease the pressure on David Moyes claims Damien Comolli

Comolli was in charge of transfer affairs at both Tottenham and Liverpool and he feels someone in a similar position would help both Moyes and new chief executive Ed Woodward in the transfer window

Sir Alex Ferguson with former club captain Bryan Robson

Transfer news: Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson can't understand why Wayne Rooney would want to leave

Robson admits Rooney is at loggerheads with Sir Alex Ferguson but says David Moyes is the one the England striker should be focusing on

Rooney was sent home with a hamstring injury

'Confused and angry': Seething Wayne Rooney considers transfer request after 'snub' by Manchester United manager David Moyes

United fans may not have much sympathy with England striker’s feelings

David Moyes gets to grips with his new office on his first day as Manchester United manager

Manchester United transfer news: New boss David Moyes makes three signings in one day

Rooney to hold talks with Moyes over his future this week as new manager brings in three familiar faces to join his backroom staff

Sarah McClay, who died on Friday after being mauled by a tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Mystery over keeper’s death in tiger cage

Owner tells of frantic attempt at rescue as police investigate technical fault or human error at zoo

President of The FA Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is presented a match ball by UEFA President Michel Platini

Prince William to address Uefa ahead of Champions League final

The Duke of Cambridge will open the Uefa congress

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A view of Wayne Rooney's Twitter profile

Wayne Rooney exit speculation: Striker deletes 'Manchester United player' from his Twitter profile

The England international told Sir Alex Ferguson he wanted to leave a fortnight ago

A view outside Old Trafford

Business as usual: Sir Alex Ferguson back on the Manchester United training ground after announcing retirement plans

The appointment of David Moyes is expected to be confirmed soon

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The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?