Sport Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos

English champions may have to wait to sign the German star

Juan Mata in action on his debut for Manchester United against Cardiff
Toni Kroos

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola admits Manchester United target Toni Kroos could leave Bayern Munich

German midfielder could be in line for Old Trafford switch

Toni Kroos

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola hints that Bayern Munich could sell Toni Kroos to Manchester United

German international yet to reach new contract agreement with his club

Southampton's highly rated left-back Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw: Manchester United target would reportedly prefer Chelsea move

Move from Southampton may have to wait until summer

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

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<p>Neat yet in some ways anonymous. Assisted Bastian Schweinsteiger well in midfield but provided little spark himself. 6</p>
Juan Mata says goodbye to Chelsea as a deal is finally reacher for his transfer to Manchester United

Transfer news: Juan Mata targeting the Premier League title after completing £37m Manchester United move

Mata admits he is hungry for more success in his first interview since joining the reigning Premier League champions

Sir Alex Ferguson to carry on attending Manchester United matches

Sir Alex Ferguson said he is enjoying watching Manchester United from the stands this season and suggested he would continue to do so despite critics urging him to stay away for the sake of the team.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s presence at most United games has cast a shadow over David Moyes

Blaming Sir Alex Ferguson presence for Manchester United problems is a 'pathetic excuse', says Bryan Robson

The former manager has been a regular onlooker during David Moyes' difficult start to life at Old Trafford

Shinji Kagawa has been on the periphery of the Manchester United squad this season

Transfer news: Shinji Kagawa's agent rejects talk of Manchester United star leaving

Japanese star set to remain at Old Trafford despite Juan Mata's imminent arrival

Michael Carrick expected to miss a month for Manchester United - making Juan Mata signing all the more crucial

The midfielder came off injured in the Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland

David de Gea

David de Gea mistake: Darren Fletcher offers Manchester United goalkeeper support

The Spaniard made an horrendous error to allow Sunderland to score

David Moyes and Nani

Transfer news: Juventus join Sporting Lisbon in the race for Manchester United winger Nani

English champions could be set to offload their Portuguese star as move for Juan Mata develops

Juan Mata walks past Jose Mourinho after being substituted

Is Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata right for Manchester United? The case for and against a £40m move

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has said Mata does not fit into United's 'philosophy', however The Independent's Kevin Garside says the Spaniard is a good fit for David Moyes' side

Real Madrid want to take advantage of Wayne Rooney’s desire to play in the Champions League

Transfer news: Real Madrid ready swoop for Wayne Rooney as Manchester United plan to sell second tier future to players

Club must figure out how to keep their best players if they miss out on next season's Champions League

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BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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New census reveals 17% since 2003
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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
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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

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Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

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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

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