Sport Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos

English champions may have to wait to sign the German star

Gus Poyet gestures during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Southampton
Nemanja Vidic can't believe his red card in the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea

Nemanja Vidic loses appeal over red card against Chelsea

The Manchester United captain was shown a straight red card

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata vies with Swansea City's Welsh defender Neil Taylor (AFP)

Transfer news: Juan Mata does not fit in with the Manchester United 'philosophy', warns Gary Neville

Former United defender feels his experience of the Premier League and creativity would lift the side and would fulfil the big-name player David Moyes needs to sign

Michael Carrick, Danny Welbeck and Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United look downbeat in the defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea 3 Manchester United 1: Michael Carrick insists United will 'never give up' despite losing further ground in Premier League title chase

Few give David Moyes' side any chance of retaining their Premier League crown

Nemanja Vidic can't believe his red card in the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea 3 Manchester United 1: Premier League title defence is over, admits captain Nemanja Vidic after crushing loss

A Samuel Eto'o hat-trick saw United slip 14 points behind leaders Arsenal and Vidic, who was sent-off late on at Stamford Bridge, believes the gap is now too much to claw back

Luis Suarez goes down after Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan comes charging out of his goal, with referee Jon Moss giving the penalty

Fall guy: Luis Suarez tumbles to the rescue as Liverpool snatch a point against Aston Villa

The Uruguayan, chasing Gerrard’s diagonal pass into the inside-left channel, went to ground in a 50-50 challenge for the ball with Guzan

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on in downbeat fashion during his club's 2-1 defeat by Swansea

David Moyes fined £8,000 over referee comments

The Manchester United manager has also been warned about his conduct

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie could both miss the New Year's Day fixture with Tottenham

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes strike partner Wayne Rooney compliments his style to make him better

Van Persie feels that the pair can work together to make United even better in their attempt to secure a top four finish

Ilkay Gundogan could be the answer to Manchester United's midfield problems

Transfer news: Manchester United want £25m Ilkay Gundogan - but they must battle Real Madrid for the Germany international

Everton close to tying up a new contract for England defender Baines to ward off interest from United

Transfer news: Cardiff City are chasing Ravel Morrison and Wilfried Zaha - reports

Solskjaer keen on using United contact

Nicklas Bendtner wins the Ballon d'Or...according to Arsenal teammate Emmanuel Frimpong

The latest in a series of photoshopped images from the Gunners' midfielderhas added Bendtner to its list of victims

Transfer news: Manchester United set to miss out on Benfica's Ezequiel Garay

Long term target reportedly set for Russian switch

Transfer news: Manchester United's Nani could be set for Sporting Lisbon return

Winger said to be on his way out of Old Trafford this month

Transfer news: Patrice Evra linked with Manchester United exit - with Monaco a possible destination

Evra's contract expires at the end of the season and he is one of a number of players who are yet to be offered an extension with the reigning Premier League champions

Darren Fletcher has denied claims of a dressing room rift between the Manchester United players and manager David Moyes

Manchester United dressing room rift denied by Darren Fletcher, who says claims have 'angered' the squad

Fletcher says that the entire squad is behind manager David Moyes after they improved to record their first win of 2014 in the 2-0 win over Swansea City

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