Roberto Martinez feels a winter World Cup in 2022 would be very hard for players to cope with mentally

Liverpool v Everton: Roberto Martinez insists Everton can beat rivals despite financial gulf on Merseyside

Blues manager in bullish mood ahead of Tuesday night’s derby

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

Fabio Coentrao has started only four games since United tried to sign him last summer

Transfer news: Who could replace Patrice Evra at Manchester United - Leighton Baines, Fabio Coentrao, Luke Shaw?

Evra's contract expires in the summer and Moyes has already confirmed his intention to bring in a new left-back

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

Ross Barkley has suffered a possible broken toe after missing Everton's 2-0 win over Norwich

Everton 2 Norwich 0: Fears over Ross Barkley as England midfielder suffers possible broken toe

Barkley took no part in the win over Canaries after picking up the injury in the FA Cup victory over QPR

Leighton Baines has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a broken foot

Leighton Baines due to make return for Everton in Premier League game against Norwich

The left-back has been out since injuring his foot against Liverpool

Manchester United manager David Moyes walks off the pitch dejected after the final whistle

Transfer news: Manchester United need to break the bank now to salvage their season, says former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich

Failed bids in the summer has left David Moyes with a below-par squad according to the Australian

Alexander Buttner with David Moyes

Transfer news: Alexander Buttner insists 'I don't want to leave' Manchester United

The left-back has been linked with a move away following United's interest in alternative left-back options

Roberto Martinez insists that Everton will resist transfer bids for their top players during the transfer window

Transfer news: Everton will not sell Leighton Baines or Ross Barkley during January window

Roberto Martinez insists that Everton will resist transfer bids for their top players during the transfer window.

United manager David Moyes has been watching the Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke

Transfer news: David Moyes facing up to prospect of missing out on Leighton Baines again in January window

... and a move for Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley is also unlikely as United manager targets top four

Ross Barkley celebrates Everton's winning goal against Swansea on Sunday

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley 'could shine in Brazil' for England at World Cup 2014, claims Roberto Martinez

The youngster scored a fine free-kick at the weekend to ensure Everton beat Swansea

Leighton Baines pictured during the Merseyside derby which ended 3-3

Everton v Sunderland: Leighton Baines could return for Boxing Day clash

The England left-back has been out for the past month

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will be offered a new improved contract for his breakthrough into the first team this season

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley set for improved contract in effort to fend off interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City

Barkley has broken into the first-team this season and has been tipped for inclusion in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad after making his England debut in September

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

David Moyes denies calling Everton fans a 'f****** disgrace' after meeting a supporter following Manchester United defeat at Old Trafford

A spokesman confirms the United boss did meet the fan in the Lowry Hotel but completely denies making any remark regarding his former club's supporters

Brian Oviedo slides in front on the corner flag as he celebrates his dramatic late goal

People must 'start taking us seriously' says Everton defender Seamus Coleman following victory over Manchester United

The Toffees beat the reigning champions 1-0 at Old Trafford

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee