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

Manchester United must win 'an awful lot of games' if they are to retain the Premier League title, admits David Moyes after Everton defeat

United have slipped to ninth in the Premier League after defeat to his former club Everton, who remain fifth

Roberto Martinez: Manager says in Spain teenagers improve by playing in ‘real’ games with men

Manchester United v Everton: Roberto Martinez confident in tactical flexibility of side

The Toffees travel to Old Trafford this evening

Manchester United manager David Moyes has praised his replacement at Everton Roberto Martinez

Manchester United v Everton: David Moyes praises his replacement Roberto Martinez and says Robin van Persie could return from injury

Van Persie has missed the last three games through separate toe and groin injuries but could be in-line to return against Moyes's former team

Everton's on loan striker Gerard Deulofeu puts Everton ahead against Stoke

Everton 4 Stoke 0: Gareth Barry hails Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu after loan-spell took off with man-of-the-match performance

The 19-year-old, who is on  a season-long loan at Goodison Park, was the star of the show on Saturday in his first Premier League start

David Moyes was disappointed his side conceded another late equaliser from a set piece

Transfer news: Manchester United will look to strengthen in January, but there are 'no guarantees' of new arrivals warns David Moyes

United missed out on a number of midfield targets during the summer

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring his team's third goal

Everton v Stoke City: Roberto Martinez impressed by more than just Romelu Lukaku's goals

The on-loan Chelsea striker has scored seven league goals this season

Tim Howard calls on Everton to be more ruthless

Goalkeeper Tim Howard admits Everton have to find a more clinical streak even after scoring three times in an enthralling 221st Merseyside derby.

Neville Southall during his playing days

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Roberto Martinez tells Ross Barkley to focus on Everton ahead of game against Liverpool

The midfielder could have his attention taken by the World Cup

Roy Hodgson was rewarded with a man of the match performance after giving Andros Townsend his England debut

England v Poland: Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling called up as Roy Hodgson sticks with youngsters

Sterling will provide cover to Friday night's hero Andros Townsend and Danny Welbeck on the flanks

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England v Montenegro: World Cup qualifier match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley

Steven Gerrard wants England to beat Montenegro and Poland to secure their qualification for the 2014 World Cup

World Cup qualifiers: Steven Gerrard targets two victories to avoid repeating failure to qualify for Euro 2008

The Three Lions failed to qualify for the tournament five years ago after suffering defeat to Croatia

Ashley Cole, left: Chelsea player has a rib injury which he aggravated on Sunday

World Cup qualifiers: Blow for Roy Hodgson as Ashley Cole is ruled out of both England qualifiers

Injury forces England’s first-choice left-back out of Montenegro  and Poland matches

Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry on brink of top-flight landmark at Everton

The Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, has paid tribute to Gareth Barry as the midfielder prepares to play his 500th Premier League game.

Ander Herrera would have to pay his own £30.5m buy-out clause

Transfer news: Manchester United increase interest in Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera - reports

United failed in a transfer deadline day bid for Herrera but could return in January if he impresses against Granada on Monday

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