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Robin van Persie says it's 'still possible' for Manchester United to win the Premier League title this season, but admits it will be 'very hard'

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Dutch striker also reveals he likes to play table tennis in his spare time, and who is the longest in the United shower...

Ryan Giggs and Louis van Gaal

Ryan Giggs learning 'as much as possible' under Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager gives former club great more responsibility

Giggs admits that he was only focused on the four games he managed last season but has built a positive relationship with the Dutch manager

Robin van Persie: Is the Manchester United striker in a permanent decline?

Dutch striker had just 12 touches in the win over Arsenal

Premier League weekend review: Arsenal fall to United smash and grab, Chelsea remain unbeaten while Liverpool falter at Selhurst again

Video: The Independent looks back at the major headlines from the weekend's Premier League action

Wayne Rooney and James Wilson applaud the travelling Manchester United fans

Manchester United named Premier League's loudest fans despite late push by Chelsea according to 'Smart Meter' app

Manchester United's fans can lay claim to being the loudest in the Premier League, although Jose Mourinho's criticism spurred the Chelsea faithful on to give them a real run for their money this weekend.

Wayne Rooney scores United's second
Louis van Gaal looks on from the touchline

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Louis van Gaal can smile after slack Gunners let him off

Red Devils creep into the Premier League's top four after win over Gunners

David Moyes opens Real Sociedad reign with stalemate as Spanish TV company shows Madagascar 3 instead

Scottish boss was also pictured with a rip in his trousers

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Five things that we learnt from the Emirates

1. Louis van Gaal isn’t afraid to complicate things

Louis van Gaal insists midfielder Daley Blind will return sooner rather than later

Arsenal vs Manchester United team news: Louis van Gaal reverts to 3-5-2 but David De Gea and Angel Di Maria start at the Emirates

United boss plays Smalling, McNair and Blackett in a back three

Arsenal vs Manchester United live: Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie faces former clubs as Louis van Gaal reverts to three-man defence

Follow the day's Premier League action with six matches kicking off at 3pm and a massive clash between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates later

Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Thierry Henry believes Gunners will only truly appreciate Arsene Wenger once he's retired

Wenger has been criticised in recent seasons but Henry says his immediate success at Arsenal gave fans too much too soon

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game