Manchester United manager David Moyes salutes the home fans after their Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United victory over Shakhtar Donetsk can boost confidence, claims Alex Buttner

United will look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League this weekend against Aston Villa

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Adnan Januzaj celebrates after scoring for Manchester United against Sunderland

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Belgian sensation strikes twice to dig Moyes out of a hole after Gardner takes full advantage of chaotic defending to give struggling Sunderland a shock early lead

Back in the Anfield family: Kenny Dalglish appointed as non-executive director at Liverpool

Liverpool last night announced that they have found a way back into the club for Kenny Dalglish, appointing him as a non-executive board director 17 months after terminating his second period as manager.

A win at Shakhtar will be a great comfort for David Moyes

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester United: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday’s Champions League Group A fixture at the Donbass Arena

Adrian Peterson breaks away to score a touchdown at Wembley

Kevin Garside: Luis Suarez will never be a role model in the manner of mighty Adrian Peterson

The Way I See It: The better the player, the more forgiveness is extended to him

Luis Suarez trains at Melwood having completed his 10-game ban

Manchester United v Liverpool: Ahead of highly anticipated return - has Luis Suarez finally learnt his lesson?

Even manager Brendan Rodgers admits to being unsure if the explosive Uruguayan has changed but he knows that Liverpool depend on him

Shinji Kagawa played on the wing against Leverkusen

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Five things we learnt from United's 4-2 Champions League victory

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

David Moyes insists his failure to select Shinji Kagawa for Manchester United has nothing to do with the midfielder's ability

The Japan international is yet to play a minute of Premier League football this season

Darren Fletcher has been limited to seven starts in nearly two years

Manchester United manager David Moyes lifted by Darren Fletcher return after recovery

Scottish midfielder back in training following lengthy illness while Rooney may play on Saturday

Fabio Coentrao in action against Israel

Transfer news: Late paperwork sees Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao move to Manchester United collapse

Move for Portugual international came after failed bids for Leighton Baines

Liverpool 1 Manchester United 0 match report: Daniel Sturridge scores again as Liverpool go top of the league

The problem with remembering Bill Shankly – as Liverpool did yesterday ahead of today's centenary of his birth – is the sense it creates of how far they have fallen from the years when he ruled with enough impunity to laughingly dish out toilet rolls to the opposition and telephone Don Revie with a warning on nights before Leeds United were in town.

David Blunkett: The former Cabinet Minister has been blind since birth

Blunkett wants broadcasters to dub rather than subtitle foreign dramas

David Blunkett has called on broadcasters to dub more foreign dramas so that blind members of the audience like himself are able to enjoy imports such as The Killing.

Robin van Persie puts Manchester United ahead with an acrobatic effort in the champions’ win

Swansea 1 Manchester United 4 match report: Flying Dutchman Robin van Persie sets David Moyes on fast track to glory

Two goals from RVP and Danny Welbeck's double lift new manager as Wayne Rooney returns to the fold

Roberto Martinez is confident Leighton Baines will stay with Everton despite Manchester United interest

Transfer news: Roberto Martinez expects Leighton Baines to remain at Everton after Manchester United fail to return with improved bid

Former boss David Moyes had made a £12m offer for the England international, but his successor Martinez admits they are yet to return with an improved bid

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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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