Robin van Persie opened the scoring for Manchester United

More to Manchester United than just Robin van Persie insists Alex Ferguson

Striker has made huge impact since joining from Arsenal

The last touch was from Vidic

'I will give it to Vidic': Alex Ferguson settles goal debate

Confusion over Manchester United's second goalscorer against Liverpool

Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie

Premier League: Manchester United v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Mansfield Town’s chairman has launched an extraordinary attack on Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez may quit Premier League warns Damien Comolli

'Victimisation' could see Uruguayan depart

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is 'the complete player' says Alex Ferguson

Former player will come up against Manchester United in the Champions League next month

Van Persie makes the difference for in-form United, abetted by Hernandez

An emphatic victory and a second clean sheet on the bounce. If this is Manchester United going through the gears, it won't matter how the pack responds.

Goalscorer Javier Hernandez celebrates against Wigan

Michael Laudrup looks ahead to 'key game' for Swansea against Reading

Swansea may be fresh from a confidence-boosting draw with Manchester United, but manager Michael Laudrup has told his players the Boxing Day trip to Reading is a game of even greater magnitude.

Jonny Evans wary of Newcastle threat

Jonny Evans remains wary of Newcastle's African jewels despite the Magpies' woeful recent form.

Tom Cleverley fires his goal past the Sunderland goalkeeper

Match Report: Robin van Persie exacts revenge for Manchester United against Sunderland

Manchester United 3 Sunderland 1: Sunderland played a big part in Manchester City pipping United to the title last season, but the north-west has regained its control over the north-east

There has been tension between the two players since Suarez (left) racially abused Evra

FA to introduce ethnic quotas for referees and coaches in new move to tackle racism

New plan set to demand at least 10 per cent of entry level officials and coaches throughout the game are from ethnic minorities

John Terry covers his mouth after his flashpoint with Anton Ferdinand

Kick It Out chairman ready to quit as he accuses Chelsea and Liverpool of a 'morality and leadership' failure

Lord Herman Ouseley critical of handling of John Terry and Luis Suarez racism cases

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 11 December 2012

Rodallega heads Fulham to victory against Newcastle

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