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A look at which sides look the likeliest to qualify for the Champions League based on current form and remaining fixtures

Kevin Strootman, Mats Hummels, Gonzalo Higuain and Nathanial Clyne

Paul Scholes column: Winning the Ballon d'Or didn't bother me. I just wanted to make sure I was in the Manchester United team

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: The former England midfielder on the Ballon d'Or, Manchester United's formation, Wilfried Bony and Ravel Morrison

Lionel Messi signs autographs outside the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday

Transfer news and rumours - LIVE: Lionel Messi latest, plus talk on Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Tuesday 13 January

Southampton can march all the way to the Champions League

COMMENT: Victory at Old Trafford has convinced the sceptics that Southampton’s top-four challenge must be taken seriously. Kevin Garside assesses how Koeman’s rebuilt side have become the surprises of the season

Arsenal have spent less than QPR, Hull and Crystal Palace since the January transfer window was created in 2003

Arsenal have an average net spend of just £4.3m in the January window

Six things we learnt from this weekend's Premier League: Alexis Sanchez shines but a bigger point is made; Manchester United display a worry

Spurs' inconsistency is costing them, Palace and West Brom lifted by new manager syndrome, Chelsea show a touch of class and England enjoy striker face-off

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett can't reach the shot from Southampton's Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic

Manchester United 0 Southampton 1 player ratings: Who was to blame for United defeat?

A look at the individual performances from Old Trafford

Dusan Tadic celebrates the opening goal at Old Trafford
A view outside Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Southampton team news: Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw in side

Louis van Gaal has been bolstered by the return to fitness of a number of players

Manchester United 0 Southampton 1 - LIVE: Premier League latest news and scores, plus reaction to Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0

Keep up to date with all the latest from Sunday's Premier League action

Transfer news - LIVE: Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea latest rumours

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Friday 9 January

David De Gea, Nathanial Clyne, Sebastian Giovinco, Yaya Sanogo

Transfer talk: Real Madrid begin £30m move for David De Gea; Nathanial Clyne to Manchester United, Spurs want Sebastian Giovinco

A look at the biggest transfer updates and rumours on Saturday 10 January

Jay Rodriguez in action for Southampton

Jay Rodriguez transfer news: Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham consider January move despite cruciate ligament injury

Rodriguez has not played since injuring his knee last April but is expected to make his return for Southampton Under-21s in the next few weeks

Louis Van Gaal’s first objective of 2015 will be to stretch United’s unbeaten run to 10 games at Stoke

Manchester United injury list: Ashley Young the only player missing for Southampton game

Louis van Gaal has almost clean bill of health

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing