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

The Mourinho and Rooney saga may never end

Transfer news round up: Chelsea willing to wait for Wayne Rooney; Jermain Defoe completes switch away from Tottenham; Courtois seeks Mourinho talks

The day's biggest headlines all in one place as Chelsea retain their interest in Rooney and Liverpool turn their attention to Yarmolenko

Gus Poyet

Transfer news: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet confirms interest in Argentinian trio

The Black Cats are on the verge of three more signings, but Poyet admits difficulty in signing English players

Sunderland flop Cabral

Transfer news: Sunderland flop Cabral moves to Genoa after just one Black Cats appearance

After poor spell in the North East, Swiss midfielder moves to Italy

David Moyes shows his frustration on another difficult night for the United manager

Comment: David Moyes' position at Manchester United is much more complicated than a matter of stick or bust

Three defeats in a row has led to more questions about his appointment that ever

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 8 January 2014

Sunderland ensure Moyes misery continues in cup

David Moyes says his team is in need of urgent overhaul

Comment: Patience at Manchester United for David Moyes will run out soon enough

Sir Alex Ferguson was allowed to go over three years before he started to win trophies with United

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 7 January 2014

Ruptured ligament rules Walcott out of World Cup

Sunderland 3 Carlisle 1: Gus Poyet insists his squad are relishing a double cup run despite gruelling Premier League relegation battle

Black Cats manager insists he always wanted to play and that his squad are of the exact same mentality ahead of League Cup semi-final

The Sport Matrix: Monday 6 January 2014

Cook ‘desperate’ to lead the rebuilding of England side

Carlisle United's Matty Robson (left) vies with Sunderland's Adam Johnson in the FA Cup clash on Sunday

Sunderland 3 Carlisle 1 match report: Adam Johnson and debutant El Hadji Ba give manager Gus Poyet a boost

Relegation-haunted Black Cats sweep aside the League One side at the Stadium of Light

Moyes admitted to trying to sign the veteran Roma midfielder, Daniele de Rossi over the summer

I need to win a trophy soon, says Manchester United manager David Moyes

As Manchester United prepare to launch their assault on both domestic cups, David Moyes admits he desperately needs to win a trophy.

Sheffield United player's celebrate Ryan Flynn's late winning goal in their FA Cup win over Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 Sheffield United 2 match report: Ryan Flynn seals stunning upset for Nigel Clough’s League One battlers

Villa left to focus on Premiership survival as Lambert’s side lacks nous to cut down Blades

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will miss the FA Cup tie with Swansea

Manchester United v Swansea: Wayne Rooney ruled out of FA Cup third round tie with Swans

England striker has been struggling with a groin injury and David Moyes has confirmed that he will not feature in Sunday's encounter at Old Trafford

A view of Newcastle United's St James' Park

Newcastle v Sunderland meeting brought forward

Premier League match on February 1 will now be an early kick-off

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to the press following his appointment

Comment: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has entered a madhouse at Cardiff City - and he won't leave it on the good terms on which he has arrived

Working for owner Vincent Tan is unpredictable and far from the familiarity he enjoyed at Manchester United and Molde

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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

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