Martin Skrtel’s appeal against an FA violent conduct charge for stamping on Manchester United ’keeper David de Gea has been rejected. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has failed in his bid to overturn a three-match suspension for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.(...)

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a charge of violent conduct after he stamped on David De Gea during Manchester United’s 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea(...)

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel challenges Manchester United’s David De Gea. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David(...)

Juan Mata’s stunning scissor kick put Manchester United two ahead in their 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2It was the kind of performance from Manchester United that has been a long time in the making and, for Steven Gerrard, (...)

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal:  his side face an important home clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

As a boy in the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal was seduced by Tottenham Hotspur’s white shirts, by the club’s double-winning campaign of 1961 and by the(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is tackled by Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker  during the FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to dust themselves down and focus on Champions League qualification after being knocked out of the FA Cup by (...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck shakes hands with manager Arsene Wenger as he is substituted. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Arsene Wenger was delighted as Danny Welbeck struck a second-half winner to put Arsenal in the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over his f(...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria reacts after being sent off during the English FA Cup quarter final between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/PA

1)The momentum is now with Wenger’s menBefore this barn-burner of a contest Louis van Gaal said: “What’s the plan? That we beat Arsenal. Arsenal are o(...)

Arsenal’s English striker Danny Welbeck and Arsenal’s Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (R) leave the pitch at the end of the FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 2For Louis van Gaal, there will be no trophy in his first season to justify what he says about Manchester United being bac(...)

 Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)