Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates with a topical celebration after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0This was an afternoon when the Louis van Gaal “philosophy” finally appeared crystal clear. As in old times unde(...)

 Yokohama Rubber CEO Mr Katsuragawa and Chairman Mr Nagumo with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Bruce Buck during the annoucement of Chelsea’s new shirt sponsorship deal at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Darren Walsh/PA

The Japanese tyre firm Yokohama Rubber is to become Chelsea’s new shirt sponsor in a deal believed to be worth €275 million, making it the second mos(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Manchester United’s  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Robin van Persie of Manchester United shoots at goal under pressure from Josh Coulson of Cambridge United during the FA Cup fourth-round match  at The  Abbey Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0One has to wonder what the reception to this performance would have been were David Moyes still in charge of Man(...)

 James Wilson of Manchester United scores his team’s second goal past Robert Green of QPR   at Loftus Road. Photograph:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

QPR 0 Manchester United 2Manchester United laboured to a third away league win of the season as they saw off QPR to strengthen the case any potential (...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers shows his frustration during the Premier League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claimed his side “did enough to win the game” despite their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.Goals from (...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 3, 2014, 08:27

RIP Hughsey In the early hours the funeral of Phillip Hughes took place in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales. More than a thousan(...)

Wayne’s week: Manchester United skipper Rooney scored a brilliant second as his side notched their first away win of the season

Arsenal 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United moved back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 smash-and-grab raid at A(...)