Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s goal in the Premier League clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Photo:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0Chelsea have one hand on the Premier League title after Eden Hazard knocked Manchester United out of the reckoning in the(...)

Wayne Rooney doesn’t give the impression he cherishes anybody’s shade. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Quite apart from the jaw-dropping audacity of the goal, and the electric charge it gave the World Cup on day two in Brazil last summer as the Netherl(...)

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal in their victory over Manchester City. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP Photo

These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester United back. They have taken their time a(...)

 Chris Smalling of Manchester United celebrates after scoring United’s  fourth goal during the club’s Premier League derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday. Photograph Michael Regan/Getty Images

An intriguing strand of Louis van Gaal’s opening Manchester United campaign is how the manager is rejuvenating Old Trafford careers. At the head of th(...)

Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester Unite(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will be hoping United can continue their fine form and regain some bragging rights. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

Wayne Rooney wants to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans by claiming victory in Sunday’s derby against City at Old Trafford.Roone(...)

Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby. He last played against Swansea  City on February 21st where he picked up an ankle injury. Photograph:  John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby after missing United’s last six games following an ankle injury he suffered in(...)

Ander Herrera celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal in Manchester United’s win against Aston Villa. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 1 Manchester United temporarily climbed above their ‘noisy neighbours’ into third position thanks to a 3-1 win (...)

Since Brendan Rodgers  took over at Liverpool, he has won only five of 26 matches against the big four of Chelsea, Arsenal and the Manchester clubs. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

There’s a good reason why football managers love nothing more than to gather their players together and make them listen to Al Pacino’s “inches” speec(...)

Steven Gerrard was sent off in the opening minute of the second half at Anfield over a tackle on Ander Herrera. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Oh, Stevie. What a way to say goodbye. Liverpool’s captain did at least on this occasion keep his footing. Unfortunately this was at the expense of A(...)