Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the second goal for Manchester United. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

Most of the things football managers say about their supporters can be categorised as lip-service. When Louis van Gaal thanked the home supporters at (...)

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 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 City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

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 Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace celebrates the opening goal against Manchester City. Photograph Jamie McDonald/Getty

Manchester City must privately have known the game had been up for a while, but this was grim confirmation their title defence is over. Manuel Pelleg(...)

Manchester City’s  Yaya Toure shows his frustration during the loss to  Barcelona on Wednesday. Toure is among those who maybe be sold during the summer. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

This could be the summer of the great Manchester City revolution. Not since Sheikh Mansour became owner in 2008 will there have been as seismic a sha(...)

Burnley’s  George Boyd celebrates scoring a goal against Manchester City with team-mates  Kieran Trippier and Danny Ings. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Burnley 1 Manchester City 0George Boyd struck a stunning second-half winner as Burnley enhanced their survival hopes by further ravaging Manchester Ci(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

Manuel Pellegrini: “I don’t feel any pressure, especially from the media. I feel pressure only when I don’t see my team playing the way I want them to.” Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

One of the strangest things perhaps, after all the expenditure and all the grand plans, is the amount of time – and the total number of days might su(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates with Dejan Lovren after scoring the winning goal. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Manchester City 1The decisive factor at Anfield would not be Liverpool’s late return from Istanbul, claimed Manuel Pellegrini, but the per(...)