Denis O’Brien surely had plenty on his mind as he joined Alex Ferguson in the directors’ box at Old Trafford last Sunday for Manchester United’s demol(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: Reuters

Queens Park Rangers 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 QPR’s hopes of beating the drop received a major blow as Harry Kane underlined his England credential(...)

Didier Drogba, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic celebrate Chelsea’s League Cup final win over Spurs. Photograph: PA

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Harry Kane scored on the rebound after his last second penalty was saved by Adrian, salvaging a point for Spurs against West Ham. (Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs)

Tottenham Hotspur 2 West Ham United 2Only Alex Song knew what he was thinking about and, as he lay on his back, staring up at the heavens from his own(...)

Queens Park Rangers’  caretaker manager Chris Ramsey in the dug out during the away win over Sunderland.  Photograph: Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Ramsey has emerged as a serious candidate to get the manager’s job at Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season, after impressing since ta(...)

Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner in their 3-2 win over Spurs at Anfield. (Phorograph:  EPA/PETER POWELL)

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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling:   is under contract at Anfield until 2017 and has yet to sign a new deal despite negotiations opening in October. Peter Byrne/PA

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Manchester United’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring against West Ham United yesterday evening. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

When Sam Allardyce branded Louis van Gaal’s team as “long-ball United” following Daley Blind’s late equaliser from a Marouane Fellaini knockdown, the (...)