Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their derby day disappointment when they take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
The champions welcome back Nemanja Vidic from suspension though fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are doubtful with hamstring and calf problems respectively and Robin van Persie remains out with a knee injury.
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A brace from Wayne Rooney earned a point for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon.
England right-back Kyle Walker put the hosts in front on eighteen minutes before Rooney levelled terms just after the half hour mark.
Manchester United are lining up an improved bid for Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines after seeing a bid of £28m rejected out of hand, the Metro understand.
David Moyes will now reportedly offer £35m, with £20m of that weighted toward the Belgian international; a figure which the club believe will be enough to land both players.
Manchester United are thought to be on the verge of completing the £17million signing of Spanish sensation Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona.
The Daily Mail understands that the Premier League champions have agreed a £5m-a-year deal with the 22 year old, to beat the likes of rivals Manchester City and Chelsea to his signature.
Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona regarding the potential purchase of midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
The Spanish international’s former club Arsenal have first refusal on the player should he become for transfer, though United sources are reportedly confident that will not be an issue.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has ended doubts surrounding his future by signing a one year extension to his contract.
The news has been welcomed by incoming manager David Moyes, who has declared that he is “looking forward” to working with the 34 year old, who has just enjoyed a successful season with the Champions, resulting in him being named in the PFA Team of the Year.
Sir Alex Ferguson capped of a victorious final season in charge of Manchester United by picking up the LMA Manager of the Year of the year award for a record fourth time.
Ferguson was also named Premier League Manager of the Year at the ceremony in London yesterday evening.
Sir Alex Ferguson ended his Old Trafford reign in style with a late victory against Swansea City.
Javier Hernandez gave the hosts the lead five minutes before the break, though the scored was level soon after the restart through Michu.
Paul Scholes is set to return for Manchester United’s penultimate home game of the season against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
The veteran midfielder, who looks set to announce his retirement at the end of the season, has not featured since the 4-1 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round back in January, and could well make his farewell appearance at the weekend.
Manchester United can finally wrap up a twentieth league title with three points against Aston Villa at Old Trafford this evening after second place Manchester City lost to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
The omens are good for the hosts, who have lost just once in their last thirty-two games against the Villains, whose solo victory came at the Theatre of Dreams back in 2009.