Manchester United will be hoping to continue their winning momentum when they take on neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford this evening.
The Premier League champions can move to within two points of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur with victory over their fierce rivals, and close the gap on City to nine points.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes that David Moyes needs time, but has admitted that the side have been ‘lousy’, according to Sky Sports.
United took their poor league form into the Champions League on Tuesday evening, losing the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie against Olympiakos by two goals to nil.
David Moyes watched from the stands as Bayern Munich beat Arsenal 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash, fuelling speculation that he is to make a move for Germany international Toni Kroos, according to the Mail Online.
The midfielder, who was linked with a move to Old Trafford last month amid a reported contract dispute with the European Champions, opened the scoring with a sublime strike as Pep Guardiola’s men took control of the tie ahead of the return leg in Munich two weeks on Tuesday.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Juan Mata for a club record transfer fee of £37.1million, according to Sky Sports.
The Spain international completed his medical on Saturday before finalising the biggest deal of the January transfer window so far.
Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Everton left-back Leighton Baines when the transfer window reopens, according to the Mirror.
David Moyes was unsuccessful in his summer pursuit of the man he took to Goodison Park from Wigan Athletic back in 2006, and though the Toffee’s are determined to keep hold of their man, a fresh bid is expected.
Manchester United came from two goals to beat Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon, and secure a fifth straight victory in all competitions.
Former United youngster James Chester put the hosts ahead after just four minutes before David Meyler doubled their advantage soon after.
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David Moyes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this evening’s Capital One Cup quarter final clash with Stoke City.
Darren Fletcher may again be involved after making his comeback in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa.
Manchester City and Sunderland both went through to the semi-finals last night, while managerless Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham United in this evening’s other match.
A late equaliser from Adam Lallana denied Manchester United all three points at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, as the champions drew 1-1 with in form Southampton.
Robin Van Persie put the hosts ahead on twenty-six minutes, only for Lallana to steal in and give his side a share of the spoils a minute from time.
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will be assessed ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s match with Southampton.
The 24 year old was forced to withdraw from international duty with a calf injury, but may be fit in time to feature at Old Trafford.
Manchester United will be looking to break into the top four with victory over local rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
David Moyes’ men go into the game on the back of their 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, and will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s success at the Etihad Stadium.
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