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Sir Alex Ferguson said Morrison was better than Rooney

Sir Alex Ferguson said Morrison was better than Rooney

He was tipped to blossom into United's next undisputed first-choice attacking midfielder. Ferguson once said 'He possessed as much natural talent as any youngster we ever signed.'

Transfer News LIVE: Latest Sanchez to Man Utd updates

Transfer News LIVE: Latest Sanchez to Man Utd updates

Alexis Sanchez is finally set to be announced as a Manchester United player on Monday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading the other way. Follow all the updates throughout the day with Sportsmail.

Robin van Persie enjoys kick about with son at unveiling

Robin van Persie enjoys kick about with son at unveiling

New Feyenoord striker Robin van Persie is already enjoying his return to his boyhood club. The 34-year-old was officially unveiled by the Dutch side at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

Arsenal: Borussia Dortmund in talks to sign Olivier Giroud

Arsenal: Borussia Dortmund in talks to sign Olivier Giroud

Borussia Dortmund are maintaining dialogue with Arsenal over the possibility of buying Olivier Giroud. An delegation remains in Dortmund trying to conclude a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

John Bostock shares horrific image of car crash last year

John Bostock shares horrific image of car crash last year

A drink-driver was sentenced to almost six years in jail last year for going the wrong way down a motorway and colliding head-on into Bostock's car.

Tyson Fury makes autism sufferer's day by posing for photo

Tyson Fury makes autism sufferer's day by posing for photo

After working on the boxer's show at Bristol's Marriott Hotel, events supplier Daniel Fry, 29, took his two children along to collect equipment – where they spotted Fury, to the boys' excitement.

Coneygree will be tested for Gold Cup in Cotswold Chase

Coneygree will be tested for Gold Cup in Cotswold Chase

Coral make Coneygree an 8-1 shot for the Cotswold Chase, a race in which entry conditions will suit him. He will receive weight from Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained 11-10 favourite Bristol De Mai.

VAR will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

VAR will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsor branding to appear when the technology is used, a FIFA executive said on Monday.

Bernd Hollerbach named as Hamburg's new head coach

Bernd Hollerbach named as Hamburg's new head coach

Struggling Hamburg have hired Bernd Hollerbach as the club's new head coach on Monday to replace the axed Markus Gisdol. The 48-year-old has signed a deal with the Bundesliga club until June 2019

West Brom could lose Man City target Jonny Evans for £3m

West Brom could lose Man City target Jonny Evans for £3m

West Bromwich Albion face losing Jonny Evans for just £3million in the event of relegation. Evans has that figure as an escape clause in his contract if West Brom go down.

Aubameyang trains with Dortmund ahead of Arsenal move

Aubameyang trains with Dortmund ahead of Arsenal move

Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang was all smiles at Borussia Dortmund's Brackel training complex as he joked around with his team-mates during Monday's session.

Jimmy Armfield was a generous man who offered advice

Jimmy Armfield was a generous man who offered advice

TRIBUTE BY JEFF POWELL: If there was a single moment of bitterness in the life of English gentleman Jimmy Armfield then no-one who knew him can remember it.

Yeovil Town appeal Otis Khan's red card

Yeovil Town appeal Otis Khan's red card

Yeovil Town have lodged a formal appeal in a bid to rescind the red card which is set to rule winger Otis Khan out of the FA Cup fourth round tie against his boyhood club, Manchester United.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wanted by PSG

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wanted by PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are strongly considering making Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane their manager this summer, with Unai Emery's future in France 'hanging by a thread'.

Real Madrid to focus on move for keeper Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid to focus on move for keeper Thibaut Courtois

SIMON JONES - TRANSFER COLUMN: Kepa was due to join Madrid but instead signed a new contract as Real chose to re-assess the problems in their under-performing squad.

Crystal Palace complete loan signing of Erdal Rakip

Crystal Palace complete loan signing of Erdal Rakip

Rakip, who underwent a medical on Saturday after flying to London on Friday, joined Benfica from Malmo earlier this month and will now head to the Premier League.

Townsend calls up uncapped Scotland hooker Neil Cochrane

Townsend calls up uncapped Scotland hooker Neil Cochrane

Uncapped hooker Neil Cochrane has been called into Scotland's Six Nations squad following an injury to George Turner. Turner suffered a knee injury in Glasgow's Champions Cup win over Exeter.

Simon Grayson rejects chance to manage MK Dons

Simon Grayson rejects chance to manage MK Dons

Simon Grayson has turned down the chance to take over at MK Dons. The 48-year-old was offered the position by chairman Pete Winkelman but is understood to feel the timing is not right.

Arsenal execs spotted in Germany for Aubameyang talks

Arsenal execs spotted in Germany for Aubameyang talks

Arsenal have stepped up their bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as chief executive Ivan Gazidis and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat were spotted arriving in Germany on Sunday.

Michael O'Neill rejects chance to become Scotland manager

Michael O'Neill rejects chance to become Scotland manager

The Northern Ireland boss has rejected the approach from the Scottish Football Association, who had wanted O'Neill to replace Gordon Strachan as the next manager of the Scotland national team.

Morgan Parra ruled out of France's Six Nations opener

Morgan Parra ruled out of France's Six Nations opener

France scrum-half Morgan Parra has been ruled out of the Six Nations opener against Ireland with a knee injury. Full-back Hugo Bonneval has also been drafted in, with Brice Dulin sidelined.

George Weah sworn into office as Liberia's new president

George Weah sworn into office as Liberia's new president

The 51-year-old, who won FIFA's 1995 Ballon d'Or winner during his AC Milan days, sealed the runoff vote on Boxing Day and his swearing in, fittingly, was held at a football stadium

New Watford boss Javi Gracia was giant-killer with Malaga

New Watford boss Javi Gracia was giant-killer with Malaga

Watford’s managerial merry-go-around has thrown another victim off the carousel. With Marco Silva gone, Sportsmail looks at his replacement, 47-year-old Javi Gracia.

Robinho agrees deal to join Turkish side Sivasspor

Robinho agrees deal to join Turkish side Sivasspor

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid star Robinho has agreed to sign for Turkish side Sivasspor despite being sentenced to nine years in prison for gang rape last year.

Sol Bamba's wife unimpressed by Man City ticket requests

Sol Bamba's wife unimpressed by Man City ticket requests

Supporters have been desperately scrounging around to secure their tickets for the game with some queuing up for hours at the Cardiff City Stadium last week and over the weekend.

Arsenal's 500 Premier League goals scored by a Frenchman

Arsenal's 500 Premier League goals scored by a Frenchman

Alexandre Lacazette swept home to finish off an intricate passing move against Crystal Palace and in the process scored the 500th Premier League goal for Arsenal netted by a Frenchman.

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82

England legend and respected broadcaster Jimmy Armfield has passed away at the age of 82 following a long battle with cancer.

Alexis Sanchez meets Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford

Alexis Sanchez meets Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford

Alexis Sanchez is on the brink of completing his mega-money move to Manchester United as he and Henrikh Mkhitaryan push through their work permits.

Chelsea close to £52m double deal for Dzeko and Palmieri

Chelsea close to £52m double deal for Dzeko and Palmieri

The clubs held productive talks on Sunday night and further negotiations are planned on Monday, with Dzeko's agents ready to travel to London to finalise personal terms for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Ospreys sack Steve Tandy after six years in charge

Ospreys sack Steve Tandy after six years in charge

Ospreys have sacked coach Steve Tandy after six years in charge of the Welsh region. Ospreys are second bottom of Guinness PRO14 Conference A with just four wins from 13 outings.

Adelaide Strikers stars combine for incredible catch

Adelaide Strikers stars combine for incredible catch

You think you've seen it all in cricket, but the Big Bash has thrown up yet another spectacular moment you will have to see to believe during Adelaide Strikers' win over Melbourne Renegades.

Guardiola hints at Man City key changes in Carabao Cup

Guardiola hints at Man City key changes in Carabao Cup

Pep Guardiola has hinted at changes ahead of Manchester City's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Bristol City - but insists his focus is on victory.

Greg Rutherford will not compete at Gold Coast 2018

Greg Rutherford will not compete at Gold Coast 2018

Greg Rutherford's plan to return from a seven-month injury lay-off has been scrapped after he ruled himself out of April’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday.

New Watford manager Javi Gracia insists he is ‘grateful’

New Watford manager Javi Gracia insists he is ‘grateful’

Watford manager Javi Gracia says he is ‘grateful’ to his new employers for giving him another chance after his sacking in Russia. Gracia’s reputation took a hit when he left Rubin Kazan last June,

Marco Silva failed at Watford because he was too ambitious

Marco Silva failed at Watford because he was too ambitious

JAMIE REDKNAPP: What ultimately cost Marco Silva his job at Watford is that he has been too ambitious for his own good. He made a great start at Hull last season and gave them a chance of staying up.

Novak Djokovic OUT of the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic OUT of the Australian Open

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic began this Australian Open by trying to rally fellow pros over pay and ended it being made redundant himself in the fourth round.

Ex-Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne dies after cancer battle

Ex-Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne dies after cancer battle

Cryne was in charge of the Championship outfit throughout the majority of his illness, only relinquishing control in December when suitable owners were found.

As Premier League clubs circle, who is Bordeaux's Malcom?

As Premier League clubs circle, who is Bordeaux's Malcom?

The name of Bordeaux forward Malcom has been much mentioned during the January window, but for a player expected to cost around £45million the accessible information is not vast.

Alexis Sanchez scarves on sale outside Old Trafford

Alexis Sanchez scarves on sale outside Old Trafford

It's safe to say Manchester United fans are certainly excited about Alexis Sanchez's imminent arrival — so much so that they're already buying his scarves.

Mario Balotelli 'close to agreeing' free move to Juventus

Mario Balotelli 'close to agreeing' free move to Juventus

The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker is in red-hot form in Ligue 1 after scoring 17 times for Nice already this season and could be set for a return to his homeland.

Cristiano Ronaldo caught mocking Lionel Messi to mascot

Cristiano Ronaldo caught mocking Lionel Messi to mascot

Messi duly responded to Ronaldo's jibe by scoring twice himself in Barcelona's comfortable victory over Real Betis to take him to 25 goals in all competitions for the season.

Chelsea are linked with Carroll and Crouch... but why?

Chelsea are linked with Carroll and Crouch... but why?

Chelsea’s scatter-gun approach has them looking for a big man in attack, a ‘reference point’ as Antonio Conte puts it: over six foot, good upper body strength, Premier League experience.

Alexis Sanchez: Ten things you don't know about him

Alexis Sanchez: Ten things you don't know about him

There is still plenty we are still to learn about South American sensation Alexis Sanchez. Sportsmail runs you through 10 fascinating things you may not have know...

Newcastle's financial future uncertain as TV deal looms

Newcastle's financial future uncertain as TV deal looms

Newcastle's financial future hinges on the new TV deal, with would-be owner Amanda Staveley’s next offer to Mike Ashley dependent on how much cash the broadcasters are willing to pay.

Andy Carroll could face three months out with foot injury

Andy Carroll could face three months out with foot injury

West Ham striker Andy Carroll will see another specialist on Monday amid concerns he is out for three months with a hairline fracture of his foot.

Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge wants Sevilla loan move

Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge wants Sevilla loan move

Daniel Sturridge has indicated he would prefer a loan move to Sevilla as he looks to kick-start his career in the January window. Liverpool, ideally, would want to do a straight transfer this window.

Egyptian FA chief claims Mo Salah target for Real Madrid

Egyptian FA chief claims Mo Salah target for Real Madrid

Egyptian FA president Hany Abo Rida has claimed that Real Madrid will approach Liverpool this summer about signing Mohamed Salah.

Roger Federer cruises into Australian Open quarter-finals

Roger Federer cruises into Australian Open quarter-finals

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Federer may be 36 years old, but he is the only player to have made it through to the last eight of the Australian Open without dropping a set.

Liverpool fly to Swansea ahead of Premier League clash

Liverpool fly to Swansea ahead of Premier League clash

Liverpool travelled down to Swansea on Sunday evening knowing a win could give them a tight grip on a top four place this season. The Reds will be five points clear of fourth-place if they win.

George Weah will become president of Liberia! 

George Weah will become president of Liberia! 

The sun had gone down on another sweltering West African day and mosquitoes and bats filled the humid air while goats roamed the sandy ground of this swampland.

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