Warren Joyce, who left Old Trafford less than three months ago, takes his Wigan team back there on Sunday for a fourth-round clash in the FA Cup
Joyce spent nearly a decade as Manchester United's reserve team coach.
And he feels there was a certain inevitability about the draw:
Manchester United head to Hull later for the second leg of the League Cup Semi final match. They have a 2 - 0 lead from the first leg at Old Trafford. Manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he has a fully fit squad ahead of the match. With United still challenging in four competitions, EFL, The FA Cup, The Europa League and the domestic league, Mourinho says the fixture list is daunting.
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The Year of the Rooster arrives in just eight days and this weekend Manchester City is kicked off the celebrations in true City style with a matchday experience to remember at the Etihad Stadium.
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At Saturday’s game, the Club provided fans with a selection of unique pre-match and half-time activities and performances, including lion dancers and Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations on the Blue Carpet and City Square stage.
Commenting on the upcoming celebrations, Sun Jihai, former Manchester City player and current club ambassador to China, said:
Everyone at Manchester City is delighted to be welcoming in the Year of the Rooster with our fans across the globe. Chinese New Year is one of my favourite times of the year and to have the opportunity to bring the excitement of football and Chinese culture together is incredible.
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Sir Bobby Charlton says Wayne Rooney is "a true great for club and country" after the striker broke his Manchester United all-time goalscoring record.
Rooney's injury time equaliser against Stoke was his 250th for United, breaking Charlton's 44-year-old record.
"I would be lying to say that I'm not disappointed to have lost the record," Charlton, who's 79, told the United website.
"However, I can honestly say that I'm delighted for Wayne. He deserves his place in the history books."
"He is a true great for club and country, and it is fitting that he is now the highest goalscorer for both United and England."
Rooney tweeted this thanks to Sir Bobby Charlton for his kind words in the dressing room and said it was a 'huge honour' to become the club's leading goalscorer.
AFC Fylde are one of non-league football's success stories this season.
Since opening their new stadium, attendances have quadrupled and they look certainties for promotion to the National League, which means next season they could be competing for a place in the football league alongside neighbours Blackpool and Fleetwood.
And leading their promotion push is a striker who has one of the best scoring records in world football.
As our sports correspondent David Chisnall explains.
Three-time Olympian Fran Halsall has revealed plans to open a coffee shop after announcing her retirement from swimming.
The 26-year-old, from Southport, is going into business with Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish and will open a shop in Altrincham, Cheshire, in the spring.
Fran hasn't had far to turn for advice as her boyfriend, St Helens rugby league star Jon Wilkin, also runs a coffee shop in central Manchester.
Fran has been discussing her decision to retire with Mike Hall.