Manchester United's Spanish striker, Juan Mata, has been passing out presents at Waterhead Academy in Oldham to celebrate Three Kings Day - a tradition from his homeland.
It celebrates the Bible story of the three wise men bringing gifts to the infant Jesus.
Jaap Stam says he hopes to receive a warm welcome on his return to Manchester United this weekend.
Stam enjoyed three successful years at United from 1998 to 2001, winning six trophies under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson.
He returns to Old Trafford as manager of Championship side Reading for an FA Cup third round tie.
Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has joined Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the season.
United boss Jose Mourinho stated before the transfer window opened that Johnstone will be the only player allowed to leave Old Trafford on loan in January.
The 23-year-old could make his debut in Sunday's FA Cup trip to Tottenham after joining on Thursday.
He becomes former red Steve Bruce's first signing for Villa, with the boss having targeted a new goalkeeper in January.
Johnstone told the club's official site: "I'm really pleased to have joined Aston Villa - it's a massive club.
"I'm really excited to be here. Aston Villa were interested and it's an opportunity I jumped at. It's one you simply can't turn down.
"I can't wait to work with Steve Bruce too. I've heard very good things about the manager. You can see his track record.
The move means United have had to recall Joel Pereira from his loan spell at Belenenses in Portugal.
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A Manchester United fan has died after collapsing at yesterday's game against West Ham.
Today the club confirmed the supporter had passed away in a tweet.
Everyone at Manchester United is deeply saddened following news one of our fans passed away after collapsing at yesterday’s game v West Ham.
West Ham United also offered their condolences.
Ryan Giggs would have to cast aside differences with the Swansea board if he is to succeed Bob Bradley at the Liberty Stadium.
Giggs has emerged as one of the early favourites to become the next Swansea manager after Bradley's 85-day tenure came to an end on Tuesday evening.
But the former Manchester United assistant manager criticised the Swansea board after he was overlooked for the job in October.
Giggs was confident of landing his first permanent post in management after speaking to club chairman Huw Jenkins, but it was said that an underwhelming interview scuppered the chances of the former Wales captain.
"I met with them a couple of times but in the end there was just mixed messages from the football side and the ownership side of the club," Giggs told ITV after losing out to Bradley.
"I just felt their ambitions did not really match mine, so it didn't quite work out."
Giggs later wrote in his Daily Telegraph column: "I was invited to meet Huw Jenkins and visited him at his house.
"We got on well and after that Huw asked me to meet the club's new majority owners, the American investors Jason Levien and Stephen Kaplan in London.
"I worked with an analyst and put together a presentation on Swansea and the clubs they were facing in the weeks ahead.
"Stephen, Jason and Huw asked to keep the presentation and told me they would be in touch. It was a positive meeting and I felt confident that I could do a good job at Swansea.
"There were certain things that happened after that meeting which suggested to me that Swansea would not be the best fit."
Bradley's 11-game reign came to an end after the 4-1 Boxing Day home defeat to West Ham had supporters calling for the American to be dismissed.
Swansea are keen to make a swift appointment with the club four points from safety in 19th place and the January transfer window set to open in a few days' time.
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