United latest: When Fergie mugged off Big Sam, Rooney fit, all transfer rumours

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All the latest news and views from Manchester United including when Ferguson played a trick on current West Ham United boss and a look to Everton clash.

According to The Telegraph, former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson got one over managerial Sam Allardyce with an expertly-played prank post-match when the latter kindly sent the Scotsman a year of costly plonk to celebrate his 25th year in charge at Stratford.

Ferguson said: "My 25th year at United, Sam Allardyce bought me a 1986 Latour, the year I came to United. His kit manager gave it to me on the Saturday morning, and I said, ‘I’m going to play a trick here’, so I opened it up and put a bottle of Ribena in.

“So Sam comes in after the game and I say, ‘Thanks very much for the wine, Sam, it’s really very generous of you’. He said, ‘Well, you go home and enjoy that’. I said, ‘No, I want to share it with you’. So I open it up and I go, ‘What’s this, Sam?’

“He bolts out that door, honestly, like a wild man, screaming for his kit manager. And when he came back in I had the bottle opened and I was pouring the glasses. It was a fantastic moment. I had to get him.”

How many men can honestly claim they made Big Sam run for his life?

From a former boss to a current one and "ESPN sources" explain that David Moyes' job status hinges upon his ability to secure the club European football next season.

The club are currently seventh in the Premier League, with 57 points after 33 games and have a match in hand over sixth place Tottenham Hotspur.

United next play on Sunday, as Moyes returns to his former ground - Goodison Park - but will be buoyed by the fitness and availability of Wayne Rooney. The Daily Mail explains that the Englisham was training at the club's Carrington base earlier today, Thursday.

And finally, transfer rumours of the day include a £200,000 per week offer that is speculated to be in the offing for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus and a potential return for last summer's target Ander Herrera.

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