The club is expected to see its largest crowd for 25 years for this weekend's visit of Newcastle.
Van Persie enjoyed a wonderful first season at the club as helped United to their 20th league title.
Wladimir Klitschko says he has been forced to take Tyson Fury to court following a disagreement over negotiations about their world heavyweight championship rematch.
British cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny have become the most successful Olympic couple ever by winning two more medals in the Rio velodrome – and have helped to secure Team GB’s best away Olympics with five days still to go.
There was a suspicion Andy Murray might decide to skip Cincinnati and concentrate on resting his weary limbs for the US Open after he defended his Olympic title with a draining win over Juan Martín del Potro.
When the news broke this month that West Bromwich Albion were to be taken over by the Chinese company Yunyi Guokai, many were left looking for answers.
The Northern Irishman is targeting improvement in one particular area for the Scottish champions.
Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening.
Burton Albion picked up their first ever Championship points with a 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at the Pirelli Stadium.
The New Zealand striker silenced his critics with a last minute equaliser at Elland Road.
is As Zlatan Ibrahimovic surveyed the rousing scene before kick-off, he gave a little nod as if to deign this arena and occasion worthy of his presence. The man who famously said a World Cup without him was not worth watching was ready. We could begin.
Gerard Piqué once joked that the solution to those games when there was no way through, when teams defended deep against Spain or Barcelona, frustrating them, when the clock kept running and the chances kept coming but the ball just wouldn’t go in, was simple: stick him up front sooner.
The Republic of Ireland have not had much luck at the European Championship or, indeed, at this stadium but, for a brief period on a pulsating evening, Martin O’Neill’s players looked set to etch their names into history. They had dominated this Group E opener and, when Wes Hoolahan put them in front with a sumptuous half-volley, they could begin to dream.