Manchester United slumped to a disappointing defeat at Newcastle United last night, leaving the Red Devils three points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.

Sir Alex Ferguson rued a missed opportunity for his side, but added that it was "not the time to panic" insisting United have the experience to bounce back.

Elsewhere last night, Bolton secured three much needed points despite conceding the opening goal - bizarrely scored by none other than Toffees goalkeeper Tim Howard.

In other news, Luis Suarez has issued a public apology for any offence he may have caused as the racism row surrounding him continues to rumble on.

Transfer News

In today's transfer news, Aston Villa have insisted that Darren Bent is not for sale amid speculation linking the striker with a move to Liverpool. (talkSPORT)

However, reports elsewhere suggest the club are preparing for life without Bent, with Villa set to rival Tottenham for the signing of Didier Drogba. (Goal.com)

Spurs are also facing competition for another transfer target - as Arsene Wenger considers a £20m January bid for Lille striker Moussa Sow. (Give Me Football)

After watching his side suffer back to back to defeats, Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be willing to splash £25m on long term target Wesley Sneijder. (Metro)

Internazionale are in pole position to sign Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, with the Italian giants prepared to offer a permanent move instead of a loan. (Telegraph)

And finally, Chelsea have once again been linked with Napoli and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani - who could cost as much as £35m. (Daily Mail)

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