Hello and welcome to GiveMeSport, here are today’s biggest sporting headlines.
Football: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has compared upcoming opponents Chelsea to a biscuit, ahead of their crunch clash at Old Trafford this Sunday.
Boxing: Amir Khan is set to fight American prospect Devon Alexander in December, with the winner potentially having a shot at the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
Tennis: Serena Williams this morning registered a record loss to Simona Halep, with the thrashing coming as her worst defeat since 1998.
Rugby Union: Meanwhile Gareth Williams has been elected as the new chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union, where he will succeed David Pickering.
Chelsea are a 'biscuit'
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal may have been disappointed with his side’s 2-2 draw with West Brom on Monday night, but he knows Chelsea will prove a much sterner test.
The Dutchman said that the Blues were ‘another biscuit’ but then translated that he meant ‘on another level.’ Jose Mourinho’s side sit top of the Premier League following their unbeaten start, and United will do well to pick up points come Sunday.
Khan vs Alexander
It’s expected to be confirmed by the end of this week that British boxer Amir Khan will be facing long-time rival Devon Alexander on December 13, as he hopes to earn a shot against pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather.
Khan has looked resurgent under coach Virgil Hunter, having dropped previous trainer Freddie Roach after a devastating defeat at the hands of Danny Garcia.
In tennis Simona Halep gave the sporting world a shock with her straight sets victory over Serena Williams this morning at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Williams was the favourite heading into the tie given her 16-match winning streak, but was left with a bitter taste in her mouth after suffering a 6-0,6-2 defeat; her worst since her loss to Joannette Kruger in 1998.
Lastly we turn to Welsh Rugby Union, where Gareth Williams has been elected as new chairman to succeed David Pickering.
The Dragons chief executive was given the role after a vote from the board members, fending off the challenge of committee chairman Martin Davies in the process.