After helping Portugal lift the inaugural UEFA Nations League trophy, Cristiano Ronaldo was named best Portugese player for a record-extending 10th time.
Patrice Evra made his name with Nice and Monaco before Alex Ferguson signed him for Manchester United in 2006.
After 29 years at Manchester United, where he won 13 league titles and two European Cups as a player, Ryan Giggs has ended his association with the club
The England football team captain first came to the attention of United when their former reserve team coach Jim Ryan spotted the forward playing in a match for Everton Under-14s.
Alex Ferguson, who managed Cristiano Ronaldo for six years before the Portugal international left Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009, has backed his former protege as the more complete footballer.
David Moyes is angry with referee Andre Marriner for awarding a free-kick against Jonny Evans in the build-up to Sunderland's opener, which saw Ryan Giggs turn the ball into his own net in first-half stoppage time.
The setback against the Premier League's last-place team completed a hat trick of 2-1 losses at the start of 2014 for David Moyes, in his first season as Alex Ferguson's successor.
Wilfried Bony snatched a dramatic last-minute winner as United crashed out at the first hurdle in the FA Cup to give beleaguered manager David Moyes even more problems.
Wayne Rooney has been nursing the problem for the last few weeks and sat out his side's 1-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on December 28.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not accept anything less than 100 percent in a competition he won twice as a player with Manchester United.
Ashley Young hurt his shoulder in a collision with Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that Moyes insisted should have led to a penalty for his side.
The 40-year-old joins from Norwegian club Molde and succeeds Malky Mackay, who was sacked on December 27 after his relationship with club owner Vincent Tan broke down.
Wayne Rooney sat out United's 1-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, but played for the entirety of the 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Day.
Goals from Fernandinho, Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov in a 3-2 win at Swansea City on Wednesday earned Pellegrini's side another valuable three points in their pursuit of the title.
It is nine years since Arsenal last won a trophy and 10 years since they won the league, but the last-gasp 2-0 New Year's Day win over Cardiff City confirmed their credentials as championship contenders.
The Manchester United manager was incensed by a late decision not to award United a penalty kick in a
Brazil midfielder Oscar had only been on the pitch for a matter of seconds in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Southampton when he went into the book for diving in a failed attempt to win a penalty.
Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen scored fpr Spurs to all but end United's hopes of retaining the Premier League title.