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David De Gea

David De Gea transfer latest: Manchester United goalkeeper insists he is happy amid Real Madrid rumours

The Spaniard has been mooted as Iker Casillas' long-term successor

Roy Keane reveals he head-butted Peter Schmeichel during a fight on Manchester United’s 1998 pre-season tour of Asia

Roy Keane says Manchester United is viewed like 'Disneyland' to the 'mafia' of ex-players

Former midfielder has been criticising his former club again

Gary Lineker: Time to stop 'pretending' that Premier League is strongest in the world

La Liga is stronger than the English top-flight says the Match of the Day pundit

Angel Di Maria is substituted for Ashley Young

Angel Di Maria injury latest: Argentina international set to play in Manchester United vs Chelsea match

The winger appears to be winning the race to be ready for Sunday

Chelsea striker Diego Costa
Mario Balotelli in action against Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli: Just how useless was the Liverpool striker against Real Madrid?

The Italian has come in for criticism yet against

Cristiano Ronaldo opens the scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo applauded by Liverpool fans after master-class for Real Madrid, despite Manchester United ties

The Portuguese striker opened the scoring in last night's Champions League meeting

Sir Alex Ferguson with Sam Allardyce in 2010

Sir Alex Ferguson: Can someone explain the 'West Ham way'?

Former Manchester United manager says the Hammers were 'always surviving, or lucky as hell against us'

Cristiano Ronaldo at Anfield

Five reasons why Real Madrid could rip Liverpool apart tonight

The sides come into this Champions League group game in very different form

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli analysis: Is the Liverpool striker really a 'big-game' player?

Brendan Rodgers says the Italian is at his best when he plays the best

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes