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Sir Alex Ferguson

Why might Sir Alex Ferguson need extra security when Manchester United visit Preston?

Reports suggest there will an increase in safety measures around the former manager when the sides meet in the FA Cup

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani eyed as replacement for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United

Reports suggest the Uruguay international is seen as a better option than their misfiring Colombian

Gabriel Paulista

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard will be best player in the world in 2020 - poll results

Readers of The Independent voted the Belgian ahead of the likes of Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria 'happy' at Manchester United - despite claims he is unsettled since Real Madrid move

The Argentina international made a strong start to his Old Trafford career but has failed to make an impact of late

Samir Nasri: 'I'm an arrogant jerk'

Manchester City midfielder offers candid assessment of his character

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney analysis: Manchester United captain has not had a shot on target in 2015

The England captain is yet to have a single shot in the Premier League this year that has troubled the goalkeeper - so is playing him in midfield the right choice?

Paul Lambert reacts after his Aston Villa side miss an effort on goal

Next Aston Villa manager: Tim Sherwood, Glenn Hoddle and Michael Laudrup linked with replacing Paul Lambert

A look at the contenders to fill the hot-seat at Villa Park

Javier Hernandez
Louis van Gaal presents a dossier of Manchester United’s tactics against West Ham
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HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower