Rafael's leap fails to prevent Galatasary from scoring

Manchester United's young turks outmuscled by Galatasaray

Galatasaray 1 Manchester United 0

United's young turks fall to Galatasaray

It should be to Manchester United's credit that they could be relaxed about last night's match in Istanbul. With the result making no difference to United's progress or position, Sir Alex Ferguson left almost all of his senior players at home.

Liverpool will only make 'highest calibre' signings says Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists it will be "disrespectful" to his current squad not to make top-quality signings in the summer but also did not rule out a return for some familiar faces.

Hodgson's big clearout leaves Liverpool with £9m agents' bill

Liverpool have paid out more than £9m – the price of the second striker they could not afford last summer – on agents' fees in the past year, a figure eclipsed only by Chelsea, as the Anfield club tackled the legacy of previous manager Rafael Benitez.

Ferdinand unsure of his place for Liverpool despite fine comeback

Rio Ferdinand is not thinking about the Manchester United captaincy at present – he is more concerned about getting his regular place back. After three-and-a-half months out with the ankle injury he suffered in a freak collision with Emile Heskey on the first full day of training at the World Cup, Ferdinand finally made his United comeback on Tuesday night.

Hodgson issues warning to Liverpool players

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has warned players if they have nothing to offer either the current first team or the future of the club then they will be shipped out of Anfield.

Riera pens letter to Liverpool fans

Former Liverpool winger Albert Riera has written a personal letter thanking the club and fans, whom he urged to forget the past.

Hodgson tips Aquilani to bounce back

Liverpool head to Macedonia to start their Europa League campaign against Rabotnicki on Thursday. The last time the Anfield club had to stoop so low was qualifying for the Champions' League in 2005 with matches against TNS, Kaunas and CSKA Sofia but even those games were played amidst the warm glow of having just won the competition in Istanbul.

Cole goes north after snubbing Tottenham and Arsenal offers

Midfielder signs £90,000-a-week deal at Anfield in major coup for new manager

Benayoun: Benitez was trying to destroy my confidence

Yossi Benayoun has singled out Rafael Benitez as the reason he left Liverpool for their Premier League rivals Chelsea, accusing the Spaniard of trying to break him and treating him with a lack of respect.

Back to the future is Hodgson's mission

For the scale of the task facing Roy Hodgson, you need only look back a few months to the miserable ending to Liverpool's Europa League campaign that followed their miserable Champions' League campaign.

Benitez: our squad is just not good enough

Injuries will scupper hopes of securing Champions League spot, concedes manager

Benitez vents frustration at failure to seal £110m deal

Liverpool manager says collapse of Rhône bid has shattered his optimism

Benitez fires warning to Aquilani

Liverpool manager says his injured Italian midfielder 'cannot manage his pain'

Riera transfer from Liverpool in doubt

Liverpool winger Albert Riera has back-tracked on his "sinking ship" comments about the club after admitting his plans for a move to Spartak Moscow have ground to a halt.

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