Mark Halsey awarded Manchester United a penalty

Brendan Rodgers speaks to referees' chief over treatment of Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken to referees' chief Mike Riley about the way officials have treated his team this season.

Tom Cleverley fires in Manchester United's second

Tom Cleverley relieved after notching goal for Manchester United

Tom Cleverley has admitted his lack of goals for Manchester United was starting to get to him.

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Alex Ferguson: 'I don't think I treated Dimitar Berbatov unfairly'

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists Dimitar Berbatov has not been unfairly treated at the club, praising the "fantastic talent" of the striker whom he expects to be involved in their pre-season tour.

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At this time of the season, at the top of the table and with rivals falling away, Manchester United are programmed not to show a glimpse of weakness. Defeat to Wigan with the Premier League trophy almost in their grasp? Call the trophy engravers off for now.

Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers protests to Referee Lee Mason after he awarded a controversial penalty to Manchester United

Shocking decision overshadows Man United win

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean wants to see Manchester United run continue

After coming within 10 minutes of denting Manchester United's Premier League title hopes, Blackburn manager Steve Kean now hopes the Red Devils power on in their quest for a record 20th championship.

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Whitewash at Wolves as United walk through makeshift 10-man side

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Manchester United will hold their nerve, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned title rivals Manchester City that his team will not crack on the run-in.

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Wayne Rooney set to return for Tottenham clash

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will return to action for Manchester United at Tottenham on Sunday.

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has hit out at fresh questions about Arsene Wenger's position as manager following the open revolt against one of his decisions.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his full Premier League debut in the match against United

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain eager to repay faith of Arsenal fans

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vowed to give Arsenal supporters more to cheer about after emerging from his full Barclays Premier League debut as a new fans favourite.

Dimitar Berbatov scores his second goal against Wigan Athletic

Berbatov hat-trick inspires Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney ends a run of eight Premier League games without scoring by netting United's second in the first half yesterday

Rooney and Nani get Manchester United back on track

Manchester United 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1: Wolves powerless to prevent Ferguson's men looking like their old selves as Red Devils suffer no Swiss hangover after crashing out of the Champions' League

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