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.

Dimitar Berbatov

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.

Shinji Kagawa is due to join Manchester United

Shinji Kagawa wants to 'play in the hole' for Manchester United

Manchester United-bound midfielder Shinji Kagawa wants to be the creative spark the 19-times English champions have been missing once he completes the formalities of his transfer to Old Trafford.

Shaun Maloney scores Wigan's winner the DW Stadium

Maloney's strike lifts Wigan as limp United get jitters

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

Man Utd 2 QPR 0

Steve Kean

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.

Antonio Valencia celebrates after scoring against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park Stadium

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

Wolves 0 Manchester United 5

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.

Wojciech Szczesny defends Arsene Wenger following Arsenal revolt

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

Manchester United 5 Wigan 0

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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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment