Wayne Rooney (L) shoots past Wolverhampton Wanderers' English midfielder Carl Henry (2nd R) and Scottish defender Christophe Berra (R) to score

Rooney celebrates Euro 2012 reprieve with goals

Manchester United 4 Wolves 1

Phil Jones debut goal pushes Manchester United back up to second

Aston Villa - Manchester United 1

Palace were shock winners at Old Trafford

Crystal Palace defeat will not damage youngsters insists Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expects his younger players to learn from Wednesday's humbling Carling Cup loss to Crystal Palace.

Palace were shock winners at Old Trafford

Patrice Evra demands rapid Manchester United recovery

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans wants to quickly forget last night's shock Carling Cup loss to Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha (left) takes on Fabio da Silva

James Lawton: Zaha the brightest star on a night for young contenders

It was supposed to be the night when Ravel Morrison, Manchester United's teenager of ravishing talent and rambunctious nature, made an announcement to the football nation.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha (left) takes on Fabio da Silva

James Lawton: Zaha shines brightest on a night for young contenders

Throughout the first half he was quite the best thing in the match - quick and skilful

Arsenal's £12m Chamberlain so much more than a Walcott clone

Former Saint has familiar pedigree but will add bite rather than pace to Wenger's midfield

Antonio Valencia signs new Man United deal

Antonio Valencia has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United.

Antonio Valencia to miss Manchester United pre-season tour

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Antonio Valencia has flown back to England and will play no part in the club's pre-season tour of the United States.

Venezuela shock Ecuador at Copa America

Venezuela stunned Ecuador 1-0 to go top of Group B at the Copa America last night with only their third win in the competition since they first took part in 1967.

Copa America: Ecuador squad preview

Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Ecuador.

Ferguson's 19th title taunt to Liverpool: 'It's our time now'

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed an intention to ram home the club's supremacy over Merseyside, declaring, in the course of expressing a hunger for a 20th title, that "it was Liverpool's time in the Eighties; it's our time now".

Champions League Final: man-for-man marking

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Messi leads brilliant Barcelona to victory

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
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Hard to swallow

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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

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Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London