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Veteran Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says he is still learning new tricks at 40.

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In the build-up to tonight’s Champions League second-leg against Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson has been lavishing praise on Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia.

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the contribution of Antonio Valencia to the Red Devils' treble quest.

Chelsea 'obsessed' with trying to win European Cup, claims Ferguson

Manchester United's manager knows how to wind up his rivals and he was at it again yesterday, reports Sam Wallace

Hughes backs Ferguson's push for treble success

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Ferguson keeps cool as winning post comes into United's view

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Da Silvas turn telepathy into pure gold for Fergie

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