Sport Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos

English champions may have to wait to sign the German star

Giggs scored Manchester United's third

Rampant United put five past Cottagers

Fulham 0 Manchester United 5

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

Darren Fletcher enjoys scoring against Benfica but expects a tough battle for second place in the group in Switzerland

United warned by Fletcher that Basle will be no easy ride

For the first time in six years, Manchester United face the prospect of not winning their Champions League group but Darren Fletcher has warned that they cannot afford to be complacent about second place with a difficult final game against Basle in Switzerland next month.

'Dodgy keeper' De Gea is the only chink in United's armour

West Bromwich Albion 1 Manchester United 2

Young makes flying start as Rooney hits 20-minute hat-trick

Ashley Young said that he was "delighted" with the start to his Manchester United career, after two friendlies so far on the club's American tour. Young played in the 7-0 victory over Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night, and spoke of his thrill at being at a club of United's stature.

Bent: I kept texting Ash 'One More Year', I was on his case all the time

Straight-talking Villa striker failed to persuade Young to stay, and admits he will miss his service this season

Adam signing the latest stage in Dalglish's rebuilding at Liverpool

Scot set to complete £7m move from Blackpool with Anfield youngsters likely to head in opposite direction

Jamie Carragher predicts more Liverpool signings

Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher believes the club's transfer activity is set to pick up and expects to see more young talent arrive at Anfield in the coming weeks.

Aston Villa: potential summer transfer targets

It's been a turbulent summer for Aston Villa with the departure of manager Gerard Houllier, the controversial appointment of Alex McLeish as his successor and their rivals preying on their star players.

United complete Young signing but miss out on Varane to Real

Villa winger agrees £17m deal as Zidane persuades promising defender to head for the Bernabeu

Young completes Manchester United move

New Manchester United signing Ashley Young is already targeting the club's 20th league title after agreeing a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

Football in Brief: Young to complete £17m United move

Ashley Young is expected to tie up his £17m move to Manchester United this week when the personal terms are finalised with the midfielder.

Aston Villa can cope without Ashley Young, says Bent

Striker Darren Bent insists Aston Villa will be able to compensate for the loss of Ashley Young.

Football in Brief: Young wants test at highest level

Ashley Young has set his sights on playing Champions League football next season after another top class performance in England's otherwise disappointing 2-2 draw with Switzerland.

England v Switzerland: Man for man marking

Geoff Brown assesses how Capello's men performed against the Swiss at Wembley
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