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Being a football correspondent sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? But there are a few drawbacks, says Ian Herbert

One-match ban for CSKA Moscow drug cheats

Two CSKA Moscow players who failed drugs tests following a Champions League match with Manchester United have escaped with just a one-match ban from UEFA.

Capello delivers World Cup hope for injured Hargreaves

England manager Fabio Capello told Owen Hargreaves yesterday that the door is open for him to play in his third successive World Cup finals if he can finally prove his fitness after 15 months out the game with tendinitis.

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Vidic adds to Manchester United injury woe

Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out of Manchester United's Champions League trip to Wolfsburg, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson with a threadbare defence as his team attempt to secure top spot in Group B.

Ferguson defends youth project

At the outset of the week in which the youth ranks of the Premier League elite are again put to the test in the Carling Cup quarter-finals, Sir Alex Ferguson has launched an impassioned defence of his prodigies and warned those who have written them off that they have repeated the same error Alan Hansen made 14 years ago.

Obertan keen to avoid Ronaldo comparisons

Gabriel Obertan insists he is not looking to become a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo even though he is desperate to fill the same right-wing berth for Manchester United.

Vidic says he's committed to Manchester United

Nemanja Vidic wants to be the rock Sir Alex Ferguson builds his next Manchester United team around.

Liverpool got what they deserved says Neville

Gary Neville has no sympathy for Liverpool after their Champions League exit this week.

Ferguson stands by Foster

Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster was left rueing his luck as the club's 23-match unbeaten home run in the Champions League came to an unexpected end.

United have nothing in reserve as Tello strikes

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Laboured United beaten by Besiktas

Manchester United 0 Besiktas 1

Brown not planning to quit Manchester United

Wes Brown has no intention of quitting Manchester United even though he has once again be reduced to the role of stand-in.

Ferguson wants credit for United consistency

Manager says struggles by big clubs this year highlight his side's recent success

Van der Sar future remains uncertain

Sir Alex Ferguson is still waiting to discover whether Edwin van der Sar intends to extend his career by another season.

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