Sport Sir Alex Ferguson’s presence at most United games has cast a shadow over David Moyes

The former manager has been a regular onlooker during David Moyes' difficult start to life at Old Trafford

Leon Osman believes Steven Gerrard thoroughly deserves to join England's exclusive 100 club

Steven Gerrard deserves to join England's exclusive 100 club, says Leon Osman

Leon Osman believes Steven Gerrard thoroughly deserves to join England's exclusive 100 club.

Steven Gerrard to undergo precautionary scan on knee injury

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will undergo a precautionary scan on a knee injury this afternoon, the Football Association has confirmed.

Steven Gerrard: A career in pictures ahead of 100th England cap

A look at some of the player’s finest moments for club and country

Spurs shatter United to ease pressure on manager

Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3: Dempsey strike stuns Old Trafford to give Villas-Boas credibility on one of biggest stages

Jimmy Tansey

Jimmy Tansey - Everton stalwart of the 1950s

As a tenacious, sharp-tackling, consistently competent full-back with Everton throughout most of the 1950s, Jimmy Tansey took his work extremely seriously.

Best foot forward: Steven Gerrard's leadership has given England a credibility and a belief that they can eclipse previous achievements at the Euros

England no longer a national joke

Euro 2012 has seen a return to old values after years of chronic failure

Roy Hodgson speaks to the England players during training at Wembley

Chamberlain and Welbeck lead England’s young guns

Hodgson takes bold decision to start both against Belgium in front of Wembley full house

Anderson will not play again this season

Manchester United duo Anderson and Paul Pogba to miss rest of season

Manchester United midfield duo Anderson and Paul Pogba have been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Sammy McIlroy said the Manchester United players were given confidence by their manager, Tommy Docherty

How Docherty's resurgent Reds beat Dutch greats

United have met Ajax only once before in Europe, in 1976. The key performers recall an electric occasion

World Cup winner Bobby Charlton

World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton undergoes surgery

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton was today recovering from surgery after being taken ill during the Laureus Sports Awards.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney sets a poor example to youngsters with his on-field behaviour

The Last Word: Rooney is spitting image of problem

Football cries out for inspirational leaders as players and managers alike combine to set a poor example

Bobby Charlton (right) listens to the England manager Alf Ramsey

James Lawton: Charlton happy to see England defend – even if it isn't his cup of tea

I'm not saying we’ll win next summer but I do feel we’ll have a good tournament

Acting up: The new generation of British screen talent

In films as diverse as Jane Eyre and Junkhearts, a new generation of British actors and actresses is about to give Dominic Cooper and Carey Mulligan a run for their money. Their hallmark? Versatility, says James Mottram, as he selects 10 talents to watch

Milestone for Keane on fine night for Ireland

FYR Macedonia 0 Republic of Ireland 2

Sir Bobby Charlton: 'I'm almost afraid to say that I'm really confident we'll win'

The Brian Viner Interview: Tomorrow's final stokes the United legend's memories of a humid night at Wembley when the entire nation willed the club to succeed
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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform