The former manager has been a regular onlooker during David Moyes' difficult start to life at Old Trafford
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Wednesday 25 May 2011
Michael Owen has given up hope of being selected for England by Fabio Capello.
Friday 22 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Monday 04 April 2011
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp tonight slammed Wayne Rooney for the foul-mouthed rant that followed his hat-trick against West Ham and insisted that the Manchester United striker fully deserved his Football Association charge.
Friday 11 March 2011
To Bobby Charlton, Bert Trautmann was "not just a goalkeeper but a god". But how did a German POW, survivor of the savage Russian front and former Hitler Youth, become the Manchester City favourite? His Cup Final heroics in 1956 – he played on with a broken neck – set the seal on a career of grace and courage saluted by fans and peers.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Bolton came to a standstill this afternoon as thousands turned out to pay their last respects to the town's greatest footballer, England legend Nat Lofthouse.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Jockey AP McCoy was tonight crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Friday 17 December 2010
Arsenal's destiny in this season's Champions League today lies firmly in the hands of a pair of legends from two of the club's biggest rivals.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Sir Bobby Charlton is adamant Sir Alex Ferguson would not have been sacked if he had lost that fateful FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest.
Saturday 13 November 2010
The former Doctor Who actor David Tennant is to star in a new drama which tells the story of the "Busby Babes" and the air disaster in which many of them died.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Monday 12 July 2010
With questions raised about the ghoulishness with which the media covered Raoul Moat's final days, a word of praise for two leaders of this frantic festival of broadcast Americana. Kay Burley, the Walter Cronkite du jour who so skillfully downplayed the horrors of 9/11 ("If you're just joining us, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been decimated ..."), added to her portfolio of triumphs on Sky News. She asked a criminologist: "Living rough for a narcissist must be tricky?" Well, it must. So hard to find a full length mirror. Speaking of narcissism, hats off to John Inverdale. With so sensitive a breaking story, what you really want at the helm is the sports guy, and John's transition from sipping Pimm's with Boris Becker at Wimbledon to spearheading Radio 5 Live's midday show was seamless. Watching the live feed from Rothbury, he touched on the paradox that, in the midst of all the horror, it looked so sleepily picturesque. "It's almost," he said, "like a scene from Midsomer Murders." He lost it for a bit after that, the sound of blood whooshing to his cheeks clearly audible, but recovered his sangfroid so well that he is said to be CNN's top target this autumn.
Sunday 30 May 2010
Given Rio Ferdinand's first tournament experience ended with England being feted at Luton airport despite being knocked out in the last 16 at France 98, it was perhaps refreshing to hear the England captain set the bar high yesterday.
Albert Scanlon: Busby Babe who survived the Munich disaster but never fulfilled his potential as a footballer
Thursday 24 December 2009
Albert Scanlon was the most enigmatic of Manchester United's Busby Babes, the group of young, extravagantly talented athletes who were pushing back the boundaries of what was hitherto deemed possible on the English football scene when their world was shattered by the Munich air disaster.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Reach for your reading glasses and lay down your cynicism – the season of the celebrity biography is upon us. For the lucrative sub-trade in "revealing portraits" and "warts'n'all memoirs", the race for Christmas riches starts on 1 October (that's Thursday) as scores of books crash into shops like a tsunami of trash.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27