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

It has been suggested that the former manager's presence is making is difficult for David Moyes

Mancini starting to show strain as players feel pain

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Ferguson claims top clubs were competing for Bebe's signature

Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, has suggested that both Benfica and Real Madrid provided competition for the services of the 19-year-old Portuguese striker Bebe before United moved with a £7.5m offer for a player untried at a significant level.

Foreign influx has enriched the Premier League, says Spain coach

The Spain coach Vicente del Bosque does not believe England's World Cup failure should be blamed on the amount of foreigners in the Premier League, claiming they are a benefit rather than a hindrance to the English game.

Bento named Portugal boss

Paulo Bento has been appointed as Portugal's national coach to replace Carlos Queiroz, who was sacked earlier this month, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said today.

Mourinho fails to rule out Portugal role

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has admitted it is unlikely he will take temporary charge of Portugal - but stopped short of ruling himself out entirely.

Casillas dismisses Mourinho speculation

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas is confident coach Jose Mourinho will not be tempted into taking over as Portugal boss on a temporary basis.

Portugal eye short-term Mourinho deal

The Portuguese Football Federation want Jose Mourinho to take charge of the national team for their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers in October, according to a report.

Toshack was not forced out claim Wales

John Toshack stood down as Wales manager reluctantly yesterday after telling his bosses he was willing to continue in the post. The official line is that the 61-year-old has had his employment with the Football Association of Wales terminated by mutual consent but Toshack wanted to remain in the job for the next two Euro 2012 qualification matches before reviewing the situation.

Sam Wallace: He's been a naughty boy – but would we really care if he'd won the World Cup?

Talking Football: The current open season on footballers allows people to feel morally outraged without having to think too hard about it

Who bought well and who has gambled this summer?

It was the transfer window of Bebe, Bramble and Bellamy for free, while City spent big - again

Bebe left out due to fitness not ability, says angry Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday mounted a fierce defence of his most controversial recent signing, arguing that Bebe had been omitted from Manchester United's reserve side through lack of fitness rather than lack of ability.

Bebe wants to emulate Ronaldo at Manchester United

Manchester United new-boy Bebe has set himself the target of emulating fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo.

From orphanage to Old Trafford: the making of United's £7m striker

The Portuguese 20-year-old Bebe is a remarkable rags-to-riches success

United snap up Portuguese rising star Bebe for £7m

Manchester United last night revealed that they have added an eighth striker to their books with the £7m signature of the 20-year-old Portuguese Bebe, a prodigious talent who has come from nowhere to astonish scouts in his own country and who had been expected to sign for Real Madrid.

Mourinho defends Ronaldo after criticism

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has defended Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal's exit from this summer's World Cup finals in South Africa.

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