Sport Gus Poyet’s team was the more balanced

Under former manager Paolo Di Canio, Lee Cattermole was lost – a totem of the the Italian’s dislocated relationship with his players

United ready to offer new deal to reward Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is expected to be rewarded for his extraordinary first season at Manchester United with a new deal.

Chris Smalling signs new Manchester United contract

Defender Chris Smalling has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United.

Pearce's boys sent home early after late goals shatter England

England Under-21 1 Czech Republic Under-21 2

Lansbury and Smalling ready for Czech crunch

England are optimistic that Manchester United's Chris Smalling and Arsenal's Henri Lansbury will have recovered from a throat infection and an ankle injury respectively to play against the Czech Republic in the decisive final group match at the European Under-21 Championship tonight.

England confident of progress says Phil Jones

England left themselves needing to win their final Group B game to avoid crashing out of the European Under-21 Championship but defender Phil Jones said: "We would have taken that before the tournament."

Pearce faces test of loyalty to captain Mancienne

It was, Liverpool's new acquisition Jordan Henderson agreed, what Ringo Starr famously called a hard day's night. Entirely unexpectedly, Henderson and his England Under-21 colleagues stole a late equalising goal on Sunday evening after being outplayed by Spain and suddenly the second match of their European Championship campaign, against Ukraine tomorrow is something to be approached with confidence.

Talented Under-21s are built with loans

Henderson and Jones have made big-name moves, but for many being farmed out is the only option

I'd buy Henderson and Jones at the drop of a hat, says Pearce

England Under-21 manager says market for £37m duo is distorted but that does not detract from their talent

Arsenal sign Charlton teenager Jenkinson

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger kicked off his summer transfer spending today with the £1million capture of promising young defender Carl Jenkinson from Charlton, but was left disappointed as England Under-21 international Phil Jones headed to Manchester United.

Pearce's side see off Norway but sterner challenges lie ahead

England Under-21 2 Norway Under-21 0

Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll omitted from England Under-21 squad

Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll were today controversially omitted from the England squad for next month's European Under-21 Championship finals.

Arsenal warn England over risk of injury to 'tired' Wilshere

Arsenal have raised the stakes in their campaign to persuade the Football Association not to take Jack Wilshere to the Under-21s European Championships next month by disclosing playing-time statistics that they believe make him a severe injury risk.

Why United won it: Young master Javier, Fergie's desire and golden oldie Giggs add up to a winning formula

A 1-1 draw at Ewood Park gave Manchester United a record 19th League title. Steve Tongue picks out seven reasons why the trophy is heading for Old Trafford again...

Rio Ferdinand ready for upcoming challenges

Rio Ferdinand insists he is fully fit and ready to steer Manchester United through a hazardous path to glory.

Smalling looks a secure asset in United defence, declares Vidic

Nemanja Vidic is predicting a big Manchester United future for young defender Chris Smalling.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee