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

Rio Ferdinand not distracted by treble talk

Rio Ferdinand insists the possibility of becoming a Manchester United treble hero is not a motivation ahead of tonight's Champions League showdown with Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Chris Smalling relishing 'massive stage' at Chelsea

Chris Smalling is still smarting over the penalty decision which cost Manchester United in last month's defeat at Chelsea as he prepares for Wednesday night's Champions League showdown at Stamford Bridge.

Pearce: I need Wilshere and Carroll for U-21 championship

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce laid his cards on the table after Monday night's 2-1 friendly defeat against Iceland by declaring he must be allowed to take his best players to the European Championship in Denmark this summer.

Amos in under-21 squad

England Under-21s were yesterday hit by further withdrawals from the squad for tonight's friendly against Iceland.

Manchester United encourage Chris Smalling to be more vocal

Sir Alex Ferguson has already expressed his delight at Chris Smalling's introduction to life at Manchester United. Now he wants the defender to start shouting at his team-mates.

Alex Ferguson to reconsider Wayne Rooney midfield role

Sir Alex Ferguson begins his five-match touchline ban tomorrow preparing to abandon the experiment of using Wayne Rooney in midfield.

Rooney: 'We believe whoever we get we can beat them'

Striker bullish on European prospects despite nervy 2-1 win over Marseilles and mounting injury crisis in defence

United need Berbatov to quickly rediscover brilliant best in Europe

Ferguson's strikers have struggled on the continental stage this season as seven goals in seven games attests

Three for Kuyt in deserved victory for Liverpool

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Nani wants strong run-in for Manchester United

Nani is determined to finish the season in style and help Manchester United regain the Barclays Premier League championship from Chelsea.

Ferguson urged to accept charge – but after vital Liverpool game

Manchester United manager has until Tuesday to make plea to FA over outspoken comments about referee

Alex Ferguson hit with improper conduct charge

Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.

Referees must make right calls says Michael Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has urged officials to get the big decisions right in important matches.

Title out of Chelsea reach says Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti ruled out the prospect of Chelsea producing a sensational late comeback in the Barclays Premier League title race despite watching them complete a remarkable turnaround to beat Manchester United.

James Lawton: Chelsea dig deep to salvage their season and game's dented reputation

Chelsea’s counter-attack was kept up impressively after the break and David Luiz scored with an assurance that must have brought a pang of envy to Fernando Torres
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