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Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Patrice Evra in the air to equalise

Cristiano Ronaldo says it was 'beautiful and emotional to play against my family'

Real Madrid forward scored against Manchester United in the Champions League

Robin van Persie of Manchester United clashes with Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid

Robin van Persie admits 'I should have put that one in' after miss against Real Madrid

Manchester United striker missed golden opportunity at the Bernabeu

Ronaldo gets chummy with former teammate Patrice Evra

Cristiano Ronaldo braced for an 'emotional return to Old Trafford'

Manchester United are in a good position after Danny Welbeck landed his side an away goal, but the Red Devils still have a difficult fixture at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Roy Hodgson wary of angering Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

England manager will take caution with United players

Steven Gerrard wins the England player of the year award

Steven Gerrard proud to be named England player of the year

Captain picks up annual award

Jack Wilshere was a rare bright spark in a dismal England performance

Jack Wilshere exempt from summer U21 duty

Arsenal midfielder will not take part in European Under-21 Championship

Scott Parker has not played since Euro 2012

Scott Parker excluded as Roy Hodgson announces England squad for Brazil friendly

Ashley Cole to make his 100th appearance next week

Phil Jones

Manchester United's Phil Jones admits to being 'most comfortable at centre-half'

Signing from Blackburn has been used in various different positions

Dimitar Berbatov

Fulham's clash with Manchester United will be more than 'the Berbatov show' says Martin Jol

Dimitar Berbatov returns to Old Trafford with Fulham in the FA Cup this weekend

Michael Owen

Michael Owen not leaving Stoke City insists Tony Pulis

Former England international has made just one start

Rafael Benitez

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A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

United's young turks fall to Galatasaray

It should be to Manchester United's credit that they could be relaxed about last night's match in Istanbul. With the result making no difference to United's progress or position, Sir Alex Ferguson left almost all of his senior players at home.

Galatasaray v Manchester United: Key battles

Manchester United know only pride is at stake for them when they take on Galatasaray tonight.

We did not deserve Sweden defeat, insists Hodgson

Paris St Germain star Ibrahimovic grabbed his fourth goal in the 4-2 win with a wonder goal

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his goal

Mike Phelan relieved after Manchester United reach last-16 of Champions League

Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan feels the team reaching the last 16 of the Champions League as Group H winners with two games to spare has provided just the response Red Devils supporters were looking for following last season's disappointing performance in the competition.

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