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Gamba Osaka 3 Manchester United 5

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United through after drawing a blank in Spain

Villarreal 0 Manchester United 0

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Darren Fletcher has warned his Manchester United team-mates not to be taken in by the defeatist talk coming out of the Celtic camp ahead of tonight's Champions League showpiece at Parkhead.

Keeping Fletcher right move, says Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson's efforts reminding Cristiano Ronaldo of his contractual obligations were more than enough work for one summer, but the Manchester United manager declared yesterday that the biggest accomplishment of the close season was persuading Darren Fletcher to stay at Old Trafford.

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Everton 1 Manchester United 1: Fellaini header gives Everton reward for second-half revival as Rooney loses plot on return to Goodison

Scholes and Fletcher extend Manchester United contracts

Manchester United have received a double dose of good news with Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher agreeing new contracts.

Fletcher backs Burley as pressure mounts

George Burley awoke yesterday not only to a Monday-morning monstering at the hands of a national press on the verge of demanding his resignation but also to the news that one of Scotland's midfielders, Lee McCulloch, had told the Scottish FA he does not want to don an international shirt again as long as Burley is in charge.

Man Utd 1 Newcastle 1: Man Utd begin title defence in disappointing fashion

Manchester United's desperate need for a striker was laid bare at Old Trafford as the Barclays Premier League champions began their title defence in disappointing fashion against Newcastle.

Transfer round-up: Ferguson dismissive of Tottenham complaint to FA

The Premier League are to investigate whether Manchester United and Liverpool have broken any rules in their attempts to wrest Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane respectively from Tottenham Hotspur, who have made an official complaint about the clubs' "disgraceful" conduct. But the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has warned Spurs that such proceedings could prove "very embarrassing" as he had never mentioned any player by name.

Moyes hoping for quick contract talks

David Moyes is expected to sign a new long-term contract before the new season starts next month.

Everton may consider sale of Johnson if price is right

Everton could be about to cash in on their striker Andrew Johnson to increase the amount of transfer funds available to the manager David Moyes.

Chelsea 2 Manchester United 1: Chelsea capitalise as Ferguson's focus is blurred by Barça

Let's face it, if Sir Alex Ferguson had to choose between a result against Chelsea on Saturday or one against Barcelona tomorrow it would be the latter every time. Which must have been the compromise he made with himself when he sketched out a team sheet on Saturday morning that did not include Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrice Evra and, to a lesser extent, Paul Scholes and Carlos Tevez.

Ferguson hails unsung Fletcher as model of true professionalism

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised his Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher as "a terrific example to any young player". The 24-year-old may not have the high profile of team-mates such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez, but his Manchester United manager has held him up as an example of "a true professional".

Fletcher to stay and fight for his place

Darren Fletcher has committed himself to Manchester United, optimistic that he will end the season as a Premier League champion once more.

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