Nani and Rooney believe United can finish Marseilles job at home

Wayne Rooney and Luis Nani are both confident about Manchester United's progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. United drew 0-0 in the Stade Vélodrome on Wednesday night, leaving them favourites to progress but potentially vulnerable to an away goal. Both players, however, believe that United are capable of reaching their fifth consecutive Champions League quarter-final when the teams meet again on 15 March.

United set for tense home tie after toothless turn by the sea

Marseilles 0 Manchester United 0

United favourites after stale-mate in Marseille

Marseille 0 Manchester United 0

United given devil of a time by Crawley

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England players will not be at 2012

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'Genius' Scholes is yet to make up his mind about next season

Sir Alex Ferguson believes veteran Paul Scholes is good for another season at Manchester United, but the player himself is less convinced. Scholes, 36, returned in Tuesday's breathless 3-2 victory over Blackpool after eight weeks out with a groin injury.

United retain unbeaten record and return to top spot

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Fletcher: Experience gives United the edge

Goal difference is all that separates the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League table this morning, but United midfielder Darren Fletcher yesterday highlighted a more significant difference between the sides, one that he believes could be decisive in the months ahead.

Fletcher: City title talk tactics just a smokescreen

Darren Fletcher has dismissed Manchester City's claim that the title is United's to lose as nothing more than "kidology".

Rooney rejects claims of United escape clause but stops short of apology

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Manchester United target Anders Lindegaard to replace Edwin van der Sar

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United take credit but away draws may be expensive

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United take points with stoppage time winner

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