Redknapp bemoans 'scandalous decision'

Sir Alex Ferguson's programme column spoke of the need for Manchester United to be "kicking on" in their pursuit of Chelsea. After Nani sealed a familiar fate for Tottenham at Old Trafford by kicking in after he had blatantly handled the ball, even the United manager admitted the goal was "bizarre" while his opposite number Harry Redknapp bemoaned "a farcical way to finish a game".

United held to a draw at Sunderland

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 0

Fletcher backs Hernandez to make impact

Darren Fletcher is expecting Javier Hernandez to do great things for Manchester United.

Hernandez wins attacking wings as gritty United bolster defence

Valencia 0 Manchester United 1

Miller draws a blank on night of little Scottish inspiration

Lithuania 0 Scotland 0

Fulham's other Hughes fears Rooney backlash

Experienced defender expects hungry striker to stir the wounded beast today

Welcome back to the big league, Newcastle

United cruise to 3-0 opening win despite Rooney’s struggle for form

James Lawton: Forget all the talk about the theatre of dwindling dreams

What a welcome back for Newcastle, to the second division of the Premier League. It was the same message, if not quite as brutally delivered in the opening pleasantries as the one that Chelsea handed to West Bromwich two days earlier, but for a wider audience the meaning was about as equivocal as a perfectly delivered one-two combination.

Carrick hungry for success with Manchester United

Michael Carrick is eager to atone for a desperately disappointing 12 months.

Top-four race will be 'dogfight' this season, says Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is anticipating a "dogfight" in the battle just to finish in the Premier League's top four this season. Tottenham's fourth-place Champions League qualification, combined with Manchester City's seemingly bottomless pit of money, has put increased pressure on the so-called "big four". One of those clubs, Liverpool, have already discovered what happens if you drop off the pace just a fraction as they slipped to seventh last season.

Fletcher insists Sweden friendly is vital practice for Levein's Scots

Darren Fletcher insists Scotland's friendly in Sweden is a more than worthwhile exercise despite Craig Levein's side suffering a raft of withdrawals with the game taking place just days before the start of the new domestic season.

Vidic: Stronger squad can help United regain title

Nemanja Vidic is confident Manchester United are perfectly placed to end the hurt of surrendering their Premier League title to Chelsea. With his own future resolved after reaching a verbal agreement over a lucrative new contract, Vidic can concentrate on his work at the heart of United's defence.

Player quota rules pose problem for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is in a dilemma over whether to include injured players Owen Hargreaves and Anderson in his squad under new Barclays Premier League rules.

Manchester United win pre-season friendly

Manchester United beat the Philadelphia Union 1-0 yesterday in a scrappy game against Major League Soccer's newest team.

Injured United star to stay in US

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