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“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time.

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Wayne Rooney

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Manchester United summer tour to end in Hong Kong

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Two new posts for Gunners' chief executive

Robin van Persie pictured at Old Trafford
Robin van Persie pictured at Old Trafford

Alex Ferguson confident Robin van Persie will make Manchester United debut against Everton

Robin van Persie will make his Manchester United debut against Everton on Monday according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Disappointment off the pitch as cut-price Man Utd float fails to fly in the Big Apple

Manchester United's share price failed to electrify investors last night on their first day of trading, despite being launched at a massive discount.

A view of Old Trafford

Manchester United fans demand full flotation of club by Glazer family

The Manchester United Supporters Trust have called on the Glazer family to launch a full flotation of the Old Trafford outfit, amid reports that their planned initial public offering (IPO) launch in New York has been shelved.

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Manchester United have confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month.

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