Football: Premiership - The revelation of Dwight Yorke

Manchester United's Caribbean craftsman is proving that even his huge fee was money well spent

Football: Cole ends Fulham's fight

Manchester United 1 Fulham 0

Football: Cole ready to make fresh start

International football: Manchester United striker in no mood for contrition before England's meeting with France

Hoddle's damaging distraction

Before naming his side for the match against France, the England coach must again cope with controversy

Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership: Football: Tomorrow's Other Match (4pm): Charlton v Manchester United Last season: No fixture

CHARLTON WILL be without England U-21 defender Danny Mills for tomorrow's match with Manchester United. Mills is suspended for the game at The Valley after accumulating five bookings this season but midfielder Neil Redfearn is available again after serving a one-match ban. Defender Richard Rufus is available for selection after recovering from a calf strain, but midfielder Paul Mortimer is ruled out with an ankle injury. Curbishley is likely to choose goalkeeper Simon Royce tomorrow, the former Southend player having replaced Sasa Ilic against Newcastle. The Yugoslav was blamed for one of the goals in the recent draw with Newcastle, where the kind of fighting spirit the Addicks will need to survive was on display.

Football: The Sweeper: Leeds lads choose the Devils' shirts

NOT SINCE Eric Cantona took himself off to Old Trafford have Leeds United fans been forced to suffer such humiliation at the hands of their great rivals as those devotees who populate the first XI of HMS Montrose. To their "horror and disbelief", their recent appeal to numerous Premiership clubs for a cast-off team kit met with just one response and you can guess who that was from.

Football: The perfect partners in their prime

As Old Trafford prepares for a game of two prolific pairings, Houllier puts the accent on natural chemistry

Football: Lightning Owen `is no diver'

MICHAEL OWEN has been defended against accusations of diving by the Port Vale centre-back he tormented in Liverpool's FA Cup third round victory.

Football: Forest deny Atkinson rumours

THE NOTTINGHAM Forest chief executive, Phil Soar, has dismissed speculation that Ron Atkinson, the former Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday manager, is poised to take over as manager at the City Ground.

Football: Yorke fit as United reach for the stars

DWIGHT YORKE should be fit to return for Manchester United as they bid to go back to the top of the Premiership against Chelsea at Old Trafford tonight. To do so they must overcome the Chelsea jinx - the visitors have lost on only two of their last 23 visits. Indeed, United have won only one of their last nine home encounters with Chelsea.

Football: 'I knew we were OK'

MANCHESTER UNITED'S manager, Alex Ferguson, revealed that his German opponents kept him informed of other results last night so that he knew a draw would be good enough to see his side through to the European Cup quarter-finals.

Football: Villa fans asked to hold fire on Yorke

WHEN DWIGHT YORKE defected from Aston Villa to Manchester United, John Gregory said he could have shot him. As the Villa manager prepared the Premiership leaders for tomorrow's visit of second-placed United, he appealed for supporters to hold their verbal fire until Yorke became a legitimate target at kick-off time.

Football: McManaman attracts 14 clubs

STEVE McMANAMAN will sign the biggest deal since the Bosman ruling was introduced if he decides to leave Anfield during the summer. So far, 14 clubs have expressed an interest in the 26-year-old England midfielder, whose Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season.

Football: United's grand duo of Yorke and Cole

WHEN MANCHESTER UNITED lost 3-0 to Arsenal at Highbury on 24 September it seemed to confirm a changing of the guard. It was Arsenal's fourth successive victory, at three different venues, over United inside a year.
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