Sport Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc will be looking to upset England when he lines up for Poland on Tuesday

Boruc is in outstanding form but rejects talk of being the new Jan Tomaszewski

Sportsmen who failed to reach their potential

Ben Foster - the obvious England no 1 and the natural successor to Edwin van der Sar at Manchester United. Apart from it hasn't worked out that way.

Van der Sar in Manchester United reserve return

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is set to return from injury in tonight's reserves match away to Everton.

Manchester United explain Foster international absence

Ben Foster was ruled out of England's World Cup double-header against Ukraine and Belarus with a chest injury.

Injury boost for Owen

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Michael Owen should be fit for Manchester United's Premier League match with Bolton at Old Trafford on 17 October.

Foster ready to repay Ferguson faith

Ben Foster has revealed the debt of gratitude he owes to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Benitez & Ferguson: On the defensive

In the Premier League era, Liverpool have never conceded so many early goals, and Carragher is under attack. At United, Foster faces similar potshots. Ian Herbert hears the managers counter the crisis talk

Manchester United hope for seventh win on the trot

Manchester United go for a magnificent seven wins on the trot tomorrow at Stoke with Gary Neville believing the August international was to blame for their early-season malaise.

Welback savouring hometown glory for United

Danny Welbeck is living out his dream as a "Manc boy" playing for Manchester United.

Brown demands Cup focus at Manchester United

Wes Brown is determined Manchester United's Carling Cup defence will not stumble at the first hurdle tonight.

Can Harry mix it with the big boys?

With a 100 per cent record, Redknapp has every right to be confident at Spurs. But as he faces United today and Chelsea next week, his hopes of a top-four finish will face a true test

Ferdinand and Neville in contention for Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville are both in contention for Manchester United's trip to Tottenham tomorrow.

Gerrard ruled out of England friendly

Steven Gerrard has pulled out of the England squad for tomorrow night's friendly with Holland in Amsterdam.

Van der Sar out for eight weeks

Manchester United will start the new season without Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who faces an eight-week layoff with a broken finger.

United take Blanc advice on Obertan

Bordeaux manager and former United defender points Ferguson to £3m France winger

Foster signs new Manchester United deal

Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2013, it was announced today.

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Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

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11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

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Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
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Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain