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

Van der Sar laments lack of possession

Edwin van der Sar cited an inability to retain possession as the major reason for Manchester United's Champions League final defeat in Rome last night.

Foster undergoes surgery on thumb

Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster was ruled out of the Champions League final today after undergoing surgery on his right thumb.

Giggs beats team-mates to player of the year award

Ryan Giggs last night won the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award for the first time in his 18-year career. The Manchester United winger saw off the challenge of team-mates Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard to add the honour to the Young Player of the Year award which he picked up in 1992 and 1993. "It's arguably the best one to win, to be voted by your fellow players," said the 35-year-old.

The alternative Player of the Year

Tomorrow evening the players will reveal who among their peers they regard as the season's best. The smart money, so much of it that the bookies stopped taking bets, is on Ryan Giggs being the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year. On the weekend he could make his 800th Manchester United appearance this would be a fitting tribute to one of the sport's legends, even if it is hard to argue that Giggs really has been the campaign's most influential player.

Shambolic United submit to Murphy's law

Fulham 2 Manchester United 0: Scholes and Rooney dismissed as Fulham midfielder inflicts another defeat on champions to open up title race

Walcott in running for England squad

Theo Walcott and Aaron Lennon are both still in contention for Fabio Capello's England squad next week despite having been named in Stuart Pearce's under-21s yesterday. The Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster is also a strong possibility for a place in the squad for next Saturday's friendly against Slovakia.

Van der Sar turns down Dutch request to return

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has declined an offer from Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk to make a comeback for the national team.

Edwin van der Sar: Put your hopes in these hands for safe keeping

Manchester United’s record-breaking No 1 is more interested in winning than watching the clock, and the time is right for bringing back more silverware. Steve Tongue speaks to Edwin van der Sar

Phelan hails Giggs as 'best ever'

Ryan Giggs is too modest to say whether he is in the form of his life, so Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan did it for him.

Bywater's mission is to keep the red tide at bay

As baptisms into the world of League management go, Nigel Clough conceded with a wry smile last week, facing the best club team in the world three times in your first eight games can reasonably be described as being of the fiery variety. And yet, as Clough pointed out while his Derby County squad completed their preparations for today's FA Cup fifth-round tie at home to Manchester United, it has probably been no bad thing.

Record talk bores Van der Sar

Edwin Van der Sar is getting so tired of talking about his record goalkeeping exploits he is preparing to let one in, just to bring his run to an end.

Outside the Box: Van der Sar must keep out Baggies to bag new record

Edwin van der Sar must keep out West Bromwich Albion's less-than-lethal attack for 84 minutes at the Hawthorns on Tuesday to set a new Premier League goalkeeping record. The Manchester United keeper has not been beaten in the 942 minutes since Arsenal's Samir Nasri scored the second of his two goals on 8 November. Chelsea's Petr Cech holds the current record at 1,025 minutes, which he took from United's Peter Schmeichel in 2005, but that is still short of Steve De'Ath's Football League best of 1,103 minutes for Reading and the British record for all competitive games, held by Chris Woods of Rangers, who once went unbeaten for 1,196 minutes (19 hours and 56 minutes).

Giggs hopes Japan trip will not derail title bid

Ryan Giggs is crossing his fingers the draining effects of jet-lag do not have a negative influence on Manchester United's hopes of a Premier League title hat-trick.

Van der Sar signs new contract at Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar a has agreed a new one-year contract extension with Manchester United.

Ronaldo favourite for Ballon d'Or

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or overnight.

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