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Cantona's kick led to a football ban and a seagull quote

Juan Mata debut: Can the £37m signing live up to the previous wearers of the Manchester United No 8 shirt?

The Spaniard makes his debut against Cardiff City

Spain midfielder Juan Mata

Poll: Will Juan Mata be the best player to wear the Manchester United No 7 shirt?

Juan Mata follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona

Spain midfielder Juan Mata
Joey Barton has started a philosophy degree

Joey Barton starting a philosophy degree? That's great, says Harry Redknapp

QPR manager pleased midfielder is keeping his head down

Wayne Rooney could be a Manchester United god according to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher

The Sky pundit claims Rooney needs to sign a new contract and ensure his name is mentioned in the same breath as Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona

Darren Fletcher has been limited to seven starts in nearly two years

Manchester United manager David Moyes lifted by Darren Fletcher return after recovery

Scottish midfielder back in training following lengthy illness while Rooney may play on Saturday

There are concerns that Everton's away kit is too similar to their home one. It could prove particularly problematic when they travel to Chelsea

Everton unveil new yellow and blue away strip: The best and worst Premier League kits for the 2013/14 season

The new strips of Liverpool, Manchester United and Cardiff have all caused debate among fans

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has likened Zlatan Ibrahimovic to United legend Eric Cantona

Peter Schmeichel: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born to be a Manchester United player - just like Eric Cantona

Former goalkeeper has likened the PSG striker to the United legend and claimed that he would like to see the Swede playing for the club in the future

Manchester City have launched their new all-black away kit, but will they become the dominating All Blacks of the football world?

In pictures: Manchester City unveil their new 'half-and-half' away kit in tribute to Ardwick AFC and Gorton AFC

Black and dark charcoal halves represent former incarnations Ardwick who wore a similar kit in 1890/1 and Gorton who played in first ever recorded City kit in1884

A semi-rugby, semi-football game

It’s a game of two halves: with one being rugby

Let’s give a very hearty thank-you to the professional sportsmen of the south of France for answering a question that precisely nobody was asking: what would it be like if a rugby  and a football team played against each other?

David Beckham celebrates his goal from behind the half-way line against Wimbledon in 1996

David Beckham retires: We said goodbye to the footballer a long time ago

It is the Beckham construction to which we are bidding farewell

Sir Alex Ferguson has conquered football. Next, the world of finance?

To have had such longevity and success requires a remarkable range of skills

Sir Alex Ferguson and Peter Schmeichel lift the European Cup in 1999

Glenn Moore: Sir Alex Ferguson longevity is due to Manchester United's power to adapt – often within a single game

United deployed a different starting formation in each of the three Champions League finals they played in the last six seasons

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates winning the world title at the Crucible

Snooker needs another crank like me says Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning fifth world title

Every sport needs someone like your Alex Higgins or your Eric Cantona says world champion

Luis Suarez will not play for Liverpool again until October

Luis Suarez bite: Attitude blamed for his 10-match ban

FA reveals Liverpool striker’s opposition to charge led to imposition of tougher punishment

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss