Sport Patrice Evra, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United pose with the Carling Cup trophy in the dressing room after their 2006 win

The United captain gave the 2006 medal to former team-mate Giuseppe Rossi

Clubs avoiding big-money transfer deals

Premier League clubs' spending on players this season is heading for a four-year low.

Tottenham sign goalkeeper Pletikosa on loan

Tottenham have signed goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa on a season-long loan from Spartak Moscow.

Welcome to the big league: Spurs drawn against the holders Inter

Mourinho faces bumpy ride with Real but English sides are given a good chance to make the knockout stages

Manchester United face Rangers in Champions League

Manchester United and Rangers have been drawn together in Group C of the Champions League at today's draw in Monaco.

'My team are not ready to face Inter or Chelsea,' says Jose

Mourinho fears potential reunions in today's Champions League draw – and he has good reason

Vidic signs new Manchester United deal

Nemanja Vidic has signed a four-year contract extension with Manchester United.

Dawson dreaming of Messi meeting

Michael Dawson was already dreaming of marking Lionel Messi ahead of his and Tottenham's Champions League debut against Young Boys tonight.

Lawrence happy to stay at Stoke

Liam Lawrence has dramatically turned his back on a potential move to Celtic after growing tired of waiting for the Parkhead club to make their move.

Lawrence tipped as ideal replacement for McGeady

Daryl Murphy has backed Liam Lawrence to deliver the goods if his former Sunderland team-mate joins him at Celtic Park.

Lennon: McCourt must seize moment

Neil Lennon yesterday challenged Paddy McCourt to go that extra mile with his fitness and prove he is up to speed as a potential Celtic replacement for the departing Aiden McGeady.

Transfer Talk: Redknapp grows frustrated over Spurs' lack of movement

Tottenham Hotspur's attempts to bring reinforcements to White Hart Lane this summer have been hampered because the Londoners have struggled to sell peripheral members of their squad, manager Harry Redknapp has claimed.

Juarez winner offers scant comfort for Celtic's early exit

Celtic 2 Sporting Braga 1 <i>(Braga win 4-2 on aggregate)</i>

Hooper: Forrest can fill McGeady's shoes

Celtic striker Gary Hooper believes James Forrest can fill the void created by Aiden McGeady's absence during tomorrow's Champions League clash against Sporting Braga.

Transfer Talk: Wenger uncertainty 'is not an issue'

Arsenal's attempt to end their five-year trophy drought this season will not be affected by uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Arsène Wenger, according to the defender Bacary Sagna.

Football friendlies round-up: Cahill scores hat-trick to stop Canaries singing

Tim Cahill tuned up his familiar ability to be in the right place at the right time as he scored a hat-trick to steer Everton to a 4-2 victory at Norwich City.

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