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Retaining their Premier League crown looks impossible, but they are just two wins away from winning the Capital One Cup

Rooney riches leave United in his debt

Manchester United 4 Hull City 0

Sir Alex Ferguson 'not interested' in Carlos Tevez and Gary Neville spat

Sir Alex Ferguson is not interested in getting involved in the spat between Carlos Tevez and Gary Neville.

James Lawton: Dangerous game built on puerile self-regard

Neville's brilliant career has long been sullied by mindless acts of provocation

Sam Wallace: My all-time Premier League XI

The hardest omission was Wayne Rooney. Cantona gets in ahead because he gives the team something completely different. Right-back has the least obvious candidates.

Neville retirement is nonsense says Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson today dismissed as "a load of nonsense" reports that Gary Neville will retire at the end of the season.

Ferguson rules out January transfers

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out making new signings to ease his defensive injury crisis.

Ferguson defends youth project

At the outset of the week in which the youth ranks of the Premier League elite are again put to the test in the Carling Cup quarter-finals, Sir Alex Ferguson has launched an impassioned defence of his prodigies and warned those who have written them off that they have repeated the same error Alan Hansen made 14 years ago.

Ferdinand to miss Manchester United trip to Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand is facing an extended period on the sidelines as Manchester United try to get to the bottom of his latest injury concern.

Referee had double vision over Da Silva, claim United

It's an easy mistake to make but nonetheless Manchester United have submitted a claim of mistaken identity to the Football Association after Fabio da Silva was booked by referee Chris Foy against Barnsley in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.

Manchester United biding time with Owen

Manchester United are breaking Michael Owen in gently at Old Trafford following his surprise free transfer move from Newcastle in the summer.

Manchester United appeal after wrong da Silva twin was booked

Manchester United have submitted a claim of mistaken identity to the Football Association after Fabio da Silva was booked by referee Chris Foy against Barnsley in the Carling Cup.

Owen frustrated by expectations

Manchester United striker Michael Owen scored his third goal of the season in the Carling Cup victory against Barnsley but remains bewildered by what some people expect of him.

Giggs offers defence of elite wages

But United star says players must give back by lending support to charity projects

Player wages are justified says Giggs

Ryan Giggs believes the majority of top-flight players deserve their massive wages.

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