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6. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, United have only lost nine of the 94 Champions League games played at home

Manchester United v Manchester City: Why Sir Alex Ferguson has avoided talk of 6-1 thrashing

Will Sir Alex Ferguson have reminded his Manchester United players of last season’s 6-1 defeat to Manchester City?

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea can improve says Sir Alex Ferguson

Spaniard is coming to the end of his second season at Old Trafford

Zaha, who opened the scoring for England, steals the ball

England 3 Romania 0 match report: Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Zaha run the show for Stuart Pearce's in-form Under-21 side

If this was a glimpse of the future for English football, then Stuart Pearce should have a summer to savour.

Roy Keane stamps on Gareth Southgate

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Is this why Gareth Southgate is afraid of Roy Keane?

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane was outspoken during ITV's coverage of last night's Champions League tie

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Uefa have 'no problem' with referee Cuneyt Cakir following controversial red card for Nani

Midfielder was sent off during Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid

Longevity of 'Fergie Fledglings' owes everything to the Manchester United manager, says David Beckham

Alex Ferguson taught Ryan Giggs and co to look after their bodies

Danny Welbeck powered home the header that set United up for an encouraging 1-1 draw

Sir Alex Ferguson claims Real Madrid were unable to deal with Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck

England striker opened the scoring at the Bernabeu

Jamie Carragher is facing up to a future away from Anfield after announcing his retirement yesterday

TV role beckons as Jamie Carragher ends 26 years with Liverpool

Defender announces retirement

Matt Butler: It's not snobbery but can we have Johnny Vaughan every week?

View From The Sofa: Rock 'n' Roll Football, Absolute Radio

Helping hand for De Gea but Ferguson will not drop him

Sir Alex Ferguson acknowledged today that coaching work was needed for goalkeeper David de Gea.

Colin Murray

View from the Sofa: Colin Murray was never going to make a virtue of blandness on MOTD2

BBC announce Match of the Day 2 presenter will be replaced from next season

The United manager is worried at how his defence will deal with City

Alex Ferguson not amused by Manchester United's 'cartoon' defence

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his defence is more vulnerable than at any time in his 26 years at the helm of Manchester United and declared that if the side defend in Sunday’s Manchester derby as they did at Reading last weekend “then God knows what’s going to happen to us”.

The closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw

Roof will remain closed for rescheduled Poland v England World Cup qualifier

The Football Association has confirmed that the stadium roof will be closed for this afternoon's World Cup qualifier between England and Poland in Warsaw.

England coach Gary Neville

Kyle Walker hails Gary Neville's influence in the England camp

Kyle Walker has hailed the impact England coach Gary Neville has had on his game as he prepares to make his first competitive start for his country.

A view of the facilities at St George's Park

An Oxbridge of football, for coaches rather than players

Over £100m has been spent on St George's Park but, Sam Wallace finds, the academy is about developing coaches, not players

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