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

Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic returns to action for Manchester United

Nemanja Vidic has admitted it will be a few weeks yet before he is back to top form.

Ray Lewington joins England coaching staff on full-time basis

Ray Lewington has joined England's coaching staff on a full-time basis, signing a four-year deal.

Goalscorer Wayne Rooney celebrates with John Terry
Roy Hodgson offers Parker some direction

Euro 2012 'means everything' to England midfielder Scott Parker

England midfielder Scott Parker has admitted it "means everything" to get the chance to appear at Euro 2012.

You Write the Caption - 25/05/12

Win a bottle of wine

Roy Hodgson (left) and Gary Neville (centre) speak to Glen Johnson during an England training session atthe Etihad Stadium yesterday

Hodgson makes a sunny start – with Neville's assistance

England in bright mood under their new manager as coach puts his boots back on

David Luiz will have the task of containing Mario Gomez in Munich

Chelsea defender David Luiz ready to step up from PlayStation to face the real thing

Brazilian defender hands Chelsea a big boost by recovering from injury for Champions League final

Ryan Giggs won the best player award

Manchester United pair Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson win at the Premier League 20 seasons awards

Manchester City may have wrestled the title from their grasp, but Manchester United were today awarded two prestigious honours for their dominance of the Premier League.

GARY NEVILLE: The former player turned pundit will help to coach England at the Euros

New coach Neville seen as manager material

Roy Hodgson made the most notable appointment of his England reign so far when he announced yesterday that Gary Neville will be a coach in his backroom staff and, the Football Association hopes, potentially an England manager of the future.

Ashley Young flies through the air to win a penalty after Shaun Derry’s minimal contact

Scholes class masked by dreadful refereeing

Manchester United 2 Queen's Park Rangers 0: Young's somersault fools the officials but veteran's enduring quality shines through

Terry Venables during his role as Steve McClaren's No 2 in 2007

Venables: hurry up and pick manager

Former England manager Terry Venables warned yesterday that the Football Association cannot afford to waste time in appointing Fabio Capello's successor and predicted that if the new man is English he would not be paid the £6m a year the Italian earned.

Terry Venables during his role as Steve McClaren's No 2 in 2007

Venables tells FA: hurry up and pick a manager

Next England coach needs time to settle in job – but won't pick up millions like Capello

Antonio Valencia scores United’s second against Wolves

Wolves' 10 men no match for United's title momentum

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Manchester United 5

Fernando Llorente celebrates giving Athletic Bilbao the lead

Ferguson: 'no complaints' in defeat

By Ian Herbert

Fernando Llorente celebrates giving Athletic Bilbao the lead

Ferguson offers no excuse as United fall

Athletic Bilbao 2 (Llorente 23, De Marcos 65 (Manchester United 1 (Rooney 80) Athletic Bilbao win 5-3 on aggregate

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