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

Manchester United to play Juventus for Gary Neville testimonial

Gary Neville's 18-year Manchester United career will be honoured when the Red Devils tackle Italian giants Juventus in a testimonial at Old Trafford on Tuesday, May 24.

James Lawton: Rush to the barricades over Rio is a little premature

This is not the first time England footballers have rallied around their colleague Rio Ferdinand.

Gary Neville plays down Jose Mourinho speculation

Gary Neville acknowledges Jose Mourinho has the right credentials to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager - but does not expect that day to come for quite some time.

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The £15,000 cancer film set for Oscar glory

A young British writer whose teenage cancer inspired his idea for a short film will be celebrating his birthday by attending the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday.

Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United will miss Gary Neville humour

Rio Ferdinand is the latest big-name Manchester United player to heap praise on retired team-mate Gary Neville.

Gary Neville gives approval to successor Rafael

Gary Neville is convinced his coveted right-back role at Manchester United is in safe hands.

The Last Word: A great player but not a great role model

Ignore the sugar-coated eulogies and remember the times Gary Neville baited crowds

Gary Neville negotiated Manchester United players contracts reveals Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Gary Neville spent part of his career trying to barter better deals for Manchester United's rising young stars.

Manchester United want Gary Neville to remain at club

Sir Alex Ferguson wants Gary Neville to remain part of the Manchester United "family" now the former England defender has retired from playing.

Wenger demands an end to the 'witch hunt' of 'mature' Fabregas

Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, yesterday defended his captain Cesc Fabregas against recent criticism of his behaviour and said that he was "fantastically proud of the person he [Fabregas] has become". Wenger added that he thought the Spanish midfielder was currently the subject of a "witch hunt".

Neville retired in fear of being United 'passenger'

Gary Neville has confirmed his intention to remain at Manchester United for the remainder of the season, as Owen Hargreaves' exclusion from United's Champions League squad leaves it doubtful that he will play for the club again.

Gary Neville will stay at Manchester United for the season

Gary Neville has confirmed his intention to remain within the Manchester United fold for the remainder of the season.

Gary Neville: a career in gesture politics

'Red Nev' has never been afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, and his career has been peppered with gestures and outbursts which perhaps come from the heart rather than any strategic long-term planning.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links