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Gary Neville retires with immediate effect

Gary Neville has announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect.

Wayne Rooney admits comback nerves

Wayne Rooney was relieved to be welcomed back to the pitch by Manchester United fans at the weekend but admits he was nervous about their reaction.

Tony Pulis looks to move on

Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes his proposed referee league table is a constructive solution to potential problems - but now intends to leave officials alone.

Solskjaer appointed manager of Molde

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been installed as the new manager of Molde, severing a 14-year tie with Manchester United.

Pulis calls for relegation system for referees

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has hit out at the "abysmal" and "appalling" decisions he feels have been made against his side by referees recently and called for officials to be promoted and relegated.

Fans will forgive Rooney says Neville

Gary Neville believes Wayne Rooney's decision to stay at Manchester United was "the best outcome for all parties" and is confident the club's fans will soon forgive the England striker for questioning the Red Devils' ambition.

Eleven titles in 20 years at the top – Giggs is a one-off

He is almost certainly the last of a breed, in more ways than one. It seems inconceivable that any player in future could emulate Ryan Giggs in playing for 20 years at one of the country's top clubs, let alone winning 11 Premier League titles. While too modest to admit it could never happen, he agrees that what we will certainly never see again is the emergence of a whole clutch of mainly local lads like the second wave of Manchester United babes ("Fergie's fledglings" was just too contrived a title) who made their name in the club's youth teams of the early Nineties.

Van der Sar will quit at end of season says coach

Edwin van der Sar is ready to retire at the end of the season, according to Manchester United's goalkeeping coach Eric Steele.

Gary Neville critical of rich clubs

Manchester United captain Gary Neville admits even bitter rivals Liverpool command more respect from him than certain clubs "who throw a load of money" at success.

Neville warms to Liverpool as his anger turns on City

The Manchester United captain Gary Neville has hinted that he has more respect for Liverpool – a club with whom he has waged a one-man civil war for years – than Manchester City, declaring yesterday that he could at least find "respect" for Anfield's "sense of their tradition and their history".

Vidic signs new Manchester United deal

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

Neville says FA must back Capello

Manchester United captain Gary Neville accepts England sorely underperformed at the World Cup but has called on the Football Association to back Fabio Capello.

Final whistle for footballer's £6m zero-carbon 'bunker'

It was not so long ago that Gary Neville was touted as a possible addition to England's World Cup squad. But while his former England team-mates celebrated their place in the last 16 yesterday, the Manchester United captain was busy addressing Bolton Council's planning committee.

Errors & Omissions: Compare and contrast – and thoroughly confuse the reader

It is a jolly idea to start a story with a contrast, capturing the reader's attention with the implied question, "Is it this, or is it that?" Well, here are two contrasting attempts at this rhetorical trick, from two news stories published this week.

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