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Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson turns attention to Chelsea rematch in Capital One Cup

Sir Alex Ferguson expects another pulsating clash when Chelsea and Manchester United meet again on Wednesday after the Red Devils ended the Blues' unbeaten record in a controversial five-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

Accused referee Mark Clattenburg in Chelsea player abuse

Chelsea allege referee Mark Clattenburg made inappropriate remark to John Obi Mikel

The race issue exploded again in English football last night when Chelsea made an official complaint about referee Mark Clattenburg who is alleged to have made a comment of a racial nature to John Obi Mikel following the club’s controversial defeat 3-2 to Manchester United yesterday.

Match Report: Mark Clattenburg provides a cruel twist to pulsating encounter between Chelsea and Manchester United

Chelsea 2 Manchester United 3: Dismissal of Fernando Torres allows United to steal a march in title race before post-match abuse row leaves a stain

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs demands Manchester United improve on sloppy starts

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs knows the team cannot keep relying on their famous powers of recovery.

Roberto Di Matteo has considered Arsenal a threat since the start of the season

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Shinji Kagawa holds his knee during the Champions League match against Braga

Shinji Kagawa a doubt for Chelsea match after twisting knee during Manchester United comeback

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been left sweating on Shinji Kagawa's fitness after the Japan midfielder twisted his knee during the first half of last night's thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Braga.

Robin van Persie had a poor experience on his United debut

Premier League: Manchester United v Stoke City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Double trouble: Premier League rivals will suffer If Manchester United's forward pairing of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney (pictured) and Newcastle United’s Papiss Cissé and Demba Ba start to score in tandem

Dynamic duos promise goals as Newcastle take on United

The Cissé-Ba and Rooney-Van Persie pairings should light up St James's Park

Demba Ba scores a fantastic goal against Manchester United

Newcastle defeat still rankles Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants a reaction similar to that which followed defeat at Newcastle last season as his side travel to Tyneside again.

Robert Lewandowski

Manchester United linked with Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski

Manchester United could boost their attacking talents yet further this January with the addition of Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski.

Darren Fletcher brought physicality into the midfield

Manchester United in the Champions League: Five things we learned last night...

1. United's defence is not what it used to be...

There is more to Wayne Rooney than many people give him credit for

Wayne Rooney revelling in competition for places at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney believes the competition for striking berths can only be a good thing for Manchester United.

Darren Fletcher in action for Manchester United

Darren Fletcher delighted to be back in action for Manchester United

Darren Fletcher returned to Manchester United's starting line-up for the first time in 10 months last night and declared himself delighted to be back.

Darren Fletcher congratulates opening scorer Anderson

Wayne Rooney returns but nerves hit Manchester United defence in victory over Newcastle

Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 1

Real Madrid's Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin is an Arsenal target

Ferguson is fooling himself about his new strike force Van Persie, says Wenger

Arsène Wenger last night accused Sir Alex Ferguson of over-confidence in comparing his crop of strikers to that which won the treble in 1999 – but the Arsenal manager admits he has taken a "massive gamble" in selling Robin Van Persie to Manchester United.

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