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Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

Sir Alex Ferguson bids farewell in his final game in charge of Manchester United

Robin van Persie was hoping to score in 'Fergie time' for Manchester United in 10-goal thriller against West Brom

Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge to not see an injury time goal

Ferguson says farewell for the last time
Sir Alex Ferguson breathes a sigh of relief as his side beat Swansea 2-1 in his final game at Old Trafford

Manchester United 2 Swansea 1 match report: Late goal from Rio Ferdinand insures Sir Alex Ferguson bows out at Old Trafford with victory

Not quite Fergie time, but 87th minute Rio Ferdinand winner sees Ferguson bow out at Theatre of Dreams with victory

Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson share a moment after the former's winning goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Swansea

Rio Ferdinand thrilled to give Sir Alex Ferguson perfect send-off after 'devastating' news

Defender's 87th minute winner gives Sir ALex Ferguson victory in his final game at Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson applauds the Old Trafford crowd as he says goodbye before his retirement

Wayne Rooney may look for a new start in France

Striker not involved in match-day squad amid mounting rumours that he will leave the club at the end of the season

Petr Cech is unmoved by Chelsea's revolving door policy

The Blues goalkeeper values consistency on the pitch more than in the dugout

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj pictured in an Under-21 match against Arsenal

Manchester United set to blood youngsters in final games, including Adnan Januzaj

The new champions play Arsenal this weekend

Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra, Anderson, Shinji Kagawa, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck in a training exercise for Manchester United

Losing Premier League title to Manchester City provided added motivation admits Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United can regain the title tonight with victory over Aston Villa

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra hits out at Manchester United critics

Reds are closing in on their 20th league title

Andy Carroll of West Ham and David De Gea of Manchester United hug after their Premier League encounter

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United put in 'a display of real champions' against West Ham

United came from behind twice in 2-2 draw at Upton Park

DAVID DE GEA (6/10): Could not do much about either goal and was otherwise brave enough in the box under some pressure

Manchester United v Manchester City player ratings from Old Trafford

Man for man marking from the Manchester derby

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra

'We really wanted to win the double': Patrice Evra 'sad' after Manchester United's FA Cup exit

United lost 1-0 to Chelsea in their quarter-final replay

Chelsea’s Demba Ba clinches his side’s 1-0 FA Cup victory over United

Europa League next up for Chelsea following FA Cup victory over Manchester United

Rubin Kazan are the Blues' opponents on Thursday

Petr Cech saves from Javier Hernandez to preserve Chelsea’s lead

Chelsea v Manchester United player ratings

Man-for-man marking from Stamford Bridge

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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