Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie

There's more to Manchester United than Robin van Persie insists Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson today predicted that both Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez will score 20 goals this season, as he reflected on the comeback from last season's title disappointment which has put his side top of the Premier League and into the last 16 of the Champions League.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his goal

Wayne Rooney relieved to score penalty for Manchester United

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admitted luck played a significant part as he bounced back from his penalty miss against Arsenal by converting one in Braga last night.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his goal

Mike Phelan relieved after Manchester United reach last-16 of Champions League

Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan feels the team reaching the last 16 of the Champions League as Group H winners with two games to spare has provided just the response Red Devils supporters were looking for following last season's disappointing performance in the competition.

A power failure delayed United's game in Braga

Power cut helped Manchester United to victory over Braga says Chris Smalling

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Robin Van Persie

Robin van Persie deserves respect from Arsenal fans says Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would be surprised if Robin van Persie was not given a warm reception by Arsenal fans this weekend.

Ryan Giggs in action against Chelsea

Manchester United youngsters will benefit from defeat to Chelsea says Ryan Giggs

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs believes the club's youngsters could benefit greatly from a loss at Chelsea that was “tough to take”.

A flare was thrown onto the pitch during the Capital One Cup tie

'We were in complete control': Alex Ferguson angered by manner of Manchester United defeat to Chelsea

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson felt his side were in complete control of their Capital One Cup tie against Chelsea until the Blues levelled at the death and went on to seal the victory in extra-time.

'Di Matteo is a football man with a remarkable capacity to grow strong at the most broken of places'

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Lucas Piazon

Lucas Piazon set to make second Chelsea appearance tonight against Manchester United

Lucas Piazon was today braced for the biggest test of his fledgling career as he prepared to make his second Chelsea appearance in tonight's Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United.

Referee Mark Clattenburg

Leeds manager Neil Warnock 'disgusted' by complaint against Mark Clattenburg

Leeds manager Neil Warnock has criticised Chelsea's decision to file a complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg.

Manchester United defender Scott Wootton

Manchester United set to make changes for return to Chelsea

The dust may still be some way from settling on Manchester United's dramatic and controversial win over Chelsea on Sunday, but the two clubs must get ready to do battle again.

A steward is helped by a fellow steward during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge

Met launch investigation after Chelsea steward is hospitalised

Police today confirmed they were investigating the cause of an injury that hospitalised one of Chelsea's stewards after the club's acrimonious defeat to Manchester United.

Hernandez has last laugh as Clattenburg's cruel twist settles pulsating encounter

As the extra stewards were deployed around the mouth of the tunnel and the home crowd focused their outrage exclusively on the man in black, Mark Clattenburg will have had that growing sense of dread that in modern football's high court of HD super slo-mo replays, he had been found guilty of error.

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