Rio Ferdinand's comeback pleases Manchester United

Manchester United are confident Rio Ferdinand will benefit from his quicker-than-expected return to first-team duties.

Worthington's dreams suffer major blow on 'inept' night

Northern Ireland 0 Slovakia 2

Ferguson warms to his old rival

United manager softens towards Wenger ahead of today's heavyweight clash

Rooney revels in his new found freedom to hand United the perfect start

Manchester United 1 Birmingham City 0

United risk Uefa ruling with latest Italian raid

Fiorentina outraged at champions’ attempt to sign national Under-16 defender

Eduardo on the mark as Croatia warm up for Wembley

Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva scored as Croatia, England's Group Six opponents at Wembley on 9 September, won 3-1 away against Belarus last night to strengthen their position in pursuit of a play-off slot.

Other Internationals: Bellamy seeks Wales peace

Wales: Craig Bellamy has made his peace with the Wales manager, John Toshack, over his no-show for the friendly against Montenegro.

Corry Evans wants to emulate brother Jonny at Manchester United

Rising star Corry Evans admits he is counting down the days until he can follow in his big brother’s footsteps.

Manchester United defender Evans linked with £12m Barcelona switch

Jonny Evans is being lined-up for a stunning summer exit from Manchester United with the Northern Ireland defender swapping Old Trafford for Spain.

Liverpool fall behind in race for Tevez

Liverpool's negotiating position has placed them behind Manchester City in the pursuit of Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez. Rafael Benitez does not appear to be willing to match the £25.5m the Argentinian's representatives are seeking from United for the settlement of the loan of the player, under a deal which expires at the end of this month.

Jonny Evans' brother to make Manchester United debut

Highly-rated youngster Corry Evans is set to follow older brother Jonny into the senior ranks of Manchester United and Northern Ireland.

Can United shut out Barça?

Even if Rio returns, Ferguson faces an awesome force in the Catalans' attack. Ian Herbert looks at the key battles that may decide the Champions League final

Manchester United look to complete title in style

Manchester United look likely to move to the brink of a third straight Premier League title at Wigan on Wednesday, with or without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tevez helps United regain top spot

Manchester United 2 Manchester City 0

Vintage Giggs leads way to promised land

Middlesbrough 0 Manchester United 2: Welsh wizard keeps United on title track
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