Sir Alex Ferguson pictured taking part in Manchester United's title parade

Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I have never held a grudge'

The departing Manchester United manager conducts his final pre-match press conference

Retiring on top: Alex Ferguson waves to the Manchester United faithful from the top deck of champions' bus
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

Ashley Young of Manchester United celebrates

Manchester United winger Ashley Young ruled out for two-weeks

England international certain to miss three games

James Milner celebrates with his City team-mates after scoring against United

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims James Milner goal for Manchester City was offside

United went behind to the England midfielder's second half strike

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea can improve says Sir Alex Ferguson

Spaniard is coming to the end of his second season at Old Trafford

Mario Balotelli strips during City’s 6-1 win at United last season

Sir Alex Ferguson refuses to discuss Manchester United's 'worst ever day' ahead of Manchester City clash

As United prepare for neighbours' visit, manager confident Van Persie will end drought

Nemanja Vidic
Phil Jones: Worked tirelessly in midfield to stifle Madrid. Might have conceded a penalty but otherwise solid. 8

'It won't disappoint': Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson looks ahead to Real Madrid clash, confirming Phil Jones will miss out

Defender missed training today and will play no part in Champions League last-16 second leg

Alex Ferguson will be aiming to reach the last eight of the FA Cup today

Alex Ferguson has Double vision again

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Nemanja Vidic

Ashley Young and Nemanja Vidic provide Manchester United with positive news on injuries

Both were forced out of Sunday's Premier League win over Liverpool

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Win a bottle of wine

Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson escapes FA punishment despite half-time rant at referee Mike Dean

Manchester United manager was furious with overruled decision

Rafael in action against West Ham

Rafael ruled out of Manchester United's trip to Swansea

Premier League team news

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Vidic missed the final five months of last season after snapping his cruciate ligament in the Champions League defeat to Basle, and missed Sunday's clash with Liverpool with tightness in his knee. He underwent surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks with the injury.

Manchester United confirm return of Nemanja Vidic against Sunderland

Captain has been out since September

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