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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made reclaiming the Premier League title “priority number one”.

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United slam eight past shell-shocked Gunners

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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans believes he would not deserve to be at the club if he was not prepared to accept fresh competition for his place in Sir Alex Ferguson's plans.

Reading reject Wolves bid for Matt Mills

Reading manager Brian McDermott has confirmed the club have rejected a bid from Wolves for central defender Matt Mills.

United offer £9m for teenage Lens defender

Manchester United have bid €10.5m (£9.2m) for the French central defender Raphaël Varane, as they continue to set the pace in the summer transfer market. The 18-year-old Lens centre-half is seen as a player for the future but the price United are willing to pay reflects his reputation as one of the rising stars of the French game.

Blackpool dare to dream before United break Holloway's heart

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Rio Ferdinand ready for upcoming challenges

Rio Ferdinand insists he is fully fit and ready to steer Manchester United through a hazardous path to glory.

Etherington and Pennant wreck Bolton's notion of Cup romance

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West Ham trip could decide the title race, says Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes this lunchtime's visit to West Ham could go a long way to determining if Manchester United's quest for the treble will be realised.

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