Teams fear Old Trafford says Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney believes the fear factor for visiting teams is what keeps Manchester United strong at Old Trafford.

Worthington's woes increased by injury crisis

The Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington will spend the next two days pondering the cost of Friday night's Euro 2012 qualifying defeat to Serbia. Gareth McAuley's first-half header put Northern Ireland on course in Belgrade, but second-half goals from Marko Pantelic and Zoran Tosic left them empty handed.

Jonny Evans says he didn't intend to hurt Stuart Holden

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans admits his tackle on Stuart Holden was not a good one but has stressed that he had no intention of hurting the Bolton midfielder.

USA disappointed to lose Stuart Holden to lengthy injury

USA head coach Bob Bradley has spoken of his disappointment at losing the services of Stuart Holden for six months.

Holden accepts Evans' apology for knee injury

Stuart Holden has revealed that Jonny Evans has been in touch after his tackle ruled the American out for six months. Holden sustained a knee injury on Saturday from a challenge which led to Evans' dismissal. He will miss the rest of the season, including Bolton's FA Cup semi-final against Stoke City.

Rio Ferdinand may miss rest of Manchester United season

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United are in better shape to handle their defensive injury crisis than they were last December despite raising the spectre of Rio Ferdinand missing the remainder of the campaign.

Michael Carrick hopes to avoid defensive role for Manchester United

Michael Carrick is keeping his fingers crossed that he is not pressed into service as an emergency defender for Manchester United when they tackle Bolton on Saturday.

Ryan Giggs confident of Champions League progress

Ryan Giggs is confident Manchester United can show their class in tonight's Champions League match with Marseille at Old Trafford.

Manchester United boosted by return of Nani

Nani handed Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson a boost this morning by returning to training.

Ferguson urged to accept charge – but after vital Liverpool game

Manchester United manager has until Tuesday to make plea to FA over outspoken comments about referee

Manchester United face injury crisis ahead of Champions League tie

Manchester United were without several senior players including Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs as they flew out to Marseille for tomorrow's Champions League match.

Manchester United play down Michael Owen injury

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has played down fears Michael Owen will be sidelined for an extended period after sustaining a groin injury in training this week.

The Blues Brothers: Different journeys, same destination

Yaya turned down United in favour of City, Kolo blazed a trail out of poverty. Ian Herbert profiles the formidable Tourés

Manchester United confirm Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans will miss derby

Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans will both miss tomorrow's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

Where's Jonny? Evans' fall from grace gives Ferguson defensive derby worry

Evans and Brown are out of form, Ferdinand is injured, Smalling is naive. So who'll partner Vidic against City?

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

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