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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

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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

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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

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