Gary Neville gives approval to successor Rafael

Gary Neville is convinced his coveted right-back role at Manchester United is in safe hands.

Ferdinand to miss derby through injury

Manchester United are facing defensive problems ahead of Saturday's derby, with Rio Ferdinand unlikely to have recovered from a calf injury in time for the game against City at Old Trafford, and Jonny Evans an early casualty of the international break yesterday.

Wolves' latest scalp brings sense of relief for Fletcher

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Manchester United 1

Hernandez ends Southampton's Cup hopes

Southampton 1 Manchester United 2

With Hodgson gone Torres has no place to hide

We know that Kenny Dalglish remembers those days – fast receding in the memory already – when Fernando Torres struck terror into defenders' hearts. We know because they were the days he chose to talk about in his last newspaper column before the call from Liverpool came and he swapped a cruise in the Persian Gulf, near Iran, for another nuclear location.

Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes fit for Arsenal clash

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed both Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes should be available for Manchester United's top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal on Monday.

Michael Owen takes full part in Manchester United training

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled Michael Owen out of Manchester United's Champions League match against Valencia tomorrow.

Immaturity of Ferguson's kids exposed by Cole and Spector

West Ham United 4 Manchester United 0

Manchester United's Ben Amos became goalkeeper by chance

Ben Amos has admitted he only became a goalkeeper by chance.

Rooney's late penalty enough for United

Rangers 0 Manchester United 1

Rio Ferdinand to miss Bursaspor clash

Rio Ferdinand was the major absentee from the 20-man Manchester United party which headed off to Turkey this morning for the Champions League encounter with Bursaspor.

Northern Ireland crash back down to earth

Faroe Islands 1 Northern Ireland 1

United miss guile of injured Rio more than goals of absent striker

Everton 3 Manchester United 3
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