Ferguson blames inexperience for Manchester United defeat

Sir Alex Ferguson felt inexperience was to blame for Manchester United's surprise defeat by 10-man Kansas City Wizards.

Injured United star to stay in US

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Ferdinand set to be fit for start of season after rapid recovery

Rio Ferdinand is likely to start the season with Manchester United after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from the knee injury that forced him out of the World Cup. United confirmed yesterday that Ferdinand would be ready to play again 10 weeks after sustaining the injury in England's first training session of their disastrous World Cup campaign. That would put him in line to play the opening fixture against Newcastle at Old Trafford or away to Fulham the weekend after.

Evans seals Manchester United future

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed defender Jonny Evans has signed a four-year contract with the club.

Ferguson plans to 'freshen' United side over summer

Sir Alex Ferguson indicated last night that there may be some fundamental changes to his side this summer as he spoke of a need to "freshen", with one or two players possibly on their way out of the club.

Tonight's other main games and how to watch them

There are several interesting international friendlies taking place around Europe tonight, although not all of them will be available on terrestrial television. There are, however, other means and ways of watching, from red buttons to live betting streams. There are a host of games available on the bet365 website, where viewers can watch games immediately, once they have opened an account.

Young Villa fail to live up to the hype

The stadium announcer appeared to be a Villa fan. In a brave attempt to drum up some atmosphere for the club's first final at the new Wembley – one which left Sir Alex Ferguson so indifferent that he wiled away his post-match press conference tapping into a mobile phone – Martin O'Neill's players were introduced on the Tannoy as gladiators. So Carlos Cuellar was "the Spanish matador", James Collins "the Welsh warrior" and Ashley Young the "dazzling dribbler".

Vidic happy to be back for Manchester United

Nemanja Vidic wants to make up for lost time in his injury-disrupted season, just as Rio Ferdinand has been sidelined again.

Moyes plays down talk of ascent to top four

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Magnificent Rooney uses head to gain upper hand

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Vidic misses Manchester United trip

Nemanja Vidic was again missing as Manchester United resumed their quest to reach a third consecutive Champions League final.

United collect valuable point against Villa

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Pathetic Pompey score hat-trick at wrong end

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Van der Sar says Manchester United experience is key

Edwin Van der Sar believes Manchester United have the awareness that separates them from the rest.

Ferdinand handed four match ban

Rio Ferdinand has received a four-match suspension after losing his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge.

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