Ferdinand to play in Manchester derby

Rio Ferdinand will face Manchester City in the Carling Cup this evening after denying a charge of violent conduct, Press Association Sport understands.

Jonny Evans: 'Fear of failure drives Manchester United forward'

Jonny Evans is adamant the fear of failure will drive Manchester United towards greater success.

Rooney riches leave United in his debt

Manchester United 4 Hull City 0

Rio Ferdinand to return from injury against Hull

England defender Rio Ferdinand will return from a three-month injury lay-off for Manchester United against Hull City on Saturday, manager Alex Ferguson said.

McLeish's bargains put 'boss' on the defensive

Birmingham City 1 Manchester United 1

Dann shame for McLeish as United survive

Birmingham City 1 Manchester United 1: Defender's own goal deprives Birmingham while Ferguson hits out at referee's 'weird' decisions

Evans relishing semi-final derby against Manchester City

Jonny Evans cannot wait to get stuck into Manchester City as Manchester United recover from the hammer blow of getting beaten by Leeds on Sunday.

United lose O'Shea for two months

Ferguson says defender's setback is a blow but remains upbeat about title challenge

Ferguson rules out January spending spree

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of making major additions to his Manchester United squad during the January transfer window.

Ferguson reveals O'Shea injury fear

Sir Alex Ferguson has raised the possibility that John O'Shea might be sidelined for two more months.

United are not the 'machine' they were, says Capello

Capello backs Beckham for World Cup – but criticism of Reds will anger Ferguson

Ferguson rules out Campbell Manchester United move

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out a January move for former England defender Sol Campbell - and insisted he has money to spend if he wanted to.

Gibson determined to take chance at Manchester United

Darron Gibson is determined not to waste the gilt-edged opportunity presented to him by Manchester United's current injury crisis.

Gill's son called up as defence crisis grips United

With only one other defender fit, Ferguson turns to teen whose father is chief executive

Ferguson stands by Manchester United youngsters

Sir Alex Ferguson has rounded on the critics who have written his youngsters off following Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Besiktas last week.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003