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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