Neville says Manchester United must bounce back

Gary Neville insists Manchester United have no time to feel sorry for themselves after Wednesday's shock Champions League defeat to Besiktas.

Liverpool got what they deserved says Neville

Gary Neville has no sympathy for Liverpool after their Champions League exit this week.

Brown not planning to quit Manchester United

Wes Brown has no intention of quitting Manchester United even though he has once again be reduced to the role of stand-in.

Van der Sar delighted with Manchester United progress

Edwin van der Sar is relieved Manchester United have avoided the "crazy" Champions League madness which has left some of Europe's biggest names on the brink of being evicted.

Neville attacks 'mollycoddled' players

The Manchester United captain Gary Neville has followed up his manager's claims that footballers are "mollycoddled", by suggesting they "don't know how to set up their own bank account, they don't know what they're spending their money on and they can't make their own decisions".

Manchester United identify Ferdinand injury problem

Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Rio Ferdinand will not be consigned to a lengthy period on the sidelines after identifying the root of his current injury problems.

Evra eager to avoid controversy on return to Stamford Bridge

Patrice Evra returns to the scene of his "battle with the groundsman" on Sunday eager to put the controversy behind him and help Manchester United overcome the team he regards as the biggest threat to their hopes of a title four-timer.

Ferguson on defensive as critics write off Ferdinand

Manager insists support is all his centre-back needs to rediscover finest form / Owen to start in attack against CSKA tonight after Rooney becomes a father

Berbatov battles to win Old Trafford's affection

Manchester United 2 Blackburn Rovers 0

Berbatov touch of class fills void left by Ronaldo

Manchester United 2 Blackburn Rovers 0

Oh brother! Ferdinand's bad luck brings United late let-off

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 2: Anton turns family fortunes with desperate deflection that deprives 10-man Sunderland of rare success

No plans to marry yet, says Jonny Evans' girlfriend

The girlfriend of Manchester United and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans says she has no plans to heed the advice of Sir Alex Ferguson just yet and wed her footballer boyfriend.

Evans: Manchester United spurred by Spurs success

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans believes the Barclays Premier League champions can take heart from last weekend's win at Tottenham going into the derby match with Manchester City on Sunday.

Jonny Evans ready for Manchester United and City derby clash

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is relishing the chance to put one over Manchester City on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Alex Ferguson shrugs off Wayne Rooney strop

Sir Alex Ferguson shrugged off Wayne Rooney's bad-tempered reaction to being substituted in Istanbul last night.

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