Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal against Manchester United

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What mattered to him was to serve with every scrap of the best of him

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain bursts past Mika Vayrynen and Aidan White

Henry has Arsenal in height of happiness

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Making a comeback: Is returning to one's old stomping ground a good idea?

Of all the surprises that this weekend's FA Cup Third Round threw up, seeing the name "Paul Scholes" on Manchester United's substitutes bench was by far the most unexpected.

Grayson plays down promotion demands from chairman

Leeds manager Simon Grayson played down chairman Ken Bates' promotion demands after watching his side's winter wobble continue with a 1-0 defeat at Derby.

City celebrate Yaya Toure's goal in the semi-final last year

City Cup tie gives United chance to exact revenge

Excitement in Manchester as arch-rivals drawn to meet in FA Cup third round

Headingley to stage club challenge

Headingley was today confirmed as the venue for the 2012 World Club Challenge but there is a growing possibility of it being taken abroad in future, according to Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington.

United keeper denies 'slave' remark

Tomasz Kuszczak said he did not use the word "slave" to describe his frustrations at being denied a loan move away from Manchester United.

Manchester United's goalkeepers David de Gea, Danish Anders Lindegaard and Tomasz Kuszczak pictured training

Tomasz Kuszczak claims he is treated as a 'slave' by Manchester United

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak claims he is being treated like a "slave" by Manchester United and fears that his chances of playing for Poland in next year's Euro 2012 championship in his home country have been damaged by his boss Alex Ferguson.

Minor British Institutions: The replica shirt

The replica shirt of support for a football, rugby or somesuch club originated in 1975 with the Admiral sportswear company and the canny Don Revie at Leeds United as a way of getting more out of the fans.

Bates determined to continue 'long, drawn-out affair' at Leeds

The Leeds United chairman, Ken Bates, has labelled fans who protested against his chairmanship at the weekend as "morons" and told them he "ain't going anywhere".

Ferguson dismisses 'club takeover' TV claims

Sir Alex Ferguson last night moved to distance himself from an alleged associate who was the subject of a Channel Four undercover investigation into the illegal ownership of football clubs.

War of the rose: Rival breweries fight legal battle

It may be a matter of bitter disappointment to many Yorkshire folk, but Edmund of Langley, the founder of the House of York, was born in Hertfordshire. Yet they could excuse his origins because he bequeathed something special to the county that was synonymous with the dynasty he founded – its white rose.

Outside the Box: Classic stereotyping as bowler hats are donned for pre-match 'entertainment'

As it is always interesting to see ourselves as others see us, true Brits will wonder quite what Uefa's gnomes of Nyon have in mind for pre-match entertainment at Wembley's Champions' League final.

Glorious triumph for Alex Ferguson, a man who has set his face against the world

Manager's latest success follows a season of unprecedented challenges which he has tackled in typically aggressive style

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