Sport Patrice Evra, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United pose with the Carling Cup trophy in the dressing room after their 2006 win

The United captain gave the 2006 medal to former team-mate Giuseppe Rossi

Everton target Larsson amid injury crisis

Former Celtic and Manchester United star Henrik Larsson would consider a return to the Barclays Premier League amid reports he is a target for injury-ravaged Everton.

Moyes provides spur for Everton to raise game

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Everton 1

Knee surgery halts Vaughan's progress

Striker ruled out until new year which may leave Moyes with only two fit forwards

Saha fails to sparkle as Everton are dumped out

Standard Liège 2 Everton 1 (Standard Liège win 4-3 on aggregate)

Fellaini capture boosts Everton

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Ferguson quiet on Berbatov

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Rooney misses start following virus to lay low United's attack

The much anticipated return of the prodigal Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford did not happen after all yesterday – he enjoyed front-row seats watching Julio Iglesias perform in the Algarve last night – and the word is that he may not be back in England until later this week. But Sir Alex Ferguson had plenty more to preoccupy him, including the likelihood that a virus picked up on Manchester United's pre-season tour of South Africa and Nigeria will mean Wayne Rooney misses the start of United's Premier League campaign.

Transfer News and Speculation: 6 August

Sunderland will have to overcome three significant hurdles if they are to make Manchester United's Louis Saha their next summer signing, but it is thought that there has been an expression of mutual interest between the Wearsiders and the Frenchman, who will be 30 on Friday.

Ferguson puts Foster in at deep end

Sir Alex Ferguson was a man in a hurry yesterday, keen to leave Manchester for Cheltenham before much of the morning was out. But he admitted before doing so that sending Ben Foster out for his full debut at Derby today represented a serious punt. "In terms of the match side of it obviously we don't know [how he will fare]... because he has only had one reserve game," said Ferguson. "But he has so many assets that I am confident about it."

Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 5: Ferguson basks in brilliant light of shining stars

Some day Sir Alex Ferguson will get the credit he deserves. Perhaps it will be when he is gone from Manchester United. A result as comprehensive as this inevitably provoked another outbreak of sneering at Newcastle United and Kevin Keegan, but that should not be allowed to obscure the controlled swirl of the champions' attacking on Saturday night and Ferguson's primary role in assembling both the personnel involved and instilling in them a philosophy that embraces risk and beauty with the overlooked genius of common-sense defending.

Gill's house vandalised by angry United supporters

Manchester United's chief executive, David Gill, who was publicly opposed to the Glazer family's takeover at the club, has had his house attacked by supporters angered by his recent positive comments when unveiling record profits.

Fortune favours Alonso after fiery Raikkonen attack goes up in smoke

Coming so soon after his emotional first triumph on his home ground, Fernando Alonso's first victory here yesterday afternoon must have seemed like another gift from the gods who keep smiling on him.

Bolton Wanderers 1 Manchester Utd 2: Saha and Van Nistelrooy glimpse heels of Chelsea

United's game of title catch-up is gaining momentum

Manchester Utd 4 Fulham 2: Ronaldo's double proves decisive as Fulham fume

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