Mark Noble

Pearce demands improvement from England

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce has called for significant improvement if his youngsters are to build on yesterday's victory over Finland and eventually win the European Championships in Sweden.

Ferdinand worried by young England

Two more names for the future at Manchester United. The Brazilian twins Fabio and Rafael Da Silva glittered on their full debuts in the side's friendly win at Peterborough on Monday night – Rafael particularly – much to the delight of the club's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who, having spotted them at the Nike-sponsored Premier Cup for Under-15 sides worldwide, had waited a year for the chance to play them.