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Court rules that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud

Newcastle midfielder Ben Arfa could be back to face Wolves

Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa could make his return to action against Wolves at the beginning of April.

James Lawton: Lacklustre performance offers scant solace for showdown with Chelsea

Sir Alex Ferguson's ambitions remain as insistent as ever but never before has he demanded so much from so little.

No way through for blunt United

Ferguson confident of progressing at home against Marseilles despite history of failing to win after drawing 0-0 away

United favourites after stale-mate in Marseille

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Revealed: Marseilles and the plot to bribe former England star

Hateley says he was offered 'large sum of money' to miss Rangers' key Champions League tie against 1993 winners

Ferguson to field weakened side as thoughts turn to Marseilles

The Football Association is prepared to accept Sir Alex Ferguson fielding a weakened side in Manchester United's fifth-round FA Cup tie with Crawley Town today, following signs that the manager is ready to rest a large number of players for next Wednesday's Champions League tie in Marseilles.

Scholes: Serious business starts now with return of European Cup

Paul Scholes views the resumption of the Champions League as the beginning of the end for Manchester United this season. Although United are not in action this week, the resumption of hostilities across Europe, including last night's mouthwatering clash between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium, marks the emergence from the depths of winter.

Paul Scholes excited by season run-in with Manchester United

Paul Scholes views the resumption of the Champions League as the beginning of the end for Manchester United this season.

Marseilles keen to bring back Drogba

Marseilles are expected to make another attempt to sign their former striker Didier Drogba from Chelsea in the summer, offering the 32-year-old a chance to end his career at the club where he is idolised by the supporters.

Wenger confirms Cardiff return for Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey returned to his first club Cardiff City on loan last night to continue his recovery from injury.

Sack race: Hodgson left hanging by owners' lack of support

No public backing for struggling Liverpool manager ahead of vital FA Cup game

Pardew secures permanent Ben Arfa move

Hatem Ben Arfa has become Alan Pardew's first signing at Newcastle United despite being out with injury since October and only playing four matches for the club since joining on loan from Marseilles.

Ben Arfa comeback ahead of schedule

Hatem Ben Arfa's agent has revealed the Newcastle forward is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken leg.

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Gignac brunt of fans' fury at struggling Marseilles

Andre-Pierre Gignac has scored just one league goal in nearly five months with Marseilles and is turning into the local fans' scapegoat following an expensive transfer this summer.

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