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Manchester United players responsible for replacing Paul Scholes says Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United's players need to take collective responsibility for trying to replace Paul Scholes.

Jol still 'bruised' by clashes with Comolli at Spurs

Brusque and charming in equal measure, Martin Jol made a welcome return to English football yesterday as the new manager of Fulham, almost four years after his bitter and badly-handled dismissal from Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs heading for showdown after blocking Modric move

Tottenham's chairman Daniel Levy delighted the club's staff and supporters yesterday by playing hardball over the Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who has said he wants to join Chelsea.

Michael Carrick pulls out of England squad

Manchester United's Michael Carrick has pulled out of the England squad for Saturday's 2012 European Championship qualifier with Switzerland due to injury.

Football in Brief: Berbatov comes along for the ride as United defy the Manchester gloom

Despite wet weather and that chastening Champions League defeat, thousands of Manchester United fans lined the city's streets for a Premier League trophy parade yesterday which at least lifted supporters' spirits going into the close season.

Michael Carrick unfazed by underdog tag

Midfielder Michael Carrick does not care Manchester United will go into tomorrow's Champions League final as underdogs to Barcelona.

Carrick: Rome defeat caused loss of form

Manchester United's Michael Carrick has spoken for the first time about his dip in performance after a poor 2009 Champions League final display plunged him into an 18-month search for his best form.

Footballer arrested over rape claim

Premier League footballer Dominic Vose has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl.

Title remains in Manchester United's hands says Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick has reminded his Manchester United team-mates that a 19th League title remains in their hands despite a disappointing night on Tyneside.

Michael Carrick hopes to avoid defensive role for Manchester United

Michael Carrick is keeping his fingers crossed that he is not pressed into service as an emergency defender for Manchester United when they tackle Bolton on Saturday.

Michael Carrick puts focus on Arsenal FA Cup tie

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick admits the thought of a potential derby FA Cup final against local rivals City is an exciting one - but insists he is solely focused on tomorrow's showdown with Arsenal for the time being.

Michael Carrick signs new Manchester United deal

Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014.

Referees must make right calls says Michael Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has urged officials to get the big decisions right in important matches.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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