Sport Juan Mata (right) and David Moyes wearing Nike branded kit

Adidas, Puma and Warrior are all likely to be interested in a possible link-up with the Premier League champions

Adidas hopes to score big profits at World Cup

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Sam Wallace: All those who profit from our game share an obligation to end this taboo

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Rooney: Ferguson limits my sponsors

Striker reveals United manager's control over players as he fights £4.3m court case

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Chain was formerly owned by tycoon Sir Tom Hunter

Adidas v Nike: The battle over football's big prize

The agencies behind the two sportswear giants are going head to head in the run-up to the World Cup.

Margareta Pagano: Does the brand maketh the sportsman?

Shareholders are starting to ask if the superstars they fund so lavishly are really good for business

Claire Beale On Advertising: Finally, British advertising can be proud

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Mothercare to create 400 new jobs

Mothercare will create 400 new jobs in the UK as part of plans for another 33 of its biggest format stores over the next two years, it said today.

On The Road: The East African market where the brands come cheap

I am trying to decide between a Gap shirt and a Guess top. My partner has a carrier bag containing a pair of Adidas trainers and a Versace tie. We're not in a Dubai shopping mall or a Manhattan department store. We're shopping at an open market in Kisumu, a dusty little backwater on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya.

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