Nani has no plans to quit Manchester United

Manchester United winger Nani has no plans to quit the English champions following the signing of Ashley Young last week, telling Reuters he welcomed the competition for a place in the starting line-up at Old Trafford.

Park pours energy into atoning for disappointments of previous finals

Dropped in 2008 and defeated in 2009, the in-form Korean is eager to make amends at Wembley

Blackpool dare to dream before United break Holloway's heart

Manchester United 4 Blackpool 2

Fergie: I'll be here next year

Sir Alex insists he's staying put even if he wins the double but Drogba-inspired champions have the momentum and – if they have the luck at Old Trafford today – can stop United lifting a record 19th title

And now for the hard part: Barça await after stroll for calm United

Manchester United 4 Schalke 1 (Man Utd win 6-1 on aggregate)

United in peril of creating own version of the 'Keegan choke'

Arsenal 1 Manchester United 0

Rooney destroys feeble Schalke to put United on verge of the final

Schalke 0 Manchester United 2

Edwin van der Sar 'still learning'

Veteran Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says he is still learning new tricks at 40.

Touré de force ruins United's treble dream

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0: Carrick the fall guy after his error sets up City winner as Red Devils finish with 10 men following Scholes' wild lunge

Lee is ready to catch Stoke napping

He once dozed off in the dug-out but South Korean hopes Bolton are the wide-awake club at Wembley today

City end United's treble bid after Scholes sees red

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

Alex Ferguson counting on Manchester United experience

Sir Alex Ferguson hopes Manchester United's vast experience of handling FA Cup semi-final nerves can prove crucial in tomorrow's derby clash with City at Wembley.

James Lawton: Will Abramovich at last grasp need for continuity to steady Bridge?

Chelsea are a fractured team which now have to be rebuilt. But by whom? A professional football man or someone who could fill his yachts with all his football whims?

United end Abramovich's Euro dream for another season

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 1 (Man Utd win 3-1 on aggregate)

Rio Ferdinand could feature for Manchester United against Chelsea

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has not entirely ruled Rio Ferdinand out of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Chelsea, but the deposed England captain is more likely to return from injury next weekend.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links