Scott Carson, of Wigan, reacts well to deny Danny Welbeck

Wayne Rooney exit would leave two voids – goals and creativity

When, in ITV's build-up to this match, Lee Dixon argued it would be daft to sell Wayne Rooney to a title rival in Chelsea, Roy Keane responded, "Sell him to Fulham then". David Moyes would rather not sell Rooney at all, and certainly not until he has found a replacement. That, though, even for a club of Manchester United's wealth and appeal, will be difficult for Rooney, as a succession of England managers have come to realise, is a hard act to replace.

Nemanja Vidic and Manchester United manager David Moyes with the FA Community Shield trophy

Manchester United 2 Wigan Athletic 0 match report: Robin van Persie with a brace in Community Shield as David Moyes wins first trophy

United manager hits back at press over Rooney saga as Dutch striker ensures easy win

Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez understands why Liverpool are refusing to sell him to Arsenal

Transfer news: Luis Suarez 'understands' why Liverpool are refusing to sell to Arsenal, claims Brendan Rodgers

The Liverpool boss insists Suarez remains happy despite confusion over a contract clause that Arsenal believed they had activated

Luis Suarez defence of cultural misunderstanding was rejected

Liverpool issue club staff with list of 'unacceptable' words and phrases that have been banned from Anfield

Words such as "princess" and phrases like "don't be a woman" are included on the guide

Luis Suarez and Brendan Rodgers in Melbourne

Luis Suarez accused of 'a massive lack of loyalty' by former Liverpool striker John Aldridge

The Uruguayan is angling for a move away from Anfield, with Arsenal keen to sign him

Robin van Persie

David Moyes introduces last man standing shot practice to Manchester United, but who is left embarrassed once it's all over?

With names such as van Persie, Welbeck, Hernandez and Giggs, surely the United squad would have no problems trying to score a simple goal? Think again...

Patrice Evra
Luis Suarez

Transfer speculation: Liverpool will demand Luis Suarez makes official transfer request

Reports suggest the striker will be forced to make his desire to leave official

<b>May 2013:</b> After days of hints over an exit, during a press conference in Uruguay Suarez confirms he wishes to leave Liverpool, blaming press intrusion for he desire to go.

David Moyes makes Guillermo Varela his first signing at Manchester United

David Moyes has completed his first signing as Manchester United manager after the Barclays Premier League champions confirmed the arrival of defender Guillermo Varela.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans wants to emulate Ryan Giggs trophy haul at Manchester United

The defender is not content with his three league titles

Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter at the PFA Player of the Year awards: Right man, but wrong event at the wrong time

The Independent's Sam Wallace, who was in attendance at last night's awards, provides an insight into events

Arsenal 1 Manchester United 1 match report: A timid Arsenal remind Robin van Persie why he left for Old Trafford

Striker booed by most supporters on return to the Emirates

GAEL CLICHY (6): Provided pace and width down the left, going outside Silva and Nasri but crossing never as good as his running

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy hits out over exclusion from France squad

Patrice Evra is favoured at left-back by the national team

Luis Suarez has already been judged before any hearing

Luis Suarez bite: History counted against Liverpool striker says Arsene Wenger

Suarez was banned for 10-matches for biting Branislav Ivanovic

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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How books can defeat Isis

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

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The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

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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
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Young carers to make dance debut

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