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The former captain picks the best players he played alongside

Ian Holloway: Too many will end up like George Best

Football has a real problem with morality and the game has a duty to stamp out culture of excess

Gary Neville critical of rich clubs

Manchester United captain Gary Neville admits even bitter rivals Liverpool command more respect from him than certain clubs "who throw a load of money" at success.

Harry Redknapp calls time on culture of drinking

Alcohol is the 'main problem' behind recent scandals says Spurs manager as he tells players to live the Italian way

Scholes reveals he expected to retire

Paul Scholes has admitted at Christmas last year he thought he would have retired by now.

Carragher plans to play three more seasons

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been inspired by Manchester United's old-timers and aims to carry on playing for another three seasons.

Ferdinand defends under-fire Capello

Rio Ferdinand today came to the aid of under-fire England head coach Fabio Capello and insisted the Italian does not deserve the stick he is getting.

Milner would relish Scholes link-up

New Manchester City midfielder James Milner would love to play alongside Paul Scholes for England.

Scholes admits regret over World Cup

Man of the moment Paul Scholes has admitted he wished he had gone to the World Cup.

Club guide: Manchester United

Title: 9-4 Relegation: 1,000-1 Sack Race: 50-1

Fletcher longs to remain a Red Devil

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher has revealed the hunger that drives him on daily at Manchester United.

Manchester United deny making Sneijder bid

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists he has not made a bid for Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder.

Scholes: I would have gone if Capello had asked earlier

Midfielder dismisses claim that he refused to reverse his retirement to spend the summer with his family

Campbell hits out at England omission

Sol Campbell believes he missed out on a place in Fabio Capello's World Cup squad because the Italian simply does not like him as a player.

James Lawton: With respect, Il Capo, even Sven would have struggled to concoct this week's gaffes

Wait a minute, Fabio, wasn't it the idea that we absorb your football culture rather than the other way around?

Hurst wants Scholes to play in World Cup

England legend Sir Geoff Hurst believes veteran Paul Scholes deserves to be part of the England World Cup squad this summer - if the midfielder can be persuaded to come out of international retirement.

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