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Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United are stronger than in 1999, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Manchester United have a stronger squad now than their 1999 Treble-winning campaign.

David Beckham signs on for a shift with Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham taking inspiration from former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes

Former England captain has joined PSG until the end of the season

Wayne Rooney

Premier League: Fulham v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League match at Craven Cottage

<b>West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United </b><br/>
<b>5 January 2013</b><br/>
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Van Persie came off the bench to score a stoppage time equaliser and keep Manchester United's hopes of winning their first FA Cup since 2004 alive. Ferguson described Van Persie's goal as 'world-class' with the Netherlands international latching onto a through-ball from Ryan Giggs to slot beyond West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen with only seconds remaining.

Sir Alex Ferguson orders Manchester United to 'have a go' at the FA Cup

United entertain West Ham at Old Trafford tonight

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney
Luka Modric

Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham: Where is Luka Modric going?

Widespread reports claim the midfielder's Real Madrid career is over almost before it's started

Wesley Sneijder

Andre Villas-Boas insists there is 'no truth' in reports linking Wesley Sneijder with Tottenham

Dutchman is out of favour at Inter Milan

Bleak for United as Manchester derby looms

Rarely has a Manchester derby looked a more likely shoot-out between title contenders. Rarely have two sides less befitted such a billing.

Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez falls under a challenge from Cluj’s Ionut Rada
Manchester United winger Luis Nani
Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney

Alex Ferguson happy for Manchester United to 'grind results out'

United beat West Ham 1-0 in midweek

'Certainly not': Alex Ferguson would not have paid £35m for Andy Carroll

West Ham play Manchester United at Old Trafford this evening

West Ham striker Andy Carroll

Wayne Rooney says Manchester United must be wary of 'handful' Andy Carroll

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to pay special attention to Andy Carroll tomorrow night.

Manchester United midfielder Anderson

Sir Alex Ferguson hints Anderson will start for Manchester United against West Ham following impressive performance

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated midfielder Anderson will start against West Ham in midweek.

<b>Longest consecutive run without conceding a goal:</b> 14 games <br/>
Edwin van der Sar went an amazing 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal during Manchester United’s 2008–09 campaign, which is also an all-time league record.

Retired Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says he misses playing

Edwin van der Sar will sit down to watch Manchester United's Premier League showdown with Chelsea on Sunday still feeling a little pang of regret at no longer being involved.

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