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Ferguson: Rio will be far more important to me than to England

Sir Alex Ferguson glad Rio Ferdinand is finished with England

Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday welcomed the fact that Rio Ferdinand is unlikely to play for his country again, saying it would benefit both the 33-year-old defender and Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney provided both assists for Robin van Persie in the Champions League match against Cluj

Premier League: Newcastle v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Sports Direct Arena

Michael Carrick thinks whoever handles the occasion better, rather than recent records, will dictate the outcome of the fixture

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to miss Champions League tie due to illness

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Michael Carrick will miss tomorrow's Champions League encounter with CFR Cluj due to illness.

Marouane Fellaini rises high to head in Everton’s winner last night at Goodison

Marouane Fellaini gets Everton off to a flyer as Robin van Persie left on the bench by Manchester United

Everton 1 Manchester United 0: Midfielder scores only goal as Everton beat United, who bring on Van Persie to no avail

Ivanovic was sent off for this tackle

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic escapes suspension despite red card against Manchester City in Community Shield

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will not face any suspension despite his red card in yesterday's fiery Community Shield defeat to Man City.

Sir Alex Ferguson introduces Shinji Kagawa to the press

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand impressed by new signing Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is backing Japan international Shinji Kagawa to be a big hit in the Barclays Premier League.

Simon English: Investors will get few kicks from Man Utd float

Outlook Other than to acquire a certificate to frame and stick on the wall (or perhaps the dartboard, according to allegiance), why would anyone buy shares in Manchester United?

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley 'buzzing' ahead of Olympics

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley hopes this summer's Olympics can give an early kick-start to his season.

Shinji Kagawa is signing forManchester United after impressing over two seasons in Germany

United begin revamp by signing Kagawa

Manchester United began the long-overdue revamping of their midfield yesterday by agreeing a deal to sign Shinji Kagawa. The creative Japanese international will join from Borussia Dortmund, pending a medical and work permit, for a fee thought to be £12m.

May 13, 2012: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy following their soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England.

Patrick Vieira backs Manchester City to win successive Premier League titles

Patrick Vieira believes Manchester City could succeed where Arsenal failed and win successive league titles.

Ryan Giggs won the best player award

Manchester United pair Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson win at the Premier League 20 seasons awards

Manchester City may have wrestled the title from their grasp, but Manchester United were today awarded two prestigious honours for their dominance of the Premier League.

GARY NEVILLE: The former player turned pundit will help to coach England at the Euros

New coach Neville seen as manager material

Roy Hodgson made the most notable appointment of his England reign so far when he announced yesterday that Gary Neville will be a coach in his backroom staff and, the Football Association hopes, potentially an England manager of the future.

Rio Ferdinand will complete a decade with the Red Devils in July

Rio Ferdinand proud of decade with Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand is proud to be closing in on a 10-year association with Manchester United.

Roberto Mancini has seen City lose momentum

Former manager Peter Reid fears Manchester City have blown title chance

Former Manchester City manager Peter Reid fears the club have blown a golden opportunity to win the title.

Darren Fletcher will take an extended break from the game

Fletcher hopes to come back to United

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is optimistic of a comeback from a chronic bowel condition next season. Fletcher has not played since November as a result of a condition known as ulcerative colitis.

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