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Darren Fletcher will take an extended break from the game

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher targeting return next season

Manchester United's Darren Fletcher is optimistic he will be able to make his comeback from a chronic bowel condition next season.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who is hoping to derail City's title push

Mancini's turn to face Ferguson mind games

United manager starts the psychological warfare in effort to derail City's title push

Paul Scholes has made a remarkable return to the side

Furious Alex Ferguson tells Manchester City he has 'plenty of ammunition' following Paul Scholes jibe

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has branded the decision of his counterpart Roberto Mancini to usher Carlos Tevez back into the Manchester City fold as the act of a desperate man.

PAUL POGBA: The young Manchester United midfielder is going to Juve

Pogba ignores Ferguson and quits United to head for Juventus

An infuriated Sir Alex Ferguson has lost the second of Manchester United's two supreme teenage talents in midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been lured to Juventus by the promise of £830,000 a season.

Paul Scholes scored Manchester United's opener against Bolton

Dion Dublin backs Paul Scholes international comeback

Former Manchester United star Dion Dublin is convinced Paul Scholes would be welcomed back into the England fold with open arms.

Sir Alex: Giggs can be the man to replace me

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United that he believes Ryan Giggs can be his successor as manager of the club when the 70-year-old finally walks away from Old Trafford.

The situation regarding who is No 1 is a problem

David de Gea must 'deal with' Manchester United pressure says Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar has told David de Gea he has to "deal with" the pressure of being the Manchester United goalkeeper.

Ian Holloway: I know Rooney is banned but he's still right captain

There is only one man who should lead England into the European Championship and it isn't Steve Gerrard. It is the bloke who isn't allowed to play in the first two games. Think that sounds daft? I don't. If England are to make a fresh start, and to have a chance of being successful, they need to make Wayne Rooney skipper.

Valencia is playing an increasingly important role

Quinton Fortune hails 'unbelievable' Antonio Valencia

Former Manchester United star Quinton Fortune believes Antonio Valencia could turn out to be the Red Devils' secret weapon in this season's Barclays Premier League title battle.

Sir Alex Ferguson wants 'positive witty and loud' support from United fans at Liverpool

BBC pundit Alan Hansen hits back in row with Alex Ferguson

Match of the Day pundit Alan Hansen has defended himself against some stinging criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ryan Giggs could be trailblazer for veterans

Evergreen Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs believes there will be more Premier League players extending their careers into the late 30s and beyond due to the rapid advancement in sports' science.

Ravel Morrison will be out of contract with United in the summer

Morrison wants £30,000 a week

Unprecedented for a young United player, he has taken to Twitter to defy Sir Alex Ferguson

Paul Scholes scored Manchester United's opener against Bolton

Ferdinand praises the golden oldies

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is delighted that two of his favourite Premier League players are treading the boards on the biggest stage once more.

LOSER: Rio Ferdinand
You're captain of your country and one of the most respected defenders in the Premier League. Now you're not. Injuries caught up with Rio Ferdinand this year, and his lack of games were enough for Fabio Capello to unceremoniously strip him of the three lions armband and hand it back to disgraced John Terry. The England manager failed to speak to Ferdinand before the news was leaked, making for a humiliating episode for the former Leeds defender. And on top of that, the arrival of Phil Jones at United during the summer has put Ferdinand's place as a sure starter for United in doubt. Merked.

Rio Ferdinand sparks fitness scare at Manchester United

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has sparked a fitness scare ahead of the Red Devils' Premier League encounter with Bolton on Saturday by hinting he has been struck down by a stomach virus.

Paul Scholes has come out of retirement

Nicky Butt hails Alex Ferguson decision to re-sign Paul Scholes

Nicky Butt believes Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson pulled off a psychological masterstroke by confirming Paul Scholes was coming out of retirement just before yesterday's Manchester derby.

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