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United hang on to win lively Manchester derby

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The likes of Jack Rodwell (left) and Phil Jones will make senior England players look over their shoulders

Ian Holloway: It's not like the real world, so if I was Terry's manager I'd keep picking him

Until it reaches the stage where his guilt is proven, I don't think any of us should judge

Simon Kelner: Lists that tell us the stars' real worth

So now we know the relative worth of celebrities. From two, very different, lists this week comes the news that JK Rowling is of more value than Jeremy Clarkson, and that Elton John is higher up the evolutionary earning scale than Simon Cowell.

Ferguson hails 'United great' Scholes

Sir Alex Ferguson today paid tribute to Paul Scholes, describing the midfielder as one of Manchester United's greatest-ever players.

David Beckham expects to play for two more years

Former England skipper David Beckham believes he has at least two more years left before retirement.

Nemanja Vidic braced for Manchester City title challenge

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic expects a fierce Barclays Premier League fight with Manchester City this season.

Manchester United players responsible for replacing Paul Scholes says Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United's players need to take collective responsibility for trying to replace Paul Scholes.

DJ Taylor: Oh, for the lost days of controversy

As the BBC struggles to contain its glee at the Murdoch crisis, in the arts world things are getting far too cosy for comfort

Manchester United deny making move to sign Wesley Sneijder

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims his club have "no real interest" in Wesley Sneijder and accepts there is no point worrying about who will replace the newly-retired Paul Scholes.

Scholes: United's new generation can be the best since class of '92

Paul Scholes has suggested that last season's Manchester United Youth Cup winning side looks the most promising since the fabled group of the early 1990s and can deliver three players to the first team within a year, with Ravel Morrison the lead contender for the leap which so many 18-year-olds fail to make.

Neville hopes for Sneijder arrival at Manchester United

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville hopes to see Wesley Sneijder arrive at Old Trafford this summer - although he has stressed manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not pay over the odds for any player.

Scholes: Players are selfish when they put on England shirt

Former international midfielder believes representing your country is seen as way to force transfer

Manchester United assistant-boss Rene Meulensteen eyes Wesley Sneijder swoop

Manchester United assistant-boss Rene Meulensteen has claimed that he "could not think of a more ideal player for our team" than Wesley Sneijder.

No regrets from Scholes as he prepares for the next chapter

United's new coach tells Ian Herbert why bridging gap with Barcelona is a challenge he and the manager are looking forward to
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