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The former captain picks the best players he played alongside

Referee Chris Foy sends off Vincent Kompany (right)

United hang on to win lively Manchester derby

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee