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Paul Scholes to miss Chelsea clash

Paul Scholes has been ruled out of Manchester United's Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday.

Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes fit for Arsenal clash

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed both Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes should be available for Manchester United's top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal on Monday.

Paul Scholes 'doubtful' for Arsenal clash

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rates Paul Scholes as "doubtful" for Monday's Barclays Premier League showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Elton John: 'So many love this game, yet it is being taken from them'

The Watford president talks to James Lawton about a passion for football that remains undimmed despite deep worries about its direction

Rooney finally apologises to fans and says he would never have joined City

Striker 'delighted' to stay at United and claims he would only have considered move abroad from Old Trafford

Ian Herbert: Fit and firing, United's talisman seeks Ronaldo route to redemption

An interview designed to take the sting out of that contract saga served only to add to the risk of hubris that Wayne Rooney is creating for himself. In the latest extracts, screened before last night's game, Rooney revealed that he had spoken with the owners of Manchester United, no less, before signing a new deal. "Once I'd sat down with the manager and spoke with the owners, they told me how the club could move forward," Rooney declared.

Publish and be Damned: Giles fights back for Revie and Clough

Leeds legend tells Phil Shaw that his new book is motivated by correcting the 'outrageous' distortions in David Peace's novel

David Silva confident as Manchester derby looms

David Silva has warned Manchester United they will come off second-best in the Manchester derby at Eastlands tonight.

Carrick has few weak spots after overcoming Achilles problems

Michael Carrick has admitted he was not aware how restrictive his Achilles injury was until he had it fixed. After slipping out of the first-team reckoning at Manchester United at the end of last season, then enduring a disappointing World Cup campaign where he failed to get on the field for a single minute of competitive action, Carrick struggled to make an impact during the early weeks of the campaign.

Redknapp: the days of selling our stars are over

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, believes his club's determination to hold on to their best players illustrates how they are closing the gap between themselves and Manchester United.

Eleven titles in 20 years at the top – Giggs is a one-off

He is almost certainly the last of a breed, in more ways than one. It seems inconceivable that any player in future could emulate Ryan Giggs in playing for 20 years at one of the country's top clubs, let alone winning 11 Premier League titles. While too modest to admit it could never happen, he agrees that what we will certainly never see again is the emergence of a whole clutch of mainly local lads like the second wave of Manchester United babes ("Fergie's fledglings" was just too contrived a title) who made their name in the club's youth teams of the early Nineties.

Van der Sar will quit at end of season says coach

Edwin van der Sar is ready to retire at the end of the season, according to Manchester United's goalkeeping coach Eric Steele.

Rooney ruled out for three weeks with ankle injury

Capello's problems mount as United striker joins list of absentees for Montenegro game

Rooney out for up to three weeks

Wayne Rooney will miss up to three weeks of action for club and country, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed tonight.

Ferdinand targets Liverpool to hit back

Rio Ferdinand believes beating Liverpool would be the perfect way to make amends for the sloppy points Manchester United have dropped so far this season.

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