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From Glastonbury to Las Vegas to Jakarta, Jack Pitt-Brooke investigates how our Premier League players have been relaxing as they return for pre-season

Reaction to Paul Scholes retirement

Wayne Rooney has lauded Paul Scholes as the best player he has ever played with.

David Beckham expects 'emotional' return to Old Trafford

David Beckham has admitted the chance to pull on the famous red shirt and play for Manchester United at Old Trafford again will give him goose bumps.

Alex Ferguson delighted David Beckham will wear Manchester United shirt

Sir Alex Ferguson could not be more delighted that David Beckham has agreed to wear a Manchester United shirt again.

Gary Neville urges Paul Scholes to continue playing

Gary Neville has urged old mate Paul Scholes not to quit at the end of this season.

Gary Neville admits cynicism surrounds modern day testimonials

Gary Neville has admitted a cynicism about testimonials has emerged over the past few years.

Gary Neville hoping David Beckham can make testimonial

Gary Neville is crossing his fingers old friend David Beckham will make his testimonial night perfect by donning the Manchester United kit once more.

David Beckham may feature in Gary Neville testimonial

David Beckham is considering an invitation to complete the famed 'Class of 92' by returning for Gary Neville's testimonial at Old Trafford on May 24.

Redknapp: Mancini has made 'mind-blowing' summer signings

Manager says Spurs need a miracle to finish in top four and claims task will only get harder next year

Cahill exposes City weaknesses ahead of final

Everton 2 Manchester City 1

Osman keeps head up to stun City

Everton 2 Manchester City 1: Mancini's men threaten to run riot until Cahill-inspired Everton undergo second-half transformation

Baines keeps Wigan on the brink

Wigan Athletic 1 Everton 1: Former Latics hero succeeds with Everton's second penalty after Al Habsi save raises hosts' hopes

United damage Wembley dressing room

Hole kicked in wall after FA Cup semi-final defeat / League leaders face Newcastle in key game tonight

Blackburn plunge further into relegation trouble

Everton 2 Blackburn 0

Time running out for 'amateurish' Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Everton 3
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