Sport Pellegrini is cautious when it comes to talk of multiple trophies

City lost their Premier League title and were beaten FA Cup finalists last term

Wayne Rooney

PSG, Manchester City, Real Madrid: Which clubs could Wayne Rooney join?

Speculation is mounting that the Manchester United striker's days at Old Trafford are numbered

8. Tonight's referee, Turkish insurance agent Cuneyt Cakir, has officiated over both sides twice each. While he's in charge, Real have never lost and United have never won

Cuneyt Cakir's history against British teams

Last night's referee has been criticised for sending off Nani

The Sport Matrix: Monday 4 March 2013

Villas-Boas sees the gap as Spurs win vital derby

So far Brian Marwood has delivered Jack Rodwell (pictured), with a promise of Scott Sinclair to come
Joe Hart: City goalkeeper defended his actions that led to United’s late winner in Sunday’s derby

Joe Hart insists Manchester City will not give up in title race

Champions trail Manchester United by 12 points

Yaya Touré loves the English game: ‘Fans cry when they lose. I think that is lovely’

Yaya Touré savours Manchester City's title pressure

Midfielder relishes hurly-burly of the Premier League and is undaunted by constant need to win it

Roberto Mancini could suffer same fate as Sven Goran Eriksson

Manchester City fighting to save title against Chelsea

Manchester City return to their faltering title chase this weekend knowing Manchester United and Chelsea could combine to further damage their fading hopes.

Alex Ferguson watches over Manchester United training

Alex Ferguson refuses to be drawn in by Roberto Mancini comments

Manchester United lead City by 12 points in the Premier League

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 19 February 2013

Double salvo gives United passage into quarter-finals

The sporting week ahead (17/02/13)

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Neil Warnock

Leeds manager Neil Warnock eyeing cup upset against Manchester City

Leeds have beaten Southampton, Everton and Tottenham this season

Napoli's Edinson Cavani has scored 18 goals in Serie A this season and could command a fee of £52m

Manchester City 'to bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani' during summer transfer window

Napoli's Edinson Cavani is apparently a target for the Premier League champions

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 12 February 2013

Liverpool pay the penalty as West Brom steal win

Manchester United celebrate scoring

Is nine points enough to win the Premier League? Or can Manchester United be caught?

Manchester United might enjoy a healthy lead over Manchester City, but history – including last season's events – show the title race is far from over, writes Ally McKay

Jose Mourinho

Chelsea confident Jose Mourinho will replace Rafael Benitez

Former coach expected to leave Real Madrid in the summer

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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

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Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

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Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
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Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
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Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
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