Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Ferguson pins blame for Young's theatrics on Fifa

Sir Alex Ferguson, who has "had a word" with Ashley Young about the theatrics which earned him penalties against Queen's Park Rangers and Aston Villa, said last night that the problem of simulation has existed for 20 years but that the football governing bodies lack the ability to deal with it.

'Warrior' Vidic is worth every pound (or euro) to Ferguson in title

Sir Alex Ferguson voiced some confusion yesterday about precisely how much Manchester United paid out for Nemanja Vidic in a deal which saw him make his Manchester United debut five years ago this weekend. "Pounds?" he replied when the figure of £7m was put to him. "Are you sure? I don't think so. I think euros maybe. I think it was euros actually."

McCarthy on verge of West Ham switch

Striker Benni McCarthy's days at Blackburn are numbered after the player went missing from training for two days seemingly in a bid to manufacture a transfer to West Ham.

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