Sport Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

German youngster seemingly very unlikely to join the north London club this January

Ryan Giggs won the best player award

Manchester United pair Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson win at the Premier League 20 seasons awards

Manchester City may have wrestled the title from their grasp, but Manchester United were today awarded two prestigious honours for their dominance of the Premier League.

Rooney's spectacular overhead kick in the Manchester derby in February 2011

Wayne Rooney strike for Manchester United voted greatest goal of the Premier League era

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Van Persie deal to be done ahead of Euro 2012

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Dermot O’Leary is now proud to call himself a mate
of Thierry Henry

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Dermot O’Leary is now proud to call himself a mate
of Thierry Henry

Dermot O’Leary: Thierry Henry is one of those players that every fan should love

Thierry Henry tells Dermot O’Leary who inspired him to join Arsenal, why he came back and his slight unease over his statue.

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David Walliams to guest edit The Independent and i for Sport Relief

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Win a bottle of champagne

Arsenal players react as Robinho celebrates scoring his second goal

Milan humiliate Gunners at San Siro

Milan 4 Arsenal 0

Aaron Ramsey strikes an equaliser against Sunderland

Aaron Ramsey urges Arsenal to attack at the San Siro

Aaron Ramsey has urged Arsenal to go for goals as they seek to maintain their 100 per cent record at the San Siro in Wednesday night's Champions League clash with AC Milan.

Tottenham fans are desperate to retain Redknapp

Harry Redknapp pays tribute to Tottenham fans

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Darren Bent has now scored 100 Premier League goals

Darren Bent targets Euro 2012 after reaching Premier League century

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Arsenal were humiliated earlier in the season

Arsenal v Manchester United remains a draw for a world audience says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists games between his side and Manchester United remain as fascinating as ever, despite new title contenders emerging.

Paul Scholes scored Manchester United's opener against Bolton

Ferdinand praises the golden oldies

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is delighted that two of his favourite Premier League players are treading the boards on the biggest stage once more.

Something For The Weekend: Spurs, Thierry Henry and the quiz

It's squeaky bum time for...

Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Redknapp's side have been hogging the plaudits this week, moving level with Manchester United and three points behind leaders City – with the chance to close the gap should they beat Wolves today.

Thierry Henry reacts at the final whistle having scored the winner against Leeds United

James Lawton: A last hurrah for Henry... but when is it right to bow out?

There is no more terrible beauty in sport than when one of its great stars reaches into the past to find again that singular quality that first dazzled the world.

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