Cleverley backs English youngsters to come good

Manchester United player claims the 'unbelievable' talent in Under-21 squad offers hope for the future

Carrick out for two weeks

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will miss the start of the season after injuring his ankle in Wednesday's friendly in Dublin.

Ferguson back Hernandez to make impact

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Javier Hernandez's pace could be a crucial weapon after the Mexico striker scored in his opening game for the club.

Chelsea stutter as Turnbull’s blunders hand Ajax victory

Chelsea's pre-season tour to the Netherlands and Germany got off to an inauspicious start as a calamitous error by goalkeeper Ross Turnbull helped Martin Jol's Ajax to a comfortable 3-1 win in Amsterdam.

Ferguson leaves door open for Vidic to exit Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson has failed to end speculation that Nemanja Vidic could leave Manchester United this summer. The centre-back, 28, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for more than a year and has been targeted by Real Madrid, as well as both Milan clubs.

Injured United star to stay in US

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Gary Neville suffers injury setback

Manchester United captain Gary Neville has been ruled out of the club's summer tour because of injury.

Championship round-up: Watford bear Brunt of late Baggies equaliser

Chris Brunt's dramatic 95th-minute equaliser for West Bromwich Albion cancelled out Danny Graham's stunning late strike to ensure that the promotion-chasing visitors and relegation-threatened Watford shared the spoils yesterday at Vicarage Road.

Mackay's men stunned by Palace resurgence

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League round-up: Swans keep up their pursuit after Kuqi batters the Rams

With two sides in the Championship's top six, Welsh fans must be anticipating a first-ever representative in the Premier League. But fourth-placed Swansea City and Cardiff City, a place and four points behind, are taking different routes, the Swans having the meanest defence in the division with 18 clean sheets while the Bluebirds are outscored only by West Bromwich Albion.

Doyley on target to inspire Hornets

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Hines fires England after replacing injured Walcott

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Championship round-up: Chopra's hat-trick keeps Cardiff in the clear

Cardiff City and Middlesborough continued to set the early running in the Championship, Cardiff winning comfortably 3-1 at Plymouth last night, where Michael Chopra struck a hat-trick to raise his tally to six goals from the opening three games.

Manchester United midfielder Cleverley joins Watford on loan

Watford have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on loan until January.

Ferguson delighted with Valencia

Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the impact Antonio Valencia has made at Manchester United after the Old Trafford new boy set up both goals in last night's 2-0 win over Valencia.

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