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Under former manager Paolo Di Canio, Lee Cattermole was lost – a totem of the the Italian’s dislocated relationship with his players

Why can't Capello plug the gaps in his leaky defence?

The Italian's stewardship has been successful in all but one area – England are now keeping fewer clean sheets. Glenn Moore wonders why

Capello likely to leave Owen in international wilderness

England's friendly against the Netherlands on Wednesday looks like it has come too early for Michael Owen who is set to be left in the international wilderness again as Fabio Capello opts to stick with much the same squad as he picked in June.

Neville leaves United tour after injury

Gary Neville has flown home from Manchester United's Far East tour with a groin strain.

Owen on target again to seal United's victory

Malaysia XI 0 Manchester United 2

Malaysia XI 0 Man Utd 2

Michael Owen was on the mark again as Manchester United wrapped up the Malaysian leg of their Far East tour with another comfortable win.



Rafael signs new Manchester United deal

Manchester United's Brazilian right back Rafael da Silva has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until June 2013.

England recall a priority for City's Richards

Micah Richards suggested yesterday that Manchester City's decision to play him all over the pitch had contributed to the drop in form which has seen him fail to muster a single minute of play for England since Fabio Capello's appointment as manager.

United struggle to man their defence for Inter tie

Injuries, Sir Alex Ferguson is fond of saying, can contribute to football’s habit of “biting you on the backside” and an extraordinary sequence of defensive setbacks have lent Manchester United an air of vulnerability ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League game in Milan.

Record talk bores Van der Sar

Edwin Van der Sar is getting so tired of talking about his record goalkeeping exploits he is preparing to let one in, just to bring his run to an end.

Defensive record not hampering United says Ferguson

For the first time, Sir Alex Ferguson detected Manchester United were trying to protect their impressive run of clean sheets last Saturday.

Manchester United players hail Van der Sar

Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand have hailed the goalkeeping skills of Edwin Van der Sar after helping Manchester United create a double slice of Barclays Premier League history.

Evra blow for Manchester United

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been ruled out for three weeks with a foot injury.

Ferdinand back for Man United's match with Chelsea

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will be fit for Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea after missing the last four matches with a back injury.

Ronaldo heads to Spain, despite injury worries

Cristiano Ronaldo travelled out with the rest of the Manchester United squad to Spain this afternoon ahead of the Champions League match against Villarreal tomorrow.

United must catch Chelsea by end of year, says Ferguson

In his most candid acknowledgement yet of the deficit that has developed between his side and the League leaders, Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United must close the gap on Chelsea from eight points to two by the New Year, with the added workload of the World Club Championship in Japan impeding attempts to do so.

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