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SIR ALEX FERGUSON yesterday stood by his criticism of the former Manchester United player Gordon Strachan, even though the two men were meeting at Highfield Road last night.

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Football: Keegan led by innocence of youth

THE HUNGARIAN media revived Kevin Keegan's old nickname, Mighty Mouse, when he arrived in Budapest this week, but, to judge from his belief in youth, the England coach has more in common with Disney's famous rodent.

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United's treble dream lives on but manager and chairman head for a collision over cash

Football: Premier clubs to escape Fifa ban

FOOTBALL'S WORLD governing body, Fifa, have threatened to ban clubs if they do not release players for the World Under-20 Championships in Nigeria next month, but the Football Association has insisted that Premiership clubs will not be weakened.

Football: Cup no relegation issue for Fergie

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Football: Record crowd expected

THE ATTENDANCE record for an England Under-21 international will be broken when Peter Taylor's side take on France at Derby's Pride Park tonight.

Football: A chance to forget the Upson downs

MATTHEW UPSON heard last week that his dream of becoming a regular member of Arsenal's defence had been put on hold.
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