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# Man United

All time
# surprise
United ease to win, as City suffer shock loss
Alex Ferguson’s men had not one, but two reasons to celebrate today.
AS IT HAPPENED
Europa League Man United v Athletic Bilbao
We went minute-by-minute, as Man United hosted Athletic Bilbao in the Round of 16 first leg game.
# hot shot
WATCH: Here's what Man United's latest transfer target has to offer
Nicolás Gaitán has been attracting the interest of Alex Ferguson’s side, as well as neighbours Man City.
# Criticism
Neville attacks England team spirit, FA's handling of Terry debacle
The Sky Sports pundit has also hinted that Capello should resign as England manager.
# Pastures new
Keane set to be appointed new Millwall manager - report
The club’s Boston owner, John Berylson, is said to be an admirer of the ex-Man United midfielder.
AS IT HAPPENED
Premier League 3 o'clock kick-offs
Revisit our coverage of this afternoon’s three o’clock Premier League kick-offs.
# new row
Police to investigate footage following fan's alleged racist gesture - report
A Liverpool supporter is alleged to have committed the offence during today’s game between Man United and Liverpool.
# Ask The Audience
Poll: Is Fergie right to bring Scholes back?
Does the return of the veteran midfielder signal some lean, lean times for Fergie and company?
# Deja Vu
Scholes prepared to come out of retirement - report
According to The Sun, the 37-year-old is willing to come out of retirement to help ease Alex Ferguson’s mounting injury concerns.
# Denial
Rooney and United rubbish exit claims
The club have described a report in The Independent, which indicated that the striker was set to leave Old Trafford, as “nonsense”.
# Confusion
United silent on Ferguson-Rooney reports
The club have rejected rumours that the striker – along with teammates Darron Gibson and Johnny Evans – was left out for the Blackburn match after breaking curfew.
# Controversy
Racism row: Ferguson backs Suarez decision
Meanwhile, the controversial Uruguayan striker has been named the 2011 Sky Sports Player of the Year, amid claims that the voting has been rigged.
# Controversy
Walsh defends 'totally relaxed' Keane
The Sunday Times chief sports writer admitted the ex-Man United star is “different,” but claimed he was “totally relaxed” throughout his recent controversial interview.
AS IT HAPPENED
Man United v Crystal Palace
We brought you live minute-by-minute coverage of Wednesday’s sole Carling Cup tie.
# conjecture
Fantasyland: back to winning ways?
Most of the Premier League sides had a torrid time in the Champions League this week, however the familiar comforts of the Premier League and its patently inferior opponents are back again to soothe their pain.
# Have your say
Poll: who will win the Premier League this season?
It’s arguably the most unpredictable season ever this year. Who do you think will win it?
# Confidence
'Spurs can win the Premier League' - Redknapp
The manager has also urged Daniel Levy to offer Luka Modric a new contract, owing to the star’s recent performances.
# revelation
Oh the irony! Turns out Gary Neville is a self-hating Scouser
It has been revealed that the player, who regularly professes his hatred for Liverpool, has a Scouse background.
# Money matters
United paid Glazer family over £16.1m in management fees
Figures published by Man Utd’s holding company show that the Glazers, and companies they own, have made millions from the club.
# conjecture
Fantasyland: separating the men from the boys (not literally)
We’re approaching what in commentator cliché terms is known as the ‘business end’ of the season. Here’s how FF addicts should deal with this crucial, make-or-break period.
# Fond farewell
WATCH: David Beckham's LA Galaxy career highlights
The star looks to have played his last home game in the MLS, so here’s a retrospective of his time there.
# conjecture
Fantasyland: No rest for the wicked
The Premier League is back again this weekend, much to the delight of Fantasy Football fans everywhere.
# Cautious
Henry admits Liverpool are 'a long way behind Man United'
John W Henry continues to play down Liverpool’s chances of glory, insisting they have a long way to go to catch Manchester United.
# future plans
Beckham would 'love' United sporting director role
The star has been linked with moves to QPR and Spurs, but may turn them down in favour of a return to his former club.
# Ambition
Liverpool seek to secure breakaway TV deal
The club’s managing director Ian Ayre says they risk being left being left behind by other top European teams if current television rights system remains.
# WTF?
David de Gea and the case of the missing donut
The Spanish goalkeeper was tackled by security staff after the alleged theft.
AS IT HAPPENED
Champions League Tuesday
Carlos Tevez made headlines for the wrong reasons again, as we brought you minute-by-minute coverage of all the evening’s Champions League action.
AS IT HAPPENED
Champions League Wednesday
Revisit our minute-by-minute liveblog looking at all the night’s Champions League action, including Man City’s tricky tie with Napoli.
# fixture pile-up
Ferguson backs calls to reduce international matches
The manager has backed calls from the European Clubs’ Association for the number of friendlies to be limited.
# furore
Cook fighting to keep job following email debacle
It is the latest in a series of embarrassing incidents involving the Man City chief executuive.
# a good year
Money, money, money: Man United record £29.7m profit
The club also report a net debt of £308.3m in a year that saw them win the Premier League and reach the European Cup final.
# Bad luck
Swansea player breaks leg in golf buggy accident
Alan Tate will be out for six months after hurting himself in what his club have referred to as a “bizarre” mishap
# Pastures new
Aston Villa bid for Darron Gibson after Sunderland move falls through
The player is set to move in a £3.5million deal, as he is deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
# Rebel
Luka Modric goes on strike - reports
The Croatian has become disenchanted, owing to Tottenham’s refusal to sell him to Chelsea, and has refused to travel for the side’s game with Man United tonight.
# New Messiah
Watch: Germany's answer to Lionel Messi in action
A 19-year-old Dortmund youngster has caused critics to reach for the superlatives following the instrumental role he played in his side’s 3-1 win over Hamburg.
# Magic Moments
Memory lane: The 9 best games of 2011 so far
What is your sporting highlight of the year so far? Vote in our poll and see if you agree with the choices we’ve made.
# Signing on
So long John: O'Shea set for Sunderland move
Others are expected to follow, as United show Irishman the exit door.
# Who Are Ya
Who the hell is... Phil Jones
He’s on the brink of a big-money move to Old Trafford. But who exactly is Mr Jones?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…
LIVE
The Watercooler: Gunners implode again
Thirsty? Join Paul Ring at the Watercooler as he picks over the weekend’s football action.