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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C


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# Three Lions
Roy Hodgson is so over the Ferdinand, Terry debate
He doesn’t want either of them in his England team.
Manchester United report first-quarter profit, reduce debt to £359.7m
The Premier League club have been helped by a number of sponsorships and a huge tax credit.
Rio Ferdinand in no hurry to sign new Manchester United deal
Ferdinand also claimed that he is yet to fully reap the rewards of a summer’s rest, brought on by his omission from England’s squad for Euro 2012.
# in the black
Chelsea reveal profit as fair play rules loom
‘We will never forget that night in Munich and now we are celebrating serious progress off the field too.’
# Forward Thinking
Ferguson unconcerned by Rooney goal drought
Rooney managed his first Champions League goal in the 3-1 win at Portuguese outfit Braga in midweek.
# yesh
Ajax line up Edwin van der Sar for manager's job
Ajax have been without a general manager for several months after a feud between Louis van Gaal and Ajax legend Johan Cruyff.
# Little Pea
VIDEO: Manchester United striker stars in his own cartoon
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez takes on a group of Japanese gangsters in the new animation.
# Comeback
United hit back as Hernandez double downs Braga
They did it the hard way, but Manchester United claimed the crucial three points at Old Trafford tonight.
# cash dollars
Glazers staying at United for 'many, many years'
“It’s a very popular business that people have interest in. The answer is: ‘Not for sale’.”
# Racism row
Ferdinand returns to Mancester United training after T-shirt spat
Ferdinand was taking part in a protest by certain black players who claimed that the ‘Kick It Out’ campaign was not doing enough to deal with racism in the game.
# Manchester United
Tunnicliffe charged with drink-driving after Range Rover accident
The Manchester United midfielder will appear in court later this month.
# youth ranks
Wayne Rooney to become father for second time
Ryan Giggs… we’re looking at you.
Manchester United tell Shinji Kagawa change is needed to get in the goals
“They have told me not to face the goal with my back, but move my body so I have a short way to the goal,” the Japanese star says.
# where's the zapper?
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
It’s not long now to payday. Wait it out with this lot over the next few days.
# Respect
Alex Ferguson calls for peace ahead of Liverpool clash
The United boss repeated his criticism of a section of supporters who sang inflammatory lyrics at the Merseyside club.
Kagawa, Van Persie fit to play Wigan
Ferguson said he has a full squad to pick from, except for long-term absentees, as the Latics visit Old Trafford.
# Forward Thinnking
New United star Kagawa says injury is 'good lesson'
The Japanese forward admits he needs to strengthen his body and suspects travel may effect his fitness.
Robbie Brady needs first-team action to seal Irish spot, warns Trapattoni
“We need to play with the players who know the system and who know what they can do because the Germans are strong,” says Trap.
# gore
Wayne Rooney reveals extent of horror leg injury
The Manchester United striker says he thought his career could be over when he saw the massive gash on his leg.
# technophobe
DM: Ferguson warns players over Twitter conduct
‘Players have been Twittering for years,’ says the 70-year-old, but admitted that club policy was unlikely to change.
# curtain raisers
The Magnificent Seven: Premier League openers
There’s only 10 of these every season you know.
# signed
Done deal: Manchester United wrap up Robin van Persie signing
United announced in a statement: “Robin van Persie has completed his medical, agreed personal terms and signed for Manchester United on a four-year contract until June 2016.”
Cleverley pleased with United comeback
“I think the Olympics has been good for me. I’ve got six games under my belt including the two friendlies so I feel 100%. I’m happy and looking forward to the season.”
# Going public
Welcome to the new home of Manchester United: the Cayman Islands
The Premier League club’s new corporate structure is very complicated indeed.
Case for the defence: Fergie worried about United back four options
The may be focused on bagging themselves an RVP in the transfer market, but Fergie admits the cupboard is bare at the back.
We're not done shopping yet, insists Fergie
“We are trying to add to the squad and are working on one or two things,” the United boss says.
Familiar territory: Wenger concedes Van Persie could leave
The French boss is hopeful he can keep the PFA Player of the Year, but admits: “we will do what is in the best interests of the club.”
# On Tour
Bebe -- yes, Bebe -- spares United blushes with late goal in South Africa
Next stop for the Red Devils on the six-match tour is China for a clash with Shanghai Shenhua next Wednesday.
# old foes. old wounds
Handling of Suarez issue got Dalglish sacked - Ferguson
The Manchester United boss also feels that the cultural differences argument ‘killed’ the Uruguayan’s defence.
# Challenge
Reclaiming Premiership title our priority, admits bullish Fergie
“United have to recover as the club have done so many times in the past. That is our target this year. Priority number one is to win the English Premier League title back.”
# Recovery
Darren Fletcher faces 'great challenges', admits United boss Alex Ferguson
“We are happy to be patient but he won’t be starting the season,” said Fergie of the midfielder who has a chronic bowel complaint.
# Reaction
Manchester United fans give guarded welcome to IPO
United fans have long protested the Glazers’ heavily leveraged takeover, arguing the debts loaded onto the club have steadily eroded its ability to compete for big-name signings.
# Chequered
Top 10 worst kits: Inspired by the launch of Manchester United's gingham masterpiece
You won’t know whether to cheer Rio Ferdinand on next season or lay out a scrumptious picnic on his back.
# viva la belgium
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher invites himself to post-match press conference
The Beady Eye frontman did ‘a Balotelli’ after City’s historic win over United.
# conjecture
Fantasyland: Wonderful Wigan
Roberto Martinez’ side have surpassed all expectations in recent weeks. Will they keep it up?
# Bold Bebe
Blame it on the Bébé: Besiktas dump United star into reserves after late-night disco
The €9m Portugese striker has been warned that his loan spell in Turkey is not a vacation
# conjecture
Fantasyland: The business end
It’s another curtailed week in the world of Fantasy Football so be sure to avoid picking those FA Cup contenders from Liverpool and London.
# Let's Go
Bring it on: Bilbao won't sit back, warns Bielsa
Manchester United are in Spain chasing a 3-2 first-leg deficit in the Europa League.
# Long Goodbye
Ferguson: Berbatov likely to leave Old Trafford
The Bulgarian finished as the Premier League’s top scorer last season but has struggled for first-team football this term.
# finding eric
The King and I: Cantona reveals Leo Messi admiration
“When you watch him as if he has this child inside him and he is making some childhood dream come true.”