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# 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.”
# Net gains
David de Gea: critics drove me on
Spanish ‘keeper endured a difficult start to his Old Trafford career but has been an ever-present in the United side since the beginning of February.
# Spanish inquisition
Ferguson issues 'wake up' call ahead of Bilbao clash
“They are a very progressive team in Spain at the moment and it is going to be a very difficult game for us.”
# Continental
Europa League preview: Testing times for Manchester duo
Manchester United host Athletic Bilbao tonight while Roberto Mancini’s City head for Lisbon.
# crazy horse
The most expensive lap dance ever... Balotelli pays price for strip club visit
The 21-year-old Italy international was pictured outside a strip club in Liverpool in the early hours of Friday morning.
# Tense
Young keen to pounce on Manchester City mistakes
“Any time they slip up and we can take advantage, then we will,” the England man promises.
# Merry-go-round
Sorry to see you go, Fergie tells sacked AVB
Manchester United boss says decision at Stamford Bridge is typical of the modern era in football
# Wel and good
Danny the champion of the world? Welbeck hungry for title win
“Clevz was biting his fork as well as his food and growling.”
Fergie will get us across the line, insists Rooney
“We are only a couple of points behind and we have a lot of games to go,” says the Manchester United striker.
# Premier League
More injury woe for Fergie as Lindegaard facing at least a month out
The 27-year-old Dane has suffered ligament damage and will be out of action for “at least four weeks, maybe five or six”.
# Wayne's World
Rooney pledges allegiance to 'greatest manager' Fergie
“He’s in before the players every morning and leaves after you. His commitment, his desire to win and his dedication is incredible.”
# Have your say
Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England?
The Leeds United legend and pundit extraordinaire reckons Rooney’s already a cut above David Silva, Luca Modric and Scott Parker, but his opinion hasn’t proved a popular one.