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Manchester City 5-1 Manchester United: Derby Wins Against Sir Alex Ferguson's Reds

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (13:31)

Twenty-five years ago today, Alex Ferguson wanted to put his head in the oven. Nearly three years into a trophyless reign at Manchester United, he had just watched his expensively-assembled side be dismantled by Mel Machin's underwhelming Manchester City. In Manchester, it is still...

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Ryder Cup 2014: Sir Alex Ferguson To Give Team Europe Team Talk

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (12:09)

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson will give the players a team talk this evening.

Former Manchester United manager Ferguson, 72, remains a keen golfer and was expected to be in attendance at Gleneagles this week, although he could return to Manchester for...

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Ross Barkley To Manchester City - Transfer Talk

(2) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (08:22)

Amid concerns over the squad's average age and the lack of homegrown talent, it was inevitable Manchester City would show an interest in Everton and England's brilliant attacking midfielder Ross Barkley.

City were keen on Barkley early this summer but the Goodison club wouldn't budge and have since...

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Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Here's The Reds' Last Defeat From Two-Goal Lead (Video)

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (07:54)

David Moyes' knack for breaking unwanted records was a relentless quirk of his Manchester United reign and Louis van Gaal has also presided over a few ignominious milestones.

United had not lost at home on the opening day since 1972 until Swansea won at Old Trafford last month,...

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Manchester United: 3 Problems Louis Van Gaal Must Address

(5) Comments | Posted 21 September 2014 | (23:14)

Manchester United's hangover from the David Moyes era continued as they capitulated at Leicester City in a barnstorming 5-3 defeat.

United have won one and lost two of their opening five League matches in what is their worst start to a Premier League season, despite a...

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Brian Clough: Nottingham Forest Great's Life In 69 Pictures

(7) Comments | Posted 19 September 2014 | (11:14)

The greatest manager England never had, Brian Clough, passed away 10 years ago on Saturday.

Clough, a prolific centre-forward for Middlesbrough, rejuvenated east midlands clubs Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the 1970s and 80s. He brought a first-ever championship to the former while Forest won two European Cups in...

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Andy Murray Has Always Struggled To Conceal His Patriotic Streak

(12) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (09:58)

During a Twitter Q&A earlier this year, Andy Murray tweeted he was engaged to girlfriend Kim Sears... before he pulled the rug from beneath everyone's feet. It was an April fools joke. His "Yes" campaign endorsement was no joke, though.

"Huge day for Scotland...

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Arsenal Transfer News: Joseph Yobo, Diego Lugano And Lassana Diarra

(0) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (08:31)

Arsène Wenger is ready to push the panic button after Arsenal were run ragged by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Fearful of a defensive injury crisis, he could bring in none other than Joseph Yobo.

Yobo, 34, is a free agent and can...

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Andy Murray Backs 'Yes' Campaign: Twitter Reacts

(8) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (07:43)

Andy Murray has broken his silence on the Scottish Independence referendum to throw his support behind the "Yes" campaign.

"Huge day for Scotland today!" Murray wrote on Twitter. "No campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!"

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Scottish Independence: How Will Sport Be Affected?

(2) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (12:16)

England and Scotland's raucous friendly at Wembley last year, their first meeting in almost 14 years, has intensified the excitement ahead of their reverse fixture at Hampden Park in November, let alone the outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum.

The New Wembley had not heard a din quite like the...

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Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City: As It Happened

(4) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (10:16)

Manchester City return to Bavaria to begin their Champions League campaign against German champions Bayern Munich tonight.

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal: 5 Chamions League Talking Points

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (21:39)

Borussia Dortmund overwhelmed Arsenal in a comprehensive 2-0 Champions League victory at the Westfalenstadion, courtesy of goals from Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Here are four talking points...

Danny Welbeck didn't finish like a £6m striker in Dortmund, let...

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal: As It Happened

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (14:07)

Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign at Borussia Dortmund, just like they did three years ago.

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Cristiano Ronaldo To Manchester United - Transfer Talk

(1) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (08:14)

Two years ago, he was "sad" and now he is "fed up". And that means Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United.

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Cristiano Ronaldo 'Fed Up' At Real Madrid And Could Return To Manchester United

(4) Comments | Posted 15 September 2014 | (15:50)

Cristiano Ronaldo is "fed up" at Real Madrid less than a year after signing a long-term contract with the European champions, according to the club's former president Ramón Calderón.

Despite speculation linking him with a return to Manchester United last summer, Ronaldo inked a five-year deal with Madrid...

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Rio Ferdinand Has Exposed Manchester United Squad's Petulance

(3) Comments | Posted 15 September 2014 | (13:06)

Had Rio Ferdinand's latest chapter been released ahead of his weekend return to Manchester United the Stretford End might have greeted him with a "Goodbye, Mr Chips" banner as he paid a belated farewell. For the deep-fried potatoes have humiliated the former United defender more than his former...

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David Moyes Angered Manchester United Players Over Chip Ban, Says Rio Ferdinand

(3) Comments | Posted 15 September 2014 | (10:15)

David Moyes' relationship with Manchester United players became strained when he banned them from eating chips, according to Rio Ferdinand.

In the second serialisation of his forthcoming autobiography, Ferdinand revealed Moyes "had me doubting everything" and brought an "embarrassing" "small club" mentality to the 20-times champions.

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Manchester United 4-0 QPR: Louis Van Gaal Heralds Reds' 'New Start'

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2014 | (18:24)

Louis van Gaal heralded a "new start" for Manchester United after they trounced Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to register their first Premier League victory under the Dutchman.

Ángel di María produced...

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Manchester United 4-0 QPR: Ángel Di María Dazzles In Louis Van Gaal's Diamond

(1) Comments | Posted 14 September 2014 | (14:54)

So, what was the system this week? MUTV claimed Louis van Gaal was persisting with 3-5-2 but the personnel he chose suggested it could be a Total Football-flavoured 4-3-3. It turned out the diamond endemic had spread to Old Trafford and Ángel di María sparkled as Manchester United...

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Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini Criticises Referee Mark Clattenburg

(0) Comments | Posted 13 September 2014 | (15:10)

Manuel Pellegrini lamented referee Mark Clattenburg's role in both of Arsenal's goals after Manchester City gained a late point at the Emirates Stadium.

Pellegrini was irked by Clattenburg's failure to reward City a free-kick...

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