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United may cruise in, but not without a climb first

Sebastian Hassett Manchester United's tour of the Emerald City is about to get diamond-studded, with match officials ready to hire a luxury cruiser to escort the Red Devils through Sydney Harbour on the way to ANZ...

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Business first, game a close second for Man U

Official Manchester United Lunch press conference - The guests of honour will be the Manchester United Manager, David Moyes, along with four (4) Manchester United Legends pictured; Dwight Yorke, Bryan Robson, Andy Cole & Dennis Irwin.
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Sebastian Hassett Even in Australia, Manchester United pretty much do as they please. Call it a perk of being bigger than big.

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Dominic Bossi Join Dominic Bossi as one of the world's great football clubs warm up for the Premier League season with a clash with the stars of the A-League. Match stats

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Rookie terror: Lingard double has him out of Rooney's shadow

Jesse Lingard

Dominic Bossi Judging by the most popular name blazed on the back of the Manchester United fans at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night, it seemed that many may have been disappointed to be denied a glimpse of Wayne...

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England on track for World Cup after draw with Ukraine

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Tom Williams England inched closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup after surviving a number of scares to record a potentially crucial 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

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Moyes won't panic despite neighbourhood quash

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Paul Hayward The handover was never going to be velvet. Despite the apparent smoothness of the transition from Alex Ferguson to David Moyes it was delusional to expect Manchester United's new manager immediately...

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Repeat of Celtic fairytale unlikely, but Brits should claim three spots

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Alan Hansen Alan Hansen rates the chances of the five British representatives in the Champions League, which kicks off on Tuesday.

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England's soft centre may yet melt World Cup hopes

Alan Hansen Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is the biggest danger to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup on Tuesday as he is so well equipped to exploit the weak heart of the English defence.

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The truth about Becks

David Beckham

Henry Winter DAVID Beckham was a good footballer, very good at times, but he will not be remembered as a great footballer.

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Ferguson shirty over boycott

Sir Alex Ferguson vowed to deal with Rio Ferdinand after the defender refused to wear a ''Kick Racism Out of Football'' T-shirt before Manchester United's 4-2 victory against Stoke at Old Trafford...

Van Persie ignores flak from Gunners to fire United

Robin van Persie

Jason Burt WITHOUT RVP this was RIP for Arsenal. Outplayed and outfought, their increasingly desperate plight was highlighted by the eagerness of defender Andre Santos to ask for Robin van Persie's shirt as the...

Heavyweights muscle up while battlers try to avoid knockout blow

Joe Hart

Julian Guyer LONDON: The battle for the English Premier League title might be compelling, with three heavyweights in contention, but the fight to avoid relegation from the top flight is almost as fierce.

Man Utd bound for Sydney?

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Sebastian Hassett FOURTEEN years after they last graced Australian shores, Manchester United are set to make their next visit to Sydney, with a friendly match scheduled for July 20 at ANZ Stadium.

Blood Red: Manchester feud reaches boiling point

Rio Ferdinand

Paul Hayward ENGLISH football's most consuming rivalry is a package of fine individual talent, cathedral-like stadiums and tribal passions that have made Manchester the capital city of the Premier League.

Fans disunited as supporters accuse Ticketek of own goal

Wayne Rooney

Megan Levy Football fans were more divided than united this morning when tickets to the showdown between English Premier League giants Manchester United and the A-League All Stars were snapped up within two...

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Rooney turns lights out on Fulham

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

Jason Burt JUST as it looked like Manchester United's title hopes might dim a little - and not just because of a first-half floodlight failure - Wayne Rooney illuminated this occasion to stretch their lead at...

Away draw puts United in box seat over Real

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck

Henry Winter AT THE final whistle, Manchester United fans sang loudly about going to Wembley, venue of this year's Champions League final.

Chelsea's chance to close gap in battle for second

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LONDON: Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has warned Manchester City that his players have set their sights on climbing above the champions in the table.

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Ferguson: we must not fear Ronaldo

Ronaldo

Mark Ogden As he pondered the magnitude of the 90 minutes that lay ahead between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Old Trafford tonight, Jose Mourinho resembled a James Bond villain preparing to inflict...

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Top clubs to shy away from Rooney deal

Wayne Rooney.

Ben Rumsby Manchester United's prospects of selling Wayne Rooney this summer could be thwarted by a lack of serious interest from other clubs and the striker's admiration for Barcelona.