Fergie gets Olympic call

12:49pm Tuesday 26th August 2008

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been approached to manage an all-Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics in London, Gordon Brown said last night.

Premiership footballers head for Darwen

This Is Lancashire: David Dunn

6:10am Tuesday 12th August 2008

SOME of the cream of English football will be in Darwen today ahead of the new Premier League season.

Record payout for young footballer

1:03pm Monday 11th August 2008

FOOTBALLER Ben Collett, described by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as an "outstanding" player, was today awarded more than £4.3million damages at the High Court in London over a tackle which ended his career.

Premiership odds

7:00am Friday 8th August 2008

THE latest odds on winning the Premiership.

Club-by-club guide to the Premiership

This Is Lancashire: Club-by-club guide to the Premiership

8:50am Thursday 7th August 2008

A club-by-club guide to the new Premiership season, including transfers, key men and predictions.

Hughes in poll position for Manchester United fans

1:18pm Wednesday 6th August 2008

New Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is already a winner, according to Manchester United supporters.

Blackburn Rovers loan Manchester United full-back

This Is Lancashire: Danny Simpson

9:10am Tuesday 5th August 2008

UPDATE Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams has hailed the signing of Manchester United full-back Danny Simpson on a season-long loan as a ‘coup’ for the club.

Match day urinals to be used next season

1:04pm Monday 4th August 2008

MOBILE urinals piloted in Stretford on Manchester United match days will make a comeback this season following positive feedback.

Fergie shrugs off Chelsea threat

2:36pm Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has begun the mind games with Chelsea counterpart Luiz Felipe Scolari before the season has even started.

Manchester United star flies home after family tragedy

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2008

FOOTBALLER Wes Brown will fly home early from Manchester United’s tour of South Africa following the death of his pregnant half sister.

Ronaldo not for sale - Manchester United chief exec

12:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Manchester United chief executive David Gill is adamant that Real Madrid target Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale.

Ronaldo won't be sold - Ferguson

10:53pm Friday 18th July 2008

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be sold and also confirmed he will be out for three months with an ankle injury.

Ryan Giggs scores honorary degree

9:21pm Tuesday 15th July 2008

Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Salford today.

Ronaldo ankle surgery blow for Manchester United

This Is Lancashire: Cristiano Ronaldo

9:43pm Monday 7th July 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the start of the new season after undergoing surgery on his right ankle.

Second group of Manchester United fans in court after Blackburn Rovers violence

10:46am Wednesday 30th April 2008

FOOTBALL fans have appeared before Blackburn magistrates after being arrested for a number of unrelated on the day of the match between Rovers and Manchester United.

Six Manchester United fans in court over disturbance at Blackburn Rovers game

11:44am Tuesday 29th April 2008

SIX Manchester United fans have appeared in court following a large number of arrests before, during and after the game at Blackburn Rovers on April 19.

50 arrested after Blackburn Rovers clash with Manchester United

10:46am Sunday 20th April 2008

MORE than 50 football supporters were arrested after yesterday's Blackburn Rovers match against Manchester United.

Blackburn man held in football tout probe

10:14pm Tuesday 4th March 2008

A BLACKBURN man has been arrested at Manchester United's ground tonight after a police investigation into ticket touting and money laundering at top Premier League clubs.

Fergie: Pompey cup tie was fate

11:37am Tuesday 19th February 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson was resigned to his fate after Manchester United were once again paired with a Premier League side in the FA Cup.

Ferguson - Reds were terrific

12:03pm Sunday 17th February 2008

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson felt Saturday's 4-0 FA Cup drubbing of Arsenal was the perfect response to last week's Manchester derby defeat in the Barclays Premier League.

Manchester United 4 Arsenal 0

7:57pm Saturday 16th February 2008

Darren Fletcher was Manchester United's unlikely hero as they secured a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a resounding 4-0 victory over 10-man Arsenal.

Fans cashing in on Munich crash

1:03pm Tuesday 12th February 2008

Football fans are selling memorabilia of the Manchester United Munich air crash for thousands of pounds on eBay.

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2

6:57pm Sunday 10th February 2008

On the day when Manchester remembered those who lost their lives 50 years ago in the Munich air disaster, the blue half of the city dealt a major blow to red dreams of retaining the Barclays Premier League by running out 2-1 victors.

Hooligans warned off derby match

12:35pm Saturday 9th February 2008

A SPECIAL operation to root out trouble-making football supporters before tomorrow's Manchester derby has been organised by police.

Ferguson pays tribute to Busby Babes

9:09pm Wednesday 6th February 2008

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists his constant quest at Old Trafford is to create a team to match the courage and class of the 'Busby Babes' side of the 1950s.

Millions to remember Munich tragedy

This Is Lancashire: The clock outside Old Trafford

8:48am Wednesday 6th February 2008

Survivors of the Munich air disaster, which killed eight Manchester United football players, will fall silent this afternoon at a moving memorial service at the moment when disaster struck half a century ago.

'Donny' Davies: Tribute to a sporting legend

This Is Lancashire: Don Davies: Lancashire County Cricket Club Committee Member Photo

9:47am Tuesday 5th February 2008

Fifty years ago tomorrow, the Munich Air Disaster claimed 23 lives, including a man who had become something of a legend on the Bolton sporting scene - journalist Don Davies.

Ferguson blasts referee

12:28pm Sunday 3rd February 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson rounded on referee Mark Clattenburg after Manchester United lost their place at the summit of the Barclays Premier League with a draw at Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 1

6:38pm Saturday 2nd February 2008

Manchester United equalised in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

Vandals target Munich crash memorial

8:23am Thursday 31st January 2008

A MEMORIAL poster put up at the Old Trafford football ground to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich disaster has been vandalised with paint bombs.

Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1

6:43pm Sunday 27th January 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his astonishing scoring spree to steer Manchester United through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Tottenham.

Ferguson backing for rival Benitez

4:57pm Thursday 24th January 2008

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken in defence of his Liverpool counterpart Rafael Benitez by suggesting the Anfield club's owners have undermined him.

Ferguson: Win was 'important'

5:38pm Sunday 20th January 2008

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was a relieved man after his side clinched a 2-0 win at Reading with late goals from Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Inspectors visit star's £6million home

9:10pm Sunday 13th January 2008

FOOTBALLER Gary Neville's 12-bedroom mansion has been visited by council inspectors.

Mastermind presenter at gala dinner

3:59pm Sunday 13th January 2008

BBC JOURNALIST and Mastermind presenter John Humphrys will be the guest speaker at the Heathlands Village annual gala dinner, due to take place on January 28 at the home of Manchester United.

Manchester United urged to reduce ticket prices

This Is Lancashire:

7:17pm Friday 11th January 2008

THE independent Manchester United supporters' trust (MUST) has called on the club to reduce ticket prices after it announced record pre tax profits of more than £59 million this morning.

Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 2

8:58pm Saturday 5th January 2008

New England coach Fabio Capello saw Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney grab late goals for Manchester United to settle an uninspiring FA Cup third round clash at Aston Villa.

Fergie praise for Villa young guns

1:45pm Saturday 5th January 2008

Manchester United embark on their FA Cup campaign this evening when they hope to knock out Aston Villa for the second successive season.

United determined to keep Ronaldo

1:44pm Saturday 5th January 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson is determined to hang on to Manchester United's young stars with Real Madrid apparently interested in Cristiano Ronaldo.

United not planning to recruit

1:42pm Saturday 5th January 2008

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims there is little chance of any arrivals at Old Trafford during the transfer window.

Ferguson will not rule out Brown move

3:55pm Friday 4th January 2008

Newcastle United have been rebuffed by Manchester United in their attempt to sign England defender Wes Brown - but Sir Alex Ferguson has not ruled out a deal taking place if the player is interested.

Evans rejoins Sunderland on loan

1:05pm Friday 4th January 2008

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans was on Wearside on Friday morning to complete a loan move to Sunderland until the end of the season.

Fergie pleased with season so far

1:04pm Friday 4th January 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his satisfaction with the way Manchester United's season has gone so far.

Neville facing battle for United place

1:04pm Friday 4th January 2008

Manchester United full-back Gary Neville has admitted he faces a major challenge to force his way back into Sir Alex Ferguson's first team.

Scholes targets United return within month

8:42pm Thursday 3rd January 2008

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is close to a return to action after two months on the sidelines with a knee problem.

Old Trafford like 'police state' - United fan

9:46pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

Old Trafford is like a "police state" which leaves supporters paralysed by fear, Colin Hendrie from the Independent Manchester United Supporters Association claimed on Wednesday.

Bruised ankle for Tevez

9:45pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

Fears that Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez could be set for a long spell on the sidelines have eased after the club revealed he suffered only a bruised ankle in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Birmingham.

Hammers did Tevez proud

4:11pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

IT was refreshing to see Carlos Tevez given a rapturous reception on his return to Upton Park rather than the torrent of abuse normally reserved for players when they go back to clubs.

Fergie condemns criticism of Glazers

1:09pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson has branded criticism of the Glazer family by Manchester United supporters as 'unfair'.

Manchester United 1 Birmingham City 0

8:39pm Tuesday 1st January 2008

Carlos Tevez's excellent first-half strike proved enough to give Manchester United a 1-0 victory against Birmingham at Old Trafford.

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