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Manchester derby – six of the best at United

The 178th Manchester derby will see title-chasing City visit a United side licking their wounds from Sunday’s 4-0 humiliation at Everton. City cannot afford a slip-up in their tense battle with Liverpool, while United fans will demand a response – even as they wrestle with the idea of beating City to put Liverpool in pole position for the title. Here, Press Association Sport looks at six of the best derbies to have been played at Old Trafford. Denis Law (second left) scored for City against his former club in 1974 (PA) Denis Law’s backheel did not actually relegate Manchester United – they would have gone down regardless given results elsewhere – but the former United star thought he had condemned his former team to the drop and refused to celebrate. Law later said he “al...

Paul Scholes: ‘Manchester United cannot afford to lose Paul Pogba’

Paul Scholes says that Manchester United will be losing their “best player” if they allow Paul Pogba to join Real Madrid this summer. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has warned his former club that they cannot afford to lose Real Madrid target Paul Pogba during the summer transfer window. The France international has publicly flirted with the La Liga giants and Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has done little to play down a move. Several players are expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia all out of contract. However, Scholes is more concerned about the future of Pogba, who scored two more penalties in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham United to take his goals tally for the season to 16 in...

Red mist – how Arsenal and Manchester United became the best of enemies

Arsenal and Manchester United go head to head in the Premier League on Sunday. The fixture is one that has been littered by a variety of flashpoints when the sides have met in the past. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at how this grudge match has developed. Old Trafford brawl leads to points deductions Brian McClair and Nigel Winterburn come together after the United man missed a penalty in a 1988 FA Cup tie (PA Archive) The 21-man brawl which marred the meeting of the sides in October 20, 1990 had been coming. Arsenal felt aggrieved by the dismissal of David Rocastle during a 1987 meeting of the sides – Sir Alex Ferguson’s first encounter with the Gunners – and Manchester United’s Brian McClair was goaded by Nigel Winterburn after missing a penalty in a 1988 FA Cup ...

Paul Scholes the latest protege of Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has taken his first job in club management after being appointed boss of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham. He joins a lengthy list of former United players who have worked under Sir Alex Ferguson and subsequently gone into management, which includes the likes of Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Gordon Strachan, Jaap Stam, Paul Ince, Bryan Robson and Teddy Sheringham. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five more ex-Red Devils who starred under Ferguson before moving into the dugout themselves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Solskjaer has been a big hit as Manchester United interim manager (John Walton/PA) The Norwegian has had a roller-coaster time in management since stepping into coaching at United, first in charge of the strikers and then the reserve t...

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