Gary Megson

 

Ferguson: This United team can become legends

Staff Reporter

Sir Alex Ferguson believes his young Manchester United stars will become Old Trafford legends if they win the Champions League. Ferguson's side retained the Premier League title on Sunday and now the Scot has turned his attention to the Champions League final against Chelsea, the team they edged out of the title.

United eye title as basement battle intensifies

Julian Guyer

Manchester United will take a giant stride towards retaining their Premier League title if they beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday. United's lead at the top was cut to two points by Chelsea after the Blues won 1-0 away to Everton on Thursday.

Ferguson backs Scholes as United target treble

Julian Guyer

Sir Alex Ferguson believes experienced midfielder Paul Scholes could play an important part in Manchester United's bid this season to match their treble achievement of 1999. The 33-year-old former England midfielder is expected to feature in Wednesday's league match at home to Portsmouth.

For club or country?

Staff Reporter

There has been much debate about whether the African Cup of Nations should be held at the end of the European season so that there is not a club-versus-country clash. Two football experts discuss the pros and cons. The continental showpiece kicks off in Ghana on Sunday.

Bayern, Bolton seal Uefa Cup berths

Emmeline Moore

Italian striker Luca Toni inspired Bayern Munich to a 6-0 rout of Greek side Aris to book their berth in the Uefa Cup knockout round on Wednesday as English side Bolton advanced without kicking a ball. Two goals in either half from Toni maintained Bayern's decade-long unbeaten UEFA home record and defenders Christian Lell and Philipp Lahm completed the rout.

Lampard shines for Chelsea, Ramos gets winning start

Steve Griffiths

Frank Lampard's hat-trick helped League Cup holders Chelsea snatch a dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester on Wednesday. Avram Grant's side were slipping towards an embarrassing fourth-round defeat against the managerless Championship side -- who lost Gary Megson after just six weeks to Premiership strugglers Bolton -- until Andriy Shevchenko equalised with three minutes to play.

Arsenal back on top after draw with Reds

Staff Reporter

Arsenal regained first place in the Premier League on Sunday thanks to a Cesc Fabregas equaliser in an entertaining 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. The Gunners trailed to Steven Gerrard's seventh-minute free kick but the inspirational Fabregas stole in with 10 minutes remaining to give the visitors a deserved share of the points.

Never-say-die Arsenal has Wenger purring

Andrew Fifield

Arsene Wenger saluted Arsenal's spirit after his Premier League table-toppers maintained their dream start to the season with a 2-0 win over Bolton. Second-half goals from Kolo Toure and Tomas Rosicky were enough to consolidate the London club's two-point lead and provided a timely lift before encounters with Liverpool and Manchester United.