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Sir Alex Ferguson: messages of support flood in

No update as yet on condition of former Manchester United manager after brain haemorrhageManchester United players past and present have offered support for “father figure” Sir Alex Ferguson as the football world waited for news on his recovery from a …

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United fans voice shock over brain haemorrhage

Club supporters devastated after hearing former manager had emergency surgeryArms folded, Sir Alex Ferguson’s statue stares determinedly across the Bridgewater canal and into the distance. From the Old Trafford stand bearing his name, the bronze monume…

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Manchester residents oppose Gary Neville’s redevelopment plans

Ex-United player wants to build sports university but locals object to takeover of green beltGary Neville’s plans to transform Manchester have again been met with opposition after hundreds of residents objected to proposals by Manchester United’s “clas…

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Still feeling the pain of the Munich air disaster | Letters

Readers respond to coverage of the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that killed eight Manchester United players, three of the team’s staff, eight journalists and four othersI read with sadness the articles about the Munich air disaster 60 years…

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Old Trafford ceremony remembers Munich air disaster 60 years on

Fans, players and survivors hold minute’s silence in remembrance of 23 people killed in 1958 crashFootball fans, players and the families of victims of the Munich air disaster have held a minute’s silence at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium 60 …

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Old Trafford ceremony remembers Munich air disaster 60 years on

Fans, players and survivors hold minute’s silence in remembrance of 23 people killed in 1958 crashFootball fans, players and the families of victims of the Munich air disaster have held a minute’s silence at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium 60 …

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How the Manchester Guardian reported the Munich air disaster in 1958

News of the plane crash that all but wiped out Manchester United’s young team dominated coverage in the following day’s paper An early report said that seven of the team had died in the tragedy on 6 February 1958. It was later confirmed that eight play…

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How the Manchester Guardian reported the Munich air disaster in 1958

News of the plane crash that all but wiped out Manchester United’s young team dominated coverage in the following day’s paper An early report said that seven of the team had died in the tragedy on 6 February 1958. It was later confirmed that eight play…

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Police concerned for Clarke Carlisle after ex-footballer reported missing

Ex-Burnley player last seen by his family in Preston on Thursday and may have been in Manchester on Friday morningPolice have said they are growing increasingly concerned for the former footballer Clarke Carlisle after he was reported missing.The ex-Bu…

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Gary Neville: hotel for homeless was purely the right thing to do

Former Manchester United star resubmits plans for controversial St Michael’s development, including flats, hotel offices and restaurant

It was one of the more unexpected football headlines of recent years: Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs opening a “hotel for the homeless”.

The Manchester United stars-turned-property developers had allowed a group of 50 rough sleepers to camp out in one of their most prestigious buildings in Manchester city centre for the winter.

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France and England fans unite to sing Don’t Look Back in Anger in tribute – video

French and English football fans join together for a rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger at the Stade de France on Tuesday before an international friendly between the two nations. The tribute, led by a gendarme with an electric guitar, was in honour of the victims of attacks in Manchester and London

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France and England fans unite to sing Don’t Look Back in Anger in tribute – video

French and English football fans join together for a rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger at the Stade de France on Tuesday before an international friendly between the two nations. The tribute, led by a gendarme with an electric guitar, was in honour of the victims of attacks in Manchester and London

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France and England fans unite to sing Don’t Look Back in Anger in tribute – video

French and English football fans join together for a rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger at the Stade de France on Tuesday before an international friendly between the two nations. The tribute, led by a gendarme with an electric guitar, was in honour of the victims of attacks in Manchester and London

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester has fantastic people, there’s great unity

• Former manager pays tribute to United following Europa League win
• ‘We’re all proud of them, it was a great achievement’

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Manchester’s unity in the wake of Monday’s terrorist attack and underlined the significance of United’s Europa League success over Ajax.

Manchester City and United have come together to pledge £1m to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund on a day the city prepared to offer up a defiant message that it is open for business.

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Paul Pogba dedicates Europa League win to Manchester attack victims – video

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says the club won the Europa League final on Wednesday for the victims of the Manchester attack earlier this week. Speaking to BT Sport after the final whistle, Pogba said: ‘We won for Manchester, we worked for them, for the country. We play for England, for Manchester and for the people who died.’

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Manchester United and Ajax remember attack victims before Europa League final – video

Manchester United and Ajax players gather before the Europa League final on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing. 22 people were killed and another 59 were injured in the attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday nightAjax v Manch…

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David Squires on … Manchester, a city united

Our cartoonist on why a terrorist attack won’t stop the people of Manchester from living, loving and going to the football

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London marathon runner reunited with finish-line helper

David Wyeth says he wouldn’t have got to the end without Matthew Rees’s help and he regrets having put himself at risk

A London Marathon runner who was helped across the finish line by a fellow competitor has admitted he feels selfish for having put himself at risk with his two young children watching.

David Wyeth and his rescuer, Matthew Rees, were reunited on Monday, less than 24 hours after they both completed the race in under three hours.

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Rio 2016 ‘heroes parade’ gatecrashed by impostors in Manchester

Men claimed to be Team GB fencers before admitting to having blagged way on to float for Olympic athletes

Two impostors managed to sneak on to a float for Olympic athletes during the official Rio 2016 “heroes parade” in Manchester, the British Olympic Association has confirmed.

The two men initially told a TV journalist that they were in the Team GB fencing team before they admitted they had blagged their way on to the parade buses, which was carrying the women’s hockey team and modern pentathlon athletes.

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Gatecrasher pretends to be Olympic fencer on Manchester parade bus – video

Two enterprising members of the public are caught on camera by Sky News on a parade bus reserved for Olympic and Paralympic athletes on Monday in Manchester. One claims to have been part of the fencing team before admitting that he had sneaked on board

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