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Sir Alex refuses to write off Man United's title chances

Sir Alex Ferguson has not yet given up hope of Manchester United retaining their Premier League title and insists this year's championship race is wide open.

Sir Alex Ferguson expects Man United will give David Moyes more time. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I'm not writing anyone off," the 72-year-old Scot told BBC Sport.

"With Jose (Mourinho) you expect (Chelsea) to win games playing ugly, but all these teams are in there. United are in behind chasing."

Speaking to Sky Sports, he added: "United can do anything. They have got that great philosophy and history, they will always do well.

"I'm going as a supporter now and instead of suffering with the team, I'm suffering or enjoying it with the fans. I'm really enjoying watching the team play."

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Man Utd drop out of top three rich list for first time

Manchester United has dropped out the top three of Europe's top earning clubs for the first time.

The club are now fourth in Deloitte's Football Money League and are behind leaders Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich based on income from 2012/2013.

The results are another setback for the defending Premier League champions. Credit: PA Wire

The results are yet another setback for the defending Premier League champions who currently languish 14 points behind leaders Arsenal and have struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in May.

Despite the current gloom, analysts believe United can climb the table and reclaim third spot from Bayern Munich due to their current financial strength and investment potential.

Manchester City were the next highest-earning British club in sixth, with Chelsea and Arsenal finishing seventh and eighth respectively.

Speeding trial for Man Utd footballer Ashley Young

Manchester United and England footballer Ashley Young is to stand trial today accused of a speeding offence.

anchester United's Ashley Young as the footballer is due to go on trial today accused of a speeding offence. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Young, 28, is alleged to have exceeded a 50mph limit on the M6 Toll in Warwickshire while driving a Range Rover on March 7 last year.

The former Aston Villa and Watford midfielder faces a further charge of failing to give information to the police about the identity of the driver of the vehicle.

Young, of Prestbury, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, will stand trial at Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

Roy Keane: Clough 'without a doubt' my best manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has revealed that the best manager he ever worked with was "without a doubt" Brian Clough and not Sir Alex Ferguson.

Watch the trailer of Keane & Vieira - Best of Enemies

In an ITV documentary that looks at the fierce rivalry between Keane and Arsenal's Patrick Vieira, both players are asked who was the best manager they worked with.

Vieira chose current Gunners boss Arsene Wenger but the Republic of Ireland assistant manager shunned Sir Alex for Clough - who managed him at Nottingham Forest.

Sir Alex and Keane fell out during the midfielder's acrimonious departure from Old Trafford in 2005.

Watch Keane & Vieira - Best of Enemies at on ITV4, Tuesday 10th December 10th 2013

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Roy Keane: I cried after leaving Manchester United

Roy Keane has admitted he cried when his Manchester United career came to an abrupt end.

The midfielder left United in 2005 after heavily criticising his team mates during an interview with the club's in-house television station.

Keane, who is now the assistant manager of Ireland, said: "Of course I was upset: I did shed a few tears in my car for about two minutes.

Roy Keane was speaking in a new ITV4 documentary called 'Keane and Vieira: Best of enemies'. Credit: ITV

"But I also told myself I had to get on with my life.

"I walked out with nothing, I had no club lined up and I was injured.

"I could have played for Manchester United easily for another couple of years."

Watch Keane and Vieira: Best of Enemies on ITV4 tomorrow at 10pm

Read: Roy Keane accuses Sir Alex Ferguson of lacking loyalty

Scholes scores goal from own half in five-a-side match

Retired Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has shown he still has it - by chipping the goalkeeper from his own half in a five-a-side match.

Scholes, who quit as a professional at the end of the last season, scored the stunner for Chaddy Park Legends in their Over 35s Vets League.

Scholes was on the red carpet last night for the premiere of the Class of '92 film.

See photos from the premiere

Watch Beckham's interview with Sports Correspondent Ian Payne

Beckham expects 'a few tears' from his mother

David Beckham says he expects his mother to cry when she watches a film about his time at Manchester United.

The film examines the difficult period in Beckham's life after he was sent off at the 1998 World Cup.

"There will be a few tears in there from my mum I'm sure," Beckham said.

David Beckham speaks to ITV News at the Class of '92 premiere.
David Beckham speaks to ITV News at the Class of '92 premiere. Credit: ITV News

The former England captain said he valued the support of his teammates throughout tough moments of his career.

"It's the same for all of us six. There were good times, there were bad times, there were troubled times where we all stuck together," he said.

"But that is part of the movie, part of the history of the six of us.

"That is why it makes this such a great story."

Watch David Beckham's interview with Sports Correspondent Ian Payne

Manchester United stars arrive at Class of '92 premiere

Class of '92 stars David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil and Gary Neville arrived at the documentary's premiere at Leicester Square.

(L-R) Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes arrive at the world premiere of The Class of '92.
(L-R) Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes arrive at the world premiere of The Class of '92. Credit: Yui mok/PA

The former England captain attended the event with wife Victoria, and the couple's three sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

David and Victoria Beckham with their children Brooklyn (back), Romeo (left) and Cruz (right).
David and Victoria Beckham with their children Brooklyn (back), Romeo (left) and Cruz (right). Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

One Direction star Harry Styles also attended the premiere in support of Beckham, whom he described as "everyone's idol".

When asked about reports that Beckham could become Sir David in the New Year Honours List, Styles replied: "Why not? He's a national treasure isn't he? It makes sense. I thought he was already."

Harry Styles from One Direction speaks to ITV News at the premiere of The Class of '92.
Harry Styles from One Direction speaks to ITV News at the premiere of The Class of '92. Credit: ITV News

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