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United confirms title, Blackpool bids sad farewell


It was only a fleeting moment but for the first time ever there was a twinge of sadness after Manchester United finished the season on a high by defeating Blackpool 4-2 in the final Premier League match of the season at Old Trafford to clinch a record 19th title. United’s victory sent a side which has been a breath of fresh air for football crashing back to the Championship with sadly, goodness knows how many years before their presence can grace the top echelon of English football again.

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Rio opens up to The Sun – then sends a warning


Rio Ferdinand has laid bare the secrets of another season of phenomenal success at Manchester United. In a frank interview with Shaun Custis from The Sun Ferdinand, who is celebrating a fifth Premier League winners medal and looking forward to a Champions League final against Barcelona, reveals that…

*Wayne Rooney’s decision to stay at Old Trafford crushed the fight out of United’s title rivals.

*United’s brilliant young Mexican striker Javier Hernandez should have been named Footballer of the Year.

*Noisy neighbours Manchester City would love to swap their FA Cup for United’s title.

*Manager Alex Ferguson has become more meticulous than ever in his quest for domestic and European domination.

*United will rule again next season when they bring in the three new signings Fergie wants this summer.

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VDS bids farewell to Old Trafford against Blackpool


Unless he makes an unlikely reversal, Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar will make his Old Trafford farewell on Sunday afternoon against a Blackpool side keen to ward off Premier League relegation. A win in front of the United faithful by the new champions will be a fitting home send off for the 40 year old goalkeeper with the decorated Holland international set to retire from football in summer. The veteran is then set to make his final United appearance at Wembley next Saturday against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final.

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