Sir Alex Ferguson expects a positive result in the Manchester derby next week will be enough to ensure Manchester United win the Premier League title.

United are 15 points clear of Manchester City going into the encounter at Old Trafford next Monday.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien says the Blues are still capable of winning trophies, although it will take time before they are able to replicate past achievements.

Essien, currently on loan with Real Madrid, claims Chelsea are in a transitional period, but are moving in the right direction.

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs should be ranked among the top three left-backs in the country.

Nacho Monreal has excelled in Gibbs' position while the latter has been injured, but Wenger says the England international is ready for the fight.

Three private investigators have denied posing as senior West Ham executives to spy on private documents for Tottenham.

The trio are accused of fraud by misrepresentation while Spurs battled with West Ham for the Olympic Stadium.

Paris Saint-German defender Maxwell has thanked Tito Vilanova for the help he gave him at the Camp Nou.

PSG face Barcelona at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, and Vilanova could return to the dugout for Barcelona.

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