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Morgan Schneiderlin with his partner

Morgan Schneiderlin's girlfriend works at Adidas store earning £10 an hour - whilst he picks up £100,000-a-week

Her Manchester United midfielder partner earns £10 every minute

Bastian Schweinsteiger in action for United against Club Brugge last night

Manchester United injury news: Will Bastian Schweinsteiger start against Newcastle?

A look at those set to miss this weekend's Premier League game

Liverpool injury news: Jordan Henderson among those missing for Arsenal match

Brendan Rodgers has a few absentees

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Liverpool: £15m bid 'accepted' by Borussia Dortmund, Juventus remain interested

Borussia Dortmund midfielder being linked with Anfield switch again

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Manchester United transfer latest: Louis van Gaal defends Ed Woodward, but refuses to explain why Pedro deal collapsed

The Spain international joined Chelsea instead of making the move to Old Trafford

Alexander Hleb

Deceased Arsenal fan has dig at Alexander Hleb with memorial outside the Emirates

Son had personalised message inscribed on stone outside the Gunner's ground

Independent Football Live: The Independent launches new football app for the Premier League and much more

Introducing the latest way to follow our award-winning football coverage

Reece Oxford

Reece Oxford gets his GCSE results - 11 days after making his Premier League debut for West Ham

16-year-old has burst on the scene this season

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Liverpool: Reds 'preparing' £15m bid, face competition from Juventus

Borussia Dortmund midfielder being linked with Anfield switch again

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in their Uefa Super Cup triumph earlier this month

Chelsea win race against time to have Pedro available for Premier League meeting with West Brom this weekend

Barcelona forward on verge of making switch to Stamford Bridge

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