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David Moyes on his arrival at Manchester United (left) and Real Sociedad

Juan Mata exit: Would Manchester United be making a mistake if they sold the midfielder?

The Spaniard has been linked with a transfer away from Old Trafford, but Manchester United would lose goals and assists if he left

Juan Mata (right) and David Moyes arrive at Carrington training complex on Monday

Juan Mata defends David Moyes reign at Manchester United, claiming he had 'no luck' and 'anyone' would have struggled

The Manchester United midfielder was discussing his former manager's appointment at Real Sociedad

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo rejects claims he has vile nickname for Lionel Messi

A new book suggested the Real Madrid player referred to his great rival with an offensive term

Must watch: Hilarious own goal scored by hapless amateur in Greece

They don't get much more embarrassing than this

The 28-year-old marksman signed on a season-long loan from Monaco

Radamel Falcao denies reports he is using ice pack on knee after every Manchester United match and training session

The Colombian is yet to make an impact at Old Trafford

David De Gea

David de Gea to Real Madrid: Manchester United see Victor Valdes as replacement - not back-up

De Gea has been hugely impressive this term

Mario Balotelli behaviour down to 'bad education', claims former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff

The Liverpool striker has struggled since his £16m move from AC Milan

Arsene Wenger reacts during Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to Swansea

'Arsenal coaches have reservations' about Arsene Wenger's defensive tactics, whilst Steve Bould has been 'ignored'

The Gunners let a lead slip for a second game in a row at the weekend

Radamel Falcao prepares to face Queens Park Rangers in his Manchester United debut

Radamel Falcao using ice pack on knee after every Manchester United match and training session

The Colombian is yet to make an impact at Old Trafford

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