Louis van Gaal will want to spend a decent amount of time with United in pre-season

Louis van Gaal can improve Manchester United by '25 per cent', says Paul Scholes

The former midfielder approves of the Dutchman's arrival

Mathieu Debuchy is close to a move to Arsenal, but who will he be competing with for a spot in the first-team?

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With Carl Jenkinson rumoured to be part of Mathieu Debuchy's move to Arsenal, we take a look at five players the Gunners could sign to compete with the France international.

Louis van Gaal will want to spend a decent amount of time with United in pre-season

Manchester United players ordered to take extra training in pre-season by new boss Louis van Gaal

Players will take part in an evening session on their second day of pre-season

Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal: Newcastle full-back undergoes medical ahead of £11 million move - reports

The France international is reportedly closing in on a switch to the Emirates Stadium

Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy is on the verge of joining Arsenal in an £11 million deal

Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal: Gunners could include Carl Jenkinson as part of deal for Newcastle full-back

Arsenal are reportedly willing to offload the England Under-21 international in order to seal Debuchy deal

Manchester United have unveiled their new kit for the 2014/15 season

Manchester United kit: Nike contradict reports that they have walked away from new kit deal as they claim they 'remain in discussions' with United

Reports suggest Nike have refused to extend their deal with the Manchester club but the sports brand insist they are still in talks

Liverpool's questionable choice for a sache and hoop combo has come under-fire from fans.

Premier League 2014/15 kits: New strips released for the upcoming season, including Manchester United and Liverpool

A look at what the top-flight teams will be wearing this season

Luis Suarez shirts go on sale in Barcelona

Luis Suarez to Barcelona: 'Suarez 9' shirts go on sale in Spain

Images have surfaced on social media of shirts being sold in Barcelona with the Liverpool striker's name on the back

Louis van Gaal will want to spend a decent amount of time with United in pre-season

Louis van Gaal will take England players on Manchester United pre-season tour of the United States

New boss wants England internationals for American tour

Liverpool have unveiled their new third kit for the 2014/15 season

New Liverpool third kit: Liverpool unveil latest bizarre Warrior kit for 2014/15 Premier League season

The new third kit features a red and black striped sache

The new Manchester United shirt is unveiled

New Manchester United kit: Shirt Louis van Gaal's men will wear next season unveiled

The Premier League giants have officially unveiled their kit after weeks of speculation and numerous leaks online

Luis Suarez is on the verge of completing a £63m move to Barcelona

Luis Suarez to Barcelona: Liverpool can cope without the Uruguay star, says Phil Thompson

The former Liverpool defender says the club will continue to produce world-class talent regardless of Suarez's impending move to Barcelona

Liverpool transfer news: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to hold talks with Schalke over future amid Liverpool interest

The Holland striker was coy about speculation regarding his future after reports of interest from Liverpool

Ashley Cole salutes the fans on his last game for Chelsea

Ashley Cole transfer latest: Left-back heading to Italy for talks with Roma

The left-back is out of contract after leaving Chelsea and the Italian club are favourites to secure his signature

A leaked image purporting to be the new Manchester United shirt

Manchester United kit: Has the 2014/15 Premier League strip been leaked?

New images appear on internet

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Here is Tim Sherwood's team of the World Cup 2014
WORLD CUPOPINIONA keeper with no histrionics, defenders who can defend and forwards who are clever running off the ball
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Alan Hansen
OPINIONAlan Hansen will make one last appearance on Match of the Day after 22 years
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Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal launch the new Puma Arsenal kits at the Puma Store on Carnaby Street
kit launchMassive deal is worth £150m over the next five years
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Manchester United Marouane Fellaini allegedly cut his hair
PREMIER LEAGUEImage of the Manchester United without his long locks has gone viral
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WORLD CUP Argentinian right-back left bloodied and bruised after accidental clash with Dirk Kuyt
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Two Brazilian fans embrace in a bar on Copacabana beach as their country’s humiliating 7-1 defeat by Germany sinks in
COMMENTThey were silent and sad, but no one was crying, writes Alex Bellos in Rio de Janeiro
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Fans burn a Neymar shirt on the streets of Brazil following the 7-1 defeat to Germany
REACTION He wasn't even playing!
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PLAYER RATINGSAnd who was the worst of the lot for Brazil?
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REACTIONOne newspaper didn't even bother to write a headline
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ANALYSISHas any team been so humiliated as Brazil are right now?
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