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Rooney wants FA Cup win to inspire United

Manchester United captain wants the FA Cup win, ending a three-year trophy drought at Old Trafford, to inspire the next generation of United players under Jose Mourinho

Kevin Garside: As good a player as he still is, Ryan Giggs could have

Ryan Giggs as national treasure is a hard bubble to prick. The eulogies rained down on Friday on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The celebration of such a landmark, uncommon for an active footballer, is no place for the dissenting voice. But what about the day after? Is this the time to reflect more critically on the career of a Manchester United great?

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