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Magpies secured their first win at Old Trafford since 1972 condemning United and Moyes to back-to-back home defeats in the Premier League

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The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 4 December 2013

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Ryan Giggs fears the day he is forced to retire from Manchester United duty

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