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The attacking player will move to the Championship team for a month

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Manchester United started their Champions League campaign with a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen

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Robin van Persie scores from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace on Saturday

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The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 17 September 2013

Swansea fight back to grab home point

All fall down: Ashley Young tumbles easily at Old Trafford under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi, earning a penalty for Manchester United and the Crystal Palace player’s dismissal for two yellow cards

Crystal Palace chairman demands divers are punished with red card following tumble by Manchester United winger Ashley Young

United were awarded a penalty at Old Trafford during the weekend

Ian Holloway was forced to watch his side face Manchester United from the stands

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway refuses to comment on penalty incident due to fear of being 'rude' after previous ban

Eagles manager was banned for criticising the referee in their first game back in the Premier League but chose not to speak out over the controversial penalty decision

David Moyes has denied that Manchester United have bid for Gareth Bale

Ray Wilkins fears Manchester United may struggle to defend Premier League title

Former player expects retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson to hurt team

David Moyes (right) shows off new signing Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini confident of Manchester United title success

Marouane Fellaini was "nervous" as transfer deadline day arrived but insists he has joined a Manchester United team that is set up to retain the Barclays Premier League title.

Manchester United winger Luis Nani

Nani agrees new five-year contract to put an end to speculation the winger would be leaving Manchester United

Portuguese international had been linked with an Old Trafford exit but has now agreed a new deal with the Premier League champions

Leighton Baines could receive a new contract as reward for his loyalty to Everton over Manchester United pursuit

United wanted England star to hand in transfer request to force a move to Old Trafford but 28-year-old was still at Goodison Park when the transfer window closed

<b>Leighton Baines:</b>
<br/> United’s pursuit of the England left-back appeared comical at times, with two bids of £9m for Baines being rejected. A further £28m bid for both Fellaini and Baines was made, but United eventually bought the midfielder for £27.5m, demonstrating the derisory double offer that was made for the pair. Patrice Evra appears to be returning to some sort of good form, although Moyes can’t be too comfortable with the Frenchman given the last-gasp bid for Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao. Will they pick up where they left off in January? We reckon so.

Leighton Baines, Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata? Who could Manchester United turn to when the January transfer window opens

A look at some of the players David Moyes could go after if his squad needs strengthening in January

<b>Thiago Alcantara</b><br/>
Creative midfielder seemingly what United are crying out for but opted for a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.

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Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera just some of those David Moyes was interested in bringing to Old Trafford

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Transfer news: Manchester United see enquiry for Sami Khedira rejected by Real Madrid

Germany international latest midfield target missed by David Moyes

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