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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

David Moyes pictured during Manchester United's derby defeat to City

David Moyes admits he was 'shocked' by Manchester United's defeat to Manchester City - but views Liverpool game as an ideal opportunity to see how his players react

The Manchester United will be looking for a reaction in the Capital One Cup tie following the 4-1 defeat at the weekend

Bouncing Czech: A happy Libor Kozak celebrates his winning goal

Aston Villa v Tottenham: Capital One Cup match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s fixture at Villa Park

Welsh striker Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (left) poses with his new jersey next to Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

Transfer news: Manchester United made offer for 'cheap' Gareth Bale, claims Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Despite the Welshman costing £86m, Real Madrid believe they got a good deal for the winger who is expected to return from injury for Saturday's Madrid derby

Gareth Bale picked up the injury in the warm-up ahead of the Getafe match on Sunday

Gareth Bale suffering from 'muscle fatigue' after Real Madrid home debut is put on hold

The £86m winger is expected to miss the midweek trip to Elche but he could make his first appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu when rivals Atletico Madrid visit next weekend

Gareth Bale assesses his injury at the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale misses out on Real Madrid home debut after limping out of warm-up for Getafe match

Bale is yet to play at the Santiago Bernabeu

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Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes starts season in impressive form, leaving Barcelona perplexed over decision to quit

The goalkeeper will move on at the end of the current campaign

Analysis: Manchester United revel in profit - but will the future be so bright for the Premier League champions?

Britain's most global football brand posted record results yesterday

Gareth Bale celebrates after providing the assist for one of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals against Galatasaray

Gareth Bale happy to be back in the Champions League after coming off the bench in Real Madrid demolition of Galatasaray

The most expensive player in world football provided two assists after coming on in the second half and has said he is looking forward to featuring more as he returns to fitness

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen sets his sights on Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as he targets the Premier League title for Tottenham

The former Ajax midfielder made an eye catching debut against Norwich

Gareth Bale trains in Istanbul ahead of tonight’s game

Champions League: Gareth Bale to play in top tier of Europe for first time in two years if selected by Real Madrid

Former Tottenham player hopes for Turkish delight as Real Madrid visit Galatasaray

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo pictured meeting at Real Madrid

The biggest week of Gareth Bale's career: From meeting Cristiano Ronaldo to scoring on his Real Madrid debut

A look at how the most expensive player in the world got on as he started his career with the Spanish giants

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal were 'a bit lucky' after Jozy Altidore 'goal' for Sunderland was ruled out

The referee failed to give the advantage before sending off Paulo Di Canio

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo agrees £76m Real Madrid deal to end hopes of Manchester United return - and insists he has 'no issue' with Gareth Bale

The Portugal international was on target in his side's 2-2 draw with Villareal

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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