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Moyes was dealt another blow in the FA Cup elimination at the hands of Swansea but has played down talk of transfers despite calls from supporters to strengthen club
United are on a winning run of six games in all competitions but could head into the weekend encounter with Spurs without their top two goalscorers
Rooney had been expected to start but has been left out of the match-day squad
United’s midfield make their mark on way to comfortable victory
After 18 years, Guzan and Co seek elusive home win
The lowdown on the teams in Group A
The Magpies have not won at Old Trafford since 1972
Interest remains in Karim Benzema, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez but hopes of taking Llorente on loan appear to have disappeared
Robin van Persie missed the resultant spot-kick
The rain-streaked night had been bad enough before Ashley Young made it worse, in a desperately familiar way. Against a team whose manager had proclaimed the opposition to be the “magnificent Manchester United” Young compounded his reputation for penalty theatrics by earning yet another dubious one.
The striker retweeted an article that suggested he should seek regular football elsewhere
Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan on target in 2-0 win
A round-up of the qualifying groups from around the world ahead of next summer's showcase event in Brazil
The problem with remembering Bill Shankly – as Liverpool did yesterday ahead of today's centenary of his birth – is the sense it creates of how far they have fallen from the years when he ruled with enough impunity to laughingly dish out toilet rolls to the opposition and telephone Don Revie with a warning on nights before Leeds United were in town.
The England striker came off the bench against Swansea and created two goals