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The Dutchman's comments after last night's humiliating defeat were a concern

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Roy Carroll in action during Notts County's friendly against Osasuna last week

Roy Carroll joins Notts County: Former Manchester United goalkeeper signs one-year deal

Northern Irishman was a free agent after leaving Olympiakos

Joao Miranda latest: Defender rejects Chelsea and Manchester United to stay with Atletico Madrid

Centre-back will not move to the Premier League and will stay in Spain

Rodgers showered praise on Balotelli last week, which led to speculation he could sign the AC Milan front man
Brendan Rodgers watches training during Liverpool's tour of the United States

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Louis van Gaal could've been Liverpool manager had Brendan Rodgers not taken the job

Van Gaal was interviewed for the job but Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group wanted the Dutchman in a director of football role

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Manchester United vs Liverpool: A return to the '39th game' idea... or just a meaningless pre-season friendly?

Premier League bosses may consider re-igniting controversial idea

Darren Fletcher says Manchester United could win the Premier League this season

Manchester United will be going out to win the Premier League, says Darren Fletcher

Louis van Gaal has instilled a winning mentality in the squad, says Scottish midfielder

An aerial view of the Michigan Stadium

Manchester United vs Real Madrid: Did Marca photoshop The Big House to add more Real fans against United?

Spanish newspaper appears to have been caught out adding white shirts

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring

Wayne Rooney will captain Manchester United against Swansea - reports

England man will have to prove he is the long-term skipper

Thomas Vermaelen could leave Arsenal in January if he remains on the fringes of the first team
Louis van Gaal shares a joke with his Manchester United squad during training

Manchester United pre-season tour: Louis van Gaal will tell players if they feature in his plans or not as he closes on final squad

The United manager will inform his squad of his decision when they return from their pre-season tour of the United States, which ends tonight against Liverpool

Wings of desire: Young’s versatility on the flanks has impressed his manager

Manchester United pre-season tour: Louis van Gaal gives Ashley Young some reasons to be cheerful

Van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation puts a great importance on his wingers, and gives Young a chance to show he has a future at Old Trafford

Shinji Kagawa is a reported transfer target for Atletico Madrid

Manchester United transfer news: Shinji Kagawa could be offered way out of United with Atletico Madrid showing interest in midfielder

Kagawa has struggled to tie-down a regular spot in the United side and could leave after two years with the club

Ronaldo pictured during Real Madrid's pre-season tour

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer news: Real Madrid forward says 'you never know' when quizzed on Manchester United return

Ronaldo says he loves the club so much that he would like to return one day, but remains happy at Real

Louis van Gaal watches his Manchester United squad from the dug-out during the pre-season win over Roma

Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal may not sign anyone else despite interest in Mats Hummels and Thomas Vermaelen

Van Gaal has been impressed with the United squad he has inherited and he says he will give them a chance to show what they can do

Juan Cuadrado to Manchester United: Player profile - who is the Colombian winger?

The Fiorentina man is a speed demon on the right wing

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Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
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Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
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Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
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