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Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj

Belgium World Cup squad: Adnan Januzaj among 12 Premier League players in 24-man squad

The Manchester United youngster only recently declared he would play for Belgium

Rio Ferdinand helped United win six league titles, two League Cups, one Champions League and a Club World Cup

Rio Ferdinand leaves Manchester United: Where next for the former England international?

Ferdinand is likely to have a number of options to choose from all over the world, but where will the 35-year-old end up?

Rio Ferdinand could retire at the end of the season when his Manchester united contract expires to move into TV punditry

Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United: Tributes pour in for defender

United opted not to offer the 35-year-old a new contract

Fernando Torres, who has been in and out of the Spain squad, scored on the last day of the season

World Cup 2014: Fernando Torres and Juan Mata included in Spain squad

David De Gea, Cesar Azpilicueta, Santi Cazorla, David Silva, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo are also picked from the Premier League

David Moyes, Steve Round, Phil Neville and Chris Woods will have all left manchester United by the end of the season

Manchester United to axe Phil Neville and Chris Woods from coaching staff - reports

The pair were believed to have been told the news in the Southampton dressing room following Sunday's 1-1 draw and will follow Rio Ferdinand out the door

Sir Alex Ferguson and Russ Wilcox

Sir Alex Ferguson presents Russ Wilcox with Special Merit Award... but repeatedly calls him 'Bruce'

Wilcox is honoured for his 28-match unbeaten run with Scunthorpe United but the former Manchester United manager mixes up his names as he presents waward

Rio Ferdinand won the last of his 6 Premier League titles with Man Utd in 20012/13

Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United: Dwight Yorke claims it's the 'end of an era' after United confirm 'colossal' Ferdinand won't be offered new contract

Ferdinand was robbed of a United swansong after being informed he would not have his contract renewed after the final game of the season

Rio Ferdinand helped United win six league titles, two League Cups, one Champions League and a Club World Cup

Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United: Defender told he would not be offered new contract in Southampton dressing room

The former England centre-back did not get a chance to say a proper farewell

Wayne Rooney, who has not played in two weeks, has taken a fitness coach with him to Portugal

Wayne Rooney takes Manchester United personal trainer on pre-World Cup holiday to help fitness

The Manchester United striker is determined to be in the best shape possible

Alan Pardew confronts David Meyler

Ian Herbert: Heroes and villains of the year, from Darren Fletcher to Harry Redknapp and Alan Pardew

A look at those who may have slipped under the radar

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has a release clause in his contract believed to be £29.4m

Marco Reus will reject summer move to Manchester United

Germany international plans to remain at Borussia Dortmund

Van Gaal remains as serious as ever though, with his eye focused on his squad as they show their credentials ahead of his squad announcement

Louis van Gaal to Manchester United: Ryan Giggs offered indication he could stay at club

The Netherlands coach outlines how he likes to operate

Ryan Giggs pictured after Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at Old Trafford

Ryan Giggs catches Manchester City's title celebrations: 'You couldn't turn that off could you? Flipping heck'

Manchester United manager can't bear to watch as his bitter rivals celebrate regaining the Premier League title

Juan Mata celebrates after putting United level

Manchester United 'have to win the Premier League title next season', says Juan Mata

The Spaniard targets a return to the top after playing part in disappointing season

United’s Michael Carrick has scored just one goal this season

England World Cup squad: Michael Carrick tweets about England heartbreak

The Manchester United midfielder is not in the 23-man squad

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