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Louis van Gaal reveals how close he came to kicking out his current No2 at Old Trafford – oh, and Chelsea’s current boss. Tim Rich reports

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Louis van Gaal of Bayern Muenchen and Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid smile prior to the Franz Beckenbauer Farewell match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid

Premier League: Manchester United vs Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal of Bayern Muenchen and Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid smile prior to the Franz Beckenbauer Farewell match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho says Louis van Gaal was an 'important influence'

But Chelsea boss says 'it's not the moment' to fully praise his former boss

Chelsea striker Diego Costa

Diego Costa injury: Jose Mourinho confirms Chelsea striker has 'a little chance' of playing against Manchester United on Sunday

Spanish striker has been suffering with a niggling hamstring injury

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand retirement: QPR defender announces he will end career next summer

The former Manchester United defender signed for QPR over the summer

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring Manchester United's second goal with Alan Smith (right) in their 2-0 win over Arsenal on this day in 2004

Paul Scholes: Arsenal need leaders to become contenders again

Back in 2004, Arsenal wouldn’t be bullied

Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes takes up offer from Manchester United

Goalkeeper will train under Louis van Gaal as he completes his rehabilitation from a knee injury

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Manchester United injury list: Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera in race to be fit for Chelsea

Assessing those that are struggling ahead of Sunday's Premier League fixture

David De Gea

David De Gea transfer latest: Manchester United goalkeeper insists he is happy amid Real Madrid rumours

The Spaniard has been mooted as Iker Casillas' long-term successor

Roy Keane reveals he head-butted Peter Schmeichel during a fight on Manchester United’s 1998 pre-season tour of Asia

Roy Keane says Manchester United is viewed like 'Disneyland' to the 'mafia' of ex-players

Former midfielder has been criticising his former club again

Angel Di Maria is substituted for Ashley Young

Angel Di Maria injury latest: Argentina international set to play in Manchester United vs Chelsea match

The winger appears to be winning the race to be ready for Sunday

Cristiano Ronaldo opens the scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo applauded by Liverpool fans after master-class for Real Madrid, despite Manchester United ties

The Portuguese striker opened the scoring in last night's Champions League meeting

Sir Alex Ferguson with Sam Allardyce in 2010

Sir Alex Ferguson: Can someone explain the 'West Ham way'?

Former Manchester United manager says the Hammers were 'always surviving, or lucky as hell against us'

Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal labelled 'formidable' by Sir Alex Ferguson

Former United manager says he likes his latest successor

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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

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Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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