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Gary Cahill injury and Rio Ferdinand rejection give Roy Hodgson back problems for England

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Wayne Rooney shoots to score United’s fourth goal against Norwich

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Striker scored once and created two in rout against Norwich

David De Gea makes a fine stop against Real Madrid

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea in demand after heroics against Real Madrid

Goalkeeper's Bernabeu brilliance sparks talk of La Liga return but team-mates sure he will be Manchester United star

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Phil Jagielka relishing 'high stakes' friendly against Brazil

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Scott Parker has not played since Euro 2012

Scott Parker excluded as Roy Hodgson announces England squad for Brazil friendly

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Alex Ferguson happy for Manchester United to 'grind results out'

United beat West Ham 1-0 in midweek

Sir Alex Ferguson leaves Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie at home for Turkish trip

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Rooney and Van Persie left at home for Turkey trip

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