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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

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have been left in Manchester and will not play in tonight's game in Istanbul. The two strikers have arguably been United's most important players this season but, having won all four games so far, the club have already confirmed not just qualification but also that they will win Group H.

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