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Carrick: Rome defeat caused loss of form

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Premier League footballer Dominic Vose has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl.

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick admits the thought of a potential derby FA Cup final against local rivals City is an exciting one - but insists he is solely focused on tomorrow's showdown with Arsenal for the time being.

Michael Carrick signs new Manchester United deal

Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014.

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has urged officials to get the big decisions right in important matches.

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