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Javier Hernandez could become "a major influence" at Old Trafford, according to Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan.

Blue Monday salad

Serves 4

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Ink pasta with courgettes and crab

Serves 4

Round-Up: Durham on top despite eight-wicket haul for Tahir

Imran Tahir, the well-travelled Pakistan leg-spinner, took eight wickets in an innings for the second time in his career but, after losing inside two days to bottom-of-the-table Kent last week, Durham had cause for satisfaction after scoring 379 against Warwickshire.

New potatoes with sauce vert

Serves 4

Stevens builds after Khan blows away Durham

Durham 121 Kent 305-8

Harmison unable to hold up Notts

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