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The Argentina striker came off injured in the 5-1 win over Tottenham

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The midfielder's head has been turned by the interest from United

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David Moyes still hopeful of making his first big signing as United try to tempt the Spaniard to Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho confirmed that Chelsea had made an 'economic bid' for Wayne Rooney

Manchester United and Chelsea go to war over Wayne Rooney

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Tito Vilanova

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The former manager defended himself against accusations he was unsupportive to his successor

Marouane Fellaini

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Cesc Fabregas

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United have made a £26m bid for the Spain international

Cesc Fabregas

Transfer news: Will Barcelona allow Cesc Fabregas to leave for Manchester United or Arsenal?

The Spain midfielder is the subject of a £26m bid

CEO Ed Woodward, Group Managing Director Richard Arnold, Manager David Moyes and Ryan Giggs honour King Bhumibol of Thailand

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Thiago Alcantara

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Spain manager Vicente del Bosque urges midfielder to remain at the Nou Camp

David Moyes

Manchester United's pre-season plans are falling into place, says David Moyes

Moyes wants to see Wilfried Zaha in action before a decision is made on his first-team status, and also admits that deals are on-going for new acquisitions after Baines and Thiago interest

Thiago Alcantara

Transfer speculation: Manchester United remain in hunt for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara

A swap deal involving Wayne Rooney has been suggested

Thiago Alcantara

David Moyes coy with idea of signing Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara

David Moyes has admitted he is doing everything he can to strengthen his Manchester United squad amid reports the club are close to completing the capture of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona.

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