Scott Carson, of Wigan, reacts well to deny Danny Welbeck

Wayne Rooney exit would leave two voids – goals and creativity

When, in ITV's build-up to this match, Lee Dixon argued it would be daft to sell Wayne Rooney to a title rival in Chelsea, Roy Keane responded, "Sell him to Fulham then". David Moyes would rather not sell Rooney at all, and certainly not until he has found a replacement. That, though, even for a club of Manchester United's wealth and appeal, will be difficult for Rooney, as a succession of England managers have come to realise, is a hard act to replace.

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Liverpool issue club staff with list of 'unacceptable' words and phrases that have been banned from Anfield

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The Uruguayan is angling for a move away from Anfield, with Arsenal keen to sign him

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Transfer speculation: Liverpool will demand Luis Suarez makes official transfer request

Reports suggest the striker will be forced to make his desire to leave official

<b>May 2013:</b> After days of hints over an exit, during a press conference in Uruguay Suarez confirms he wishes to leave Liverpool, blaming press intrusion for he desire to go.

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Jonny Evans wants to emulate Ryan Giggs trophy haul at Manchester United

The defender is not content with his three league titles

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Striker booed by most supporters on return to the Emirates

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Manchester City defender Gael Clichy hits out over exclusion from France squad

Patrice Evra is favoured at left-back by the national team

Luis Suarez has already been judged before any hearing

Luis Suarez bite: History counted against Liverpool striker says Arsene Wenger

Suarez was banned for 10-matches for biting Branislav Ivanovic

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