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Robin van Persie could miss the Netherlands' semi-final clash with Argentina through illness.

Netherlands vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Robin van Persie a doubt for World Cup semi-final clash with stomach problems

The Manchester United striker trained separately from the rest of the squad and remains a doubt for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Argentina

Juan Mata made an impressive debut for Manchester United

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Juan Mata (right) and David Moyes arrive at Carrington training complex on Monday

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Juan Mata looks likely to be the only new arrival at Old Trafford this month

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The £37m signing played 85 minutes in the victory over Cardiff City at Old Trafford

Real Madrid want to take advantage of Wayne Rooney’s desire to play in the Champions League

Transfer news: Real Madrid ready swoop for Wayne Rooney as Manchester United plan to sell second tier future to players

Club must figure out how to keep their best players if they miss out on next season's Champions League

Positive move: Moyes has been impressed by Darren Fletcher’s return

Chelsea v Manchester United: Optimistic David Moyes still refuses to write off title

‘We’ve got to believe there’s still a chance,’ insists the United manager

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on in downbeat fashion during his club's 2-1 defeat by Swansea

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A look ahead to Tuesday's semi-final first leg at the Stadium of Light

Manchester United transfer news: Potential targets during the January window

The Premier League champions are up against it this season - but can they bring in reinforcements to save their season?

Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck celebrates after he scores against Norwich City

Norwich City 0 Manchester United 1 match report: Danny Welbeck the difference as United labour

The England striker makes his mark from the bench as Moyes’ men struggle to beat Norwich

Wayne Rooney was quite happy to play in midfield for David Moyes on Saturday

Wayne Rooney: Striker absent for Manchester United as they travel to Norwich City

Rooney had been expected to start but has been left out of the match-day squad

Wayne Rooney was quite happy to play in midfield for David Moyes on Saturday

Wayne Rooney the subject of yet more praise from Manchester United manager David Moyes

The striker has been United's stand-out player of the season following an uncertain summer

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The concern is not related to problems earlier in the season

Danny Welbeck celebrates after opening the scoring for Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney has a shot on goal blocked by Matthew Lowton during Manchester United's victory over Aston Villa

Manchester United v West Ham: Wayne Rooney has a 'chance' of being fit for Premier League encounter against Hammers

United manager David Moyes has confirmed that the England international suffered a groin injury which kept him out of the League Cup quarter-final win over Stoke City

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