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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

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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Robin van Persie finally lifts the Premier League trophy

Robin van Persie eyes further success at Manchester United

The former Arsenal striker ended the season as the Premier League top scorer

David Moyes pictured during his last game in charge of Everton

David Moyes to meet Manchester United squad today as the transition from Sir Alex Ferguson kicks into action

The Everton manager is still completing work at Goodison Park

Wenger must decide whether to use Olivier Giroud in attack instead of Lukas Podolski

Newcastle v Arsenal: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St James’ Park

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Sir Alex Ferguson blasts 'the whole bloody lot of them' for the hire-and-fire culture in the Premier League

Manchester United are unique in their patience and loyalty to staff claims the outgoing manager

The Wigan players come to terms with what could prove to be a crucial defeat in their last Premier League game against Swansea

Premier League: Arsenal v Wigan match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at the Emirates

Should David Moyes sell Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney?

The England forward has again asked to leave the club - but should the incoming manager let him?

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney launches his book 'My Story So Far'

Appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager set to put futures of Leighton Baines and Wayne Rooney in the spotlight

Will Everton full-back Leighton Baines follow David Moyes to Manchester United? And what will the Everton manager's arrival at Old Trafford mean for Wayne Rooney?

Theo Walcott's goal inside 20 seconds gifted Arsenal the three points

Queens Park Rangers 0 Arsenal 1 match report: Gunner's lightning strike puts them in charge for top four finish

Arsenal may no longer be the most exciting team in London but they ground their way back up past Chelsea and Tottenham and into third place with an unconvincing but efficient 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

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Premier League: QPR v Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

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Manchester United post record turnover figures

Club brought in £91.7m during the third-quarter

Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores their first goal

Robin van Persie right to quit Arsenal says Manchester United team-mate Patrice Evra

The Dutchman scored against his former team at the weekend

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Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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