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Robinho strikes as Brazil win in style

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Arabs attack 'City price' imposed on players

The Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, has indicated that the club will buy between four and six players this summer but has said that Arab investors like Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan are being discriminated against by a football world which assumes they do not understand the sport.

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Robinho wants transfer to Brazil

Robinho is unsatisfied at Manchester City and wants to return to Santos where he began his career, the president of the Brazilian club said Friday.

Richards punishes Salford errors to send Wigan through

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Ronaldo sulks as United stroll

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The framed newspaper image which Manchester United's Rafael da Silva has hung on his living room wall reveals that his impressive display keeping Robinho quiet at Eastlands in November was important to him. The 18-year-old's own handwritten caption is scrawled underneath. "Rafael has Robinho in his pocket," it reads.

Hughes looks to put aside those away-day blues

Former United warrior faces a tough task in trying to stem rampant red tide

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On the eve of the Manchester derby, Elano tells Ian Herbert why he feels vindicated by his rise in form after his rows with City manager Mark Hughes
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