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Touré talks tough about United while City go gentle on Balotelli

Manchester City's £38m record signing, Sergio Aguero, is expected to be confined to the bench for Sunday's Community Shield encounter with Manchester United but midfielder Yaya Touré has said that the club are already viewing a win at Wembley as a way to "show United we are here".

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Shaun Wright-Phillips put up for sale by Manchester City

Manchester City are open to offers for Shaun Wright-Phillips, a player who has started only three games for Roberto Mancini this season and has publicly expressed his disappointment about the club's refusal to grant him a lucrative new contract.

Ian Herbert: Why City's dominance is good news for the nation

Typical United. Just when Manchester City thought they might have equalled a post-war record for the most players in an England XI – six were on the field when Shaun Wright-Phillips ran on as substitute on Tuesday in Basle – the history books tell us the old enemy have already gone one better.

Sam Wallace: English lessons: what the manager can learn from last two

Late on Tuesday night somewhere in the back corridors of the St Jakob-Park stadium a crowd of us stood around Fabio Capello as he began to analyse the best performance from his England team this calendar year. Just behind us a hitherto unnoticed service lift opened and a delivery man with a trolley full of soft drinks pallets came face-to-face with one of the most famous football managers in the world.