Javier Hernandez scored the game's only goal

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In rugby the saying is “forwards win matches, backs decide by how many”. Football, being less based on territory and lower scoring, cannot be reduced to such a simple tenet, but while goalscorers are the most prized players, international matches tend to be won and lost in the midfield engine room.

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David Moyes in the United hot seat once occupied by Sir Alex Ferguson

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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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The winger has impressed on pre-season tour

David Moyes in the dugout during his first game as United boss

David Moyes loses first game as Manchester United manager

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Jack Rodwell celebrates after scoring for Manchester City against Norwich

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Wayne Rooney celebrates with the Premier League trophy

Wayne Rooney waits to learn if he is in Sir Alex Ferguson's final Manchester United team

The England striker was dropped from the squad for United's last match

Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson share a moment after the former's winning goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Swansea

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Sir Alex Ferguson is set to take charge of his final game on Sunday

Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans confident of future success at Manchester United

The defender played a role in United's 20th league title success

Robin van Persie celebrates his goal against Stoke with Sir Alex Ferguson

Jump on Sir Alex Ferguson to celebrate a goal? He might sack me, says Manchester United defender Patrice Evra

Robin van Persie celebrated at the weekend by leaping on the United manager

Petr Cech saves from Javier Hernandez to preserve Chelsea’s lead

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James Lawton: England fail to shake off the past as Wayne Rooney confronts his demons in Montenegro

The Manchester United striker was not only influential, he had moments that touched serenity

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