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The Brazil international is ruled out for up to a month

Messi inspires Barcelona at Mallorca

Two goals by Lionel Messi inspired leaders Barcelona to a 4-2 victory at Mallorca after the hosts had threatened to derail their visitors' bid for a 10th win in this season's Primera Division.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans a concern for Aston Villa trip

Central defender Jonny Evans is a doubt for Manchester United ahead of tomorrow's trip to Aston Villa.

Shinji Kagawa holds his knee during the Champions League match against Braga

No fresh injury concerns for Manchester United ahead of visit of Arsenal

Manchester United have no fresh injuries following their two matches against Chelsea over the past week as they head into tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal.

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Fleming and Hutchins team up at the double

British pair may have missed the World Tour Finals but they've had a successful year heading a promising home crop, says Paul Newman

Manchester United winger Ashley Young

Ashley Young returns to Manchester United squad after two-month absence

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ashley Young will have a renewed sense of focus after spending another two months on the sidelines.

Skipper Ben Ainslie ended a hectic week in San Francisco in second place of the fleet racing at the America’s Cup World Series Championship Racing

Ben Ainslie beaten into second by tie-break in America's Cup

Equal on points and beaten only by the tie-break, Ben Ainslie ended a hectic week in San Francisco in second place of the fleet racing at the America’s Cup World Series.

Aleksandr Hleb in action against Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal player Aleksandr Hleb hails BATE Borisov's shock victory over Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal midfielder Aleksandr Hleb helped BATE Borisov claim one of the biggest scalps in their history after stunning Bayern Munich 3-1 in the Champions League last night.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta

Arsenal must take collective blame for defensive frailties says Mikel Arteta

Midfielder Mikel Arteta maintains Arsenal must take collective responsibility for their defensive failings against Chelsea.

Luis Suarez takes a tumble against Manchester United

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says referee mistakes are 'part and parcel of the game'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may have challenged referees over their treatment of Luis Suarez but the striker is trying to take it all in his stride.

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It is likely that Swansea City winger <b>Scott Sinclair</b> will make the move to City before the transfer window shuts on Friday evening. Sinclair was left out of Swansea's squad for their 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday and has announced that he will not be signing a new contract, so a move to the champions for a fee in the region of £6m looks imminent.

Transfer of Scott Sinclair from Swansea to Manchester City back on

Swansea have agreed a fee with Manchester City for the sale of winger Scott Sinclair, Press Association Sport understands.

<b>Roberto Martinez</b><br/>
Came close to landing the Liverpool job and was understood to be in the mix for the Aston Villa hotseat after they offered him the job last summer. Despite that, the Spaniard remains at Wigan... for now. The passing style of play he insists on and the miraculous achievements that have seen the Latics remain in the Premier League against all odds will count in his favour.

Arouna Kone impressed with Roberto Martinez's devotion to passing football at Wigan

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez's devotion to stylish football helped sell the Latics to new signing Arouna Kone.

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia to wear Manchester United number seven shirt

Antonio Valencia is not feeling an additional burden of expectation now he has inherited the famed Manchester United number seven shirt.

Paulo Gazzaniga

Southampton sign Gillingham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga

Southampton this morning completed the signing of Gillingham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on a four-year deal.

<b> Jordi Alba: </b> Tried to overlap down the left hand side and had some early success but did not make the most of the ball when given it. 6

Barcelona agree £14m fee for Spain full-back Jordi Alba

Barcelona have agreed a fee of 14million euros with Valencia to sign Spain full-back Jordi Alba.

Manuel Preciado

Coach Manuel Preciado dies of heart attack day before unveiling as new Villarreal manager

Manuel Preciado, who was due to be unveiled as the new coach of Villarreal tomorrow, has died of a heart attack, the Spanish club have confirmed.

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