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

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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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Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs knows the team cannot keep relying on their famous powers of recovery.

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Chelsea have branded claims they are negotiating the sale of John Terry to Valencia as “nonsense”.

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

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France coach Didier Deschamps felt it was not “the right time” to recall Samir Nasri even though the Manchester City midfielder has completed his three-match suspension.

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Wayne Rooney has warned his Manchester United team-mates they must stop falling behind in games after another scare.

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

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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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