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Chelsea manager faces warm Anfield return but one that comes with reservations

Rio Ferdinand looks dejected after Sergio Aguero's winner at Old Trafford

Antonio Valencia admits Manchester United are 'worried' about throwing away the Premier League title

Manchester City closed the gap to 12 points with victory at Old Trafford on Monday

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic protests his innocence after being sent off against Valencia

Zlatan Ibrahimovic free to play both legs against former club Barcelona after Uefa halve ban

PSG striker was banned for lashing out in the last round

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Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia admits to frustrating season

Midfielder has been hampered by injuries

PSG's Ezequeil Lavezzi celebrates his goal against Valencia in the Champions League

PSG must improve if they want Champions League dream to continue

The French side won 3-2 on aggregate against Valencia, but were far from convincing

David Beckham trains with PSG

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A look ahead to Wednesday nights Champions League knockout fixture at the Parc des Princes

Javier Pastore celebrates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

PSG eager to prove they belong in the Champions League when they play Valencia

French side hold 2-1 advantage from first leg

Iker Casillas: The Spain international goalkeeper not fully recovered from a broken hand

Champions League: Real Madrid without Iker Casillas for Manchester United match

Spain international goalkeeper not fully recovered from a broken hand

Danny Welbeck powered home the header that set United up for an encouraging 1-1 draw

Michael Carrick relishing 'extra special' clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid

The sides meet at Old Trafford tomorrow

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Real Madrid call up Iker Casillas for Manchester United clash

Goalkeeper has just returned to training

Lionel Messi pictured in Barcelona's defeat to AC Milan

La Liga quartet flirting with Champions League exits

'Suspense for the Spanish Champions League teams', was the headline in Marca this morning

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Lee Clark 'disgusted' after Nicola Zigic gives 'the worst training session ever'

Birmingham manager angered by striker's attitude in training

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