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United ready for City test

Manchester United will be hoping to continue their winning momentum when they take on neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford this evening.

The Premier League champions can move to within two points of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur with victory over their fierce rivals, and close the gap on City to nine points.

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United back to winning ways against Swansea

Manchester United ended a run of three straight defeats on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win over a struggling Swansea City side, who knocked them out of the FA Cup just six days previously.

Second half goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck secured the victory for David Moyes’ men, though they are no closer to the sides above them following wins for all five of those who played over the weekend.

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United secure fifth straight win

Manchester United came from two goals to beat Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon, and secure a fifth straight victory in all competitions.

Former United youngster James Chester put the hosts ahead after just four minutes before David Meyler doubled their advantage soon after.

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Van Persie doubtful for Everton clash

Manchester United host manager David Moyes’ former club Everton to Old Trafford this evening, looking for the three points that could see them burst into the top four.

The hosts will be without Phil Jones, who serves a one match suspension after amassing five yellow cards, while a late decision will be made on Robin van Persie, who has been suffering with a combination of groin and toe problems.

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United ease into Champions League knockout stages

Manchester United secured their place in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League in style by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 at the BayArena yesterday evening.

Antonio Valencia put the Premier League champions in front on twenty-two minutes, turning in Wayne Rooney’s cross before Emir Spahic turned in to own net to double the visitors advantage on the half hour mark.

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United extend unbeaten run with win at Fulham

Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions with a comfortable 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

The Champions took the lead on nine minutes, when Antonio Valencia fired in from close range before two quick fire goals from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney had the visitors 3-0 up half way through the first half.

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Rooney the star as United win Champions League opener

Wayne Rooney grabbed his 199th and 200th goals for Manchester United as they began their Champions League campaign with a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford yesterday evening.

The England international opened the scoring after twenty-two minutes, before Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes equalised ten minutes into the second half.

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Van Persie treble secures twentieth Championship

Manchester United clinched their twentieth league championship in style with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford last night.

Robin Van Persie was the star of the show, scoring all three goals to topple Luis Suarez at the head of the Premier League top goal scorers chart.

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United draw at West Ham as they edge towards title

Manchester United came from behind twice against West Ham United to gain a crucial point in their bid to reclaim the Premier League from rivals Manchester City, who closed the gap at the top to thirteen points after beating Wigan Athletic.

The Hammers took the lead after sixteen minutes through Ricardo Vaz Te, which was cancelled out by Antonio Valencia just after the half hour mark.

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Rooney gets England going

Wayne Rooney set England on their way to a famous 2-1 victory over Brazil at Wembley last night.

The United forward followed up Theo Walcott’s effort on 26 minutes, before going on to complete the match along with Chris Smalling, whilst Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck were taken off after 45 minutes and 60 minutes respectively.

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