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Rooney set for starting berth at Stoke

Wayne Rooney is set to return to the Manchester United starting line-up for tomorrow afternoon’s trip to Stoke City.

The England international came on for the final half an hour of the Premier League champions’ 2-0 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday evening – his first appearance for the club since New Year’s Day.

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Van Persie and Young on target as United beat Cardiff

Manchester United bounced back from their Capital One Cup disappointment by beating bottom of the table Cardiff City 2-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.

The hosts took the lead on just six minutes through Robin Van Persie, who was making his first appearance since early December before doubling their advantage just ahead of the hour mark when Ashley Young fired in from 25 yards.

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United fourteen points off the top after defeat at Chelsea

Manchester United suffered their fourth defeat in five games after losing 3-1 to a Samuel Eto’o inspired Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon.

The Cameroon international gave the hosts the lead on seventeen minutes with a deflected shot from outside of the area before doubling his side’s advantage on the stroke of half time with a neat finish.

Eto’o then poked in from close range after Gary Cahill’s header was saved by David De Gea, to complete his treble on forty-nine minutes and give Jose Mourinho’s man an unassailable lead.

Javier Hernandez pulled on back for United twelve minutes from time, before their captain Nemanja Vidic was shown a straight red card in added on time for a foul on Eden Hazard.

Rafael could have also been dismissed for the visitors late on, but escaped with just a booking after a poor challenge on Cahill.

United remain in seventh place, six points off the top four and fourteen behind leaders Arsenal.

They will now turn their attention to Wednesday evening’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland at Old Trafford before returning to league action with a home match against Cardiff City on Tuesday week.

Baines set for new Everton deal

The Mirror understands that Leighton Baines is on the verge of agreeing a new long-term contract with Everton, all but ending Manchester United’s hopes of signing him this month.

The England international has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions ever since his former manager David Moyes took the reins at Old Trafford.

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United win again to move up to sixth

A Danny Welbeck strike was enough to see Manchester United beat Norwich City, and secure a sixth straight win in all competitions in the process.

The champions are now in sixth position, but remain eight points behind leaders Arsenal, who beat Newcastle United 1-0 at St James’ Park yesterday afternoon with Manchester City second after winning by the same score-line against Crystal Palace.

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Rooney double earns point

A brace from Wayne Rooney earned a point for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon.

England right-back Kyle Walker put the hosts in front on eighteen minutes before Rooney levelled terms just after the half hour mark.

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Kim claims deserved point for Cardiff against United

Substitute Kim Bo-Kyung scored a stoppage time equaliser to earn Cardiff City a deserved point against Manchester United in the Welsh capital yesterday afternoon.

Wayne Rooney put the champions in front on fifteen minutes, scoring with a deflected shot soon after escaping a red card for a poor challenge on Jordon Mutch.

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Vidic fit for Cardiff clash

Manchester United will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to ten games as they travel to Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon.

The champions closed the gap on Arsenal to just five points after beating the league leaders 1-0 at Old Trafford two weeks ago, and could rise to second place if results go their way this weekend.

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Carrick and Vidic sign new deals

Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic have both signed new contacts with the club, the Daily Star understands.

England international Carrick has put pen to paper on a new two year deal which could see him end his career with the current Premier League champions, while club captain Vidic has extended his deal by a further twelve months.

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Jones to miss Cardiff and Leverkusen clashes

Phil Jones is set to miss Manchester United’s matches against Cardiff City and Bayer Leverkusen after picking up an adductor injury on international duty with England, the Mail Online understands.

The 21 year old lasted just 57 minutes of the Three Lions’ 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday evening due to the groin problem, and was replaced by club teammate Chris Smalling, who is likely to start for Roy Hodgson’s men against Germany this evening.

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