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United overhaul could hamper pre-season

Manchester United manager David Moyes is facing the prospect of having a depleted squad for their preseason tour of America, according to the Mail Online.

Rio Ferdinand looks set to follow fellow centre-back Nemanja Vidic and midfielder Anderson out of the club at the end of the season, while there is uncertainty over the future of a number of other players in the Scots’ squad.

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Keane expecting squad overhaul

Roy Keane has said that his former club need to sign ‘five or six players’ in the summer, and that they have ‘cut corners’ in recent years, according to the Mail Online.

United currently sit fifteen points behind league leaders Chelsea with just thirteen games left to play, with their latest setback coming at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, where bottom-of-the-table Fulham salvaged a point with a stoppage time equaliser.

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Dramatic night at Old Trafford ends in defeat for David Moyes’ men

Manchester United have crashed out of the Capital One Cup after losing to Sunderland on penalties in a dramatic night at Old Trafford yesterday evening.

David Moyes’ side went into the game trailing by two goals to one from the first leg, but restored parity after Jonny Evans scored on thirty-seven minutes.

With the score at ninety minutes 1-0 to the hosts, the tie headed into extra time with neither side able to nod themselves in front until former United defender Phil Bardsley struck from the edge of the area with a minute left on the clock to the send the away fans into raptures.

David De Gea looked to have the relatively tame shot under control, but fumbled it into his own net to give Gus Poyet’s men the advantage.

However, with the Black Cats looking certain to be heading to Wembley, Javier Hernandez turned in Adnan Januzaj’s cross to send the match to penalties.

Of the ten penalties, only three were converted, though unfortunately for United, two of those were in favour of Sunderland, who sealed their first appearance in a major final in almost twenty-nine years.

Meanwhile, in much needed better news for the club, Juan Mata appears to be closing in on his move from Chelsea after the Blues accepted an offer of £37m, the Telegraph understands.

Should the deal go through, the 25 year old will become the most expensive player in Manchester United’s history, eclipsing the £30.75 the club paid for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.

Mata was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year in both of his full seasons with the club after scoring thirty-three goals and making fifty-eight assists in one hundred and thirty-five games in all competitions, while in terms of honours, he helped the club to success in the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League.

His last appearance for the Blues came in the 3-0 win over Southampton on New Year’s Day, where he was substituted in the 53rd minute.

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.

Last minute Bony goal sees United crash out of cup

A last minute winner from Wilfried Bony saw Swansea City dump Manchester United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon.

Wayne Routledge put Michael Laudrup’s men in front on twelve minutes only for Javier Hernandez to draw the hosts level shortly after.

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Late fitness test for Rooney ahead of Hammers clash

Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney has ‘a chance’ of being fit for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of West Ham United.

The striker has been struggling with a groin injury, but will hopeful of helping his side avoid a third straight home defeat following recent losses to both Everton and Newcastle United.

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United looking for league recovery at Villa

Manchester United go into Sunday’s game at Aston Villa desperate to bounce back from two straight home league defeats.

The champions somewhat made amends for quick-fire 1-0 losses to Everton and Newcastle United with a victory by the same scoreline over Shakthar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening to seal top spot in Group A.

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Rooney looking forward to Germany clash

Wayne Rooney has said that it will be extra sweet if England can beat Germany at Wembley tomorrow evening, the Express understands.

The rivals are preparing to face each other for the first time since Joachim Low’s men beat the Three Lions 4-1 in the last sixteen of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and Rooney is determined to help Roy Hodgson’s men secure a famous win this time around.

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Evans and Rafael out of Sociedad clash

Manchester United manager David Moyes is without defensive duo Rafael and Jonny Evans for this evening’s Champions League clash against Real Sociedad.

Both were substituted at half time in the 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon and have remained in Manchester along with England pair Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck while Tom Cleverley has made the trip despite also going off after the first forty-five minutes at the weekend with double vision.

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United ease into fifth round

Manchester United have eased in to the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup after thumping Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.

Javier Hernandez put the hosts in front from the penalty spot on twenty minutes after Adnan Januzaj was brought down by Leroy Fer, before getting his and United’s second nine minutes into the second half.

Late goals from Phil Jones and Fabio put the result beyond doubt, and see David Moyes’ men into the hat for the last-eight draw this evening.

Wilfred Zaha played seventy-minutes as he made his first appearance for the club sine the Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic, and the United boss has insisted that the 20 year old is part of his plans, despite talk of him going back out on loan.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg are considering a bid for Manchester United’s out of favour forward Shinji Kagawa, Sky Sports understands.

The Japan international has made just four starts for the club this season, and didn’t make the match day squad yesterday evening.

Finally, the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or has been announced.

Robin van Persie is one of five current Premier League players on the list, while former manager Sir Alex Ferguson is among those nominated for Coach of the Year.