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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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United in for Iniesta

Manchester United are ready to make a move for Barcelona’s Anders Iniesta, according to the Daily Star.

The World Cup winning midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and is stalling over signing an extension as the Catalan club are reportedly refusing to meet his wage demands.

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Moyes names Round as assistant

David Moyes has confirmed the arrival of three trusted members of his backroom staff after officially beginning his reign as Manchester United manager.

Steve Round has, as expected, been named as assistant manager having spent five years as Moyes’ number two at Everton, while Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden have also been appointed as goalkeeping coach and first team coach respectively.

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Barcelona to make last ditch plea to Thiago

Barcelona are set to hold last-minute talks with Thiago Alcantara, in an attempt to persuade the midfielder to turn down a move to Manchester United, according to the Mail Online.

The Premier League champions have reportedly agreed personal terms with the 22 year old, who recently captained Spain to victory in the European under 21 Championships in Israel.

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Ronaldo ‘turns down’ Real contract extension

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United could be back on the cards after the Real Madrid forward turned down the offer of a new contract at the Bernabeu, according to the Metro.

The Portuguese international has two years left on his current deal with the La Liga giants, but is said to have rejected the chance to extend his deal by a further three years.

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Meulensteen linked with Wigan vacancy

Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has been installed as the favourite to become Wigan Athletic’s new manager after Roberto Martinez was given permission to leave the Latics.

The Mirror yesterday reported that Meulensteen would rather leave Old Trafford that revert back to his former role as Head of Youth Development following the arrival of new manager David Moyes.

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