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Tour squad announced

Manchester United have announced a small 19 man squad that will travel on the pre season tour of Asia and Australia.

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Cluj Game Comes Too Soon For Vidic, Kagawa Back In Training, Rooney Will Start Tomorrow

United play their final group game of the Champions League against CFR Cluj at Old Trafford tomorrow. Sir Alex confirmed Rooney will start tomorrow, the game will come too soon for Vidic however. The boss also gave us the timely boost that Shinji Kagawa is back in light training and could be on the bench for the Manchester derby.

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Vidic Back In Training, Nani Out For A Month

It looks like the diamond formation will be making another appearance in the league game against Reading tomorrow evening as Valencia is still sidelined with a hip injury, and Nani has been ruled out for around 4-5 weeks with an hamstring problem. Sir Alex also confirmed that Rio Ferdinand will be back in the starting line-up.

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Wayne Rooney Passed Fit

Ahead of the statue unveiling later today, Sir Alex had the usual business of conducting a pre-match press conference for the Media. We got the good news that Wayne Rooney has been training all week and is fit to start against QPR tomorrow.

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Galatasaray vs. United

United named a young 21-man squad that would be travelling to Turkey to face Galatasaray, and from that squad Sir Alex has probably picked the strongest XI at his disposal. A whole host of youngsters on the bench will be looking forward to the possibility of making their Champions League debut’s.

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Reds Name A Youthful Squad To Face Galatasaray

After a narrow 1-0 victory over the Turkish Champions back in September, United head to Istanbul having already wrapped up qualification into the knockout stages of this years Champions League. Sir Alex has named the 21-man squad, which includes seven players yet to feature in the Champions League.

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CONFIRMED STARTING XI: Villa v United

Jonny Evans, who took a knock in the midweek game against Braga, is the major omission from the squad and has been replaced by Chris Smalling. Smalling his making his second appearance of the season for this evenings fixture at Villa Park.

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Predicted Starting XI: Villa vs. United

United head to Villa Park on Saturday in the hope of opening up a gap at the top of the table, if only for a short space of time as our title rivals both play on Sunday. Fergie rested a few key names against Braga in the week, including Michael Carrick, Rio Ferdinand and Tom Cleverley

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CONFIRMED STARTING XI: Braga vs. United

As expected, Sir Alex has named a strong starting line-up in the hope that United can confirm their place in the last 16. Chris Smalling makes his return to the starting XI at the heart of the defence, with Ferdinand dropping to the bench.

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CONFIRMED XI: Chelsea vs. United

As expected, United rung the changes for the fourth round Capital One Cup tie against Chelsea ahead of an important league game against Arsenal on Saturday. The sole survivor from the league game against Chelsea being Rafael.

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