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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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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: FC Barcelona vs. United

The teams have been announced for tonight’s prestigious friendly against FC Barcelona that takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Barcelona will play a strong side, including the likes of Valdes, Alexis Sanchez, Iniesta and a certain Mr Lionel Messi.

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Shanghai Shenhua vs. United

The team flew to China on Monday to face Didier Drogba’s new club, Shanghai Shenhua. The match will be played at 8pm (local time), and 1pm (UK time). Shinji Kagawa retains his place in the side, Powell makes his first start for the club, so does Davide Petrucci.

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Ajax Cape Town v United

Manchester United take on Ajax Cape Town in Cape Town at 2pm (BST) today and the United team has been annouced, and it means we get to Shinji Kagawa will make his first start for the club. Antonio Valencia will also be sporting his brand new Number 7 shirt for the first time.

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Pre-Season Tour 2012 – Squad Announced

The United players returned to training this week, and today they will jet off to Durban, South Africa, for the start of our pre-season tour, which takes us not only to South Africa, but also on to China, Norway, Sweden and Germany.

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Vidic To Begin Pre-Season Training This Week

Our 30-year old captain is set to return to training this week, Vidic hasn’t played since he tore his cruciate ligaments away at Basel last December but he has made remarkable progress in a bid to be fit for the season opener.

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