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Good news for Man United – six of the last eight Christmas Premiership leaders won the title

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So which Premiership manager has Santa for good news for this year? It could have been so much better for Fergie. Well if United had sneaked a winner against Swansea and Mike Dean ruled out Gareth Barry’s last minute winner for City against QPR. But the United boss still finds his team four points clear of City at Christmas and …

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Theo Walcott is on his way to United/Chelsea/City/Juve/nowhere

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There’s a lot of news about Arsenal’s speedy winger this morning, though, let’s just say that very little of it falls into ‘from the horse’s mouth’ category and you should take it all with a tankard of salt. Until a few weeks ago it seemed that Theo Walcott would possibly end up at Liverpool leading the line alongside Suarez. Then …

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Barcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second

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A few years ago I wondered if Arsenal had the highest number of its ex-players in the Premiership. It seemed that every club had their own product of the Arsenal youth team whether they be a Sidwell, Hoyte or a Bothroyd. However the latest figures of who has the most of its players (ok you can call some of them …

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More good news for United – Vidic is back for the Sunderland game. But for how long?

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If United have really missed one player this season it has been their talismanic captain Nemanja Vidic. While things look good for Fergie and the boys at the moment with that six point gap opening up against City and other would be rivals like Arsenal and Chelsea in disarray, the Reds clearly have some defensive issues to address. Vidic suffered …

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Five reasons why the title race is not over – Van Persie, the Champions League, Wesley Sneijder and more

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So Manchester United suddenly have a six point gap over their noisy neighbours. Coupled with the psychological advantages of beating their local rivals some pundits are already calling the title for the Reds. But there is still a long way to go this season and here are five reasons why the title race clearly isn’t over. 1 City don’t have …

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Now Fergie wants Zaha at United, and has a cunning plan to land him

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In case you hadn’t  noticed the transfer window is now just three weeks away and one player who is set to become one of the most in demand over that period is Wilfried Zaha. The Palace winger has long been a target for Arsenal and now it appears other premiership clubs are keen to land him too. Step forward Sir Alex Ferguson who not only has a £10 million bid …

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Mancini’s dilemma – Dzeko, Balotelli, Tevez… Who should he pick to play Man United?

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Every other manager in the Premier League would envy Roberto Mancini’s selection dilemma ahead of the Manchester derby: he must select two from Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero. That’s over £00m worth of talent. Crucially, each player offers something different, meaning Mancini can alter the balance of the side subtly. Dzeko is a penalty box presence …

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City will never overtake United – says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Is he right?

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been turning up the heat on the eve of the Manchester derby. The former United striker has told the BBC that Manchester City are like a “little brother” who will never take their “big brother’s” place. In a statement sure to wind up City fans even further Solskjaer said,: “It’s always this thing about being the …

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Shock stats – If Robin Van Persie had stayed at Arsenal they’d be top and Man United would be 10th

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So says The Daily Mail’s Martin Samuels. So another difficult weekend for Arsenal in which they were outplayed by Swansea in the first half and then couldn’t find the net in the second only to succumb to two superb late Michu goals. It was also business as usual – this season anyhow – for Manchester United in going a goal …

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