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David Moyes concedes Liverpool are favourites in "biggest game"

David Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes conceded that Liverpool probably start as favourites to win what he described as "the biggest club game in England" when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.

All Stars concept set to shine

Craig Foster The coming All Stars match is not without its teething problems but will nonetheless prove a fantastic promotion for the game.

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All Stars won't be holding back: coach

Ange Postecoglou

Dominic Bossi Ange Postecoglou might only have the A-League All Stars squad for a week before their clash against Manchester United but the lack of preparation with the team has not changed his plan to take the...

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Man U stars don't faze Topor-Stanley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley poses during an A-League All-Stars Headshots Session at Park Royal Hotel on July 12, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Nikolai Topor-Stanley will not be overawed when taking on one of the world's biggest clubs.

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Heat on winless Man Utd, says Emerton

Brett Emerton

Dominic Bossi A-League All Stars captain Brett Emerton has begun playing mind games with Manchester United by placing the pressure on the English Premier League champions to clinch their first win of the new...

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Live: A-League All Stars v Manchester United

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Dominic Bossi Join Dominic Bossi as one of the world's great football clubs warm up for the Premier League season with a clash with the stars of the A-League. Match stats

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The best 39 cents Football Federation Australia ever spent

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster Less than half an hour before kick-off on Saturday night, none of the VIP guests in the Millennium Room dared speak as football royalty was asked for an assessment of the round-ball game in Australia.

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Rookie terror: Lingard double has him out of Rooney's shadow

Jesse Lingard

Dominic Bossi Judging by the most popular name blazed on the back of the Manchester United fans at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night, it seemed that many may have been disappointed to be denied a glimpse of Wayne...

Manchester United make third bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas.

Chris Bascombe Manchester United will further test Barcelona's resolve to keep Cesc Fabregas by increasing their bid to £35 million ($A59 million) for the midfielder.

Chelsea fail in second bid for Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have rejected a second bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for unsettled England forward Wayne Rooney, United confirmed on Monday.

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With Goliath gone, what will become of David's United?

Manchester United's manager David Moyes.

Graham Hunter The early signs are not great for the champions, who face a tough start in defence of their title..

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Van Persie and Rooney give Moyes a great start

Robin van Persie

Alec Kennedy Manchester United manager David Moyes praised both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney after his first Premier League match in charge of the English champions ended in a 4-1 win at Swansea.

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Liverpool and Arsenal take derby honours

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

Tom Williams Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal clipped Tottenham Hotspur's wings in the north London derby.

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Spain, Italy, Germany on course for Cup qualification

Barry Whelan Spain, Italy and Germany moved close to World Cup qualification, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal on Friday.

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Netherlands, Italy qualify for World Cup

Robin van Persie.

The Netherlands became the first European nation to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday.

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Breakthrough night for Moyes at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney

Paul Hayward Wayne Rooney's 200th goal for Manchester United eased the team's new manager, David Moyes, into the wonderland of Champions League football, where he faces a test far more exotic than the quest to...

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Manchester City thrash Manchester United in EPL

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Manchester City thrashed Manchester United 4-1 in an extraordinary derby match as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham claimed the top two positions on the Premier League ladder on Sunday.

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Moyes won't panic despite neighbourhood quash

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Paul Hayward The handover was never going to be velvet. Despite the apparent smoothness of the transition from Alex Ferguson to David Moyes it was delusional to expect Manchester United's new manager immediately...

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Manchester United manager David Moyes ready for the school of hard knocks

David Moyes

Henry Winter David Moyes believes Manchester United may suffer more defeats like the 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City and that he will continue "to take the punches" as he changes a team in "transition".

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Van Persie's hat-trick seals United's 20th title

Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's first goal against Aston Villa during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on April 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Tom Williams Manchester: Robin van Persie hit a first-half hat-trick as Manchester United cantered to an unprecedented 20th English league title with an emphatic 3-0 victory at home to Aston Villa on Monday.