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The FA plans to hold talks with Manchester City and Manchester United before next week’s Carling Cup semi-final, second leg at Old Trafford as they attempt to calm rising tensions between the clubs. (The Times)
Manchester United defender John O’Shea is expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season. (The Telegraph)
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has made his first signing of the transfer window after clinching a deal for Manchester United defender Danny Simpson. (The Telegraph)
“Gary was very disrespectful, which is out of character, but he didn’t know the whole story of why I left Manchester United and I believe I deserved his respect” – Carlos Tevez reignites his fued with Gary Neville. (The Times)
Andrew Cole has given Wayne Rooney the perfect pick-me-up after the derby defeat at Eastlands – by backing him to fire the Reds to more silverware. (Manutd.com)
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