“We’re about to ramp up the installation of water meters on the northside, specifically the working-class areas, which you drive through every day,” said Tabitha.   Photograph: Alan Betson

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 Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

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England’s Wayne Rooney (right) celebrates scoring the winner against Estonia with Leighton Baines in Tallinn. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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Roy Keane: The focus on the Alex Ferguson feud, the sport’s most tiresome quarrel, suggested that recent signs of a genuine softening in Keane’s thinking and perspective were deceptive. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

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Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao  celebrates after scoring  a goal past  Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard during the    Premier League  match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

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  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll   scroing a try against Munster. The two sides meet this weekend but the retired O’Driscoll will be hoping to be still involved in the Dunhill Links. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in action against  West Ham United. Photograph: EPA

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s tenure will officialy start against Swansea at Old Trafford on Saturday.  Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and club ambassador Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford, Manchester. Photograph:  Martin Rickett / PA Wire

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