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Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero fires home a goal during the Premier League match against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

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 Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj goes past Chelsea’s  Cesc Fabregas  during the  Premier League match at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

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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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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the opening goal against West Ham  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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Esteban Cambiasso scores Leicester City’s  third goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester United at The King Power Stadium. Photograpgh: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in the dugout at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, center, makes a save against an attempt on the goal by Manchester United in the first half during the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Photograph: Photo/Lynne Sladky

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