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grap­ples with the most se­ri­ous in­jury cri­sis of his time at United. Ibrahi­movic’s ab­sence will give Mar­cus Rash­ford the chance to move to his nat­u­ral po­si­tion as cen­tral striker for the first of four straight United home games in all com­pe­ti­tions. The Old Trafford faith­ful will be look­ing for signs that Mour­inho is mak­ing progress de­spite a dis­ap­point­ing start to his reign which has left them sixth in the ta­ble, six points be­hind fourth- placed Arse­nal and eight adrift of lead­ers Liver­pool.

Wenger’s main in­jury doubt cleared up on Tues­day when for­ward Alexis Sanchez, whom he had urged to miss Chile’s World Cup qual­i­fier with Uruguay af­ter tweak­ing a ham­string, showed no ill-ef­fects af­ter scor­ing twice in a 3-1 come­back win.

For once, Arse­nal, who had 11 other play­ers on full in­ter­na­tional duty last week, will be con­fi­dent of win­ning on a ground where Marca

Aus­tralian golfer Aaron Bad­de­ley hits a shot out of the bunker dur­ing yes­ter­day’s first round of the Aus­tralian Open golf tournament at the Royal Syd­ney Golf Club. – AFPPIX

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