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05/03/2014 21:53, Report by Adam Marshall
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International Reds

Marouane Fellaini scored for Belgium in a 2-2 draw against Ivory Coast in Brussels to lead our round-up of Manchester United's international players.

David Moyes' first major signing for the Reds nodded home a Dries Mertens corner with keeper Mande Sayouba in no man's land in the 17th minute before being replaced at half time.

Antonio Valencia's Ecuador staged a remarkable recovery as they won 4-3 against Australia at The Den in London. The skipper saw his side fall 3-0 down but he eventually set up the leveller for Enner Valencia, after the Socceroos were reduced to 10 men. Edison Mendez then snatched a late winner deep into stoppage time following a cross by the United right winger.

Darren Fletcher made his Scotland comeback as a second-half substitute, controlling midfield with Scott Brown and helping Gordon Strachan's men record an eye-catching 1-0 success in Poland. Brown notched the winner with 13 minutes remaining.

Patrice Evra and Robin van Persie came face-to-face in Paris with France overcoming Holland 2-0. Evra was kicked in the face by Quincy Promes, although it was not thought to contribute to his withdrawal at the interval, and headed wide from a Yohan Cabaye cross. Van Persie, who had been ill beforehand, surprisingly played the full 90 minutes but was unable to get on the scoresheet.

England defeated Denmark 1-0 at Wembley with Chris Smalling starting in his preferred position of centre-back and

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