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In more injury news, The Mirror claims that Paul Scholes will be back in action in next week's Manchester derby - despite Sir Alex Ferguson claiming last week that the midfielder had 'absolutely no chance.' However, a 'United insider' says: "It's like he's never been away. If he was called upon, he would certainly be fit enough to play.”
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo clocks up more column inches, but this time for dishing out a tasty challenge rather than hurdling one. The Portuguese winger has come under fire from Brazil's Thiago Silva for a high challenge in Wednesday's international friendly, and the defender said: "Being considered the best player in the world, he must have more respect."