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Elsewhere, The Guardian claim Owen Hargreaves is “facing the prospect of being left out” of United’s Champions League squad for the knockout stages. Danny Taylor writes: “The 25-man squad has to be submitted to Uefa by 1 February and if the luckless Hargreaves is omitted it will only increase the sense that a player who turned 30 [on Thursday] is unlikely to be offered a new contract to replace his present deal, which expires in June.”
The Times names Nemanja Vidic as one of six players who has set the Barclays Premier League alight this season, while The Sun report Rio Ferdinand’s belief that United have the best squad in England. “I look around the changing room and I'm happy with the players we've got. I'm sure the manager is too.”