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Don’t expect miracles from Di Maria, Van Gaal says

Manchester United's new player Angel Di Maria poses for photographers holding his new shirt, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Manchester United have signed winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. The Argentine winger had a medical in Manchester on Tuesday and has signed a five-year deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid — pace, energy, incisiveness and goals.

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Wayne Rooney to captain England team

This is a Thursday, June 19, 2014   file photo of Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera looks back as England's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Wayne Rooney was named England captain on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014  taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — Despite an often tempestuous relationship with fans and past concerns over his temperament, Wayne Rooney has received the symbolically-prestigious honor of captaining England.

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Palace hires Warnock for 2nd spell as manager

In this file photo dated Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock, foreground, and Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish react during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England. Neil Warnock has been hired by Crystal Palace for his second spell as the manager of the Premier League club, it was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File)

Four years after leaving Crystal Palace with the club in financial disarray, Neil Warnock returned for a second spell as manager of the Premier League team.

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Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal, centre rear, shows his dejection after their defeat by MK Dons in their League Cup Second Round match at Stadium:mk, Milton Keynes, England, Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014. MK Dons defeated Manchester United 4-0. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United.

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Everton signs striker Samuel Eto’o on 2-year deal

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea. The 33-year-old Cameroon international, who scored 12 goals in 35 matches in his only season at Chelsea, is available to make his debut against the west London club on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto’o on a two-year deal on Tuesday after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea.

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