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Danny Welbeck says he is enjoying linking up with clubmate Wayne Rooney for England. The pair both bagged a brace in the 5-0 win over San Marino, but face a far sterner challenge against Poland on Wednesday.

Young midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has been arrested and charged with drink driving after an incident yesterday. The 19-year-old made his first team debut last month when he came off the bench in the League Cup win over Newcastle.

In light of United's recent link with Juventus youngster Richmond Boakye, we take a closer look at him and tell you all you need to know about the striker.

Midfield starlet Tom Cleverley has said he is happy to play in whatever position he is needed in for England. The 23-year-old played centrally against San Marino as opposed to behind the frontman in his previous international game, and at the Olympics; adding he is proud to have been selected to start in every England game this season.

Club captain Nemanja Vidic has moved talk of a potential exit aside, insisting he is fully targeting a double trophy win, with both the Premier League and Champions League in his sights. He added he has been particularly impressed with Shinji Kagawa since his arrival, and the way he has settled into life in Manchester.

However a report this morning suggests big-spending Russian side Anzhi Machachkala could attempt to sign Vidic in January, preparing to test United's resolve by offering a £30 million fee.

On HITC today we revisit Frank Lampard being linked with a switch to United last January, asking whether in light of the Chelsea midfielder's contract issues, Sir Alex Ferguson could shock fans and attempt to sign him.

Former target Robert Lewandowski says he is not looking at a Premier League move any time soon. United may have moved on, signing Van Persie instead of the Polish striker, but it is good news for United if he does not sign for a rival club.

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