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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during training

One of Bravo’s mis-controls forced the Chilean to lunge at Rooney to clear the ball. José Mourinho, United’s manager, later claimed the challenge should have led to a penalty but Guardiola would not be drawn on the incident. “Normally in my career – or maybe only once or twice in seven years – I don’t speak about the decisions of referees,” said the Catalan. “Sometimes you are lucky. Sometimes you are unlucky but I am not going to talk about the decision of referees.

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Joe Allen is done with comparisons and wants to make mark at Euro 2016

Joe Allen has heard all the nicknames before. From “the Welsh Xavi” to “the Welsh Pirlo” and even “the Welsh Jesus”, the Liverpool midfielder has been burdened, complimented and seen as a saviour. Yet the message from the man himself is a simple one. “I’m just an Average Joe,” Allen says, smiling.