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Ferguson Challenges Van Persie

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The former Arsenal forward could be forced to accept second billing on Saturday, however, with triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, and Team GB long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford, set to be paraded before the game after being invited as special guests by Manchester United.

Bolt, a United supporter, had claimed during the Olympics that Ferguson should offer him a trial or allow him to help coach the club’s attacking players.

Although Ferguson unsurprisingly rejected Bolt’s offer, Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Everton extended United’s disappointing form in front...

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