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Manchester United invite Thai cave survivors to Old Trafford

The 12 boys and their coach became trapped in the cave system after heavy rain in northern Thailand on June 23, and the mission to bring them back to the surface has gripped the world's attention.

On Tuesday, the final members of the team were brought out to complete the rescue, and the news has been welcomed across football.

United hailed the news and offered a trip to Manchester during the 2018-19 campaign for the group and their rescuers.

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: Ander Herrera sends United to FA Cup final

Ander Herrera was the unlikely United hero, firing a 62nd-minute winner after Alexis Sanchez cancelled out Dele Alli's opener in a pulsating first half.

Spurs pushed for a route back into the game but it was heartbreak for Mauricio Pochettino's men as the club's miserable FA Cup semi-final record extended to eight consecutive defeats.

For Jose Mourinho, who will return to Wembley for the final on May 19, former club Chelsea or Southampton stand between him and the fourth trophy of his tenure at Old Trafford.

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United confirm Sanchez switch

The 29-year-old Sanchez, who was out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season, has joined the Old Trafford club after local rivals Manchester City had pulled out of the running.

British media reported that Sanchez, who will wear the club's iconic No. 7 shirt, had joined United on a 4-1/2-year deal, while Arsenal said that Armenian Mkhitaryan, who turned 29 on Sunday, had signed a long-term contract.

Liverpool and United victorious

With Chelsea and table-topping Manchester City playing later in the week, Liverpool registered their second win in 48 hours after the Estonian popped up with his first league goal.

On the blue half of Merseyside, Manchester United climbed back up to second in the table after second-half goals by Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard earned a 2-0 victory at Everton -- their first win in five games in all competitions.

Chelsea trying to catch United, not City – Conte

City's lead at the top was cut to five points by United on Tuesday, with Chelsea a further six points back ahead of hosting Swansea City.

Pep Guardiola's side have been flying atop the table with 12 wins from 13 matches, scoring 42 goals and conceding just eight.

Conte said Chelsea simply needed to focus on overtaking United, not high-flying City.

"We have to look at ourselves and not the others. Now our target must be to see the team that is before us. In this case, Manchester United," the Italian told UK newspapers.

Rojo makes Manchester United return for reserves

The Argentina international last featured in a competitive United game on April 20, when the Red Devils beat Anderlecht 2-1 after extra time to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals – coincidentally the same match in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a similar setback.

But after being given the all-clear for some game time, Rojo featured for his club's second-string side in the 2-1 Premier League International Cup win over Athletic Bilbao.

The 27-year-old centre-back played the first 45 minutes and came through unscathed.

Man United 4 Burton 1

The attacking duo, deployed together for the first time in the starting XI this season, each found the net at Old Trafford as United booked their spot in the fourth round.

Jose Mourinho picked a strong side, featuring the mouth-watering front three of Martial, Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

And their quality was in evidence immediately, the hosts moving ahead in the fourth minute through Rashford's cool finish.

That opened the floodgates as United entered the break 3-0 ahead, Rashford adding a second before Lingard got in on the act.

Manchester United re-sign Ibrahimovic on one-year deal

The 35-year-old, who is recovering from knee ligament damage, scored 28 goals in 46 appearances for the club last season but was released when his previous deal expired at the end of June.

However, the striker has agreed to return to Old Trafford and manager Jose Mourinho expects him to be a hugely important player when he returns to full fitness, which is expected to be in January.

"We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us," Mourinho told United's official website.

Pogba determined to win Premier League with Man Utd

The France international, who left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012, was brought back to United for a then world-record fee by Jose Mourinho last year.

United and Pogba won three trophies - the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League - last season, but they struggled to a sixth-place finish.

However, after more spending in this off-season, Pogba is looking to lead United in a title charge against champions Chelsea and rivals Manchester City.

Ronaldo 'relaxed' and ready to face old club United

Ronaldo has been the subject of transfer speculation, while he appeared in front of a Spanish court to deny allegations he avoided paying tax on image rights payments.

With Madrid set to face Ronaldo's old club Manchester United in the Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday, Zidane believes the Portugal international is fully fit and focused on his football.

"There is a lot of noise and a lot of things happening, but he is relaxed," Zidane told reporters. "What impresses me the most is that physically he is as fit as the day of the final.