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By Neil Johnston and Laura Savvas

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  1. And on that note...

    That's all for today. A busy afternoon, indeed.

    Thanks for joining us and we'll be back from 16:45 BST with updates and reaction from the UEFA Champions League draw.

    See you there!

    Pep Guardiola
  2. Southgate 'sad' about Rooney retirement announcement

    Gareth Southgate has told the BBC's senior football reporter Ian Dennis that he is "sad" that Wayne Rooney has decided to retire from international football.

    Recording an interview for tonight's 5 live Sport (19:00 BST) he added: "The door is still open, but it is a question you have to ask Wayne."

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    Anything Channing Tatum does...

    Blockbuster actor Channing Tatum has shared his Premier League predictions... so why don't you?

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    Football Focus predictions
  4. 'He will be important in the second part of the season'

    Ibrahimovic was released by the club in June after his season was ended prematurely by a knee injury, but he is expected to be fit again in December.

    "After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return," said manager Jose Mourinho.

    Ibrahimovic, who initially joined the Red Devils on free transfer in July 2016, had been recuperating at United's training ground after knee surgery.

    Mourinho added: "We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us.

    "I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season."

    Zlatan Mourinho
  5. Move over #POGBACK...

    ...It's all about Zlatan's return now!

    Two Los Angeles-based Major League Soccer clubs, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC, were both interested in signing the striker this summer.

    However, Ibrahimovic said: "It was always mine and the club's intention for me to stay."

    He added: "I cannot wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready.

    "I have been working hard and will continue to do so to make sure I am in the best possible condition for my return to the pitch."

  6. Is Bony on his way back?

    So Zlatan has returned to Manchester United, but is it Wilfried Bony's turn to go home?

    Swansea City are close to securing the return of the Ivorian striker from Manchester City.

    City paid their Premier League counterparts £25m for the Ivory Coast forward two and a half years ago.

    No fee has been agreed as yet and talks may continue into next week but it is anticipated Bony will return to south Wales for less than half that sum.

    Wilfried Bony
  7. You won't want to miss this...

    Attention Love Island fans!

    Don't be a melt, head over to the BBC Sport Instagram for a very special takeover from the only-and-only Marcel (did you know he used to be in the Blazin' Squad?!)

    The TMS Anniversary Match coverage is underway at 4pm online and via the Red Button!

  8. Be afraid... be very afraid...

  9. Is it Manchester United's time to shine?


    Mourinho has his final 25%! Surely he will be happy now?

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    England squad announcement

    Chris Duckworth: Not sure Chalobah has done enough to get a call, but would rather give him experience than play someone with no future.

    Mike Hayden: Surely there's a better option than Livermore? What has he done to warrant a place? Would have liked to see Antonio as well.

    Daniel: Well we all know who got Rooney's spot... Daniel Sturridge. I'm not even sure why England bother qualify for major tournament.

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  11. Great achievement

    England squad announcement

    Imagine being able to say you're in the England World Cup qualifying squad at the age of 22...

  12. He's clearly made an impression at Leicester!

    England squad announcement

  13. Well deserved!

    England squad announcement

  14. Southgate on new-boy Maguire

    England squad announcement

    Gareth Southgate on Harry Maguire: "I thought his performances for Hull were very good.

    "He is a defender who is very comfortable with the ball, he has already adjusted very well to a new club at Leicester, plays with composure and can defend the ball into the box, so this is a good chance to have a look at him."

  15. Life without Rooney

    England squad announcement

    Manager Gareth Southgate confirmed that he had considered recalling Everton striker Wayne Rooney before the 31-year-old, who has scored a record 53 goals for England team, announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday.

    "I called him, but he said he had been thinking long and hard about his decision and he announced his international retirement," said Southgate.

    "I was thinking of including him in the squad. His form has been excellent. If you are the most capped outfield player and record goalscorer, I am not sure what else you have to do to be an England legend.

    "He has served his country brilliantly and I congratulate him on a fantastic international career."

  16. What's next?

    England squad announcement

    England, who have a two-point lead in Group F with four qualifying matches left, face Malta, bottom of the group, on 1 September and Slovakia at Wembley three days later.

  17. 'There is no debate, he's an England legend'

    England squad announcement

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter at St George's Park for 5 live Sport

    Gareth Southgate was unequivocal about the standing of Wayne Rooney in the English game.

    The England manager said in his opinion, "There is no debate, he's an England legend and he's had a fantastic international career".

    He was also full of praise for Harry Maguire and Nathanial Chalobah who have both received their first call ups to the England squad.

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    England squad announcement

    Jack Sullivan: Sorry but that England squad is bang average.

    Steven Blake: Why does Southgate keep putting 4 keepers in the squad it is a waste of a squad place.

    Sam Green: Why do we have 4 goalkeepers? Amazing to look through that team and think there's only 1 or 2 from the 2010 team?

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    England squad announcement

    Daniel Peet: Odd to have as many goalkeepers as central midfielders almost! I like the youthful look, and will be interesting to see how they cope.

    Nkosilathi Makhaza: Hart just conceded 7 goals in 2 games why on earth is he in the squad?

    Ben Needham: Not a bad selection at all but is there really any need for four goalkeepers in a 23-man squad?

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  20. 'We don't want to rush'

    England squad announcement

    Gareth Southgate on naming a new England captain: "It's important that we don't rush into something and put pressure on one individual."