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niall 23/09/2015
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks ahead to the club's League Cup tie with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.


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On this day: September 23, 1986 – Liverpool put ten past Fulham

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McMahon missed a penalty but scored four times.

Things have got so bad at Liverpool these days there was actual excitement over the signing of a 29-year-old James Milner on a long-term £150,000 a week contract.

Reds are often accused of living in the past and you can’t really blame them when you consider how good they were in the 1980s.

Although they overcame better sides, double figures in English football is rare, but that’s what they did to Fulham 29 years ago today.

Steve McMahon missed a penalty but made up with it by netting four times. Ian Rush got a couple, as did John Wark, while Ronnie Whelan and Steve Nicol also notched – 10-0! Current boss Brendan Rodgers would take 1-0 over, er, just about anyone.

1926: The largest crowd ever for a boxing match – 120,757 – gathered to watch Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey’s heavyweight clash at the Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia

2010: Boxer Ricky Hatton’s licence was withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control after they laid charges of ‘’bringing boxing into disrepute arising out of incidents of alcohol and drug abuse”

2012: Former England captain John Terry retired from international football.

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From Aguero to Ronaldo: The ones that got away from Sir Alex

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Ferguson discusses the players in his latest book.

In his latest book 'Leading', Sir Alex Ferguson discusses a number of targets he tried and failed to sign for Manchester United.

Here, we look at some of the star players that got away from the Scot during his trophy laden spell at Old Trafford.

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RONALDO
Ferguson developed one Ronaldo into a star, and had he got his way, he would have coached another one too.

Ferguson wanted to sign the Brazilian Ronaldo when he was at Cruzeiro in 1994, but United were unable to get a work permit and the striker signed for PSV Eindhoven instead.

PETR CECH
United scouted Cech while he was at Rennes in 2003 but decided against bidding for the then 21-year-old goalkeeper because he thought he was "a bit young for the bruisers of the Premier League," according to Ferguson.

The following year Cech signed for Chelsea and then went on to become one of the Premier League's greatest ever goalkeepers.

LUCAS MOURA
Before the start of Ferguson's final year in charge, United were interested in signing the Brazilian from Sao Paulo, Ferguson reveals.

The former United manager says Paris St Germain bid £45million – £10million more than he was offering – and the forward went to the French club instead.

DIDIER DROGBA
Ferguson admits his indecision meant United lost out to Chelsea in the hunt for Drogba. United scouted the player while he was at Marseille.

While Ferguson contemplated whether the £25million fee was good value, Chelsea met the asking price and he went to Stamford Bridge.

THOMAS MULLER
Ferguson reveals Muller signed a deal with Bayern Munich the day after United started watching him as a 10-year-old.

SERGIO AGUERO
United were priced out of a move for the Argentinian, who instead joined Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.

"His agent was demanding a price we were not prepared to pay," Ferguson said.

VINCENT KOMPANY
A United "discussion document" on "squad composition" from a 2004 board meeting is included in Ferguson's book. Among the list of potential defensive targets is Kompany, who was playing for Anderlecht at the time.

The defender now, of course, captains United's local rivals, City.

RAPHAEL VARANE
Ferguson says he "hurtled" down to Lille to talk with the French defender in 2011, but United ended up being thwarted in their attempts to sign the player.

"(Real Madrid ambassador) Zinedine Zidane got wind of this and somehow scooped him up," Ferguson writes.

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