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Manchester United's search for a strong tough tackling defensive midfielder has brought them to Glasgow, where Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to test Celtic's financial stability by tabling a late 8 million pound offer for young Kenyan star Victor Wanyama.

Despite their need for cash, Celtic are most likely to snub this bid from the 19-time English Champions as they hold out for a big money offer. Wanyama has been turning heads with his performances this season, most noticeably – the goal he scored in the win against Barcelona in the Champions League.

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ucl_top_viewThe UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw took place in Nyon today with former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Steve Mcmanaman the 2013 event ambassador assisting proceedings. The big news coming out of the draw amazingly involved those two teams with Liverpool's arch rivals in England, Manchester United drawn to face, Real Madrid. That match will see Sir Alex Ferguson square-off against Jose Mourinho in what was an incredible rivalry during the latters time with Chelsea. It will also witness a first return for Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford, the place which turned him into a global superstar.

Man United and Real Madrid have faced each other only 4 times in European competitions, with the last of those being in the semi-finals in 2003 where United lost 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and came close to springing a surprise in the second leg, which they won 4-3.

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Chelsea became the first winners of the Champions League to fail to make the knock-out rounds the following season despite picking up a thumping 6-1 win against a hapless Nordsjaelland side at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues will have to make do with playing in the Europa League in February, losing out on qualification as a result of Juventus' narrow 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Donbass arena. That win for Juve sent them top of Group E, while Shakhtar, who has already qualified to the knock-out rounds finished as the runners-up courtesy of their better head-to-head record against Chelsea.

Meanwhile Group F saw last season's Champions League runners-up Bayern Munich come out on top with Valencia grabbing second place. Scottish giants Celtic advanced from Group G at the expense of Benfica, who fired blanks at the Camp Nou, while Group H saw Galatasaray pip CFR Cluj to second place despite the Romanian outfit picking up a memorable 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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