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United's Rooney and Mata open unit at Christie Hospital

Rooney and Mata at Christie
Rooney and Mata at Christie Hospital Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata have officially opened a new unit at the Christie.

It has a dedicated gym and is expected to transform care for young adults with cancer.

Facilities for transplant patients have also been improved

Staff meet footballers
Footballers meet staff at Christie Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Manchester United defender Phil Jones says Red Devils will be back in Champions League next year

United's Phil Jones Credit: PA Pictures

Phil Jones is determined to make sure Manchester United's absence from the Champions League is just one season long.

United crashed out of Europe's premier club competition - beaten 3-1 by holders Bayern Munich, with the quarter-final tie lost 4-2 on aggregate.

As David Moyes' men sit seven points adrift of fourth place in the Barclays Premier League with five matches left, it would take a minor miracle for the team to qualify for the competition next season.

That means United will miss out on playing in the tournament for the first time in 19 years.

"It's hugely important we get back in it as soon as possible," the United defender said.

"Manchester United need to be in the Champions League.

"Nights like these do not come around too often. They are the ones you look back on and think - 'what a time that was'.

"You want to play against the best and you want to test yourself against the best.

"We believe it will be. We are confident we be right up there challenging next season.

"This wasn't the way we wanted it to end. I thought we more than held our own against them tonight.

"We didn't disgrace ourselves against a really good team but we are still disappointed."


Manchester United out of Europe: now the backlash

Patrice Evra
Evra took United ahead for just 73 seconds Credit: PA

It was a tough night for Manchester United in Munich. They're out of the Champions League - beaten by Bayern Munich 3-1. Patrice Evra put them in the lead for just 73 seconds.

Manager David Moyes - already under pressure for disappointing results at home will have to head back to face the music.


Moyes: I'd be mad to leave out Rooney

Wayne Rooney training
Wayne Rooney is ready to return for Manchester United against Bayern Munich Credit: PA Images

David Moyes insists it would be madness to leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United's decisive Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Rooney is expected to have a pain-killing injection in his injured toe so he can play in United's quarter-final second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Moyes has no qualms over playing Rooney, even with the World Cup approaching. "Everybody knows the character Wayne is and the kind of player he is," the United manager said.

"He is determined to play and if he is determined we would be mad not to."

Moyes: Rooney 'happy' to take injection to play


David Moyes on @waynerooney: "We'll do everything we can [to get him on the pitch]. He's happy to take an injection to play." #MUFCBAYERN


David Moyes calls for improved #mufc performance: "I expect us to play better. And I believe we can. To get through, we will have to."


Moyes is eyeing a semi-final spot: "My focus is on getting through. The players are ready and focused. We're relishing it." #MUFCBAYERN

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