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Barcelona receive Suarez scare ahead of Man Utd clash

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Luis Suarez has given Barcelona an injury scare ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester United.

The 32-year-old scored one and provided another as Barca won 4-1 at Real Betis on Sunday evening, before having to be taken off in the dying stages.

LaLiga's leaders have now confirmed that Suarez sustained a sprained ankle that will rule him out of action for Uruguay and the remainder of March.

Barcelona said in a statement: "Tests carried out on Monday morning have confirmed that first team player Luis Suarez has a sprained right ankle.

"He will be out for 10-15 days and will now undertake his recovery with the FC Barcelona medical team, having been withdrawn from the Uruguayan national team squad."

Barca will be hoping Suarez makes a straightforward recovery given they travel to Old Trafford for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against United on April 10.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side head to the Nou Camp for the return fixture on April 16.

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Scholes leaves Oldham after just 31 days

Scholes won his first match as Oldham boss but then drew three and lost three. Credit: PA

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham manager after just 31 days over claims of broken promises.

After a lengthy process, the 44-year-old became manager of the Sky Bet League Two side last month.

Scholes won his first match at the helm of his hometown club, but subsequently drew three and lost three.

In a statement released to Press Association Sport, the former England midfielder said on Thursday: "It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect.

"I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I've supported all my life. The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

"In the short period since I took on the role it, unfortunately, became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role.

"I wish the fans, the players and the staff - who have been tremendous - all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan."

Scholes was appointed as Oldham boss on a one-and-a-half-year deal on February 11.

He resigned as a club director at Salford while retaining his 10 per cent stake, before taking the job.

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