Evening report: 14 December

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Manchester United welcome back Nemanja Vidic for the visit of Sunderland, but Jonny Evans will miss out with a hamstring injury. Sir Alex Ferguson also revealed Japan international Shinji Kagawa is set to return to first-team training next week. (

Rafa Benitez insists he's happy to hand over the Chelsea job to Pep Guardiola - but only after he has won trophies with the club. The Stamford Bridge boss was appointed as temporary manager following Roberto Di Matteo's dismissal in November. (Daily Mail)

William Gallas has warned his teammates not to underestimate Swansea this weekend. Michael Laudrup's side slipped to a 4-3 defeat to Norwich in their last match, but the Spurs centre-back praised the Swans, saying they play some of the best football in the Premier League. (

Arsene Wenger has admitted Abou Diaby is making slow progress in his recovery from injury. The Gunners boss revealed Diaby will not feature over the Christmas period, and gave no fixed date for the Frenchman's return. (

Manchester City have registered their strong disappointment at the FA's decision to suspend Gareth Barry. The England international has been hit by a one-match ban after verbally abusing official Mark Clattenburg. (

Barcelona have produced more first-team footballers currently playing in one of Europe's top 5 leagues than any other club. The club's La Masia academy has been responsible for the development of 38 players at top flight clubs in Spain, England, Germany, France and Italy. (Sporting Intelligence)

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