Afternoon Report: August 27

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David Moyes was 'very pleased' with the performance of Wayne Rooney against Chelsea on Monday night.

Rooney played the entire 90 minutes at Old Trafford in the goalless draw, and Moyes was happy with the positive reaction he received from the Manchester United fans.

Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at suggestions from Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino that Real Madrid are paying too much money for Gareth Bale.

Madrid are expected to part with a world record £86 million for the Tottenham star, and Ancelotti claims Barcelona are also guilty of paying excessive fees for players.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has wished good luck to Willian after the Brazilian chose a move to Chelsea over a transfer to White Hart Lane.

Spurs had been expected to sign the player from Anzhi, but Chelsea stole in at the last minute to complete a deal.

Arsene Wenger says he will only add to his squad if he is able to find a 'special' player.

Arsenal have signed only one player this summer - Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer - and Wenger is under pressure to recruit before the close of the window.

Pablo Zabaleta claims poor defending cost Manchester City against Cardiff.

City opened the scoring against the Premier League new boys, but lost 3-2 in stunning circumstances.

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