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    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is used to Champions League football, but with Louis van Gaal’s side outside of Europe this season, the England star enjoyed some time off with his sons.

    Rooney posted a picture on his Instagram page with one of his sons at the cinema yesterday.

    "Good to have my little mates back from holiday. Trip to the cinema to see Peppa Pig!" he captioned, referring to the newly-released children’s animated film.

    Both his sons, Kai and Klay, were recently on a holiday with their mum, Coleen, to Barbados. 

    The 29-year-old was relaxing away from Manchester United’s Premier League campaign before they face Sunderland on Saturday.

    Van Gaal’s side are currently fourth in the Premier League, despite inconsistent form, after a damaging 2-1 defeat at Swansea last weekend.

    Rooney has been deployed in central midfield regularly by van Gaal in recent months but has returned to the United attack.

    The England captain will hope to add to his nine goal tally this season. 

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  • Tottenham starlet Harry Kane celebrates Valentine's Day in Marbella

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    Tottenham starlet Harry Kane has been stealing the headlines for his goals in the Premier league, but he proved he was just a normal bloke when he took his childhood sweetheart out for Valentine’s Day.

    Kane, 21, who has scored 23 goals so far this season, surprised Katie Goodland with a trip to the Spanish island of Marbella.

    He was allowed time off as Mauricio Pochettino’s side were not involved in the FA Cup last weekend.

    The pair dined at Marbella’s La Sala restaurant, which is also part-owned by former Spurs team-mate and good friend David Bentley.

    The couple stayed at the 5-star Puente Romano hotel for two nights over the weekend, where Kane enjoyed some time away from the gruelling Premier League campaign.

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    "He is an amazing guy and an all-round professional. He doesn’t drink, but he knows how to have a good time," Bentley, a former Tottenham, Blackburn and Arsenal player said.

    "I sorted him and his girlfriend out with a place to stay for two nights and played golf with him

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    With Chinese New Year round the corner, Man United striker Wayne Rooney is keen to get into the festive spirit.

    The 29-year-old was spotted at popular Manchester restaurant, Wing’s, shooting a promotional campaign for the holiday.

    The striker posed with a dragon mascot in the dining area of the restaurant and posted up the candid photo on his Facebook account.

    The Chinese restaurant is a frequent haunt among celebrities and footballers in the city, and was the venue where Falcao officially signed on to join the club on a one-year deal last summer.

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    Rooney also held his birthday celebrations there last October, dining out with his family and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

    The owner of Wing’s himself is known to be a huge Man United fan.

    “Had a good day filming yesterday at my friend Wing’s restaurant and learning about Chinese New Year,” wrote the striker.

    Rooney has found himself at the centre of some tactical controversy recently after critics questioned United manager Louis

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  • Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge made a surprise visit to a school this week to encourage children to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

    The striker showed up at the St. Paul’s Catholic Junior School as part of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2015 Launch.

    The England international posed for pictures with the excited children while sporting a chef’s hat and apron, and was all smiles as he fulfilled his “Active Kids” ambassadorial duties.

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    Part of his visit included whipping up a healthy meal for the school children as an example of what constituted an acceptable diet. 

    The British school system has come under fire in recent years for opting out of serving healthy lunches, further adding to the nation’s problem of childhood obesity.

    Sturridge marked his return to football after playing 22 minutes against West Ham at Anfield on Saturday after recovering from a serious thigh problem.

    Before his return last weekend, his layoff period saw him out of action for 152 days and the squad was struggling for

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  • Arsenal stars pose in 1950's gear

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    Arsenal’s stars stepped back in time for a nostalgic photo shoot recently, donning the red-and-white kit worn by Gunners players back in 1955.

    Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini and David Ospina all took part to celebrate 60 years since the release of Citroen’s DS car.

    The four players posed with a 1961 DS in their retro strips and the recently released DS 5 in their current kits to commemorate the longevity of the car’s popular model.

    Manager Arsene Wenger also got himself into a picture when he appeared to accidentally “photo bomb” his players as he walked around the club’s London Colney training ground.

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    The original DS was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1955, but Arsena’s current crop will be hoping for a more successful season than the Gunners squad of 60 years ago.

    The north London side finished ninth in Division One in 1954-55, coming below the likes of Portsmouth, Wolves and Aston Villa.

    Wenger’s men welcome Paul Lambert’s side to the Emirates on Sunday

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    Liverpool may have beaten Aston Villa last weekend, but the club’s resident bad boy Mario Balotelli was spotted on a night out instead of catching his teammates in action.

    After being ruled out of the game through illness, he went out for dinner with his friends at Manchester’s San Carlo restaurant in the city centre.

    He posted a picture on Instagram of him at his restaurant table, complete with a glass of coke in front of him.

    After a poor start to life on Merseyside, the 24-year-old this week stated his intentions of proving his worth at Anfield, rubbishing speculation that he is heading for the exit door. 

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    "He does want to stay,’ manager Brendan Rodgers told the media. "I think that is the case with him.

    "He does care about doing well for Liverpool and wants to do well, but it just hasn’t gone as he would have wanted.

    "He’s a good guy. He’s not scored the goals he would have wanted, but we are determined to help him find a solution."

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    Real Madrid and Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano

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  • The girlfriend of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will represent Spain at the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May.

    Edurne Garcia, 29, who has been with the Manchester United star since 2010, will sing ‘Amanecer’ at the Vienna Stadthalle on May 23, one day before United face Hull.

    Speaking after the announcement was made, Garcia said of De Gea: “He was very happy for me when I told him, just like my family and friends. The people who love you share in your good news.”

    Manchester United will be preparing for their final Premier League match of the season, against Hull City on May 24, when Garcia performs in Austria the day before.

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    "David and I are very very happy together,’ she added. "I think he’s going to be tied up with league commitments but I hope he can be there at the final along with my family and friends so we can live the experience together," the Spanish singer said.

    Garcia, who has released five studio albums so far, will sing at the Vienna Stadthalle, with

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    The Liverpool squad gathered for a celebration earlier this week, despite news that club icon Steven Gerrard would be leaving at the end of the season for LA Galaxy. 

    Club centreback Martin Skrtel, celebrated his 30th birthday with his teammates and manager at Salt House Bacaro on Castle Street.

    Still on a high after their FA Cup victory over Wimbledon, the Reds and their WAGs were out in force to support their Slovakian teammate on his milestone birthday.

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    A source reported that the party took over the restaurant, filling it with large red and white 3-0 balloons and banners.

    “The players and WAGs arrived for a 7pm meal then a sound system was brought in and they partied until midnight. At 10.30pm they all stopped to sing a chorus of Happy Birthday,” the source said.

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    Manager Brendan Rodgers arrived with his girlfriend, Charlotte Hind, 31, who was a former travel coordinator at the club.

    However Steven Gerrard arrived solo, leaving his wife Alex and his three young daughters at home

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    Football stars across the globe rang in the New Year with their families and a series of festivities.

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 28, pictured with two female friends in another cheeky pose, wished fans the best for the year and reminded them that City are still in the Premiership title race. 

    He tweeted: “Happy New Year everybody! Have a great one with lots of love, health and joy. #2015 #WeAreComin.”

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    Meanwhile, Luis Suarez, 27, attended a masked ball and posted a picture with wife Sofia Balbi from the party.

    It was a difficult 2014 for Suarez, after his biting controversy at the World Cup led to a move away from England. 

    And while his teammate Neymar celebrated with his friends and family home in Brazil, the Real Madrid players rang in the New Year from Dubai.

    The squad flew to the Middle East for a winter training camp.

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    And after picking up four trophies with the Spanish side in 2014, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, 25, was clearly in the mood to celebrate. 

    He and his wife

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    After a brilliant year with Real Madrid and a tough World Cup campaign with Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo is making the most of his time away from football.

    The superstar is currently enjoying La Liga’s two-week winter break after helping Los Blancos win the Club World Cup in Morocco.

    It was their fourth trophy of the year with Real also scooping up the Copa Del Rey, Champions League, European Super Cup.

    He was seen with his son, Ronaldo Junior, girlfriend Irina Shayk and members of their family who had their faces painted on the beach.

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    Ronaldo also travelled home to Madeira to see a new statue of himself unveiled on Monday. The star is now putting his feet up ahead of a return to action against Valencia on January 4.

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    Meanwhile, Arsenal players took to social media to share candid snaps as they got into the festive spirit to attend the club’s Christmas party.

    Olivier Giroud, who netted his fifth goal in seven Premier League games in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool, was snapped with his

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