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Valbuena fighting to make United date

Mathieu Valbuena is facing a race against time that he is determined to win to face Manchester United in the Champions League.

Marseille play United in the second round of the competition next week, but have suffered without Valbuena, who injured his knee in January.

Valbuena has insisted that he can make it back in time for the game, and his return could be crucial as the creative midfielder has a habit of scoring crucial goals in England, having struck for the national team in November and for his club against Liverpool four years ago.

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