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Is the English Premier League title race done and dusted? Manchester United's Alex Ferguson gives us his opinion.

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Ferguson: Football must stop racism updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 08:06:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has told CNN that football must eradicate all forms of racism, following recent high-profile incidents in England which have brought the matter back into sharp focus.

Ferguson signals three more years as Blackburn spoil his 70th birthday bashupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 11:56:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson signaled his intention to stay at the English Premier League champions for at least three more years but struggling Blackburn wrecked his 70th birthday celebrations with a stunning 3-2 win at Old Trafford Saturday.

Ferguson: Manchester United reign has been a 'fairytale'updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:18:00

Alex Ferguson celebrates 25 years as Manchester United manager on Sunday, and the Scotsman has called his reign at Old Trafford a "fairytale." Georgina Turner: English Premier League weekend in reviewupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 09:46:00

Roberto Mancini's cool reaction will only have made the defeat smart all the more. "Is this a great day for Manchester City?" he was asked. "It will be a great day when we win the Barclays Premier League," he said, having offered Sir Alex Ferguson his hand looking as fearful as the rest of us as to what the Manchester United manager might do with it after a 1-6 drubbing. "Now, we've only won one game." Which is true enough, but this was the kind of game, the kind of result, the kind of performance that encourages grand conclusions in the heat of the moment: David Silva is the finest player in the country; the title is already City's to lose; Rio Ferdinand is finished. Georgina Turner: United impress on tour in the U.S., though midfield questions remainupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 14:35:00

It is usually best to be tentative in one's assessment of the preseason [unless of course the subject is Mario Balotelli, in which case a casual backheel is definitely the end of his Manchester City career, if not the end of soccer as we know it]. Remember Tottenham Hotspur's abysmal start to the 2008-09 season? In the summer weeks before they lost to Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Hull and virtually everyone else on their way to the bottom of the table, Juande Ramos' side had gone unbeaten and racked up a plus-28 goal difference.

Park set to sign new deal at Man Utdupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 10:36:00

Park Ji-Sung will sign a new two-year contract with Manchester United, according to the English football champions' manager Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson rules out Nasri swoopupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 08:48:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri will not be moving to Old Trafford.

Ferguson predicts classic Champions League final with Barcelonaupdated: Fri May 27 2011 17:53:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has predicted his side's Champions League clash with Spanish champions Barcelona could be the best of all time. Georgina Turner: Motivated Ferguson, Man United seek revenge for '09 loss to Barcelonaupdated: Thu May 26 2011 15:48:00

We really should know better by now. From the "Ta ra Fergie" banner of 1989, to Alan Hansen's insistence that "you'll win nothing with kids" in the mid-1990s, to the epilogues penned after three seasons trailing in Arsenal's and Chelsea's wake in the noughties, the lesson is clear: write off Sir Alex Ferguson at your peril. Perhaps too many hanker to be the first to forecast the decline of his incredible tenure. Perhaps there wasn't much wrong with calling this United side -- unbeaten until February but only intermittently convincing victors -- the "Crap Invincibles." Certainly, however, those pronouncements underestimated or ignored Ferguson's ken over the course of a long campaign.

Manchester United through to face Barcelona in finalupdated: Thu May 05 2011 05:24:00

Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League final after the English Premier League side thrashed Schalke 4-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday for a comfortable 6-1 aggregate win.

'Envious' Ferguson wants to match Real Madridupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 09:15:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted he is "envious" of the success Real Madrid have enjoyed in the European Champions League.

Ferguson gets five-game ban for criticizing refereeupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 15:53:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been banned for five matches following his outburst against referee Martin Atkinson, the English Football Association (FA) said Wednesday. Raphael Honigstein: Intransigence towards media nothing new for Man United's Fergusonupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 09:43:00

For seasoned Alex Ferguson-watchers, the media blackout (reportedly set to end Friday) after Manchester United's loss to Liverpool did not come as a huge surprise. The manager has kept relations with reporters to a minimum for a number of years now; neither the BBC (which once had the temerity to report on his son Jason's involvement in United player transfers ) nor Her Majesty's football press corps is afforded his cooperation after matches these days. Even the club's own TV channel, MUTV (nicknamed "Pravda-TV" by the print media), has felt his wrath before. In October 2005, Ferguson and CEO David Gill stopped the broadcasting of a Roy Keane interview in which the midfielder had made disparaging remarks about some teammates. A few years later, Ferguson complained about the critical line of questioning from a MUTV reporter.

Ferguson: No need for major signingsupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 08:22:00

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has revealed that the English Premier League leaders will not make any major signings in the January transfer window.

Ferguson expects Van der Sar to retireupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 05:25:00

Veteran Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will retire at the end of this season, according to his Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. Jonathan Wilson: Manchester derby disappointsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 11:28:00

Few Manchester derbies have ever been so hyped; few have ever been so disappointing. It was a game that yielded just one chance of note: the free-kick that Carlos Tevez curved toward the top corner after 35 minutes. The effort lacked pace, though, and Edwin van der Sar was able to make a simple enough diving save. And while most were probably bored rigid, Sir Alex Ferguson could congratulate himself on a job well done.

Ferguson: Champions League beats World Cupupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 19:13:00

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has hailed the Champions League as the best football tournament on the planet, describing the World Cup as worse than a trip to the dentist.

Alex Ferguson answers your questionsupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 13:15:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson answers questions sent in by the CNN audience.

Ask Alex Ferguson your questionsupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 12:07:00

CNN World Sport will be conducting an exclusive interview with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson -- and we want our viewers to set the agenda of what we ask him.

Ferguson looks forward to 24th seasonupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 09:56:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and CNN's Terry Baddoo preview the new European season.

Manchester United manager Ferguson defends Glazer familyupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 09:56:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has defended the club's American owners telling CNN he has "no complaints" with the way they have done their job.

Ferguson to limit Man United signingsupdated: Thu May 20 2010 04:44:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said that he may not sign any more players before the start of next season.

Manchester United manager Ferguson rejects retirement talkupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 10:13:00

Alex Ferguson insists he has no intention to quit as manager of English Premier League champions Manchester United after speculation suggested he would walk away at the end of next season.

Ferguson given touchline banupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 10:37:00

The Football Association have handed Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson a two-match touchline ban for his comments about referee Alan Wiley's fitness.

Ferguson calls for appeal reviewsupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 11:45:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes governing body UEFA should consider a system which will enable clubs to appeal against bookings.

Ferguson admits improper conduct; Scot questioned fitness of refupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 12:14:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted an English Football Association (FA) charge of improper conduct after he publicly questioned the fitness of referee Alan Wiley.

Ferguson charged over 'unfit' ref outburstupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 07:39:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been charged by the English Football Association for his critical remarks about the fitness of referee Alan Wiley.

Ferguson apologizes for Wiley outburstupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 10:08:00

Alex Ferguson has apologized for his comments about referee Alan Wiley after the Football Association requested an explanation of his description of the official as "unfit" following Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

FA ask Ferguson to explain referee commentsupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 13:33:00

The English Football Association have written to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, asking him to explain comments he made about referee Alan Wiley following the 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

Best derby of all time, claims gloating Fergieupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:28:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson hailed his side's rollercoaster 4-3 victory over neighbors Manchester City at Old Trafford as the "best derby of all time."

Ferguson blasts 'cocky' Manchester Cityupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 13:50:00

Alex Ferguson has branded English Premier League rivals Manchester City "cocky" ahead of their top-of-the-table derby clash with United on Sunday.

Ferguson changes mind to sign Senegal starupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 11:26:00

Manchester United have signed Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf, less than a week after manager Alex Ferguson said their spending in the close season transfer window was at an end.

Man Utd spending on hold says Fergusonupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 10:53:00

Alex Ferguson handed Michael Owen the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford and then dropped a strong hint that Manchester United's spending in the summer transfer window was at an end.

We were second best admits Fergusonupdated: Wed May 27 2009 18:00:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson admitted his team had lost to the better side after going down to a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in Rome.

Fergie to be 'slaughtered' if United flopupdated: Sat May 23 2009 11:27:00

Manchester United supremo Alex Ferguson admits he will be "slaughtered" if the unfamiliar team he fields in Sunday's final domestic game hands opponents Hull City a Premier League lifeline.

Ferguson: 'We're one kick from the final'updated: Tue May 05 2009 09:34:00

Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson was in confident mood ahead of the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against English rivals Arsenal.

Ferguson launches stinging attack on Benitezupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:10:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has launched a stinging attack on Rafael Benitez, branding his Liverpool counterpart as 'arrogant'.

Who can fill Ferguson's boots at United?updated: Sat Apr 11 2009 06:51:00

Alex Ferguson says he's glad he won't have to decide who succeeds him at Old Trafford.

CNN exclusive: Alex Fergusonupdated: Sat Apr 11 2009 06:51:00

Alex Ferguson talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about life at MUFC, Cristiano Ronaldo and winning more European trophies.

How Alex Ferguson became a football legendupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 10:31:00

Having won 24 trophies in 23 seasons, Alex Ferguson has established himself as the most successful manager in British football history.

Ferguson wants more Euro gloryupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 08:17:00

Manchester United FC manager Alex Ferguson tells CNN's Pedro Pinto he would like to win more European trophies.

Ferguson relishes chance at historyupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 08:17:00

Alex Ferguson says the drive for five trophies is still on but even if Manchester United clinch the historic sweep this season he won't retire.

How well do you know Alex Ferguson?updated: Fri Apr 10 2009 05:46:00

Alex Ferguson has set several records on both the home and European fronts during his tenure at Manchester United, amassing a hoard of awards and honors for the Old Trafford trophy room.

Ferguson: No plans to quit Manchester Unitedupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 04:46:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has no immediate plans to retire and intends to remain in charge of the European and English champions "as long as he can," he told CNN in an exclusive interview.

Ferguson on European glory and Ronaldoupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 21:57:00

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he still wants to win more Champions League titles before he retires in a few years time.

What would you ask Alex Ferguson?updated: Thu Apr 09 2009 06:28:00

He's the most successful manager in the history of English football, winning 24 trophies in 23 seasons with Manchester United.

Man Utd short of strikers for Villa testupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 09:34:00

Manchester United go into Sunday's Premier League match against fifth-placed Aston Villa facing a striker shortage after Dimitar Berbatov was ruled out for a further two weeks.

Ferguson plays down Rooney 'hate' jibeupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 11:36:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has leapt to the defense of star striker Wayne Rooney over his declaration that he "hates" Liverpool ahead of the crunch Premier League title clash between the two sides on Saturday.

United defensive 'nightmare' for Inter clashupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 11:06:00

Title holders Manchester United are facing a "nightmare" injury crisis in central defense ahead of their Champions League San Siro showdown with Inter Milan on Tuesday.

Ferguson blasts 'ridiculous' Benitezupdated: Sun Jan 11 2009 15:43:00

Alex Ferguson poured scorn on controversial remarks about him by Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as he celebrated Manchester United's 3-0 win over Chelsea which boosted his side's title challenge.

'Emotional' Benitez in Ferguson outburstupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 11:52:00

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has launched an astonishing attack on his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson speaks out against '39th game'updated: Tue Dec 16 2008 12:42:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has come out against the idea of a a 39th Premier League game to be played in Asia. Gabriele Marcotti: Why is England so suspicious of employing a No. 2?updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 15:20:00

It exists in almost every organized sport in almost every country. You can call it whatever you like: Director of Football, Sporting Director, General Manager -- it really doesn't matter.

Patrick Snell's Football Mailbagupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 09:00:00

CNN World Sport's Patrick Snell answers your football questions.

Man Utd fans seek partyupdated: Sun May 25 2008 05:14:00

The morning after Manchester United's European Championship win, as ITN's Tim Rogers reports.

Ferguson: Ronaldo staying at Old Traffordupdated: Fri May 23 2008 16:53:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at the newly-crowned European champions despite being publicly courted by Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Ferguson targets Liverpool recordupdated: Fri May 16 2008 10:51:00

When Manchester United hired Scottish manager Alex Ferguson from Aberdeen in 1986, it was with two interlinked goals in mind: to bring the English league title to Old Trafford for the first time in almost 20 years, and to challenge the grip which their northwest rivals Liverpool had held over domestic football for more than a decade.

Coe wants Ferguson to coach GB teamupdated: Wed May 14 2008 11:45:00

Sebastian Coe, who masterminded London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympics, wants Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to take charge of the Great Britain team at the Games.

Now Ferguson targets Champions League gloryupdated: Mon May 12 2008 05:56:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had barely finished celebrating his side's 10th Premier League title in 16 years when thoughts turned to the Champions League final showdown with Chelsea.

Ferguson's goal is 10th Premier League titleupdated: Sat May 10 2008 15:32:00

Alex Ferguson believes goal difference will prove the crucial factor as his Manchester United side close on a 10th Premier League crown with only Chelsea standing in their way in the final round of matches on Sunday.

Ferguson faces FA improper conduct chargeupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 11:26:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his assistant Carlos Queiroz have been charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association (FA).

Friendlies 'waste of time' says Fergusonupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 12:09:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson claims international friendly matches are a "waste of time" after losing midfielder Darren Fletcher for six weeks with a knee ligament injury picked up in Scotland's 1-1 draw with Croatia.

United close in on another titleupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 17:10:00

With just seven games of their English Premier League title defense left, Manchester United's grip on the trophy is firmer than at any point since they were crowned champions last May.

Ferguson denies retirement plansupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 17:56:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has denied reports that he will be stepping down at Old Trafford in three years time.

FA ask Ferguson to explain ref outburstupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 09:43:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been ordered to explain his outspoken comments about referee Martin Atkinson after their shock FA Cup quarterfinal exit to Portsmouth on Saturday.

Ferguson blast after Brown rejects dealupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 11:33:00

Wes Brown's future at Old Trafford looks in doubt after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticized the England international defender for rejecting a new deal.

Jury out on Premier League overseas planupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 11:24:00

The Premier League's plans to play some fixtures overseas has received a generally favorable reception from managers and owners, but Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he was angry that he had not been properly consulted.

Man Utd stars reportedly fined $2Mupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 07:30:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has reportedly fined his players a total of one million pounds ($1.98m) after their pre-Christmas party ended in sordid front-page headlines.

Ferguson handed ban from touchlineupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 13:07:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a two-match touchline ban and a $10,000 fine by the English Football Association.

Ferguson 'admits' FA abuse chargeupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 10:11:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted an English Football Association charge of using abusive and/or insulting words to a match official.

Ferguson accepts ref abuse chargeupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 12:28:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he will not challenge his dismissal in the English Premier League defeat at Bolton last weekend.

Arsenal clear as Ferguson sees redupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 16:01:00

Arsenal moved three points clear at the top of the English Premier League after closest rivals Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Bolton on Saturday.

'Near impossible job' says Fergie updated: Fri Nov 23 2007 11:51:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says his former number two Steve McClaren was sacked with indecent haste and whoever succeeds him as England coach has a "near-impossible job."

Man Utd reach Champions last-16 updated: Thu Nov 08 2007 04:46:00

Manchester United made sure Alex Ferguson celebrated his 21st anniversary as Old Trafford manager in style with a four-goal demolition of Dynamo Kiev -- and a place in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Ferguson plans '21st' celebrationsupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 11:50:00

Manchester United's legendary manager Alex Ferguson celebrated 21 years in charge at Old Trafford on Tuesday and his hunger for victory shows no sign of abating.

Ferguson praises arch-rival Wengerupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 10:49:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had rare words of praise for his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger as the Premier League's top two geared up for a title showdown at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Ferguson: Mourinho will be missedupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 07:27:00

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Jose Mourinho following his great rival's departure from Chelsea.

Rooney ready to return for Unitedupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 13:21:00

Wayne Rooney is back in Manchester United's squad this weekend after fracturing a foot on the opening day of the season. He will return to his former club, Everton, and could play a part in the game after impressing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in training.

Man Utd boss's attacker faces jailupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 09:08:00

A 43-year-old man faces jail after he admitted assaulting Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson at a railway station in London.

Ferguson attacker admits assaultupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 08:43:00

A 43-year-old man has admitted assaulting Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson at Euston Station in London on Monday.

Ferguson doubts Beckham's impactupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 08:12:00

David Beckham's attempts to raise the status of football in the United States are doomed to failure, according to his former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Geovanni grabs City's derby winnerupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 02:06:00

Sir Alex Ferguson's early season problems deepened after Geovanni's 31st minute goal settled the Manchester derby in favor of Sven Goran Eriksson's City side and left Ferguson's United without a win in their opening three league games.

Ferguson wants Ronaldo protectedupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 07:29:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has called for greater protection from referees to prevent Cristiano Ronaldo from suffering serious injury. Grant Wahl: Real and Man U duel in Champions Leagueupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 03:59:00

If you were going to see your first game at Old Trafford, the fabled Manchester United home known as the Theater of Dreams, you couldn't do much better than the night of April 23, 2003, when Man United met Real Madrid in a Champions League showdown for the ages.

Ferguson still rues European exitupdated: Sun May 06 2007 15:23:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was celebrating winning the Premier League title on Sunday but not without a tinge of regret that they had failed to make the Champions League final.

United out to clinch English titleupdated: Fri May 04 2007 11:28:00

Manchester United are looking to derby success against Manchester City and the prospect of clinching the Premier League title this weekend to help make up for their midweek Champions League exit.

Ferguson criticizes Premier Leagueupdated: Thu May 03 2007 09:56:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has fiercely criticized the Premier League for failing to help his club in their Champions League quest this season.

Ferguson blames 'mocking culture'updated: Fri Mar 30 2007 11:18:00

Steve McClaren's position as England coach is being made difficult by the "mocking culture" that surrounds the national team, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.

Ferguson shrugs off injury crisisupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 07:16:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is backing his side to defy a mounting injury list and continue their challenge for the treble of Champions League, English Premiership and FA Cup.

United plan transfer window forayupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 09:41:00

Manchester United will bolster their English and Champions League title bids by strengthening their squad during the January transfer window, manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Friday.

Ferguson optimistic about New Yearupdated: Sun Dec 31 2006 06:27:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson could sit back and relax on his 65th birthday on Sunday, content in the knowledge that his side had opened a commanding six-point lead in the race for the Premier League title.

United transfer policy unalteredupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 08:39:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said that the club's transfer policy remains unaltered under the ownership of the Glazer family.

Ferguson enthuses over team spiritupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 10:45:00

Sir Alex Ferguson believes his Manchester United side can strike a decisive blow in the Premiership title race by taking Jose Mourinho's Chelsea into uncharted territory when the two sides meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United strengthen League Cup sideupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 09:24:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will toughen up his League Cup side to face Southend on Tuesday rather than risk an embarrassing exit at the start of his 21st year in charge.

Ferguson enthusiastic about Dongupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 04:58:00

Alex Ferguson expects Dong Fangzhou to emerge as a Manchester United player within the 'next nine months' after the Chinese striker's late goal sealed a 1-0 friendly win against Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town on Tuesday.

United offer for Carrick rejectedupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 13:07:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has had a £10m (14.6m euros) bid for Tottenham and England midfielder Michael Carrick turned down.

'Selfish' Ferguson wants fit Wayneupdated: Tue May 16 2006 09:19:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has again warned England about taking a "half-fit" Wayne Rooney to the World Cup, fearing that it will jeopardize his club's fortunes next season.

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