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Move over Owen and Berbatov! Diouf bags hat-trick for Man United reserves

22 Jan 2010 10:13:56

Move over Owen and Berbatov! Diouf bags hat-trick for Man United reserves

Mame Biram Diouf has put himself in contention for a place in the Manchester United squad to face Hull on Saturday by scoring a reserve team hat-trick. The Senegal-born front-man got his three-timer in a 4-0 triumph at Sunderland which is bound to receive a glowing report from Red Devils reserve boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Diouf has already made two substitute appearances since his arrival from Molde - Solskjaer's former club - this month and scored his first goal against  Burnley last week. Contention: Mame Biram Diouf could earn his first senior start against Hull And, with Sir Alex Ferguson needing to keep an element of freshness in his team for next week's Carling Cup decider with Manchester City, Diouf could get the call as United look to go top of the Premier League by beating Hull at Old Trafford. Gabriel Obertan and Danny Welbeck were also involved in a match watched by Black Cats boss Steve Bruce, while Ferguson will also be delighted that Federico Macheda made a 15-minute appearance after a lengthy spell out through injury.   Can Fergie be a winner on the cheap? You bet he can, says his first signingManchester City star Carlos Tevez blasts: You are an idiot, Gary Neville - and you crawl to United boss Sir Alex FergusonArsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United? Sportsmail's lowdown on the deciding factors in the Premier League title racePreston boss Ferguson to ask Sir Alex if he can take United's Brandy on loanMANCHESTER UNITED FC


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