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Man Utd unveil new medical centre: Best in the world

Manchester United have unveiled new multi-million pound medical facilities.

United hope it will extend the careers of their star players.

Sponsor Toshiba have installed three state-of-the-art scanners at the AON Training Complex in Carrington, where United train.

Red Devils manager David Moyes, speaking at the unveiling on Tuesday, described the suite as "the best in Europe, if not the world".

The MRI, CT and ultrasound scanners will allow United to detect injuries earlier and treat them more effectively.

Club doctor Steve McNally also thinks the facility will allow squad members to extend their playing careers into their mid to late 30s like long-serving Ryan Giggs has done.

"This (facility) is going to make that more possible," he said.

"I think we will see more players extend their careers for longer, particularly if we can look after those injuries that have threatened or curtailed players' careers.

"A player has a life cycle starting from his early days, through to his performance phase, and then to the point where he may be a little bit past it.

"We want to keep more players in the performance phase and using the imaging technology in line with our other sports science will allow us to make the right decisions to keep players in the performance phase for longer.

"Ryan has clearly done that largely through his own methods but with a little bit of help from us but we might be able to transfer that process on to more players more of the time."

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