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Manchester United have not abandoned their boldest transfer initiative of the summer in attempting to recruit Patrick Vieira from Arsenal. The Old Trafford hierarchy, galvanised by the return from holiday of Sir Alex Ferguson, will move towards closing negotiations to secure the 22million arrival of Juan Sebastian Veron. But the United manager is still focused on developments at Highbury where a disillusioned Vieira is due for talks with manager Arsene Wenger