Scott McTominay a Regular Starting XI Contender Now Says Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is not “young Scott” anymore, but a true bonafide senior team member, says United Manager Jose Mourinho. He’s a regular for first team contention now, and should be considered as such.

“I didn’t realize that he was young Scott,” Mourinho said Wednesday night after the Lancaster product started United’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth. “For me he is not young Scott anymore – he is just Scott, a player from the first team squad.”

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Man United Injury Report vs West Brom: Bailly, Fellaini, Rojo, Carrick

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Manchester United will be relatively healthy when they head to The Hawthorns for a Premier League clash against West Brom on Sunday. The Baggies, sit in 17th place right down their in the drop zone. They are now led by Alan Pardew, United’s boogie down adversary from the 2016 FA Cup Final, when he was boss at Crystal Palace.

While West Brom are fixated on picking up points any which way they can in order to stay up, United are trying to pretty much stay perfect, and hope that their arch-rivals Manchester City drop points here and there.

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United head to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to take on the Baggies, who are now led by Alan Pardew. When Pardew’s name is mentioned, you might first think of the 2016 FA Cup Final, in which he was then boss of Crystal Palace, and he engaged in a ridiculous celebratory dance, when his Eagles went up 1-0 on United at Wembley Stadium (pictured above).

The dancing machine was soon switched off as United would equalize and then go on to win 2-1, making Pardew’s boogie fever look all the more silly.

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Man United Transfer Rumors: Mkhitaryan, Romero, Mesut Ozil, Willian

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The January transfer window will be open sooner rather than later, so it’s time to talk Manchester United transfer rumors. Let’s dive right in with attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian has been left out of seven of the last eight matchday squads and thus linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

Rumors continue to swirl about United picking up a new winger to replace him. Ivan Perisic and Gareth Bale are the two names that continue to resurface. Mourinho did nothing to squelch the Mkhitaryan departure rumors yesterday, as he explained why he currently has no room for the Armenian.

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Man United News: Lukaku, Gomes, Jones, Ibrahimovic

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It’s the festive period, which means fixture congestion and with that, lots of news. So let’s dive right in and take a look at what news trending in the wake of the United’s 1-0 home win over Bournemouth yesterday, and heading into the road clash at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Calls for less Romelu Lukaku and more Zlatan Ibrahimovic are based on the Belgian’s performance lately, which has come under heavy fire.

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Illini Basketball Game Preview: Lou Henson Testimonial vs New Mexico St

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Lou Henson retired as the all-time Illini basketball coaching wins leader with 423 victories. He holds the same distinction at New Mexico State with 289 victories. Overall, Henson won 779 games, putting him in sixteenth place on the all-time list.

Henson belongs to one specific elite club which has just two members, and the other is John Wooden.

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Why Henrikh Mkhitaryan Keeps Getting Left Out, Jose Mourinho Explains

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been left out of seven of the last eight matchday squads, and he hasn’t seen the pitch since November 25th.

Mkhitaryan came on as a substitute in that contest, a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. The Armenian national team captain, brought over from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016, the second transfer buy of the Jose Mourinho era, got off to a slow start at Old Trafford, but eventually started to settle in.

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Eric Bailly Could Be Lost for the Season Due to Serious Ankle Injury

Manchester United central defender Eric Bailly hasn’t played in well over a month, and it’s going to be a very long time before he plays again. He suffered a very serious ankle injury while on international duty with the Ivory Coast, and it’s possible that his season he could be lost.

United are doing everything they can to avoid the surgical route, an option that could sideline Bailly until 2018-19. “I think his injury is serious,” United Manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday.

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Wonderkid Angel Gomes Signs First Pro Deal with Man United, Fans Rejoice

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Manchester United supporters rejoiced today as wonderkid Angel Gomes signed his first professional contract with the club.

The 17-year-old, who was named MUFC young player of the year in 2017, said: “It’s amazing and something I’ve been working for my whole life and all the time. I’ve been at the club since the age of six.to finally get the deal signed is great for me and my family.”

Gomes made his debut with the senior club this past May, when he subbed on for Wayne Rooney in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the regular season finale.

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Marcos Rojo Reveals the Nasty Head Injury he Suffered in Derby

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has revealed the gruesome head injury that he suffered during the Manchester Derby this past Sunday. The Argentine took a knock on the noggin from a collision with Manchester City superstar David Silva. Rojo’s head started bleeding, and he had to leave the pitch in order to get his wounded cleaned and treated.

Marcos Rojo did come back into the game, won by City 2-1, but was subbed off at half time.

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Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay Handed Rare Premier League Game Starts

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It’s not often that midfielder Scott McTominay and defender Luke Shaw see themselves handed a first team appearance. However, both youngsters were named to the starting XI for Manchester United’s home clash against AFC Bournemouth tonight. Usually, these are names that we only see during smaller cup competitions.

Wednesday’s inclusion of the duo sends a couple of clear messages. First, Luke Shaw will be given his chances to prove himself and earn a spot, amidst all the transfer rumors claiming the young Englishman is out the Old Trafford door this January.

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Jurgen Klopp Reveals Mo Salah Injury Scare, Defends Rotation

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that he had to remove his leading scorer, Egyptian winger Mo Salah, from the Merseyside Derby due to an injury scare. Klopp came under much scrutiny for removing his player of the year candidate, and only goalscorer in the 1-1 draw, in the 67′.

The German had to make this switch in order to prevent a hamstring issue from degenerating into a serious injury.

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