MUFC Unavailable List: Smalling, Shaw, Carrick, Valencia and More

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Manchester United have revealed their travel roster for their UEFA Europa League tie at FC Zorya, and a lot of notable names were left out. The still injured defender duo of Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw will not be available, as expected.

However, the Thursday night clash will also see Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian left out as the trio are getting some rest. United need at least a point in order to advance to the knockout round. A loss, coupled with a Feyenoord win, would see the Red Devils eliminated from Europe this season.

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Has the Third Man United Kit for 2017-18 Been Leaked?

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As you’ll recall, Manchester United are holding a contest to determine an alternate kit for next season. Yes, fans have the opportunity to influence Adidas when it comes to the third kit in 2017-18, and here’s a link to the design that we endorse, for what it’s worth.

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Titans, Browns Will Participate in ‘My Cause My Cleats’

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The ‘My Cause My Cleats’ weekend provides a unique opportunity for teams to make a statement about the causes they care about.

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Predicted Man United Starting XI vs FC Zorya

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Manchester United will head to the war torn region of Ukraine for Thursday night’s Europa League clash against FC Zorya Luhansk. This is their last chance to advance in Europe’s consolation bracket, and as we detailed here, maybe their best chance overall to reach the Champions League next season.

A Red Devils loss, plus a Feyenoord winner gets Jose Mourinho‘s side eliminated from Europe. United have lost eight of their last nine European away matches, registering a draw in the other. 

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Catholics vs Convicts Review: Compelling Amalgam of Previous 30 for 30s

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The next ESPN Films 30 for 30, “ Catholics vs Convicts ”, premieres 9 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN, directly after the Heisman Trophy presentation. The timing of this debut is understandable, as it nicely helps fill the gap on the one specific Saturday during the college football season in which there isn’t much actual football; bridging the gap between the regular season and the bowl season.

However, a golden (pun intended) opportunity was missed, as the University of Miami just came to Notre Dame to play the Fighting Irish on October 29th; with ND winning an exciting, tightly contested affair.

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Jose Mourinho is Not on the Hot Seat at United, Claim Reports

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While Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho made a lot of great points during his postgame media opportunities Sunday, results are still results. While Mourinho’s rhetoric relating to the style versus substance debate has a lot of merit, he still seems to be ignoring the “you are your record,” cliche.

It’s a cliche because the saying is still entirely true. The Red Devils got off to their worst start ever after their first 13 games, even worse than during the David Moyes disaster year, and Jose Mourinho is the man accountable for that.

Results and results, and your point total is your point total, no matter how Mourinho tries to spin that.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan Says Blame Him, not Jose Mourinho for Slow Start

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When Manchester United routed West Ham United last week 4-1, ousting the Hammers from the EFL Cup, it was kind of an arrival for attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The previous Sunday, United played to a 1-1 draw against the very same team in Premier League competition, and like the midweek clash, also at Old Trafford, it was a Red Devils domination.

The difference is that United finished in the EFL Cup, and didn’t finish in the fixture.

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Jurgen Klopp Took Liverpool to Barcelona for Training, Watch UCL

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Jurgen Klopp is took his Liverpool team to train in Barcelona, and then watch the club’s UEFA Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach.

This according to ESPN FC, who write:

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Chelsea News: Rogawski, Conte, Current Title Odds, Fabregas

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Here are some of the latest and most compelling Chelsea FC stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world.

-The Blues are currently riding an eight wins in eight game streak, running up a goal differential of +20 in that span. As of right now, it’s looking like the kind of season that dreams are made of. They’re currently on top of the table but their London rivals Arsenal are just three points behind them.

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2017 NFL mock draft 12-7-16

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In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order as of Monday morning November 28th, with some good help from our friends at NFL Trade Rumors.

Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, as team needs are a very fluid situation.

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Emily Rogawski: Chelsea Supporter Attends United-Everton; Wins the Internet

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Emily Rogawski, that’s Emily Rogawski, not actress/model/A-lister Emily Ratajkowski, won the world football internet this weekend. She’s an American student from New York City who moved to England, and she’s a huge fan of Chelsea FC and the United States National Team.

She had really elite seats at Goodison Park for Manchester United’s draw at Everton, an event she attended sporting her Chelsea jacket.

The cameras caught her, and once the world became aware of her photogenic traits social media was off and running.

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Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and the Oakland Raiders Have Arrived

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Those who went out on a limb this preseason and said Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders would be dominant this year have looked like sooth sayers. They have seen those prognostications realized. We Actually kind of saw this coming last preseason. We had a couple exclusive conversations in the  summer of 2015, with Jim Nantz and Tony Gonzalez, about the potential of the Raiders to be competitive last season.

Both Nantz and Gonzalez conveyed some optimism for Derek Carr and company. Gonzalez was really very high on Khalil Mack.

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