Manchester United News: Rashford, Maguire, Matic, Mourinho

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Happy international break Manchester United supporters. The Red Devils will be out of action until November 24th, when they’ll resume their Premier League season with a visit to Sheffield United. Then it won’t be long until festive period fixture congestion ensues.

So let’s take a look at what is currently making the internet rounds, in the world of MUFC, on this Friday. For today’s MUFC transfer rumors, go to this link.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Fernandes, Demiral, Rice, Chong

We’re still in the midst of the third international break, with Manchester United off until Sunday, when they visit Sheffield United. The Red Devils are currently in seventh place, nine points out of a top four position, conveying just how much better they need to be.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to be given a fair chance, as the rebuilding project ahead of him is massive. United will have to be very active at the January transfer window; which isn’t very far away now. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at who could be coming and going from Old Trafford come January. For the MUFC news items round-up go to this link.

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Notre Dame Absolutely Obliterates Navy, Achieves Statistical Pile On

For the first time since 1973 (a run of 273 straight games) Notre Dame did not sell out a home football game. Perhaps it’s coincidentally fitting then that the game which finally ended the streak, lacked entertainment value, as Notre Dame dominated so thoroughly right out of the gate, and never looked back.

“Only” (and we really mean the air quotes here) 74,080 showed up at Notre Dame Stadium today for the Fighting Irish 52-20 rout of the Navy academy, but one of those 74K (77,622 constitutes a sellout) and change was literally a rock star- Jon Bon Jovi. Marching band played “It’s My Life” while the scoreboard saluted him.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira

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As it’s international break, it’s the perfect time for some Arsenal FC transfer talk. There has been some speculation that manager Unai Emery’s seat is warming, but the club has issued a public vote of confidence already.

While Emery is probably sticking around for awhile, Granit Xhaka is one man who most certainly is not. The disgraced former team captain is not likely to feature ever again for the club, and even Emery has alluded to that likely being the case.

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Detroit Pistons Embracing True Spirit of Thanksgiving on Monday

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The Detroit Pistons aren’t winning a whole lot on the court this season, as they’re just 4-8 so far, but they are most certainly doing the right thing off of it. We’re just under two weeks until Thanksgiving, quite possibly the most underrated holiday of the year, and on Monday the Pistons will be hosting an event that truly embraces the spirit of the holiday.

It’s not an event that’s open to the general public, but it is an opportunity for Detroit Pistons players and coaches to host 400 pre-registered families at the new Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. Players, coaches, staff, and volunteers will hand out turkeys, non-perishable food items, hot meals and toiletries for the attendees.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Erving Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Nemanja Matic

It’s the third international break, and Manchester United sit in seventh place, in contention for UEFA Europa League qualification. However, they’re still nine points off the pace for a top four slot, and that conveys just how much work needs to be done.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to be given space and time, as the rebuilding project is a big one, and they must be active at the January transfer window; which will be here before you know it. With that in mind, let’s take a look at who could be coming and going from Old Trafford in January.

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Peanut Tillman Should be Living Face of Bears Franchise, Not Mike Ditka

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The Saturday Night Live Super Fans bit will never die; I am grudgingly resigned to accepting that reality. You would think, as comedy is an extremely time sensitive medium that an early ’90s SNL bit about dysfunctional obsession with sports/deification of sports heroes would eventually become stale, but whatever.

The “DA BEARS!!!!” routine doesn’t seem to ever die, regardless of the countless times it’s re-hashed, re-booted, re-worked, but anyway. The important thing is that each time it is, the mythology around Mike Ditka continues growing. For those with just a cursory knowledge of Iron Mike, and football in general, he’s the greatest football coach of all time, the absolute paradigm of rough, tough manliness.

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Manchester United News: Van De Saar, Sanchez, Ibrahimovic

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Happy international break Manchester United supporters. The Red Devils will be out of action until November 24th, when they’ll resume their Premier League season with a visit to Sheffield United. Then it won’t be long until festive period fixture congestion ensues.

So let’s take a look at what is currently making the internet rounds, in the world of MUFC, on this Friday. For part one of our MUFC news and notes, go to this link.

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How Nigeria Could Fare in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

We’re in the midst of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, so there is no time like the present to assess the field of competitors, favorites and underdogs. Focusing on the chances of Nigeria, they currently stand as the second highest ranked African team, according to FIFA.

Only Senegal, ranked #20 in the world, sit above the 35th ranked Nigerians amongst Confederation of African Football sides. Obviously, #38 Algeria, the current reigning AFCON champions, will be a factor too.

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Manchester United News: McTominay, Rashford, James, Maguire

Happy international break Manchester United supporters. The Red Devils will be out of action until November 24th, when they’ll resume their Premier League season with a visit to Sheffield United. Then it won’t be long until festive period fixture congestion ensues.

So let’s take a look at what is currently making the internet rounds, in the world of MUFC, on this Friday. For part two of our MUFC Friday news and notes, go to this link. Have you ever wanted confirmation on where the pace really is on United? Who are the fleetest of feet of the Red Devils players?

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Can, Ibrahimovic, Demiral, Martinez

At the third international break, Manchester United are middling about in mid-table. Sitting in seventh place, they are still nine points off the pace for the top four, but it’s a lot better than where they were at the last international break in October, hovering over the relegation zone by a couple points.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need some time to complete the rebuild, and get the club back up near the standard of Manchester United. The January transfer window will get here before you know it, so let’s take a look at who could be coming and going from Old Trafford in the new year.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Maddison, Eriksen, Matic, Koulibaly

At the third international break, Manchester United are middling about in mid-table. Sitting in seventh place, they are right in contention for the UEFA Europa League slots. They are still nine points off the pace for a top four slot, but it’s a lot better than where they were at the last international break (12th place).

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to be given adequate time, as the rebuild is going to take awhile, but the results under him so far are nowhere near the standard for Manchester United. The January transfer window will get here before you know it, so let’s take a look at who could be coming and going from Old Trafford in the new year.

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