Solskjaer Gives Optimistic Fitness Update on Luke Shaw

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During his press conference previewing today’s UEFA Champions League group stage clash against Istanbul Basaksehir, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided a rosy outlook on the potential return of first choice left back Luke Shaw.

Due to a hamstring injury, United have been without him since they beat Everton 3-1 on the road, right before the international break. According to Solskjaer, the club is hopeful the very injury plagued defender returns after four weeks on the sidelines instead of six.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Istanbul Basaksehir

Istanbul not Constantinople, now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople, why Constantinople got the works…” Sorry, I had to. Yes, it was obvious and cliche, and our sincerest apologies to They Might Be Giants, so we’ll just get to the preview and lineup prediction.

Manchester United had a chance to grab their UEFA Champions League group by the throat last time out, at Istanbul Basaksehir, but flopped badly. Meeting again 20 days after the first time Turkish Super Lig champions triumphed over the English giants at home, it’s safe to say that United have had their wakeup call now.

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United Team News vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Pogba, Greenwood, Lingard

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Manchester United hosts Istanbul Basaksehir tomorrow night in a match-up of the two sides at the opposite ends of the UEFA Champions League Group H table. However, as we just learned, last time around in the reverse fixture, anything can happen, so throw the records out the window when these two teams get together.

The Turkish side, competing in the UCL group stages for the first time ever, beat United at home 2-1 on November 4, giving the #OleOut crowd some more material to work with.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs West Brom

Manchester United are looking for their first home win in the Premier League when West Bromwich Albion comes visiting to Old Trafford tomorrow. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s late November and we’re still waiting on a W because the Red Devils’ Theatre of Dreams form has been nightmarish.

While this is fairly new territory, one thing that hasn’t changed is controversy surrounding Paul Pogba.

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United Team News vs West Brom: Rashford, Lindelof, Greenwood

Manchester United have a host of fitness concerns as they host West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, so let’s jump right in to covering them all. Marcus Rashford missed out on England duty this part international break, due to a slight shoulder problem, but did train on Friday.

He could feature here, but perhaps in a limited role. Victor Lindelof continues to struggle with a back issue, so he will be assesed before kickoff.

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Manchester United News: Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood

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Up next for Manchester United is a home Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. As another long international break heads into the final stretch, we take a look at some off the pitch news today.

Then tomorrow we can all shift back into preview mode of the upcoming weekend action. United will likely be without two key players for this match. One of which is Marcus Rashford, who is doubtful due to a shoulder injury that saw him withdraw from England duty this week.

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Paul Pogba Happier at France than with Manchester United

Because the topic is Paul Pogba, and he’s a Manchester United player, the remarks he made will be hyperanalyzed, and likely misconstrued. Many in the media will read too much into what he said, and then interpret it the Frenchman’s remarks as a major slam against United.

So before we get into the analysis, let’s take a look at what the most expensive player in English history actually said, to French broadcaster RTL:

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Bruno Fernandes Claims United Has Mentality to Win the League

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has made some eyebrow raising comments about his side and their prospects for this season. They got a much needed win at Everton last weekend, which climbed them up to 14th in the table currently.

While that is still a quite dreadful spot for a club this size to be, they do have a game in hand on three others sides. (However, it doesn’t make that sound too much better). Up next is a home league clash against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, where the Red Devils will be without two key players.

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Manchester United Team News: Lindelof, Shaw, Rashford

Getting a much needed win at Everton last weekend, Manchester United climbed up to 14th in the table at the international break. While that is still a quite dreadful spot for a club this size to be, they do have a game in hand on three others sides. (However, it doesn’t make that sound too much better).

Up next is a home league clash against West Bromwich Albion a week from today. So with the time off, let’s take a look at the very early team news for that one.

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Jadon Sancho Says United Transfer Talk Hasn’t Hurt His Form

Jadon Sancho to Manchester United transfer rumors are like zombies, they are always alive, at least at some level. One would naturally assume that the multiple months of this transfer narrative, which is still ongoing to some extent and will no doubt return in full force next summer, would take their toll on the 20-year-old winger.

All the speculation and uncertainty about his future might even affect his game, perhaps? The Borussia Dortmund and England winger says that is not so. While he got off to a slower than usual start in the Bundesliga this season, the BVB star says it’s not due to the MUFC paper chase talk.

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United Forward Marcus Rashford Injured, Ruled Out of Nations League

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Manchester United’s last victory, 3-1 at Everton, came with a hefty price as three players, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof, all suffered injury. In the case of Rashford, it’s a shoulder issue, and it’s severe enough that it will keep him from joining up with England camp this week.

His arrival to Three Lions camp was delayed due to his fitness assessment at/with United, and the English FA announced that the Mancunian forward will instead stay with his club.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Receives Strong Backing from Ed Woodward


Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward doesn’t speak in public too often, and that is probably in his best interests.  For someone who is in his position, and who polarizes opinion as much as he does, there really isn’t a need to do a lot of interviews.

When Woodward talks in public, it’s almost always to MUFC investors, and what he has to say usually appeals only to the Wall Street Journal/Bloomberg/Financial Times set. Sometimes however, he discusses the job security of the United manager, and these quotes have mainstream appeal.

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