Man United News: Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo, Marcus Rashford


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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Manchester United, with plenty of topics to discuss. What offseason, right?

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet today.

-In the words of K.C. and the Sunshine Band: “do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight.” Jesse Lingard did just that with an absolutely sublime scoring strike, England’s third of five in just the first half against Panama. Lingard celebrated the goal with some nifty dance moves.

It’s easy to see why Jesse Lingard is burning up social media right now.

This is the first time England has ever scored five goals in a World Cup game (and there’s still a whole half left to play!). The last time they scored four was in their 1966 title game triumph.

-United defender Marcos Rojo has a certain first team assignment for Argentina in their do-or-die (and hope for some help) World Cup group stage game Nigeria on Tuesday. That’s not the news really, it’s how we know this that is newsworthy. Amid a reported mutiny of Argentina players against their under heavy fire manager Jorge Sampaoli, his team sheet was leaked.

A photograph of Sampaoli and his notes, which convey his starting XI, was published, and SB Nation has the Argentina side listed out at this link. More from

More from Barca Blaugranes, the SB Nation Barcelona community: “Reports in Argentina suggest he could go with the following team: Franco Armani; Salvio or Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Enzo Pérez, Mascherano, Banega; Messi, Higuaín and Di María.”

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-Finally, Marcus Rashford did not start for England today, and that shocked a lot of people and angered a lot of United supporters. Once we saw manager Gareth Southgate’s leaked team sheet (yes, that’s a re-occurring theme in this post/at this World Cup) on Thursday, which had Rashford in for Raheem Sterling, we all just assumed the Man United man was in.

Southgate would say on Friday that his leaked notes were not a starting lineup, and at the same time he made a bizarre statement commanding the English media to support his team and violate basic journalistic ethics.

Some United fans are angry about the Rashford snub, and at least one out there thinks it’s because Southgate wanted to make an example of this incident.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, is currently a regular contributor to SB Nation, WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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