Manchester United News: Lindelof, Smalling, Romero, Martial

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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 news day. For the first set of MUFC news items, posted about ten hours ago, go to this link. We’ll start this round-up with a take, from central defender Victor Lindelof.

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Manchester United News: Pogba, Rashford, Bailly, James

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Happy international break Manchester United supporters. The Red Devils are off until November 24th, when they’ll visit Sheffield United in Premier League action. They currently sit seventh in the table, with 16 points, nine behind Manchester City for the final slot in the top four.

Let’s take a look at what is making the internet rounds, MUFC wise, on this Tuesday. Go here for the second set of MUFC news items of the day. We start with the surprising Daniel James, who’s had a much bigger and better role thus far this season, and undeservedly so, than most expected this preseason.

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Gareth Southgate Analogizes Sterling-Gomez Row to ‘family disagreement’

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Without getting into specific details about what exactly happened, England manager Gareth Southgate spoke to the media about the training ground bust-up between winger Raheem Sterling and central defender Joe Gomez. Hey, who says international breaks are always boring, right? Southgate likened the row to a “family disagreement.”

Three Lions currently top Group A with 15 points from six matches, but they’ll be without Sterling when they host Montenegro on Thursday. England suspended the Manchester City man for the match on Thursday, but he remains with the Three Lions camp and he is still in contention to play in the road trip at Kosovo on Sunday.

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England Drops Raheem Sterling After Training Camp Fight with Joe Gomez

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(Update: England both Gareth Southgate speaks to reporters on the incident)

Happy international break everybody! Looks like we have a serious row going on to discuss these next couple of weeks. England/Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is among the best attacking players in the world right now, but his talent and production simply does not excuse wild, aggressive behavior like this.

Sterling will be left out of the England squad that hosts Montenegro on Thursday night, in Euro 2020 qualifying competition, after a serious training ground bust-up with teammate Joe Gomez. The Daily Mail’s Matt Hughes and Sami Mokbel (h/t NBC Sports) report that Sterling tried to grab Gomez by the neck at St George’s Park on Monday.

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Chelsea Star Christian Pulisic to be Rested this International Break

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Extremely in form Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic will get a chance for some rest and relaxation this international break. It’s well deserved too, and the 21-year-old American only had a few days of break in between the Gold Cup tournament this summer with the USMNT and reporting to Blues training camp.

And Pulisic’s last tour of international duty, in October, didn’t work out too well for both himself and his national team. However, it’s ancient history now as he’s got five goals in his last three games. He joins ex-Chelsea and current Liverpool star Mo Salah as the only Premier League players with five goals and five assists this season across all competitions.

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Ohio State vs Minnesota B1G Championship Would Be CFP Qualification Game

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It appears that we could have two College Football Playoff contenders from the Big Ten conference, when all is said and done, with Minnesota now replacing Penn State as “the other team” in the mix with Ohio State.

The Buckeyes, who rolled 73-14 (no, this score is not a typo) against pathetic Maryland on Saturday, are #1 in the current CFP rankings (the first of which came out last week), but #2 in the AP and coaches poll (which were updated yesterday. Meanwhile LSU (#2 in the playoff ranking, but #1 in AP and Coaches) beat Alabama (#3 in the playoff ranking) this past weekend while undefeated Minnesota handed Penn State (#4 in the playoff), their first loss of the season the same day.

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Manchester United are Concerned Over Scott McTominay Ankle Injury

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Manchester United got their second goal, in their win over Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday, off of a free kick sent by centre midfielder Scott McTominay. The final touch came off Brighton midfielder Davy Propper, and thus it was ruled an own goal.

Later, the young Scotsman, who’s been a solid mainstay for a midfield in disarray, injured his ankle, and now there are fears he could be out of commission for awhile. According to Metro.co.uk, United fear that McTominay “could miss around four weeks of action after an initial diagnosis.”

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Mohamed Salah Re-Occurring Ankle Injury Causing Concern for Liverpool

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As both Graeme Souness and Jose Mourinho have pointed out, there’s only one thing that can stop Liverpool from winning the Premier League title this season– a full blown injury crisis. And by that we mean, several, not just one or two, key players being out of commission for awhile due to injury.

Superstar winger Mohamed Salah has been playing through the pain of a chronic ankle problem, and it has something that Liverpool “has major concerns” about, according to an ESPN report.  After scoring Liverpool’s second goal in the blockbuster 3-1 win over Manchester City yesterday he was hit by a strong challenge from Fernandinho.

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Great Value Algarve Golf Holidays

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 Take a sneak peek at some of quality experiences that the Algarve has to offer. From immaculate beaches and traditional Portuguese cuisine, to some of the best golf courses in Europe, Algarve is at hand to provide a truly remarkable Algarve Golf Holiday. The Local hotspots of Vilamoura and Albufeira have proved particularly popular among groups, with legendary nightlife and beautiful beaches in abundance.

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Injured Liverpool Fan Sean Cox Makes First Visit to Anfield Since Attack

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Yesterday’s 3-1 win over Manchester City at home was a glorious moment for Liverpool FC and their supporters. The victory put them firmly in the driver’s seat, with both hands clasping the wheel, in the Premier League title race. For injured Liverpool supporter Sean Cox though, the day was about so much more than just football or sport.

Cox, who was brutally attacked by AS Roma ultras while in Rome for a 2018 UEFA Champions League semifinal match, was back at Anfield for the first time since the vicious assault. It took 18 months of treatment and then 12 weeks for Sean Cox to make it back to this point.

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Liverpool to Win League Title, Barring Injury Crisis Says Jose Mourinho

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With a resounding 3-1 win at Anfield today over Manchester City, Liverpool FC are firmly in the driver’s seat of the 2019-2020 Premier League title race. The win brought them eight points clear of second place Leicester City and third place Chelsea heading into the international break.

They are an even more astounding nine points ahead of reigning back-to-back champions Manchester City. Without a doubt, it’s their title to lose now. Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Liverpool will take the title now, barring some kind of serious injury crisis.

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Complete Illinois Fighting Illini Bowl Game History and Bowl Summaries

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Good morning college football and Illinois Fighting Illini fans. Another autumn Saturday is in the books and the season is just flying by. Last night saw Illinois go on the road, to Michigan State, and win their fourth straight game. They did it in extremely dramatic fashion, achieving the biggest comeback in school history (25 points).

Illinois is now bowl eligible, for the first time under Lovie Smith, and there are still two games left to play. This will be Illinois’ 19th bowl appearance, and they are 8-10 all-time. Let’s take a look at where we’ve been, so we can try to see where we’re going.

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