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Manchester United applies to establish professional women's team

Manchester United applies to establish professional women's team

Crouch, answering questions in the Commons, said: "May I just actually take this opportunity to congratulate Manchester United Football Club, who have finally dragged themselves into the 21st century and announced that they will be having a women's football team". I've got a great belief in Luke Shaw and the reality is it would be a great shame if he leaves United without fulfilling his potential.

"Obviously he is a player that wants to do well, I want to see him doing well", said Young.

Meanwhile, it is said that the young Englishman's recent exploits for his country and club have forced the Red Devils to shift their attention from long-term target Danny Rose.

As Jose Mourinho's first choice left back, Young has been quite impressive over the past two seasons; especially considering the fact that he's naturally a wide midfielder.

But, it has largely been downhill at Old Trafford for the player, who has struggled for game time, owing to injuries, poor form and fitness.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: "Paul Pogba has got the character and personality to play for United, there's no doubt about that". He's put me in the team and I've stayed there.

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And the Manchester Evening News claims Shaw has been spotted at United's Carrington HQ undergoing an extra workload. "That is what I thought".

It seems a long time since Ander Herrera was named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year, but it was in fact just 10 months ago. We've got a healthy competition in our squad and when you've got world-class players training day in, day out, everybody wants to be in that team.

Television presenter and Countdown's maths genius Rachel Riley, a United supporter, tweeted her backing of the club's decision.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the United board is also taking steps to ensure they have a replacement for when Mourinho does leave, with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri being their current favourite.

I think, honestly, you could throw all four of them - Joe Hart, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland - into a tombola and you could stick your hand in and select one of them.

Shaw's camp is aware of the interest from Chelsea as well, and the player is likely to weigh up his options at the end of the season.