Manchester United latest: Including Tottenham team news & Shaw rumours

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News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United take on Tottenham at Old Trafford tomorrow on New Years Day kicking off at 5.30pm.

In team news, the champions could be without Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie for the clash with Spurs, reports The Mirror.

However, David Moyes did say this week that Rooney had a good chance of being fit for the clash earlier this week.

Robin van Persie is expected to return soon in January and is progressing well recovering from his thigh injury although the Dutch striker has been ruled out for the game tomorrow.

Antonio Valencia can return to the squad after serving his suspension.

Tottenham are without midfielder Paulinho for the game at Old Trafford tomorrow after the Brazilian suffered an ankle injury.

In transfer news, United have joined the race to sign Luke Shaw from Southampton according to reports in The Mirror.

If you're around my age and you support Manchester United even though you've never been to Manchester just like the stereotype there's nothing wrong with that because it's irrelevant if you support the team - it's only upholding that stereotype and reinforcing it if you suddenly can't be bothered to sing because the team's not winning. Some fans support rubbish teams and they follow all over the world watching them lose - that's what it means to be a supporter.

Cheer them on even when they play poorly – the fans’ support gives the team and the players and the manager confidence and they need the fans now more than ever. It’s always the way that find out who your real mates are when you’re down on you luck and need some help so cheer louder now than you did when they won the title and they’ll repay the faith back in time. It’s a period of change – roll with the punches.

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Under times of pressure and stress and confusion and discontent, fans often turn on each other, on the players and on the manager out of despair, but posting on Twitter about how rubbish Marouane Fellaini is isn’t going to make him perform any better is it?

It says a lot that one of the most viewed articles I’ve had on United this term has been one listing potential replacement managers for Moyes if the unthinkable happened – it says Manchester United on the badge and that ought to be extended to everyone; every fan, every player and every employee, including the manager and his signings. Stick together in 2014.

image: © United could move for Sporting midfielder Carvalho in January.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has followed the Manchester United Latest News on HITC this year and wish you all the very best for 2014. Happy New Year.

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