NEWS DIGEST 11.09.2021: Man. Utd. football news and other stories

Good morning and happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all those celebrating. Today’s news comes from Facebook.

Manchester United midfielder Fred has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as an ‘amazing player’ and revealed the Portuguese’s impact in training has already been felt. Ronaldo completed a shock return to United on transfer deadline day, 12 years after leaving Old Trafford for Real Madrid, and is in line to make his second Premier League debut against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon. Fred suggested training with a player of Ronaldo’s calibre will be a major boost for United players. The Brazilian isn’t the only United player to have been impressed by Ronaldo. Ronaldo scored 119 goals for United in his first spell at the club, with 84 of them coming in the Premier League – ‘It’s SO good… he pushes everyone’: Fred hails ‘amazing’ Cristiano Ronaldo and admits he loves training with the Manchester United new boy as he prepares for his second debut (Mail Online Football)

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A Sutton schoolboy with an IQ higher than Albert Einstein was “ecstatic” after achieving the highest possible score on a Mensa test. The 11-year-old Aarav Mehta scored 162 in the test, the highest possible for under-18s. Einstein’s IQ was thought to be 160, meaning Mehta from Carshalton beats one of the greatest physicists of all time. Aarav, who has just started year 7 at Wilson’s Grammar School in Wallington, loves maths and is an avid Harry Potter fan. Aarav did the two-and-a-half-hour test in person at King’s Cross and says he was the youngest in a room of around 20 people. Aarav is focussing on getting to know his new area and settling into secondary school life – South London boy, 11, has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein (MyLondon – News – South London News – Education)

Emblazoned across the front was the slogan “BEHAVE”, the catchphrase of AFTV contributor Mr DT. The myth goes that it was pinched from Mr DT when Crystal Palace and Arsenal met at the Emirates in October. Now this hat has been hoisted aloft by Palace fans at last Saturday’s reverse fixture like some macabre trophy from the previous battle. For the third away game in succession, the travelling supporters struck up a chant of “Arsenal Fan TV – Get out of our club!”. On this matter, it seems home and away fans had arrived at an unexpected consensus. That rallying call is emblematic of a growing distaste towards an operation that professes to be “by Arsenal fans for Arsenal fans” – AFTV: Giving fans a voice or feeding off failure? (The Athletic)

Dean Henderson and Scott McTominay could return to the Manchester United squad for the Premier League visit of Newcastle. Henderson has trained the last two weeks after he was laid low by Covid-19 for a month and McTominay has recovered quickly from groin surgery. Jadon Sancho is fit after he withdrew from the England squad during this month’s internationals but Alex Telles is not expected to be available until late September as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury. Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Jadon’s come back in with a minor knock but he’s trained the last couple of days. Disappointed he couldn’t play for England but determined to be fit, he’s available, that’s a positive.” “Cristiano’s trained all week, internationals, we didn’t get anyone injured. Luke, Harry and Victor played late Wednesday night, so not a lot of recovery [time] but they will be available, I think.” – Manchester United give Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho team news vs Newcastle (Manchester Evening News – Sport – Football – Cristiano Ronaldo)

Almost 90 per cent of patients admitted to intensive care units in north east London are not fully vaccinated. Of these, 181 did not have both doses of the jab, the majority an average six years younger than fully-vaccinated patients admitted to ICUs. Reducing the number of patients needing to be admitted to our ICUs will also reduce pressure on our already stretched staff. One-third of ICU beds across the north east London region, which is covered by BHRUT and Barts Health trusts, are occupied with Covid-19 patients. BHRUT said the surge was having an impact on the care of other patients – Nearly 90pc of ICU Covid patients in north east London not fully vaccinated (Ilford Recorder – News – Health)

Summarised with SMMRY.


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