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Wellbeck worry for trip to Hull

Danny Welbeck is a doubt for Manchester United's Boxing Day trip to Hull.

Welbeck suffered a bang on the knee during Saturday's win over West Ham and, though fears of a repeat of the injury that ruled him out earlier in the season have been dispelled, he is in a race to be fit for tomorrow.

Michael Carrick (Achilles) and Robin van Persie (thigh) are unlikely to be involved and Marouane Fellaini (wrist) is definitely out but Anders Lindegaard should be back after a hip problem.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Johnstone, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Vidic, Fabio, Valencia, Nani, Jones, Fletcher, Cleverley, Giggs, Anderson, Young, Zaha, Januzaj, Rooney, Welbeck, Kagawa, Hernandez.

Ashley Young given six month driving ban

Manchester United and England football star Ashley Young has told a court he was deeply sorry for his behaviour after he was caught driving at 100mph on a motorway in West Yorkshire.

The 28-year-old was spotted in a Range Rover by police on the M62 eastbound at around 3am on January 27, Wakefield Magistrates' Court was told. Hehas been given a six month driving ban.


Watkins takes on Tykes role

New Barnsley chairman Maurice Watkins Credit: Press Association

Former Manchester United director Maurice Watkins will take up a new role as chairman of Championship side Barnsley next week.

Watkins, who holds several key positions including chairman of British Swimming and is a non-executive director of the Rugby Football League, will return to a football boardroom almost a year since he left his role at Old Trafford.

Watkins was a director at United for 28 years from 1984 to 2012 and was also a director of Manchester United PLC between 1991 and 2004.

"It's great to be back in football at club level and my message is loud and clear - Barnsley means business," Watkins said of his new appointment.

"The Championship is a hard league with many great clubs and when you think a club was relegated last season with 54 points, that sums up the quality.

"Our task now is to make progress in the league, strengthen our position and get even more fans behind the club. I can bring a wealth of football knowledge and experience having been involved with the game at the highest level with Manchester United for over 28 years."

Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne said the club had appointed Watkins due to his breadth of experience across different sports and to provide fresh leadership at board level after operating without a chairman for some time.