DOUBLE SUSPENSION BLOW FOR MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw picked up their fifth bookings of the Premier League season during the 1-0 defeat to Wolves.

McTominay was cautioned by referee Mike Dean for a foul on Daniel Podence in the first half before Shaw followed suit when also bringing the Wolves forward down as he made his way down the right flank.

It was costly for the pair as they are now suspended for our next outing in the division, against Aston Villa on 15 January, with the encounter in the Midlands kicking off at 17:30 GMT

However, Scott and Luke will still be available for the Emirates FA Cup third-round tie against Steven Gerrard’s Villans, at Old Trafford on Monday 10 January.

Wolves at home was United’s 19th league game, and the next disciplinary threshold is 10 yellow cards up to and including a team’s 32nd fixture. If a player reaches that tally of cautions, it will result in a two-match ban.

Therefore, Cristiano Ronaldo no longer has the threat of immediate suspension hanging over him as he is on four bookings.

Aston Villa will also be missing a key performer for the Villa Park clash as Scotland international John McGinn picked up a booking in the 2-1 defeat to Brentford last time out.

The midfielder is to serve a one-match suspension but, again, will still be eligible for next week’s FA Cup encounter.

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