Irvine – We have to respect United

first_img Press Association The Baggies host United on Monday and Irvine reckons the former champions are still a top draw. United chief Louis van Gaal has seen his side lose 5-3 at Leicester and stunned 4-0 in the Capital One Cup by MK Dons already this season. They are 11 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea following Van Gaal’s stuttering start since replacing David Moyes in the summer. Victory would move Albion level on points with United but, while Irvine believes they are in transition, he is wary of their threat. He said: “They are still Manchester United and have some great players. It’s going to be a huge game for our club, players and fans. “When the fixtures come out most people up and down the country look to see when they are playing Manchester United at home. “They have been a fantastic team over the years but the squad was looking like it was going to need some changes and I read something from Sir Alex Ferguson saying it has needed an overhaul. “It was getting to that time and David Moyes inherited that situation. It’s a period of transition. “Manchester United have been dominant for many years so they are eventually going to have to change and that’s the situation they are in at the moment.” The Baggies have won three of their last four games after failing to win their opening four league matches. West Brom head coach Alan Irvine insists Manchester United are still a force and warned his side to treat them with respect. United have beaten Everton and West Ham in their last two outings and Irvine has called on Albion to shut them down early. “They will work the ball out and we’ve got to make sure they don’t get moves started easily,” he said. “We’ve done our video work and there are clips of them scoring goals where it starts with the goalkeeper and ends up in the back of the net. “Clearly that involves a lot of control and a lot of movement and good positioning of their players. “We’ve got to be really well organised when we don’t have the ball in order to stop them building these attacks. “But one of the things we’ve spoken about is the need for us to be really good with the ball and not give it back really cheaply to players of the quality of Manchester United.” last_img read more

Phil Mickelson admits to using college admissions scammer, denies cheating

first_imgProsecutors said Singer’s clients made payments of more than $1.3 million to accounts controlled by Donna Heinel, USC’s senior associate athletic director, to assist with the admission of “more than two dozen” students, with parents paying $50,000 to $100,000 per student.Among the 33 parents indicted in what the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” were actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and several corporate CEOs.Three USC coaches also were implicated, including former water polo head coach Jovan Vavic, former women’s soccer head coach Ali Khosroshahin and his assistant Laura Janke. Earlier this week, federal prosecutors accused multiple coaches and administrators of participating in a wide-ranging fraud scheme in which they accepted bribes to facilitate students’ admission into elite universities like USC, Stanford, UCLA, Georgetown and Wake Forest.According to court documents unsealed Tuesday, the scheme centered around a California-based non-profit called the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) founded by Singer. Related News Phil Mickelson has asserted his family’s innocence.The PGA Tour golfer took to Twitter on Thursday to confirm he and his wife, Amy, hired William Singer and his for-profit college tutoring company to prepare their children for college but clarified they were not involved in the cheating scandal. Coaches, administrators charged in college admissions bribery scandal Our family, along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer’s company to guide us through the college admission process. We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere.— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) March 14, 2019″Our family, along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer’s company to guide us through the college admission process,” Mickelson wrote. “We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere.”last_img read more