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Man Utd boss Moyes BANS Mirror reporter

David McConnell, a reporter from the Mirror, has been banned from Manchester United by manager David Moyes.

McConnell has angered Moyes by utilising his contacts to reveal United's starting XIs before their official release.

He wrote: "Moyes went down the (Sir Alex) Ferguson route today by banning me from the newspaper section of his press conference, for revealing his selected team for recent games before it had officially been made public, one hour before kick-off, in accordance with current regulations.

"On match-days, prior to the official announcement of the United line-up, I have received team information and given details of what I believe the starting XI will be on this website as well as to my followers on Twitter.

"Of course, it's a manager's prerogative to keep their team selection a closely-guarded secret for as long as they can, to ensure the opposing team does not gain a potential advantage by being privy to that information.

"Just as it is a reporter's prerogative to elicit that information from sources."

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