Premier League
How Manchester United should reinvest Lukaku windfall in January

The mood surrounding Manchester United has been surprisingly buoyant after their summer of discontent, and there could be better news for Ole Gunnar Solsjkjær around the corner. According to reports, the Norwegian will be handed £75million to spend in January – if he requires it – following the late sale of Romelu Lukaku to Internazionale. The Belgian was behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martia...

Klopp will still be able to count on Liverpool's midfield wildcard

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been transformed since his move to Liverpool on deadline day in 2017. With just one year remaining on his deal at Arsenal, the Reds surprised many by parting with £35million to sign him. He arrived on Merseyside having spent the majority of his final season with the Gunners being deployed as a wing-back. Before that, the England international spent time as a wide forw...

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Deeney injury will be real test of Gracia's inflexibility

There comes a point every season when the role of Troy Deeney in the Watford team is up for debate. This year it’s arrived earlier than ever. On Thursday, the Hornets confirmed their captain and talisman had undergone a ‘minor knee operation that will sideline him for several weeks’. It is unwelcome news for head coach Javi Gracia who, for the first time during his Vicarage Road...

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Kompany woes show clubs have to stop looking for new Guardiola

Every club wants to unearth their own Pep Guardiola. Barcelona started something when they appointed their former midfielder as coach in 2008 despite having just 12 months experience in charge of their B team.  It was a gamble but it paid off for the Catalans. Spectacularly.  Under Guardiola’s watch, Barça claimed 14 trophies in four years. Not only did he win three consecutive LaLiga titles, he a...

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