Serie A
Smalldini: How Manchester United flop rose from Roman ruins

This summer Serie A turned into Manchester United‘s dumping ground as Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sánchez, Matteo Darmian and Chris Smalling were deposited in Italy’s top flight. At the time, the Red Devils would have chalked those deals up as a success. Just three months into the season they’ve been left with egg on their faces once more. Lukaku has hit nine in 11 Serie A appearances...

2 days ago
Premier League elite should take advantage of fallout from Napoli's ritiro

It was after Napoli‘s 2-1 defeat by Roma on Sunday that president Aurelio De Laurentiis made a decision that is threatening to impact the club’s entire season. With I Partenopei sat seventh in Serie A after the defeat, De Laurentiis ordered a week-long ritiro – the squad was to be confined at the hotel at the club’s training ground for seven days. Head coach Carlo Ancelotti disag...

3 days ago
Weghorst offers Palace magic they've missed this season

Crystal Palace are reportedly looking to reinforce their forward line when the transfer window reopens in January. Roy Hodgson’s men find themselves in ninth-place in the Premier League after a positive start to the campaign. They’re just two points shy of fifth-placed Arsenal.  However, goals have been hard to come by. They’ve scored just ten in the 11 matches they’ve played this season, a total...

3 days ago
Pursuit of Valencia star could hold key to unlocking Rashford's full potential

It’s a sign of the mismanagement of the Manchester United squad in recent years that 34-year-old Ashley Young has made 12 first-team appearances this season at left-back. Young was once a very effective player. In his younger days, he was a livewire winger with excellent delivery from wide areas. He was good. Very good. But Manchester United good? Probably not. His reinvention as a full-back...

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