|"Even the reddest Mancunian must have felt his loyalty tested, so idiotic were the actions that contributed to Smalling’s dismissal."|
One more thing on the Premier League before we move on. Phil McNulty's got this: Ten talking points after Louis van Gaal's first 10 games.
So...Rostov is a host city for Russia's World Cup in 2018. Here's what Rostov's gaffer had to say last week when he was asked about the potential for signing a defender from Cameroon: (The club has) “enough dark-skinned players, we’ve got six of the things.”
We mentioned above that Barcelona were shocked at home. That's two La Liga defeats in two games since a certain player began his Barcelona career. Celta Vigo were the winners of this weekend's match, and Sid Lowe was at Camp Nou to file this report. More Spain? Here are Five Things We Learned this weekend in La Liga.
Let's go back to Germany for a minute and ask ourselves this question: Have Bayern Munich destroyed Borussia Dortmund's success?
Over to Italy! As reported earlier, Napoli downed Roma in the big match of the weekend. Here's a report. We'll have more tomorrow with Paolo.
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Didn't get enough action over the last two days? Fear not - Monday Night Football is coming up! Struggling Sunderland have the long trip down to Selhurst Park to deal with. Here's a preview.
Marcotti's Musings? We've got 'em. Today Gab's gabbing...Dortmund, Manchester United take positives from defeat; Barca in no crisis.
And finally...just how bad has it gotten for Manchester United? Take a gander.