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Zlatan Apparently Knows Where He Wants To End His Career… And It Isn’t In Manchester

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United in action during The FA Community Shield between Leicester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 7, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Reports over the weekend suggested that Manchester United are already trying to tie down striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a longer-than-expected stay at Old Trafford. Having signed a one-year deal while joining the club on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer, the Swede has already made a telling impact with the Red Devils by registering five goals in five …

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Feyenoord V Manchester United: Confirmed Lineups, Rashford Starts

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

José Mourinho tonight embarks on his first European campaign as Manchester United manager this evening, albeit in the Europa League. Despite appearing in Europe’s secondary club competition as opposed to the significantly more prestigious Champions League, Mourinho will take this tournament seriously (though has admitted that this isn’t ideal) and his squad selection for tonight’s game against Feyenoord in Rotterdam …

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Ex-Arsenal Stalwart Slates Current Gunners Side

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 13: Edinson Cavani of PSG celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal FC at Parc des Princes on September 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

While Arsene Wenger will have been delighted to have left Paris on Tuesday night with a point on the board, many Arsenal fans and ex-players are in a less positive mood, noting the fact Edinson Cavani left his goalscoring boots at home as the main reason the Gunners were lucky to escape with a point and not a heavy defeat. …

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Opinion: Barcelona, Celtic And The Ominous Rise Of Football Capitalism

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 13: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebreates scoring his third and his sides fifth goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC at Camp Nou on September 13, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

“There was no battling whatsoever. The scoreline talks for itself at the end of the day. It was pretty much men against boys.” Celtic’s Scott Brown talking during the week. Well, he had a point. I mean Barcelona 7-0 Celtic was men against boys. It’s admirable that Scott would admit that. Except for the fact he wasn’t talking about Barcelona against Celtic. …

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Is It Time To Ditch Modern Football’s Sweeper-Keeper Concept?

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola watches from the touchline as Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart keeps goal in the foreground during the UEFA Champions league second leg play-off football match between Manchester City and Steaua Bucharest at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 24, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Pat O’Rourke discusses the ins and outs of the demands placed on modern day goalkeepers and whether or not the idea of having a sweeper-keeper should be abolished.  What do you want most from the man between the sticks of your favourite football team? Do you want a goalkeeper who is competent, cool under pressure, commands his penalty area, deals adequately …

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Champions League Round-Up: Dortmund Run Riot, Real Madrid Sneak Late Win

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 14: Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid CF celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Madrid CF and Sporting Clube de Portugal at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on September 14, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The second half of the Matchweek 1 of the Champions League took place tonight, as the likes or Real Madrid, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were all in action. The Group C fixture between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach finally took place having been rained off 24 hours earlier. A Sergio Aguero hat-tick ended the tie as a contest before Kelechi Iheanacho …

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Tottenham 1-2 Monaco: Player Ratings As Spurs Struggle At Wembley

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Djibril Sidibe of AS Monaco challanges Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AS Monaco FC at Wembley Stadium on September 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Tottenham began their Champins League campaign in front of a packed Wembley Stadium tonight against Monaco. However, the night didn’t exactly go to plan for Mauricio Pochettino and his Spurs team, going down 2-1 to the French side. Goals, arguably against the run of play at the time, from Bernardo Silva and substitute Thomas Lemar put Monaco 2-0 up after …

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Twitter Reacts To Leicester’s Perfect Champions League Debut

BRUGGE, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 14: Goalscorer Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates with team-mates during the UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge KV and Leicester City FC at Jan Breydel Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Premier League champions Leicester City made their first appearance in the Champions League tonight, and it was one to remember. Their title defence may not exactly be going to plan, but their status as an unknown quantity in Europe is something that they plan on using fully to their advantage. Club Brugge had suggested that the reason that they had …

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İlkay Gündoğan Selected For Manchester City Debut Against Gladbach

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 3: Manchester City's new player Ilkay Gundogan speaks to press members during the supporters event at the City Football Academy before manager Pep Guardiola is announced as Manchester City's new manager in Manchester, United Kingdom on July 3, 2016. (Photo by Jon Super/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Former Borussia Dortmund star and German World Cup winner İlkay Gündoğan is set to make his Manchester City debut tonight when the Citizens take on Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Etihad Stadium. Both sides were originally supposed to play out their Group C opener on Tuesday evening, but had to delay the game for 24 hours due to poor weather conditions. …

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Tottenham Hotspur V Monaco: Confirmed Lineups, Wanyama On The Bench

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur claps the fans after the game during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Britannia Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur begin their return to Champions League action tonight against Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. Tottenham’s last foray into Europe’s premier club competition, in the 2010/11 season, ended with a highly-respectable quarter-final finish, beating AC Milan at the San Siro along the way. Spurs’ remarkable squad turnover over the past five years means that not one of the players …

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