Premier League

There were plenty of thrills and spills as Italy's top flight kicked off its season at the weekend

Romelu Lukaku scores and Roma show title prospects… what we learned from Serie A opening weekend

What have we learned this week from the first game week of Serie A?  The first step in a marathon season, which will be interrupted for 52 days this winter due to the World Cup in Qatar, was enough to help us understand numerous dynamics of Italy’s top division and answer some early-season questions.  There …

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The world is mocking Manchester United after their shambolic 4-0 defeat to Brentford

The world MOCKS Manchester United after Erik ten Hag’s flops were thrashed by Brentford

Manchester United’s humbling by Brentford has sent shockwaves around the world after their 4-0 defeat saw them suffer back-to-back defeats as pundits, media outlets and fans were left stunned by their woeful display.  Erik ten Hag has only been in the role since June but is already facing huge pressure on his position after he became …

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Thiago Alcantara's hamstring injury has left Liverpool with just five fit senior midfield options

Can Liverpool risk not buying a midfielder as Thiago joins Jurgen Klopp’s midfield injury list?

‘I do not understand,’ Jurgen Klopp told reporters after Liverpool arrived in Bangkok during their pre-season tour. ‘People told me about this discussion but the last thing that would have crossed my mind is that we have to sign another midfielder. ‘We can go through it. Where do you want to start? So, Fabinho, Henderson, …

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Cristiano Ronaldo has not always been the easiest player to manage despite his talent

Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest managerial fall outs after Erik ten Hag spat at Man United friendly

As Erik ten Hag faces his first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United, all the talk in the build-up continues to concern one man: Cristiano Ronaldo.  The Portuguese superstar wants to leave United this summer and made that clear at the weekend, as he left Old Trafford 10 minutes before full-time in Sunday’s friendly …

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The new Premier League season is here and Micah Richards, in his third year as a Sportsmail columnist, has had his say on the big questions, from the title race to the winter World Cup

Premier League: Man United STILL have no chance of the title, insists MICAH RICHARDS

The new season is here and Micah Richards cannot wait for the action to begin.  Back for his third year as a Sportsmail columnist, his opinions have always been forthright and his observations perceptive.  Before a ball is kicked, we asked the former England and Manchester City star to discuss the big talking points, from the …

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Securing Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards (left) is a focus for Chelsea right now

Chelsea face a fight to recruit transfer guru and former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards

Chelsea face a fight to recruit transfer guru Michael Edwards, after he vowed to take a year-long break from football… but new Blues owner Todd Boehly is desperate to appoint the ex-Liverpool sporting director to spearhead the club’s transfer business Chelsea have opened talks with Michael Edwards but must clear two hurdles  The Blues want …

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Manchester City and Liverpool are set to renew their rivalry in the Community Shield

Only one team in the last 11 years has won the Premier League after lifting the Community Shield

Only one team in the last 11 years and six in the last 20 have won the Premier League after lifting the Community Shield – with 2021 winners Leicester finishing NINTH… so, will victory on Saturday prove fatal to Man City or Liverpool’s title charge? The Community Shield trophy seems to have cursed English sides …

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