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Why Man United’s struggles are linked to those of Rashford

A football team is only as good as its goal scorers, and for Manchester United that usually means their fortunes are directly linked to the form of Marcus Rashford. Right now, that’s not good news at Old Trafford. United are enduring their worst start to a season since 1989-90, having lost four of their first seven Premier League games. Rashford, who became the club’s highest-earning player by signing a £325,000-a-week,…

Transfer Talk: Chelsea, PSG circling AC Milan keeper Maignan

The summer transfer window has closed for Europe’s top leagues, but there are still moves in the works and plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! AC Milan are looking to secure goalkeeper Mike Maignan to a new contract amid interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, according to Calciomercato. Talks between the club and the…

Euro women’s weekend review: WSL returns in style, Man United win late, Lyon down PSG

After a summer off for good behaviour, the Women’s Super League (WSL) returned on Sunday with an entertaining a day filled with goals, cards and debuts. These are the key talking points from the WSL weekend, along with some highlights from European action. With WSL referees encouraged to mirror the men’s game and clamp down on things like dissent and time-wasting, we saw an influx in cautions over the weekend,…

Transfer Talk: David Beckham steps up push for Luka Modric at Inter Miami

The summer transfer window has closed throughout most of Europe, but there are still moves in the works and plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! Inter Miami president David Beckham is believed to have spoken to Luka Modric about a potential move in the January transfer window or at the end of the current…

Mallorca’s Aguirre may be an unorthodox coach, but he’s a breath of fresh air in LaLiga

Not so long ago, Real Mallorca manager Javier Aguirre called his best striker a “weird, ugly monster,” but the striker didn’t care. “He’s right: I am ugly. I think there’s something wrong with my wife’s eyesight,” Vedat Muriqi replied. “And he’s [Aguirre] not so handsome either.” And that’s exactly the way they like him. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) A great storyteller, a born leader, exceptionally charismatic,…

Luton sink Everton to claim first Prem victory

Two goals from set pieces earned Luton Town their first ever Premier League victory as they beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday to climb out of the bottom three and pile on misery on the hosts.

Man United’s slump continues, Real Madrid thump Girona, Bayern and Leipzig draw

Saturday produced enough talking points across European soccer to solve the energy crisis, as both Manchester United and Manchester City lost, Tottenham overcame Liverpool in controversial fashion, and Real Madrid thumped Cinderella story Girona to take top spot in LaLiga. Elsewhere, Bayern Munich fought back for a valuable point at RB Leipzig, and on Friday night, a longtime Real Madrid star helped his rivals, Barcelona, to victory against Sevilla. –…

Klopp fumes at ‘crazy decisions’ in Liverpool loss

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool are not a “kicking team” and criticised what he called “crazy decisions” following his side’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham after receiving two red cards. Curtis Jones was sent off in the 26th minute for a foul on Yves Bissouma when VAR directed referee Simon Hooper to the review screen after he had initially issued a yellow card. Substitute Diogo Jota was then dismissed in the second…

Jamaica boss Donaldson exits after historic WWC

Jamaican women’s national soccer team coach Lorne Donaldson will not renew his contract with the team, the country’s football federation said on Friday. Jamaica’s ‘Reggae Girlz’ reached the knockout phase for the first time in their second appearance at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand but lost to Colombia in the round of 16. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) The Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) said “both…

Dog steals ball, shows off skills in Mexican game

A pitch-invading dog gave ground staff the runaround after the slippery canine stole the ball and charged around the pitch in a Mexican second-tier game between Alebrijes de Oaxaca and Dorados de Sinaloa on Wednesday. Oaxaca beat Dorados 4-0 but the highlight of the match came as the clock hit 90 minutes. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) The dog sprinted on to the pitch and demanded the…