POGBA AND DE GEA STILL STRUGGLE FOR FITNESS
Paul Pogba and David de Gea missed training on Wednesday ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.
World Cup-winner Pogba has not played since September 30 due to a toe injury but there had been suggestions he could be fit for the clash in Serbia.
De Gea starred in United’s 1-1 Premier League draw with leaders Liverpool on Sunday but failed to appear for the open section of training at Carrington.
BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID AGREE DATE FOR EL-CLASSICO
Following the decision to postpone Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid, it has been confirmed that the first Clasico of the season will take place on December 18.
Riots in Barcelona over the past two weeks led to La Liga requesting that the game be moved from Camp Nou to Santiago Bernabeu, with the reverse fixture then to be played in Catalunya later in the season.
But with both clubs against such a switch, the match was instead rescheduled, with a final call on that date having been made by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
MASSON MOUNT FIT FOR BARCELONA OR REAL MADRID
Chelsea starlet Mason Mount’s rise to first team prominence in his first season back at Stamford Bridge has come as no surprise to two former team-mates in the Netherlands, with the England international being backed to join Barcelona or Real Madrid in the future.
Mount spent last season on loan in the Championship with Derby County having made 29 Eredivisie appearances for Vitesse in the 2017-18 campaign, scoring 13 goals.
Two of those he shared a dressing room with at the time were Mitchell van Bergen and Thomas Bruns, who still garner massive respect for the 20-year-old.
I WANT TO FOLLOW MY FATHER FOOTSTEP -ETIENNE ETO PINEDA
Etienne Eto’o Pineda, son of former Cameroon captain and African football legend Samuel is keen to retrace his father’s national team footsteps.
The senior Eto’o won two Africa cup of Nations (Afcon) titles with Cameroon as well as featuring at four Fifa World Cups.
An Olympic gold medal with the Cameroon Under-23 side is another feat of the former Barcelona star.
NABY KEITA TO START GAMES FOR LIVERPOOL VERY SOON -KLOPP
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Naby Keita is not far from returning to the Reds’ starting XI.
The midfielder recently returned to action, having been struggling with a hip injury problem since August, which he picked up ahead of the Reds’ Uefa Super Cup win against Chelsea.
Keita made his first Premier League appearance this season as a second-half substitute for the Anfield outfit in their 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.
NAPOLI PRESIDENT WANT IBRAHIMOVIC
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he would be interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the final decision lies with the player.
Ibrahimovic will become a free agent in January when his contract at La Galaxy expires and recently talked up the possibility of returning to Serie A.
per reports De Laurentiis told TV Luna: “My desire would be to see him in our jersey. It’s more than just a suggestion, but it’s up to him. It has been spoken about for a few months.”