Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly one of the world’s best footballing icons. Despite being 35 years old, he is continuing to dominate the Premier League this season. In his first season for the Red Devils, he has racked up an impressive 15 goals so far this season in the league.
Ever since the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired from coaching, Manchester United has been in a transition period.
Atletico Madrid may not be in the title picture in Spain at this point in the season, but a loss on Sunday could have begun putting Diego Simeone's squad in danger of losing its grip on a UEFA Champions League place.
That looked like it would happen as Celta Vigo held a late 2-1 lead at the Vicente Calderon, but Atleti rallied late, scoring goals in the 86th and 89th minute to pull out a dramatic 3-2 victory.
Highly talented French midfielder SoualihoMeite has been linked with a move away from Lille recently.
The 22-year-old is being monitored by European clubs like Monaco, Leverkusen, Schalke, Dortmund, Sunderland and Crystal Palace. A few months ago Daily Mirror reported that Liverpool and Everton wanted to sign the player.
ManchesterUnited winger MemphisDepay is close to completing a permanent move away from Old Trafford. The Dutch international has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter under JoseMourinho and will move to Lyon in search of first team football.
Liverpool midfielder PhilippeCoutinho is a man in demand.
The Brazilian has established himself as Liverpool’s best player and one of the best in the Premier League. The likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the former Inter Milan midfielder in the past.
CIES Football Observatory has presented a predictive analysis of the final rankings of the top five European leagues. The research group has made the prediction based on a multivariate statistical model taking into account the offensive and defensive performances of big-5 league teams until the 31st of December 2016.
Brazilian defender David Luiz completed a shock return to Chelsea during the summer transfer window.
The Blues agreed to a £34m deal with French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Looking back at it now, Antonio Conte and the Chelsea fans will be very happy with the decision. Luiz has been outstanding for Chelsea so far and is one of the main reasons why Conte’s three defender formation has been a major hit.
In England, Tottenham Hotspur booked their place into the F.A. Cup quarterfinals after a 3-0 drubbing of hosts Fulham at Craven Cottage. Harry Kane put the visitors up 1-0 after 16 minutes, finishing off Christian Eriksen's assist. Six minutes into the second half, it was the same duo who added to Tottenham's lead as Kane tapped home Eriksen's helper.
Sevilla snapped Real Madrid’s epic 40-match unbeaten run on Sunday in a last-gasp 2-1 win at the Sánchez Pizjuán. League leaders Real hadn’t lost a game since April 2016 spanning all competitions, but their third game in ten days against Jorge Sampaoli’s side proved too much to bear.
That's it. It's done. Memphis Depay is officially an employee of Olympique Lyonnaise.
The Dutch winger has completed his long-awaited transfer from Manchester United to anywhere elsefor an initial fee of £16million, though that will rise to around £21million should certain stipulations be met in the future.
The Ligue 1 clash between Metz and Lyon was abandoned on Saturday, after firecrackers were thrown at 'keeper Anthony Lopes.
The incident occurred after home side Metz had taken the lead just before the half-hour mark. A firecracker was lobbed from the stands and then, as Lopes was receiving treatment, another was thrown which exploded next to the goalkeeper.
Given his reaction you'd be forgiven for thinking that Toulouse coach Pascal Dupraz had cheated death during Friday night's Ligue 1 tie with Rennes.
While stood in his technical area, a paper plane was thrown down from the crowd only to land perilously close to Dupraz with the sonic boom created by the jet's crash-landing causing him to spiral into delerium.
Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture.
Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United UEFA Europa League 2016/17 22nd February, 17:00 pm BST Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne Live Stream: Watch Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United live on BT Sport 3
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW
Manchester United host French outfit St Etienne in the second leg of the Europa League knockouts this week and Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking to replicate their performance from the first leg.