Alexis Sanchez has a cold. He is currently not training with Arsenal because of said cold. He posted on Instagram about his cold and also one of his dogs was involved because duh.
Jose Mourinho is wary of facing a West Ham side that “looks like they are playing to win the Premier League” in Manchester United’s opening fixture of the season, citing the Hammers’ ambitious moves for Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in the summer window.
Fans flocked to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California to watch 12-time European champions Real Madrid play three-time winners Manchester United with talents like Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial on display.
But the script was flipped when Ronald McDonald was seen leading the players from both squads onto the pitch, and the McDonald’s clown provided the summer’s best moment by staying alongside the referees and shakings hands with the players.
Everton forward Wayne Rooney has long been one of the highest-paid players in world football, with a combination of Manchester United wages and many endorsements swelling his bank accounts considerably. Wayne Rooney's net worth has put him on lists of the richest footballers for many years.
He’s young, doesn’t look like anything special and wears the No. 80, but Phil Foden is England’s next great hope.
At 17, Foden doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page yet, let alone much of a following outside his mum, but he showed 67,000 fans in Houston on Thursday night what he can do.
Romelu Lukaku is slated to be the next big thing at Manchester United. The former Everton striker has been one of the most dominant players in the Premier League for the last few seasons, and he finally got his move to a mega club.
At Manchester United, Lukaku will be expected to score bucketfuls of goals, without much support. He has Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata as his pipeline, but Manchester United's midfield really needs work.
Fortunately for United, Lukaku is really, really good:
According to ESPN Mexico’s Sergio Dipp, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has agreed to join West Ham United in the Premier League after the London-based club triggered his $16.9 million release clause.
Chicharito will reportedly undergo a medical on Monday before finalizing the move from Bayer Leverkusen. One major note of intrigue is that the Hammers begin their Premier League campaign on August 13 against…can you guess who?
Sorry Scotland, you’re not winning this one either.
England continued its dominance over Scotland on the pitch in both men’s and women’s football when Jodie Taylor scored a marvelous hat trick and England dismantled the poor Scots 6-0 on Wednesday.
Lucas Leiva is gone from Liverpool, the club he called home for 10 years. The Brazilian defensive midfielder's move to Lazio was made official Tuesday, but it had been a done deal for quite a while — judging by the amount of farewell Lucas content Liverpool seemed to have at the ready, that is.
Included was an open letter to Liverpool fans, and this very heartfelt interview:
"Liverpool, as a club and as a city, is a unique place."