Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains a major doubt for their home Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday evening. The forward has missed the last two games after revealing his mother is suffering from “health issues” and mystery surrounds whether he will be in contention for the game at the Emirates Stadium. New signing Martin Odegaard is likely to be named on the bench and the Gunners should have Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe available after the pair limped out of the win over Southampton on Tuesday with minor knocks, while Dani Ceballos and Pablo Mari (both calf) and Kieran Tierney (fitness) could also feature.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 15 goals in 14 games; the 35-year-old believes he can play for "many, many more years"; Ronaldo says winning the 2022 World Cup with Portugal would be a "dream"
Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Josef Bican for the most goals scored for club and country in football history - with his tally now at 760.
David Barral, the former Real Madrid B and Levante striker, has become the first-ever player to be purchased using cryptocurrency. The 37-year-old has officially signed for Segunda B side DUX Internacional de Madrid this week in a deal funded entirely through the use of bitcoin - the digital or virtual currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments.
When Liverpool and Manchester United clash at Anfield on Sunday, there will be more at stake than just the usual bragging rights. The bitter rivals are engaged in a battle for the Premier League title, with leaders United sitting three points clear of second-placed Liverpool. We take a closer look at three duels that will define the vital showdown