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Man United need to make this work

Marcotti's Musings
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Man City impress at Arsenal; Pogba vs. Mourinho

Marcotti's Musings
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Can Sarri's charisma, poetic football help Chelsea rebuild?

Premier League
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Cristiano Ronaldo swapping Real for Juventus? Not so fast

Cristiano Ronaldo
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How much Portugal rely on Ronaldo

Portugal
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Sanchez presents another headache for Man United, Dybala stars for Juve

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Wolves, but this time it's not Jose Mourinho who is on trial. Reactions were split between praising Wolves -- deservedly so, Nuno Espirito Santo had the upper hand tactically and in Ruben Neves, they have perhaps the best player outside the top six in England -- and questioning Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile international lasted just over an hour before being substituted, and flashed only intermittently over that time, raising the question of whether...

Revealed: FIFA wants to fix transfers, deal with shady agents and address the loan system. Here's how.

In an interview with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti, FIFA President Gianni Infantino details possible changes that could improve football's transfer system.

FIFA's stakeholder committee, which brings together representatives from federations, clubs, professional leagues and the players' union, FIFPro, met for the first time in March 2017. Almost exactly 18 months later, on Sept. 24, they will meet to discuss a raft of measures that, if approved, will represent the biggest overhaul to the transfer system since the Bosman ruling in 1996 (a European Court ruling that required clubs to allow players over the age of 25 to move freely between clubs once their...

Liverpool pass biggest test yet; Ronaldo gets off the mark in Italy

Another test passed for Liverpool, this time away to Tottenham Hotspur, but you can see where Jurgen Klopp is coming from when he complained that the 2-1 victory did not match the performance, which was top-notch. Indeed, when you dominate as comprehensively as Liverpool did, conceding a goal in injury time and suffering through the final few seconds is not where you want to be.

That said, it shouldn't be doom and gloom, either. Three points is three points, and when they are accompanied by...

Behind the scenes at Arsenal: Why is chief exec Ivan Gazidis to leave the Emirates for AC Milan?

Editor's Note: Ivan Gazidis' departure from Arsenal was confirmed less than 24 hours after Gab Marcotti's article on the CEO's impending departure from the Emirates.

Unai Emery is reinventing Arsenal on the pitch, but the man who set the wheels of change in motion -- and who was at the heart of the last few seasons' palace intrigue -- is on his way out.

Arsene Wenger departed after nearly 22 seasons as manager in May. In August, Alisher Usmanov agreed to sell his 30 percent stake in the club...

Stop taking football awards so seriously: It's a popularity contest

Brazil's Filipe Luis believes the best player in the world is Lionel Messi and that the fact he isn't included in FIFA's Best Player of the Year award means it isn't credible.

Deep breath.

It's awards season. We had the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award last week, FIFA's "The Best" awards are on their way later this month and the Ballon d'Or, the granddaddy of them all, will be coming up in December.

This also means that it's conspiracy season. Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, moaned when his client didn't win the UEFA award. So too did Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta. (Ronaldo himself didn't moan: He simply didn't show up when he found out he...

Jose Mourinho vs. Ed Woodward: Man United's odd couple need to get along. PLUS: Don't worry about Ronaldo

A Manchester United supporters group calling themselves "A Voice from the Terrace" paid for the banner that flew over Turf Moor on Sunday when United defeated Burnley 2-0. It read "Ed Woodward: Specialist in Failure" and the language was obviously not coincidental, channelling Jose Mourinho who famously called Arsene Wenger "a specialist in failure."

If you didn't know better, you'd almost think the banner was a false flag operation designed to further splinter United. Not because criticizing...