“Don’t worry about the last 10 million,” was how Karl-Heinz Rummenigge described his advice to his Bayern Munich chief executive embarking for London on the final leg of the negotiations to sign Harry Kane in August, which can be a dangerous approach when dealing with Daniel Levy.
Pep Guardiola fears Erling Haaland could be ruled out of Premier League action until Christmas after admitting he does not know when the Manchester City striker will return from a “bone-stress reaction”.
The timing of Erik ten Hag’s Manager of the Month award was, shall we say, infelicitous. Just 24 hours after he posed with this bauble alongside his players, applying a veneer of unity to the seething dysfunction at Manchester United, a truer picture of the Dutchman’s position emerged. And it could be found as the final whistle sounded on a defeat of historic horror to Bournemouth. This time he stood alone and motionless on the touchline, a diagram of despair, without anyone offering a word of c
Cristian Romero was branded “mad” and “crazy” after a horrific challenge on Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson somehow escaped a red card after a Var review during Tottenham Hotspur’s otherwise impressive display.