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  • 04:35 Cavani, Martial or Rashford: Who is Man United’s best option at striker? | ESPN FC

    Cavani, Martial or Rashford: Who is Man United’s best option at striker? | ESPN FC

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    After Manchester United legend Paul Scholes revealed he doesn't see Anthony Martial as a centre-forward, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Julien Laurens react with their differing opinions on the Frenchman. Nicol says "Martial's too inconsistent to be considered a world-class striker," and feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should try him in another role in the attack. Nicol points to Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani as better options in the No. 9 position going f

  • 06:38 Germany vs. Switzerland reaction: Joachim Low DOESN'T HAVE A BACK LINE - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

    Germany vs. Switzerland reaction: Joachim Low DOESN'T HAVE A BACK LINE - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

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    After Germany stumbled to a 3-3 draw vs. Switzerland, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol, Shaka Hislop and Archie Rhind-Tutt react to Die Mannschaft's struggles in defence and place their blame squarely on head coach Joachim Low. The guys believe Low made a mistake by telling the likes of Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller their time with the national team was done. They also add that issues defending counterattacks, especially against Switzerland and

  • 08:28 Sergio Ramos ‘not a starter’ if he joined Juventus - Matteo Bonetti | ESPN FC

    Sergio Ramos ‘not a starter’ if he joined Juventus - Matteo Bonetti | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki, Nicky Bandini and Kay Murray assess Sergio Ramos' potential fit at Juventus amid rumours of the Real Madrid star joining former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo at the Serie A giants. Bonetti says Ramos wouldn't crack the starting XI at Juve with Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt already in the squad. Rzouki disagrees, saying Ramos would allow Juve to be more offensive. The group also breaks down

  • 04:55 Can Everton end 10-year drought vs. arch-rival Liverpool? | Premier League

    Can Everton end 10-year drought vs. arch-rival Liverpool? | Premier League

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    This Saturday will mark 10 years to the day since Everton last beat Liverpool thanks to goals from Tim Cahill now Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta. ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden joins Kay Murray and says this rivalry is the most “one-sided” major derby in the world considering the Toffees’ awful record against the Reds, and thinks this is the perfect fixture for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they try to bounce back from their humbling 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa. #ESPNFC

  • 05:48 England vs. Belgium reaction: Romelu Lukaku was the best player on the pitch - Hutchison | ESPN FC

    England vs. Belgium reaction: Romelu Lukaku was the best player on the pitch - Hutchison | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Frank Leboeuf, Stewart Robson and Don Hutchison react to England's 2-1 win vs. Belgium in the UEFA Nations League. Robson says Belgium were the better team despite the result. Hutchison lauds Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku's performance, calling him "the best player on the pitch." Leboeuf believes it is hard to judge the players' performances with their focus on domestic competitions. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Fo

  • 05:36 Premier League planning MASSIVE overhaul: 20 teams down to 18? Would it work? | ESPN FC

    Premier League planning MASSIVE overhaul: 20 teams down to 18? Would it work? | ESPN FC

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    With the future of the Premier League on tap, ESPN FC's Julien Laurens joins Dan Thomas to react to "Project Big Picture." The plan, proposed by the EFL and its chairman, Rick Parry, includes reducing the Premier League to 18 teams, giving controlling power to the nine clubs who have been in the league the longest, and abolishing the League Cup and the Community Shield. Laurens thinks it's "very unlikely" that the rest of the league would allow the to

  • 03:49 England won't make it past the second round in EURO 2020 - Mark Ogden | ESPN FC

    England won't make it past the second round in EURO 2020 - Mark Ogden | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Mark Ogden and Ian Darke give their takes on the proposed Premier League overhaul plan and how far England will go in EURO 2020 after their 2-1 win vs. Belgium in UEFA Nations League. Darke believes England are not the favorites to win the tournament despite what the bookies are saying, and says reigning champions Portugal should be ranked much higher than they are. Ogden says England will win their group but will lose to France, Germany or

  • 05:48 Premier League title race reassessed: Where do Liverpool, Man City & Chelsea stack up? | ESPN FC

    Premier League title race reassessed: Where do Liverpool, Man City & Chelsea stack up? | ESPN FC

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    The English Premier League season is merely weeks old, yet the ESPN FC pundits are already rehashing who will finish top four this season. Frank Leboeuf remains high on Manchester City and Chelsea, saying their squad depth will shine through eventually, that Liverpool will struggle after two years of success, and that Manchester United have completely fallen off the pace. Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple platf

  • 04:30 Spain NEEDS Adama Traore & Ansu Fati  on the pitch at the same time - Alejandro Moreno | ESPN FC

    Spain NEEDS Adama Traore & Ansu Fati on the pitch at the same time - Alejandro Moreno | ESPN FC

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    After Spain's 1-0 win over Switzerland in UEFA Nations League ESPN FC's Frank Leboeuf and Alejandro Moreno share their thoughts on the game. Leboeuf isn't impressed with the quality on show during the contest, saying Spain's young players have failed to live up to the standards set by past generations. Moreno says although Spain dominated the time of possession they don't have the players to find the decisive passes to push the ball up the pitch to cr

  • 03:44 Germany look IMPROVED in Nations League win vs. TOOTHLESS Ukraine - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

    Germany look IMPROVED in Nations League win vs. TOOTHLESS Ukraine - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop react to Germany's 2-1 win vs. Ukraine in UEFA Nations League. Nicol questions if Germany were in control throughout because they were good or because Ukraine were average. Hislop believes the win comes at the perfect time for Germany, but says they still looked very vulnerable defensively. Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple platforms: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ESPNUK http

  • 03:44 Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford fully deserves his MBE – Shaka Hislop | ESPN FC

    Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford fully deserves his MBE – Shaka Hislop | ESPN FC

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    Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has been made an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop says Rashford was “relentless” in his pursuit of the British government, and that he fully deserves recognition of his efforts in helping fight hunger for the under-privileged youth in Great Britain. #ESPNFC #MarcusRashford #ManchesterUnited Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oG

  • 05:27 Paul Pogba has lost the willingness to give his best for Manchester United - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

    Paul Pogba has lost the willingness to give his best for Manchester United - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

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    Has Paul Pogba lost a step since his injury after a brilliant 2018 World Cup? ESPN FC's Frank Leboeuf and Alejandro Moreno dive into Pogba's comments about a desire to play for Real Madrid while still at Manchester United. Leboeuf wonders if Pogba can still be hungry if he wishes to leave, while Moreno says he is not acting like the leader Man United need him to be. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple pla

  • 07:08 Man United's Paul Pogba OVERRATED?! 'That's a joke!' - Julien Laurens | ESPN FC

    Man United's Paul Pogba OVERRATED?! 'That's a joke!' - Julien Laurens | ESPN FC

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    Paul Pogba one the world’s most overrated players? That’s a joke! – Julien Laurens | Premier League ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden and Julien Laurens clash over whether Paul Pogba can still be classed as one of the world’s best players. Ogden says his reputation far exceeds what he does on the pitch and that Real Madrid won’t want to sign this current version of the French midfielder. Laurens strongly counters Ogden’s comments calling them a “joke” and claims t

  • 04:41 Manchester United should listen to what their manager says about transfers! - Ogden | ESPN FC

    Manchester United should listen to what their manager says about transfers! - Ogden | ESPN FC

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    Manchester United added Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani in the transfer window, but failed to address their supposed deficiencies in defence. ESPN FC's Mark Ogden, Julien Laurens and Don Hutchison examine Man United's failures in recent transfer periods under various managers, with Ogden saying Ed Woodward and the board need to show more faith in the manager rather than chase big names. Laurens believes Man United overpaid for certain defensive p

  • 07:02 Scotland beat Israel on penalties: Can they reach their first major tournament since 1998? | ESPN FC

    Scotland beat Israel on penalties: Can they reach their first major tournament since 1998? | ESPN FC

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    Serbia and Scotland took a step closer to qualifying for Euro 2020 with playoff victories today as ESPN FC's Ian Darke, Jan Aage Fjortoft and Steve Nicol share their takeaways from the action. Fjortoft calls it "a sad day for Norwegian football" following their 2-1 defeat to Serbia, while Nicol says Scotland "looked bad" despite their penalty shootout win vs. Israel. The panel also examine Scotland's chances of beating Serbia and reaching their first

  • 04:19 Is Solskjaer 'swimming against the tide' at Man United after lacklustre transfer window? | ESPN FC

    Is Solskjaer 'swimming against the tide' at Man United after lacklustre transfer window? | ESPN FC

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    Manchester United failed to land any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reported "priority targets" as the transfer window closed, further putting the spotlight on the club as they look to return to title contention. ESPN FC's Jan Aage Fjortoft, Steve Nicol and Ian Darke react to Man United's disappointing window and what Solskjaer must do going forward. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple platforms: https://en-gb

  • 06:11 Everton's James Rodriguez has sprinkled STAR DUST on Goodison Park - Ian Darke | ESPN FC

    Everton's James Rodriguez has sprinkled STAR DUST on Goodison Park - Ian Darke | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Jan Aage Fjortoft, Steve Nicol and Ian Darke give their takes on Mark Ogden's top 10 signings of the transfer window and take a look back at their own Premier League predictions. Fjortoft says it's too early to know who will be the best signing in the window, but says Kai Havertz could have made the top ten as he will shine for Frank Lampard's Chelsea soon. Nicol explains why he thinks Tottenham will finish ahead of Manchester United due to

  • 05:22 Kai Havertz continues to 'disappear for long periods' for Germany & Chelsea - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

    Kai Havertz continues to 'disappear for long periods' for Germany & Chelsea - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop break down Germany's thrilling 3-3 draw with Turkey and Netherlands' 1-0 loss to Mexico. Nicol says Germany once again "gave it all away" and questions Kai Havertz's motivation, believing he was not involved as much as he should have. Hislop thinks Frank de Boer did not inspire confidence in his coaching debut with the Netherlands. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple

  • 04:12 People say Olivier Giroud is bad but HE ALWAYS SCORES! – Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

    People say Olivier Giroud is bad but HE ALWAYS SCORES! – Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

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    Chelsea's Olivier Giroud becomes France's second-highest goalscorer of all time - surpassing Michel Platini - in a friendly 7-1 hammering of Ukraine in Paris. Giroud scored twice in the first half to take his tally to 42 on his 100th international appearance, nine adrift of Thierry Henry's record. ESPN FC’s Frank Leboeuf concedes the 34-year old striker isn’t highly thought of in France, but vehemently defends him saying he “never gives up” and deserv

  • 06:16 'A HUGE HONOUR' to see Cristiano Ronaldo's winning mentality firsthand - Weston McKennie | ESPN FC

    'A HUGE HONOUR' to see Cristiano Ronaldo's winning mentality firsthand - Weston McKennie | ESPN FC

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    New Juventus signing Weston McKennie sits down for an exclusive interview with ESPN FC's Matteo Bonetti to discuss his adjustment to life in Serie A, including what it's like to be teammates with Cristiano Ronaldo and managed by Andrea Pirlo. McKennie shares his candid thoughts on the Portugal star saying, "Cristiano could be snobby or standoffish, but he's neither of those things, he's a really warm and welcoming person." The USMNT midfielder adds th

  • 03:36 Did a 'massive coup' for Federico Chiesa make Juventus Serie A transfer-window winners? | ESPN FC

    Did a 'massive coup' for Federico Chiesa make Juventus Serie A transfer-window winners? | ESPN FC

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    There were no Lionel Messi-style dramas at Juventus this summer, but the nine-time-reigning Serie A champions kept plenty busy in the transfer market. Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi were let go so they could sign with Inter Miami in MLS. Daniele Rugani, Douglas Costa and Mattia De Sciglio were all sent on loan. Miralem Pjanic was sent to Barcelona in a deal that sent Arthur Melo to Turin. Plus, new manager Andrea Pirlo added USMNT star Weston McKe

  • 03:25 Is Ronald Koeman ALREADY straining his relationship with Antoine Griezmann? | ESPN FC

    Is Ronald Koeman ALREADY straining his relationship with Antoine Griezmann? | ESPN FC

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    Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has yet to find a way to properly utilize Antoine Griezmann in this young season, and recent comments to the media made by the coach towards Griezmann adds to speculation that there is a rift between the two. ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe shines some light on the situation, as well as how Sergiño Dest is settling into the squad and Barcelona’s transfer policy in the near future. Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow E

  • 04:05 'ARROGANT' Liverpool got BIG WAKE-UP CALL vs. Aston Villa - Craig Burley | ESPN FC

    'ARROGANT' Liverpool got BIG WAKE-UP CALL vs. Aston Villa - Craig Burley | ESPN FC

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    As the dust settles from Liverpool's shock 7-2 defeat vs. Aston Villa, ESPN FC's Craig Burley weighs in for the first time on what caused the Reds' collapse. Burley says Liverpool's defeat "smacked of arrogance" and urges Jurgen Klopp to get the fire back into the reigning Premier League champions. Burley also expresses his surprise at Virgil van Dijk who he believes didn't show leadership or anger at his back line after letting up seven goals. Subscr

  • 06:32 Will Robert Lewandowski or Erling Haaland score more goals in the Bundesliga this season? | ESPN FC

    Will Robert Lewandowski or Erling Haaland score more goals in the Bundesliga this season? | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Archie Rhind-Tutt and Steve Cherundulo share their thoughts on Gio Reyna and Erling Haaland's relationship on the field for Borussia Dortmund, as well as season expectations for the club. Rhind-Tutt says he's looking forward to the goal scoring race between Erling Haaland and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski this season. Cherundulo agrees with Archie saying his money is on Haaland will win the race because of his ability to learn and get b

  • 03:50 Why Bayern Munich brought Douglas Costa back after Uli Hoeness called him a mercenary | ESPN FC

    Why Bayern Munich brought Douglas Costa back after Uli Hoeness called him a mercenary | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and Steve Cherundolo shed some light on Bayern Munich’s transfer dealings with the window now closed. Rhind-Tutt focuses on Bayern bringing back Douglas Costa, who was on loan with Juventus, saying his addition to the squad is a way to build depth for the club. Cherundolo says Bayern’s defensive issues surfaced at the start the season, but they’ve done a good job of addressing them with the signing of Bouna Sarr from Marsei

  • 05:13 Thomas Partey can do every job in the Arsenal midfield – Stewart Robson | ESPN FC

    Thomas Partey can do every job in the Arsenal midfield – Stewart Robson | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes, Kay Murray, Mark Ogden, Stewart Robson, Shaka Hislop and Tom Hamilton examine what Thomas Partey will bring to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal after the Ghanaian’s deadline-day move from Átletico Madrid. Robson and Ogden agree that Partey is a strong addition to the Gunners’ midfield and was undervalued by Diego Simeone at Atleti. The group also take a moment to lament the firing of Arsenal mascot, Gunnersaurus, and delve into the consp

  • 06:09 Man United land Edinson Cavani, but make a ‘HUGE MISTAKE’ not signing a centre-back | ESPN FC

    Man United land Edinson Cavani, but make a ‘HUGE MISTAKE’ not signing a centre-back | ESPN FC

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    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens join Dan Thomas on ESPN FC to sift through the fallout from Edinson Cavani’s deadline-day move to Manchester United. Marcotti explains how Man United may have benefitted financially by waiting until the last possible moment to push the deal through, though Laurens questions how long it will take for the Uruguayan to get back to full fitness at Old Trafford. The group also discuss why the Red Devils failed to procure a c

  • 03:13 Should Everton be targeting a top 4 finish after their flying Premier League start? | ESPN FC

    Should Everton be targeting a top 4 finish after their flying Premier League start? | ESPN FC

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    The crew on ESPN FC’s Transfer Deadline Day Countdown share their thoughts on Everton’s perfect start to the Premier League season, with four wins from four games. Stewart Robson points to the signing of James Rodriguez as the key to Everton’s performances, saying the Colombian makes everyone around him better, while Mark Ogden and Tom Hamilton assess the Toffees’ hopes for the season, agreeing that a win over Liverpool after the international break w

  • 03:49 Manchester United have more driftwood than a shipwreck - Mark Ogden | ESPN FC

    Manchester United have more driftwood than a shipwreck - Mark Ogden | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes, Mark Ogden and Stewart Robson discuss Manchester United’s defensive options during ESPN FC’s Transfer Deadline Day Countdown. Ogden breaks down Man United’s centre-back predicament, questioning why United have allowed Chris Smalling to join Roma on a permanent basis. Robson and Ogden then discuss why RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano would have been a perfect signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGU

  • 03:31 Thomas Partey can physically dominate the midfield for Arsenal - Alejandro Moreno | ESPN FC

    Thomas Partey can physically dominate the midfield for Arsenal - Alejandro Moreno | ESPN FC

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    Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson has been famously critical of his former club in recent years on ESPN FC, but will the Gunners' recent transfer activities have him singing a different tune? After a deadline-day move for Thomas Partey, Robson joins Dan Thomas and Alejandro Moreno to evaluate Arsenal's summer dealings, including a contract extension for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and to make the case for Mikel Arteta's side as top-four challeng


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