A blow to his arm will rule Lionel Messi out of the next three weeks, with this the 21st injury of the 31-year-old’s career. In total, he has missed 80 club matches through injury and is now expected to miss another six. Over these 80 matches, Barcelona have won 48 times, drawn 17 times and lost on 15 occasions, making 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an “easy target” and the players “have to do better”, says former Old Trafford striker Wayne Rooney. Mourinho has come under pressure after United made their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years. “The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season,” ex-England 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended his treatment of striker Marcus Rashford. Mourinho has been criticised for not playing the 20-year-old, who scored twice for England during the international break, enough in United’s opening four Premier League games. But the Portuguese said Rashford’s playing time compares favourably with young English players at rival teams. “People 

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has talked up the club’s financial power, warning their rivals they can make “a big transfer” if they feel the need. Last season, Bayern won their sixth Bundesliga title in a row and did so in dominant fashion, finishing 21 points ahead of second-placed Schalke. Since then, they have secured the free-transfer 

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The Liberian president and former Chelsea striker George Weah has stunned fans by returning to international football at the age of 51. Tuesday’s friendly between Liberiaand Nigeria was arranged in Weah’s honour, to retire the number 14 jersey which he wore for the national side. However, it was still a huge surprise when the president, who retired from professional club football in 2003, 

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