Friday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
MAN UNITED: Manchester United are not planning a major overhaul of their first-team squad this summer, with the club working on bringing in four new players ahead of next season, sources have told ESPN FC.
– United gave their entire city a “lift” by beating Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final on Wednesday, according to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
– Eight United players were named in the Europa League squad of the season, selected by UEFA’s technical observers.
ENGLAND: England manager Gareth Southgate ended the possibility of a club versus country row over Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford by saying it was “inconceivable” to leave him out of the senior setup.
ARSENAL: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says his “main ambition” is still to play as a central midfielder, even though the Arsenal player is enjoying his recent success as a wing-back.
CHELSEA: David Luiz says he took a pay cut to return to Chelsea, but the defender believes his decision has been vindicated as the Blues chase a Premier League and FA Cup double on Saturday.
MAN CITY: Manchester City announced on Thursday that a string of players will leave the club this summer, with Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, and Willy Caballero all moving on.
LIVERPOOL: Steven Gerrard says Liverpool would have won more trophies during his playing days had Jurgen Klopp been the manager.
REAL MADRID: Spanish prosecutors are considering whether Cristiano Ronaldo should face charges over allegations by the country’s tax agency that he defrauded the authorities of €15 million between 2011 and 2014.
MLS: Talks to bring Bayer Leverkusen and Mexico international forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to Major League Soccer expansion side Los Angeles FC have cooled due in large part to salary demands, multiple league sources have told ESPN FC.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year deal with Crystal Palace, the club have announced.
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