Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola surprisingly played down the shock defeat to Norwich City during his post-match presser immediately after the game.
Newly promoted side Norwich City recorded the most unexpected result of the season till date following the 3-2 home win over Manchester City.
The Manchester City center-back pairing of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi were atrocious to say the least during the game but the two players were defended by their manager.
Pep Guardiola was quick to point out that the partnership is not a new one and that they have played many games together.
The defeat is the first recorded by Manchester City in the Premier League in seven months and since the defeat to hosts Newcastle United in January.
The result also meant that the champions are five points adrift of league leaders Liverpool who maintained their perfect start to the new season with the comeback victory over Newcastle United.
The Reds had to do it the hard way to maintain their spotless start to the new season after conceding an early goal to Newcastle United last left-back Jetro Williams before scoring three goals to win the game 3-1.
Sadio Mane hit a brace in the first half before Mohamed Salah wrapped the points up with a third goal.
Man United Face Serious Threat For Redhot Striker
Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United are potentially facing a big threat from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in their bid to sign in-demand Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Haaland.
The interest of Borussia Dortmund in Erling Haaland was revealed by popular German newspaper SportBild.
It was revealed that Erling Haaland has a release clause of €20m in his Red Bull Salzburg contract.
Erling Haaland is one of the most coveted players in the world after his sensational performance for Red Bull Salzburg this season.
The Norwegian international joined the Austrian Bundesliga champions from Molde FC of Norway during the January transfer window.
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Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are not the only clubs interested in Erling Haaland.
Major European sides like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are also keen on signing the 19-year-old striker.
Erling Haaland has scored 27 goals in 20 games in all competitions in the colors of Red Bull Salzburg.
He has scored eight goals for Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League this season and the Norwegian striker is the second top scorer in the competition behind Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.
Polish national team skipper Robert Lewandowski has scored 10 goals in just five Champions League games.
Erling Haaland would be hoping to add to his eight goals on Matchday six when they host reigning champions, Liverpool.
Arsenal Set To Recall Striker From Loan Spell
North London giants Arsenal have concluded plans to recall young striker Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell at English Championship outfit Leeds United.
According to the Daily Mail, Eddie Nketiah will leave Leeds United when the transfer window reopens in the coming days after manager Marcelo Bielsa failed to give him a lot of playing time as expected.
Eddie Nketiah came through the ranks at Arsenal before he made his debut for the first team.
The England junior international joined Leeds United on loan from Arsenal in the summer.
Since joining Leeds United, Eddie Nketiah has scored five goals in 13 appearances with a lot of his playing time coming as a substitute.
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Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has preferred Patrick Bamford in the attack this season.
With the new development, Eddie Nketiah could join English Championship side Bristol City on loan for the second half of the season once his Leeds United loan has been terminated.
Eddie Nketiah has one Premier League goal for Arsenal and that came on the final day of last season.
The young Arsenal striker scored one of the goals as the Gunners beat hosts Burnley 3-1 in their final league game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the other two goals for Arsenal.
Rhian Brewster Attracting January Interest From These Two Clubs
Liverpool attacker Rhian Brewster is reportedly attracting the interest of two English Championship sides.
This is according to the newest reports from the English media.
Rhian Brewster is highly rated at Liverpool but the young striker has not been able to force his way into the starting XI due to the form of the famed front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
According to The Times, Liverpool want to send Rhian Brewster on loan when the January transfer window opens again in the coming weeks.
The English Championship duo of Swansea City and Leeds United are battling to sign him the player on loan as confirmed by the aforementioned publication.
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Rhian Brewster has made two appearances for Liverpool this season with the playing time coming in the Carabao Cup.
The 19-year-old attacker is part of the squad named by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar late this month.
Rhian Brewster is yet to feature for Liverpool in the Premier League this season as the Reds continue to dominate the English top flight.
Liverpool have won 14 and drawn just one from the 15 games played in the Premier League.
The Reds have an eight-point advantage at the top of the table.
Billionaire Plotting Ambituous Swoop For Messi, Guardiola
French billionaire Bernard Arnault has reportedly been linked with an ambitious swoop for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
This is according to the report from La Repubblica which revealed that the billionaire wants to buy Italian Serie A giants AC Milan and thereafter try to lure both Messi and Guardiola to the club.
Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world as confirmed by Forbes.
The Frenchman has a net worth of €107m to make him the third richest man.
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He wants Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at AC Milan in what could be a farfetched target for him.
Messi was recently crowned the best player in the world for the sixth time after winning the Ballon d’Or award on Monday.
The Barcelona superstar was level with arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo on five Ballon d’Or titles before the recipient for the 2019 Ballon d’Or Award was revealed earlier this month.
Messi had earlier won the Ballon d’Or Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
On his part, Pep Guardiola has won the last two Premier League titles at Manchester City but faces a big hurdle to make it a hat-trick of wins in the league with his team currently trailing leaders Liverpool by 11 points after 15 league games.
Eden Hazard To Miss El Clasico Clash With Barcelona
Real Madrid have been dealt a big injury blow following the news that star player Eden Hazard will miss the El Clasico clash with arch rivals Barcelona.
Summer signing Eden Hazard has suffered a fractured ankle and would miss the blockbuster El Clasico meeting with Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga.
He suffered the injury from during the recent Champions League game at home to French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Eden Hazard was subbed off during the PSG game following the injury he sustained via the tackle from Belgian international teammate Thomas Meunier.
Eden Hazard has not enjoyed an extended run in the Real Madrid team mainly because of injury problems.
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The 28-year-old forward signed for Real Madrid from Premier League giants Chelsea in the summer in a club-record deal.
Real Madrid paid around €100m to sign Eden Hazard who had one year remaining on his contract at Chelsea.
Eden Hazard spent seven successful years at Chelsea with two Premier League titles and two Europa League titles.
The Belgian international signed for Chelsea from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille for a fee of around £32m.
He won the Premier League title under former Chelsea managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
Arsenal, Everton Options For Highly Rated La Liga Manager
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is on the verge of leaving the Spanish club as confirmed by the various reports from the media in Spain.
Diego Simeone has struggled to achieve results for Atletico Madrid this season especially in the Spanish La Liga and members of the Atletico Madrid board are growing frustrated with the situation.
Atletico Madrid are in a disappointing sixth position on the league table with 25 points from 15 league games.
The former Spanish champions are six points adrift of league leaders Barcelona who have played a game less than Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone could be an option for the Premier League duo of Arsenal and Everton if he leaves the Spanish club.
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Both Arsenal and Everton have struggled in the Premier League this season especially in the last two months.
Everton have dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League table under Marco Silva and the Portuguese manager will lose his job as a result.
On their part, Arsenal are looking for a permanent manager after the dismissal of Unai Emery.
Ex-Sevilla, Valencia and Almeria boss Unai Emery spent just 18 months in North London before he was booted out of the job.
Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg is now in temporary charge of the team.
Real Madrid President Snubs Pogba Transfer For This Reason
Injured Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a long-term transfer target for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid but a move is highly unlikely for now according to the publication from popular media channel ESPN.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants Pogba at the club but he has not been able to convince president Florentino Perez to splash the cash on Paul Pogba who’s presently out injured.
Zidane tried to cajole the Florentino Perez-led Real Madrid board to sign Paul Pogba this summer but the French football legend was not successful.
According to the aforementioned publication, Real Madrid will have to pay over £120m if they want to sign Paul Pogba but the problem is that Florentino Perez regards the said fee to be too much.
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Paul Pogba publicly declared his desire to leave Manchester United in the summer but the Frenchman was unable to achieve his target.
The former Juventus midfielder has less than three years on his current Manchester United contract.
Pogba is presently injured as a result of a troublesome ankle problem that he first picked up in August.
He has been limited to just six games in all competitions this season as a result of the above mentioned ankle injury.
Why Tottenham Demanded £40m For Man United Target
North London club Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set the transfer fee for one of their midfielders according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen could leave the club in the New Year with several clubs interested in his services dating back to last summer.
According to the report from the London Evening Standard, Christian Eriksen now has a price tag of £40m as they bid to sell him when the January transfer window reopens in the coming days.
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He had a price tag of £100m in the summer when the Danish international had one year left on his current deal at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Christian Eriksen has six months left on his Spurs contract at the moment and the former Ajax Amsterdam playmaker can start to speak with foreign clubs over a free transfer next summer as from January 1.
The 28-year-old was linked with Manchester United in the summer and the Red Devils are expected to return to try and sign him.
He had a very good offer from Manchester United in the summer but the player was holding out for a transfer to Real Madrid which never came.