City have reported record revenue of £569.8m for the 2020-21 season
Pep Guardiola’s ideas and his teams have changed the way England views the game. The danger is that those changes affect perceptions of what qualifies as success.
Manchester City would surely finish off Chelsea’s title challenge if they beat them, as each would have 16 games remaining but the champions a 13-point advantage. Pep Guardiola has further Covid cases to contend with, though the manager has not revealed who they are. Thomas Tuchel is rated highly by Guardiola and, after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture, Tuchel’s plan to turn the champions over on their own turf should fascinate. Jamie Jackson
The PSG boss is reportedly the favourite for Manchester United’s top job
Can Manchester United start 2022 with their most convincing display yet under Ralf Rangnick when Wolves visit? Thursday’s victory over Burnley was the best performance under the interim manager but still lacked a compelling rhythm that allowed United to govern the contest and it suggested the structural stability the German yearns for is yet to form. Wolves last won at Old Trafford in the league in February 1980 – how they would love to break this sequence. Jamie Jackson
Arsenal are undoubtedly in much better shape than when they received an ugly 5-0 thrashing at the Etihad in September, and hopefully will actually give Manchester City some form of test now the young guns are well and truly firing, but Mikel Arteta may still have received a small mercy in having to stay at home as a result of a positive Covid test. Pep Guardiola’s side look almost unstoppable and Arsenal’s much-improved defence will still be highly overmatched, with Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne,...
Portuguese substituted in United’s 3-1 win at Brentford‘I didn’t want to make same mistake as at Aston Villa’Ralf Rangnick was forced to explain to Cristiano Ronaldo why he was substituted after the forward questioned his decision during Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Brentford that Thomas Frank claimed was “unbelievably lucky”.
Updates on the 8pm GMT kick-off at Brentford Community StadiumRangnick says Pogba may be motivated by impressing his suitorsAny thoughts? Email Michael or tweet @michaelbutler18Peeeeeeep! And we’re off. This is the first league meeting between these two since 1947.
Barcelona are keen to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial but the Red Devils are not interested in covering part of the player's wages, which is making it hard for interested clubs.
Today’s tittle-tattle is multitasking
Man United are facing a huge battle just to finish in the top four this season after some woeful results, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing his job and Ralf Rangnick struggling to galvanise the players.
Portuguese says Ralf Rangnick should be given time in role‘To build up good things sometimes you have to destroy’Cristiano Ronaldo claims finishing outside the top three in the Premier League would be unacceptable for Manchester United.