A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday with the Premier League the only major competition in action:
NEWCASTLE vs MAN UNITED
Manchester United travels to Newcastle seeking a third consecutive win in the Premier League since Ralf Rangnick took charge until the end of the season.
PARIS (AP) — With Raphael Varane out injured for a few weeks, France coach Didier Deschamps recalled Kurt Zouma on Thursday for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raphael Varane will miss the start of a difficult run of games for Manchester United after being ruled out for “a few weeks" Tuesday because of a groin injury.
The center back, signed from Real Madrid in the offseason, was hurt in the first half of France’s 2-1 victory over Spain in the Nations League final on Sunday.
Bulging squads. Unhappy players. Perhaps a new title favorite. And, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo.
One of the most exciting transfer windows for years has closed, with spending in the Premier League again topping 1 billion pounds (about $1.4 billion) during the pandemic and high-profile players like Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Jack Grealish and Raphael Varane joining new clubs.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Bruno Fernandes scored a hat trick and Paul Pogba set up four goals as Manchester United thrashed Leeds 5-1 Saturday to make a statement about its Premier League title credentials.
Finally a Manchester United player, Raphael Varane walked out in front of a full house at Old Trafford, holding up a team jersey.
Stopping in the center circle, Varane took out his phone and took a selfie to huge cheers from the crowd.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid defender David Alaba has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday.
Madrid did not immediately release details about the player's condition.
The announcement came a week after Alaba was officially introduced by the Spanish club after joining from Bayern Munich.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has announced an agreement to sign center-back Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old French international's pending arrival follows United's signing of winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund last week.
MADRID (AP) — One by one, Real Madrid defenders started going down.
First it was captain Sergio Ramos with a muscle injury...
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said on Tuesday...
MADRID (AP) — Lucas Vázquez has become the latest injury setback for Real Madrid ahead of facing Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, leaving coach Zinedine Zidane with few options at right back...