It's Friday, the last day of the working week and we're taking you through to the weekend with all the latest football news and previews for this weekend's action! We're due manager press conferences and team news this morning and some continental action this evening.
Wayne Rooney has spoken out about Man United's torrid performance against Liverpool:
"The players have to question themselves. It’s too easy for the manager to take all the stick when those players are being paid a lot of money to do the job and I don’t think they’re doing it well enough."
Norman Hunter, who passed away last year, would've turned 78 today. Norman is rightly regarded as an English football legend, having spent 15 years at Elland Road and being part of one of the finest centre-half partnerships with Jack Charlton.
Several Premier League clubs are interested in Eden Hazard according to reports from ESPN. Chelsea & Newcastle seem to be the main two suitors for the Belgian winger, who left Stamford Bridge two years ago.
Crystal Palace yesterday revealed their new academy which, put simply, looks incredible.
Gareth Southgate was there as we got a first look inside the brand-spanking-new facility, which includes a state-of-the-art indoor 3G pitch built by Collinson Construction.
Wilfried Zaha: “It’s amazing. Obviously would have been nice to have this when I was coming through the ranks. It’s nice to see the club’s invested in the Academy the way they have; it’s a joy to see.”
Gareth Southgate: “We’re 11 miles from the centre of London. It is pretty incredible to be able to get a facility like this right in the heart of south London, one of the most diverse areas of the country – full of talents of all kinds, not least the ability to create magic with 22 people and a football. We’ve got a lot of those very talented boys here."