Here are the latest stories for Wednesday.
ENGLAND: England captain Wayne Rooney feels he got “slaughtered” after former manager Sam Allardyce claimed he “played wherever he wanted” against Slovakia. For more on what Rooney said to the media on Tuesday, click here.
– Rooney believes Marcus Rashford can become a “superstar” for Manchester United and England.
– Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose believes Alan Shearer was right to call England “a laughing stock.”
MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has told Memphis Depay he believes in him, but the former PSV star admitted that even though Manchester United are his dream club, he wants to be playing more.
– Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has told Sport Bild that Manchester United could “100 percent benefit” by playing Bastian Schweinsteiger and suggested the midfielder’s treatment had been “disrespectful.”
MAN CITY: Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has said that Pep Guardiola has banned cell phones in an effort to build team spirit at the club.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says that his father spoke to Manchester City about a possible move in the summer, while Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain also registered an interest.
ARSENAL: Olivier Giroud could struggle to reclaim a starting spot at Arsenal because of Alexis Sanchez’s good form, his France teammate Laurent Koscielny has said.
– Per Mertesacker says he could return to Germany if Arsenal decide against renewing his contract at the end of the season, with his former club Hannover 96 having expressed an interest.
LA LIGA: Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says he sticks by comments that his one-time teammate Lionel Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo, while also claiming he did not show a lack of respect to the Real Madrid star.
BARCELONA: Luis Suarez could sign a new contract with Barcelona before Christmas, according to multiple reports in the Catalan press on Wednesday.
ARGENTINA: Atletico Madrid’s emerging star Angel Correa said he is willing to step up and replace injured Argentina captain Lionel Messi in this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay.
SWANSEA: U.S. national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has hailed the appointment of Bob Bradley at Swansea City, saying it is “fantastic” that there is an American coach now in the Premier League, and that Bradley “deserves it.”
MLS: LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena says he is so “embarrassed” that Major League Soccer teams must use commercial flights that he has told players not to wear team gear to the airport.
UNITED STATES: U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann said he remains hopeful that forward Clint Dempsey, who is currently not cleared to play due to an irregular heartbeat, will come back to the U.S. national team next year.
ITALY: Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci hopes Mario Balotelli proves he is a changed man and returns to international duty as he rebuilds his career at Nice.
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