It’s the story that keeps on giving. The bad blood between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho continues to boil at Manchester United. Gab Marcotti and Natalie Sawyer discuss with James Gheerbrant and the man at the heart of the story, Paul Hirst.
Was Mourinho’s training ground spat with Pogba pre-meditated to underline his authority not just to the squad but to the watching world? How embarrassing is this for the club to have this internal squabble played out in front of the cameras? Can Pogba ever mesh with Mourinho’s style of football? And who will leave United first?
With Chelsea meeting Liverpool in the headline fixture in England this weekend, and with Eden Hazard knocking the Reds out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, we ask whether the Belgian really is the best player in the Premier League.
Plus with the news that the FA are set to reward Gareth Southgate with an extended contract and a pay rise, the panel assess his value to England. And if he were on the market, which Premier League club would take him?
Charlie Scott and Paddy von Behr provide their advice ahead of the fantasy football weekend. For free Fantasy Premier League tips from The Sweeper, visit thetimes.co.uk/fantasyfootball