Trending: Ronaldo set to make La Liga return, Manuel Neuer ruled out

Trending: Ronaldo set to make La Liga return, Manuel Neuer ruled out
From ESPN - September 19, 2017

Tuesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...

REAL MADRID:Cristiano Ronaldo is finally set to play his first La Liga game of the season against Real Betis on Wednesday, with coach Zinedine Zidane "happy" to have him back in the side.

- Zinedine Zidane has rejected the suggestion that Gareth Bale is only effective on the counter-attack and backed him to get back to top form.

-Flamengo coach Reinaldo Rueda says Vinicius Junior has reacted well to his status as a future Real Madrid player, remaining "humble" and eager to learn as he spends a final 12 months developing in Brazil.

BARCELONA: Ernesto Valverde has said the injury that has sidelined record Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembele for the next four months could have been partially caused by inexperience.

-President Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club "did not make a mistake" in hiring Valverde.

-WATCH:Concern for Barcelona after Dembele injury?

BAYERN MUNICH: Manuel Neuer has undergone "perfect" surgery on a broken foot but has been ruled out for the rest of the year.

MAN UNITED: The club are to seek advice from "relevant bodies" after anti-discrimination group Kick It Out urged the club to ban an "offensive" chant about Romelu Lukaku.

- Ander Herrera has said the pressure is on "favourites" Manchester City to lift the Premier League trophy.

-United need to keep winning trophies in order to stop David De Gea from going to Real Madrid, Ander Herrera has said.

-Luke Shaw was left out the Manchester United under-23 team on Monday night, suggesting the defender could make his first-team return against Burton Albion this week.

- Rio Ferdinand has announced that he plans to become a professional boxer, telling the Evening Standard that he is desperate to get back to competing.

PSG:Dani Alves said he was hoping to take the free kick himself after he appeared to hide the ball from Edinson Cavani and hand it to Neymar in Sunday's the 2-0 home win over Lyon on Sunday.


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