Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is delighted to be back in action at Old Trafford, and is relishing his role as one of the experienced campaigners in Europe – at the age of 28.

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello says Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has ‘lost it’ since moving to Stamford Bridge, with reports claiming Radamel Falcao could replace the Spaniard.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes striker Mario Balotelli could one day eclipse Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to become the world’s best. The Italian was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of their match against Montpellier, with winger Theo Walcott set to miss out with a shoulder injury.

Finally, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Clint Dempsey scooped US Soccer’s male athlete of the year last night – joining ex-Spurs stopper Kasey Keller and LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan on a select list of players to win the award three times.

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