Afternoon Football Report: August 8
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Manchester United manager David Moyes does not expect Wayne Rooney to recover from injury in time for the Community Shield this weekend.
Rooney has been suffering from a shoulder complaint, and Moyes says the striker is unlikely to feature against Wigan at Wembley.
Jose Mourinho was in an optimistic mood following his first loss since his return to Chelsea, and claims there are plenty of positives to be taken from the defeat to Real Madrid.
The Blues manager was particularly impressed by the performance of summer acquisition Marco van Ginkel, who Mourinho believes will be a better player for the experience.
Arsene Wenger admits the transfer window has been hard going for Arsenal so far this summer.
The Gunners have signed only Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer, and Wenger has pleaded for patience as he looks to recruit more players before next month's deadline.
Chris Coleman believes Gareth Bale's protracted transfer to Real Madrid would be a positive for the Wales national team.
The Wales boss expects the tempo of La Liga to benefit Bale and, he hopes, ensure the Tottenham winger will have greater impact for his country.
Micah Richards feels that Manuel Pellegrini has the attributes to be a more successful Manchester City manager than Roberto Mancini.
Richards already senses Pellegrini will be a better man manager than his predecessor, who was criticised for the distant relationship between him and his players.
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has praised the 'connection' between Lionel Messi and Neymar during the defeat of Thailand on Wednesday.
Neymar scored his first goal for Barcelona during the 7-1 win, and Martino was excited by what he saw between the supremely talented pair.