Manchester United starlet Wilfried Zaha has admitted that he is struggling to adapt to life with the Premier League champions. The youngster has only managed one first-team appearance under David Moyes, and is being tipped for a loan-exit in January.
Now across town to the Etihad, were reports are claiming that under-fire 'keeper Joe Hart it set to reclaim his spot for Manchester City's Champions League clash on Wednesday night. The England no.1 was replaced by Costel Pantilimon after a string of errors.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has acknowledged the interest shown in him from other clubs and said he is 'honoured' to receive the attention. The likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have all been linked with the Argentinian superstar, but he confirmed he wants to retire at the Nou Camp.
And from one Ballon d'Or contender to another, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest star to join the injury list, having sustained a thigh injury at the weekend. The Portuguese superstar is now likely to miss Madrid's Champions League outing against Galatasaray.
And finally, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has claimed that he will never be like Italian legend Andrea Pirlo. The England centurion was asked whether or not he would consider moving into a role similar to that of his Italian counterpart due to his advancing years, but Lampard was quick to play down any similarities.