Evening Report: November 20

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has backed his old side to win the Premier League title this season. The Red Devils have endured a difficult start to the new domestic season under new manager David Moyes but the former striker believes they have what it takes to secure a 21st top-flight crown.

Arsenal could be set to lose right-back Bacary Sagna, with Italian outfit Napoli reportedly set to join the race for the Frenchman's signature. The 30-year-old joined the Gunners from Auxerre but his current contract is set to expire at the end of the season and it looks doubtful that he will remain in North London.

Premier League referee chief Mike Riley has apologised for the awarding of a penalty that saw Chelsea snatch a 2-2 draw against West Brom at Stamford Bridge earlier this month. Andre Marriner gave the penalty after midfielder Ramires tumbled under the challenge of Steven Reid but replays suggested that there was minimal contact.

Tottenham face a fight to keep hold of Sandro, with Serie A leaders Roma considering a January bid for the midfielder. The 24-year-old has found it difficult to secure a starting berth so far this season, with manager Andre Villas-Boas preferring to partner Mousa Dembele and Paulinho in the heart of midfield.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi received yet another award today, with the Argentine having collected a third Golden Shoe title. Messi, who is currently out of action due to a hamstring injury, won the prestigious award after netting 46 goals last season.

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