Manchester United v Brighton on Saturday has the look of the key fixture of the weekend.
Here’s 10 things to look out for.
Seems like we may be waiting for an apology from Jadon Sancho for some time here.
Important interview with Jamie Jackson here. Alex Williams was a City mainstay in my youth, and on my trips to Maine Road was a familiar face, as someone who retained a link with the club as it used to be.
The Premier League is back, and with it comes another Manchester United in crisis story, that of Jadon Sancho, banished to train alone, his manager awaiting an apology. More on that as we get it. In the meantime, there’s a full round of fixtures to build up to.
Wolves v Liverpool gets us underway, strugglers versus hopefuls in the 12.30 kick-off, then at 3pm Marco Silva will continue his war against officialdom for Fulham v Luton. Ange Postecoglou’s entertainers versus Paul Heckingbottom’s battlers for Tottenham v Sheffield United, before West Ham v Manchester City will be a measure of the Hammers’ early-season surge. Manchester United v Brighton takes the eye, and is another test of Erik Ten Hag’s wobbling regime, then Aston Villa v Crystal Palace has a mid-table look about it.
On Sunday, Bournemouth v Chelsea is the latest examination of Mauricio Pochettino trying to work out what to do with all those players, before Everton v Arsenal sees Sean Dyche seek to lift the gloom by beating Arsenal, like he did last season. Monday night? Nottingham Forest v Burnley is Steve Cooper, last season’s survivalist, against Vincent Kompany, attempting the same.
All that and all the news throughout the day.