The Offside Daily – Manchester United forward off to Crystal Palace, Wayne Rooney named England captain and League Cup draw

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10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. The pick of the ties in the Capital One Cup third-round sees Arsenal host Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday face a tricky trip to Manchester City.

2. Wilfred Zaha has re-joined Crystal Palace on a season long-loan from Manchester United.

3. Just weeks after being named Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has been appointed England captain by Roy Hodgson.

4. Michel Platini has decided he will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the leadership of FIFA in next years election.

5. The FA are considering making a bid to host the 2028 European Championships, but also remain confident that Wembley will be selected as the venue for the final of Euro 2020.

6. VIDEO – The Mirror have ridiculed Sky Sports’ Charlie Nicholas for how often he likes to be ‘sitting there thinking’. (Mirror)

7. Ludogrets qualified for the group stage of the Champions League for the first time last night, as one of their defenders saved two penalties in the shootout. (Daily Mail)

8. Manchester United fan and North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, has demanded that the clubs games be shown on the countries state TV station.  (Eurosport UK)

9. Some ‘soccer mums’ in America are suing FIFA and US football groups over their failure to effectively protect young players from concussion. (BBC)

10. A year after joining Tottenham, Erik Lamela has taken to Instagram to prove to fans that he is still trying to learn English. (Daily Mail)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Samuel Boyle.

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