10 of the biggest football stories of the day:
1. Manchester United are going into the weekend with just one fit centre back according to Louis Van Gaal.
2. Despite his strong start Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has not been offered an extension to his loan.
3. Liverpool are now being investigated by UEFA for allegedly breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
4. Artificial pitches could return to the Football League after backing by the chairman of League One and Two clubs.
5. Russia’s Torpedo Moscow have been given a partial fan ban after racist abuse towards Christopher Samba.
6. Luis Suarez showed his talents after he scored twice in a Barcelona B friendly. (BBC Sport)
7. Some players have strict dietary requirements and Robbie Brady is no exception, here is a picture of his pre match meal from Twitter. (Twitter)
8. Manchester United’s fans really love banners. They’ve organised a banner to be flown over the Bernabeu that read’s ‘Come Home Ronaldo’. (Guardian)
9. Cardiff City earned more TV money last season that German champions Bayern Munich. (Metro)
10. After months of mockery via social media Ashley Cole has been photographed in the centre of a team picture. (Twitter)
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