The Offside Daily: Manchester United star’s surgery, Real Madrid’s move for Chelsea target, and German forward’s footwork problems

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1, Luke Shaw will miss at least 6 months of the season, having undergone an operation in Holland after suffering a double leg fracture in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat against PSV Eindhoven.

2, Real Madrid will make a move to sign Everton and England’s John Stones if Raphael Varane leaves the Spanish giants.

3, Steven Gerrard is to take legal advice after former team mate El Hadji Diouf accused the former Liverpool captain of racially abusing him.

4, Swansea striker, Michu, is reportedly considering retirement at the age of 29 following a long running ankle issue which has prevented him from playing.

5, Former Brentford, Ipswich and Everton striker Marcus Bent charged with affray and possession of a Class A drug.

6, There has been a massive increase in numbers of British students taking soccer scholarships in America (The BBC)

7, Iago Aspas only learnt one word of English during his time at Liverpool (The Daily Mirror)

8, Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski trips over his own feet when in on goal (The Metro)

9, Manchester City’s Champions League home game against Juventus didn’t sell out, and fans of other clubs found it hilarious (The Daily Mirror)

10, Much maligned Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been statistically better than Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney for three seasons (The Metro)

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