The Offside Daily: Fergie’s new book sparks debate, Kurt Zouma backtracks, and Liverpool’s fancy dress plans.
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1. Sir Alex Ferguson has grabbed the headlines with his new book, unveiling a number of details about the recruitment process for his successor, which players he nearly signed and how he stopped Wayne Rooney earning more money than him.
2. Keylor Navas, who has put together an excellent run of performances between the sticks for Real Madrid so far this season, has said he cried when he was told he didn’t have to leave Madrid in the summer following the collapse of the David De Gea transfer.
3. Kurt Zouma has backtracked following his statements about Diego Costa liking to ‘cheat a lot’, blaming the language barrier for causing any confusion.
4. The extradition proceedings against ex-FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, who is wanted in the United States of America following corruption charges, have been approved.
5. Neymar has stated that his belief that his good friend and Brazilian team-mate, Philippe Coutinho, has what it takes to play for a club like Barcelona, following the latest wave of transfer speculation surrounding the Liverpool star.
6. A Liverpool fan site has called upon it’s hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter to dress up like ex Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp for Saturday’s match against Aston Villa at Anfield (ESPN)
7. In light of recent comments about Cristiano Ronaldo’s vanity, it is no surprise to see the Real Madrid superstar offering up a once in a lifetime opportunity for one lucky fan ahead of the next El Clasico fixture, including … a haircut? (WhoAteAllThePies.tv)
8. Norwich City Skipper Russell Martin had an age old conundrum on his hands recently, as he desperately tried to think of a name for his new-born son; thankfully, social media came to his aid with some pretty interesting suggestions! (Sport.net)
9. There’s always one isn’t there? A West Ham United fan has celebrated their side’s victory in typical fashion (The Metro)
10. Many of Europe’s biggest publications and broadcasters have been giving their reactions all day to Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments regarding the quality of some of his former Manchester United players. Check out one of the more humorous responses here! (Twitter)
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