For the people who think that singing about Romelu Lukaku’s penis is absolutely fine, here’s something they might like to consider: Kick It Out, who campaign against racism in football, received more reports of abuse than ever before. That’s no surprise, with people clearly no longer willing to take responsibility for their own actions, and even less willing to care about what racism entails.
He’s not yet been linked with Manchester United, but the campaign for United to buy him starts here: West Bromwich Albion should sell James McClean to United so that he is finally afforded the attention and praise he deserves: you can read about his latest triumph here.
The best manager of all time, who has such intellectually demanding tactics that it takes at least three years to properly comprehend and understand them, has started training some of his Liverpool squad in preparation for the game against Manchester United this weekend. United should have the beating of them, but Liverpool-United games are often just a case of anger and hatred. They are brilliant and horrifying.
Transfer rumour time: Jose Mourinho travelled to watch Mijat Gacinovic as Serbia lost 3-2 to Austria. The winger plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, and at 22 has become one of the brightest prospects in the game in Germany. Bayern Munich are also interested, and there could be transfer moves afoot. There had been speculation that Dusan Tadic was one of his possible targets, but he doesn’t seem at all like a standard target for Mourinho, given his intermittent form and relative lack of defensive discipline.
And this is probably known by a few people already, but it’s interesting nevertheless. The best midfielder of his generation, Zinedine Zidane, almost joined United once but Alex Ferguson wasn’t interested enough to push through a move, because he didn’t think he’d work alongside Eric Cantona.