Available Manchester United - Aston Villa links at Totalsportek.
League: Premier League
Smith: “I don’t think we’ve deserved to lose four games, we have had some really good performances, so we will keep working on being a consistent team.” That's all for now, the full presser will be available on our membership platform and VillaTV this afternoon. 🟣 #ARSAVL https://t.co/XCP5kA4T72
Smith on Emi Buendía: “We know the qualities that he’s got, the pass that he put through for Danny Ings in the first half [against Wolves] is why he attracted us so much. “There is a lot more to come, and he will be the first to say that.” #ARSAVL https://t.co/6WcRbHXIBr
Smith on his three years as Aston Villa Head Coach: “There has been a progression for the football club, we have had unbelievable backing from the owners, Sporting Director and CEO.” #ARSAVL https://t.co/VkK5c2oNOv
Smith: “It’s a different Arsenal team [this season], so it will be a different game. “We are in a different moment so how we approach the game will be different as well.” #ARSAVL https://t.co/gQPoAe9gmY
Smith on Leon Bailey and Bertrand Traoré: “We are building up their fitness, they will be in the squad, but we’ll have to assess where they are. “They have both been out injured for a few weeks, so they are lacking minutes.” #ARSAVL https://t.co/8IIHxwfLSo
The boss starts with team news: “Matty Cash is back training now, so he’s fine. “Leon Bailey has been back training for the last couple of days, so he’s fine as well, as is Bertrand Traoré. Keinan Davis is also back, so we’re starting to get a fully fit squad.” #ARSAVL https://t.co/XeN8ePzOpS
Tomorrow: #ARSAVL. 👊 Dean Smith joined the media this morning ahead of our trip to the Emirates Stadium. 🗣️ Updates to follow... https://t.co/nmcBKuaWbu
That's our captain 💯❤️ #MUFC | @HarryMaguire93 https://t.co/cBoxRXXNHW
Before we face Arsenal tomorrow night, there will be 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 #PL2 action on VillaTV! 🙌 #AVFCU23s
Our no.10 is in a race to be fit for Sunday ⏳ #MUFC | @MarcusRashford
Think you can handle all that drama again? 👀 🎥 Relive last night's comeback win in our match highlights 👇 #MUFC | #UCL
Morning, Reds ☕
Scott McTominay has missed out on selection for Scotland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers but captain Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney are both included in Steve Clarke's squad. McTominay picked up an injury following Manchester United's Premier League opener against Leeds which prevented him from starting in their 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday. Clark, 29, has secured his maiden call-up after winning a cup double with St Johnstone last season, while Kelly is set to make his first international cap despite being included in previous squads. Full Scotland squadImage: Scotland manager Steve Clarke his hoping his side can build on an encouraging Euro 2020 showingGoalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), Zander Clark (St Johnstone), Liam Kelly (Motherwell). Strikers: Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Che Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle), James Forrest (Celtic), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian).
Rob Page admits Gareth Bale's return to the Real Madrid fold is a "bonus" after the Wales caretaker manager named his 27-man squad for the upcoming international break. Wales travel to Finland for a friendly on September 1 before resuming their World Cup qualifying campaign against Belarus - in Russia - four days later. You want all your players playing competitive football when they come on camp," Page told Sky Sports News. Bale dismissed talk he would retire from international football after Wales' last-16 exit to Denmark at the Euros, and Page said there have been no discussions with the 32-year-old regarding his future. "It's great that he's starting again and back in the thoughts of the manager which is brilliant," Page added.
W illian is closing in on a move to Corinthians as Arsenal look to offload players before the transfer window shuts next week. Arsenal are keen to trim their squad further before the August 31 deadline and Willian is one of those who can leave. The Brazilian, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea on a free transfer last summer, has slipped down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium. Talks with Corinthians are at an advanced stage and there is optimism a deal will be done before the transfer window shuts. Kolasinac is another player Arsenal would be happy to offload, but his £100,000-a-week wages could prove a stumbling block.
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba will follow in Gerard Pique's footsteps and take a significant pay cut to help the club ease off some of their financial burden, according to reports from ESPN. However, things seem to be heading in the right direction after Gerard Pique decided to voluntarily reduce this wage to help Barcelona register new signings Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay along with Rey Manaj. Jordi Alba has become the second Barcelona player to accept a pay cut to help the Catalan giants balance their books. However, some reports claim that Alba is set to take a 25% pay cut on his existing salary. Two other long serving players in Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets are set to follow Pique and Alba and could take a pay cut in the near future.
Tottenham are interested in signing Lyon attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar. Sky Sports News has learned informal talks have been held with Aouar's representatives. Aouar has two years left on his Lyon contract and wants to weigh up all of his options before making a decision on his future. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said he "cannot convince players to play for Tottenham" when asked about Ndombele's future. Stream the biggest moments on NOW for just £25 p/m for 10 months (usually £33.99 p/m) - all without a contract.