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Man United lose at Liverpool and lose Rashford. PLUS: Haaland's magic Dortmund debut, Setien's winning start, Ronaldo on fire

Missed any of the action around Europe this weekend? Have no fear: Gab Marcotti is here to catch you up with all the talking points in the latest Monday Musings.

Jump to: Man United's Rashford mistake? | Haaland's magic BVB debut | Setien wins Barca opener | Man City hurt by planning | Real lucky vs. Sevilla? | Juve still work in progress | Leipzig's success story | Lazio proving critics wrong | Arsenal's slump might be helpful | Inter breaking down? | Chelsea fans shouldn't worry | Coutinho...

John Stones criticism at Manchester City 'unfair' - Pep Guardiola

Craig Burley says John Stones needs a fresh start after a disastrous season at Manchester City.
Ale Moreno believes Liverpool and Manchester City dwarf a large number of "mediocre" Premier League clubs.
Steve Nicol questions Pep Guardiola's ability to evaluate defenders after Man City's late draw vs. Crystal Palace.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that criticism of defender John Stones is "unfair".

The centre-back was at fault for both goals as Crystal Palace drew 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but speaking ahead of the trip to Sheffield United on Tuesday, the City boss leapt to his defence.

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Man United's stalled Bruno Fernandes deal exposes their naivety over the transfer market

An early header from Virgil Van Dijk and a late goal from Mohamed Salah seals victory over bitter rivals Manchester United.
Steve Nicol is unsure about Man United's ability to replace their current squad with superior players.

In some ways, you have to admire Manchester United for their refusal to cave in to Sporting Lisbon's demand that they pay €80m for midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Just over six months ago, Tottenham walked away from a deal for the Portugal international after Sporting resisted all attempts by the London club to chip away at their €45 million valuation of the player. Fast forward to January and Sporting believe that the 25-year-old, who signed a new contract just two months ago, is now...

Manchester United have no recall clause in Sanchez loan - sources

Manchester United cannot bring back Alexis Sanchez to ease their injury crisis because there is no recall clause in the loan agreement with Inter Milan, sources have told ESPN.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he could look for a short-term solution after losing Marcus Rashford to injury.

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The 22-year-old, who has scored 19 goals this season, could spend the next three months on the...



Man United's Sergio Romero unhurt after car crash

Steve Nicol is unsure about Man United's ability to replace their current squad with superior players.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is unhurt after being involved in a car accident on his way to training.

The Argentina international's white Lamborghini veered off the road in icy conditions close to United's Carrington training base on Monday morning.

Romero was able to walk away from the incident, which left the vehicle lodged underneath a barrier by the side of the road.

United have been made aware of the crash and sources close to the club confirmed the 32-year-old is fine.

Romero...