11 things we loved this weekend: Pogba, Bielsa, Messi, Meireles & more
As far as a standard January weekend in football goes, this was pretty fun.
‘Spygate’, Tottenham vs Manchester United, Lionel Messi being Lionel Messi and Raul Meireles being Raul Meireles – there was a lot to take in.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Paul Pogba & Marcus Rashford
That pass, and that finish. Oh, they’re good.
— Addicted2ManUtd🔰 (@ADDICTED2ManUtd) January 13, 2019
David de Gea
Eleven saves to keep Spurs out, the most he has made in a Premier League match without conceding. And while your dad is still arguing that all the shots were too close to the goalkeeper, Ben Foster puts him right.
I see a lot of people saying all De Gea saves were straight at him, please factor in that the guy has some mad sense to know where to be at just the right time, you can’t teach that. Proper goally 👏
— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) January 13, 2019
Fair play, Andre. Fair play.
We’re not saying Rob has completely fallen in love with Marcelo Bielsa, but his tattoo of the Leeds United manager is looking pretty good right now.
👀 A suspicious man is reported at Derby’s Training Ground.
📆 Friday AM:
🕵♂ Derby confirm the man found was a Leeds United employee.
📆 Friday PM:
😳 Marcelo Bielsa admits he sent a man to spy on training.
📆 Friday PM:
✅ Leeds 2-0 Derby
🤷♂️ Plan worked. pic.twitter.com/maiu65iqth
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 11, 2019
Williams last goal at San Memes came in 2016. Then he did this.
Iñaki Williams, again
What do they say about buses? Very fast, goalscoring buses?
The 18-year-old made his Bayern Munich debut and caught the eye with this wonderful nutmeg.
New year, new team, same @AlphonsoDavies 😱🔥
— COPA90 US (@COPA90US) January 13, 2019
Just the 400 La Liga goals for Messi now, more than 29 clubs have scored in their entire history.
He’s good, isn’t he?
*listens to Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone*
No words are necessary.
— B24 (@B24PT) January 14, 2019