13 things we loved this week: Salah, Milner, Griezmann, Buffon & more

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England’s World Cup squad announcement got everyone talking this week, while a couple of former Manchester United players hooked up on Instagram and Liverpool‘s star striker earned a spot in the British Museum.

Gareth Southgate’s squad was the main event in the week following the conclusion of the Premier League season, with one player sending fans into a spin and another the subject of a wonderfully ridiculous stat.

We’ve taken a look at the best bits from a week which also included the Europa League final and the end of an era for a legend of the game.

Mo Salah

After his incredible season, Salah has been dedicated a space in the British Museum alongside their ancient Egyptian artefacts.

James Milner

He’s been at it again on Twitter. We’d have loved him more if he’d let himself get picked in that England squad though.

Marcus Rashford

Someone who is in the squad, Rashford was quick to remember his roots after the announcement with this heartwarming tweet.

Leon Bailey

Posting this Instagram picture half an hour before the England squad was announced, the Bayer Leverkusen winger – who isn’t actually eligible to represent England – sent Twitter into meltdown when people took this caption to mean he would be in the squad. Turns out he just got a new tattoo.

Humble Lion.🦁🌊 #Tattoo

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Ashley Young

This is the kind of sh*t we live for.

Hiram Boateng

Former Crystal Palace youngster Boateng scored this bloody good goal in Exeter’s play-off semi-final against Lincoln on Thursday.

Antoine Griezmann

Dinks are just the best, aren’t they?

Clinton N’Jie

From Griezmann’s brilliance to…erm, this.


An interesting way to vent your anger.


Some pretty big names are missing the World Cup this summer.


Lineker and co. have really outdone themselves with their announcement of the team of pundits heading to Russia this summer.

BBC World Cup pundits announcement

This is class! The BBC announce its pundits for the FIFA World Cup this summer.

Posted by Planet Football on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov

This joint Instagram live between the two former Manchester United team-mates was brilliant.

Gianluigi Buffon

The great man is leaving Juventus, and fair play to him for apologising to Michael Oliver following the penalty incident in Juve’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

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