17 things we loved this weekend: Insigne, Mané, Kante, Ornstein & more

Quick Reads

The start of the Premier League campaign is now just two weeks away – and clubs are completing their final preparations ahead of the new season.

Pre-season friendlies are now starting to gain that extra edge and have more of a first-team feel about them, leading to a number of exciting fixtures over the weekend.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Lorenzo Insigne


Ross Barkley

We’d quite like Barkley to be good this season. This looks promising.

Josh Barrett

Barkley’s goal was almost as good as Reading’s opener.


And another.

Sadio Mané

A good man.

Marc Albrighton

We’re gonna be honest: we didn’t expect this from him.

Che Adams


Jozy Altidore

MLS is a wonderful place.

Vincent Kompany

Anderlecht fans marked Kompany’s return to the club in some style.

John McGinn

Do as the tweet says.

N’Golo Kante

FFS, Boro.

Ryan Babel

Cheeky b*stard.

Patrick Roberts

Not gonna lie, didn’t know he played for Norwich.

Patrick Roberts

This pass wasn’t bad, either.

Diego Valeri

We miss Portland.

David Ornstein

We’ve only just seen this clip of the BBC’s transfer guru and it turns out there’s nothing he can’t do.

Pep Guardiola & Neil Warnock

Enjoy your week, you lot. (Best put your headphones in for this one if you’re in work.)

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