19 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Mount, De Gea, Mane and more

Quick Reads

While Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United dominated the headlines, there were plenty of eye-catching moments elsewhere around the world over the weekend.

Lionel Messi came off the bench to make his debut for PSG and Arsenal’s start to the season went from bad to worse following their 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.

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

Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes is one of several million people delighted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd.

David de Gea

De Gea couldn’t keep a straight face for long.

Lionel Messi

Everybody is in awe of PSG’s star summer signing.

Mason Mount

Zinedine Zidane would be proud of that turn.

Sadio Mane

Mane tried but failed to hide his delight after Reece James got sent off.

Moussa Sissoko

That’s no way to treat your former manager…

Erling Haaland

Just Haaland things.

Carlos Soler

Soler is the new Scorpion King.


Even the referee’s feel the wrath of Casemiro’s tackles.

Tammy Abraham

Abraham has made an impressive start to his Roma career.

Olivier Giroud

Abraham isn’t the only ex-Chelsea striker starring in Italy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It’s easy to forget that Ibrahimovic turns 40 in a few weeks.

Mario Balotelli

Classic Balotelli.

James Tarkowski

Excellent shithousery from the Burnley defender.

Sam Mather

Ronaldo fever has gripped everyone at Man Utd.

Keith the duck

A heartwarming tribute at Wigan.

Maxwel Cornet

Cornet is clearly delighted to sign for Umbro FC.

This own goal

There’s nothing better than a comical own goal.

Arsenal fans

The fans have got a point in fairness…

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