Watch: Andreas Pereira flogs 30-yard thunderbastard v Brentford

Andreas Pereira scored one of the goals of the pre-season so far when he connected with an excellent volley from all of thirty yards last night. Manchester United were up against newly-promoted Brentford in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford. The Red Devils went ahead courtesy of an Anthony Elanga strike, but Brentford drew themselves…

Watch: Rodrygo pays respect to idol Steven Gerrard mid-match

Footballers are often starstruck when they meet their idols on the same pitch as themselves. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s famous reaction upon playing against his idol Ronaldo Nazario in a Milan derby is a famous example. Kylian Mbappe’s self-confessed ‘idol’ moment with Cristiano Ronaldo is another. Idol 👑🐐… @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/uZGEXnhuUB — Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) October 11, 2020…

Watch: Erling Haaland’s solo workout post training proves indefatigable attitude

If there is something that makes Erling Haaland even more of a generational talent than his incredible goalscoring numbers, it is his indefatigable urge to keep getting better all the time. Already a football superstar and one of the most sought-after players on the planet, the Norwegian forward is motivated by his hunger to brush…

Watch: Armando Broja continues clinical run with goal under pressure

Armando Broja continued his incredible run of form in pre-season for Chelsea with another goal against Bournemouth last night. After a couple of training ground matches – a 6-1 win against Peterborough, and a 1-1 intra-squad encounter – Chelsea officially kicked off their pre-season campaign with a friendly at the Vitality Stadium. Despite going behind…

Watch: Ryan Kent turns Victor Chust inside out with slick feint and nutmeg

Ryan Kent pulled off a humiliating piece of skill on Victor Chust when Rangers met Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly. The Scottish Premiership side prevailed over the La Liga outfit by two goals to one, as second-half goals from Fashion Sakala and Cedric Itten cancelled out Rodrygo’s first-half strike. Even though the headlines focused…

Watch: Joshua Zirkzee pays heavy price for dilly-dallying in front of empty net

Tapping the ball home into an empty net is definitely not as easy as it looks. Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee will testify to that notion after the young talent missed one of the easiest chances one can ever get on a football pitch – rolling the ball into an unguarded goal from a yard out.…

Watch: Ibrahima Konate flourishes in high line against Mainz

Liverpool’s new signing Ibrahima Konaté has continued to impress in his first pre-season at the club. If glimpses of the French defender in training excited most Reds supporters for the coming season already, they would be even more thrilled to see their new man thrive in a type of system that Liverpool are already known…

Watch: Naby Keita terrorises Mainz with silky feet

Liverpool fans have not quite seen the best of Naby Keita since the Guinean made his move to Merseyside in the summer of 2018. Injury issues and inconsistency have troubled the ex-Leipzig midfielder for the past three seasons, but recent glimpses of him from this summer’s pre-season have filled the Reds supporters with a new…

Watch: Joel Matip turns midifield marauder in pre-season training

Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in Austria has had all its supporters’ eyes on it, as fans keep track of their superstars preparing for the upcoming season. Every training session in Salzburg features some member of the squad catching the attention of Reds supporters online, the latest of which is central defender Joel Matip – who…

Watch: PSG players left flattened by gruelling pre-season regime

It is one of the best times to be a Paris Saint-Germain supporter as the club has brought in immense reinforcement this summer to try and mount a proper challenge for their elusive first UEFA Champions League title. Big names like Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Gini Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi have lit up the French…

Watch: Facundo Pellistri leaves goalkeeper in his wake before goal against Derby

Facundo Pellistri is one of the most highly-rated youngsters in the Manchester United squad at the moment, and he did his fast-rising reputation no harm with his goal in the club’s pre-season outing against Derby County. The young Uruguayan scored the eventual match-winner as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side came out on top against former…

Watch: Nuno Tavares gets going with goal on debut for Arsenal

Arsenal new boy Nuno Tavares has seemingly hit the ground running for the north London outfit. The Portuguese full-back scored on his first start for Arsenal against Scottish Premiership side Rangers at the Ibrox yesterday as Gunners fans across the world got a glimpse of their new acquisition’s raw talent. Mikel Arteta’s side were trailing…

New Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konate catches eyes due to sheer size

Liverpool’s new defender Ibrahima Konaté has not featured in a club jersey on the pitch yet but has already caught the fans’ eyes in training due to his sheer size. The French central defender stands at a mammoth 1.94 metres (6 ft 4 inch), and physically stands out from each and every one of his…

Watch: Achraf Hakimi hits ground running with assist in first match for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain’s indomitable ambition to win the Champions League has caused an influx of some of the best players in the world in their respective positions. One of the many talented players whose services that they have acquired this summer is Achraf Hakimi. Hakimi was signed from Inter Milan for a fee of around €70m…