Pressure builds at Old Trafford and Carrow Road

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The international break is over in Europe and the return of the Premier League is just two days away. 

There is pressure on managers to get their teams heading in the right direction and we turn the spotlight on a number of clubs.

Old Trafford expectations

The heat is well and truly on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, and Raphael Varane all arrived in the summer as United look to end their trophy drought.

But an inconsistent period of results and performances mean question marks still remain about the Norwegian’s credentials.

We assess the positives and negatives from the opening two months of the season.

Nervy Norwich

Seven games into the season and it already feels like Norwich is doomed for the drop.

Despite spending £50million in the summer, Daniel Farke’s Canaries have failed to fly with one point from seven games.

But are the yo-yo club just accepting its fate, or is a turnaround on its way in Norfolk?

True Blue

Cesar Azpilicueta continues to fight Father Time and hold his own in the Chelsea side.

Despite the Blues splashing the cash and continuing to fight for titles, Azpilicueta is showing no signs of slowing down.

Playing as part of a back three, we look at how the 32-year-old Spaniard has not let the emergence of Reece James, nor the usage of Callum Hudson-Odoi at right wing-back get him down.

Transfer Talk

As ever, our daily transfer column brings you up to date with all the rumors from around the world.

Whether it is the latest on Erling Haaland or who Newcastle may bring in this January, be sure to check it out every day.

Today the focus is on German duo Timo Werner and Niklas Sule, who are both said to be on the Magpies’ shopping list.

Before you go

The Eredivisie also returns this week and West Ham flop Sebastien Haller will be in action for Ajax.

We look at how the towering striker has found his scoring boots since leaving the London Stadium.

Source: livescore.

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