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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

What's trending: Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane shine, Garde set for sack?

Here are the latest stories from Monday.

MAN UNITEDManchester United manager Louis van Gaal described Marcus Rashford as a "real striker" after the 18-year-old scored the only goal to win the derby at Manchester City. Chris Smalling says it would be tough to defend his teammate.

- Van Gaal believes United have a great chance of securing Champions League football after coming through a "test of survival" at rivals Manchester City.

- TRANSFER TALK: However, Real Madrid are still keen on goalkeeper David De Gea, reports the Daily Star.

- Man United finally show progress as Man City's wane grows more obvious, writes Miguel Delaney.

Eleven arrests were made at Sunday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.

MAN CITY: Manuel Pellegrini said his Manchester City players had not lost focus since he announced he would be leaving at the end of the season.

Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling will miss England's forthcoming friendlies, with Pellegrini saying he expected muscle injuries to keep them out for up to a month.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham's title rivals his players will only get stronger during the run-in after Spurs dispatched Bournemouth 3-0 to keep the heat on Leicester.

- Harry Kane stole the show, following last weekend's brace against Aston Villa with another double, putting Spurs 2-0 up after just 16 minutes. Kane says his goal haul for Tottenham should persuade rival Premier League clubs to put their faith in youth rather than spending big on overseas stars.

CHELSEA: Italy boss Antonio Conte has told reporters he is still assessing his options despite claims he has already agreed to join Chelsea this summer.

LIVERPOOL: Steven Gerrard says he is open to offers to continue playing in 2017, and he'd prefer some sort of role at Anfield.

- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp didn't have an answer for his side's shocking second half performance in their 3-2 loss at Southampton, and admitted the Saints "deserved" the three points on Sunday.

- Jurgen Klopp's apparent telling-off of Christian Benteke after Liverpool's 3-2 defeat at Southampton on Sunday has been criticised by former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy.

JUVENTUS: Gigi Buffon gave all credit to his teammates after setting the Serie A goalkeeping record for consecutive minutes played without conceding. In the fourth minute against Torino on Sunday, Buffon broke Sebastiano Rossi's 22-year-old record of 929 minutes and stayed unbeaten until 974 minutes, when Andrea Belotti's penalty ended the streak.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said Sunday's 4-0 win over Sevilla has put his side in good position for their next match at Barcelona.

- If Real get anything out of this season, Keylor Navas will be handed the keys to the city says our Player Ratings.

- Gary Lineker has congratulated Gareth Bale after the Real Madrid forward overtook his record to become the all-time leading British goal scorer in La Liga.

BARCELONA: Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique remained upbeat after his side threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Villarreal and said: "We're one point closer to our objective."

- They did, however, extend their unbeaten run to 39 games. However, Villarreal coach Marcelino hit out at referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez.

BAYERN MUNICH: Manchester City look set to lose out to Bayern Munich for young French talent Ousmane Dembele, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

- Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has advised Man City not to bank on signing the Bavarian club's stars, despite the imminent arrival of Pep Guardiola at the Etihad for next season.

ARSENAL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the recent criticism from fans has been "difficult to take," hitting back at supporters who turned against the team during their recent struggles.

- England's last-ditch attempt to convince Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi to turn his back on Nigeria will not succeed, a source close to the player's family has told ESPN FC.

LEICESTER: Claudio Ranieri plans to visit his family in Rome during the international football break in his latest bid to avoid pressure building on him and his Leicester team.

- Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is in advanced talks over a new contract with the Premier League leaders, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.

ASTON VILLA: Remi Garde could have taken charge of his last game as Aston Villa manager, according to Press Association Sport. Villa are set to be relegated from the Premier League after their 1-0 defeat at Swansea on Saturday, their 21st league loss of the season.

FIFA: Chinese conglomerate Wanda says becoming a top-tier FIFA sponsor leaves it "better placed" to help decide where future editions of the World Cup will be staged.

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