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FC Talking Points: Van Gaal's Man Utd, Liverpool injuries, Zidane's tenure

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar.

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Manchester United beat third-tier Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Saturday in the FA Cup, but it was hardly a joy to watch (with one fan even looking like he was falling asleep). It took Wayne Rooney & Co. a full hour to get a shot on target, yet Louis van Gaal was typically defiant afterwards, wrote FC contributor Iain Macintosh.

How long will Van Gaal last at Man United?

Rafa Benitez's short tenure at Real Madrid came to an end on Monday, with the club sacking the Spanish boss and replacing him with club legend Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman led Real to a 5-0 win vs. Deportivo in his managerial debut, with Gareth Bale scoring a hat trick.

Will Zidane make it to the end of the season at Real?

Jurgen Klinsmann and U.S. Soccer announced the roster for the team's January camp this week and captain Michael Bradley says the players are ready to use the disappointment of 2015 as a motivator to produce better results in 2016.

Will the U.S. team show improvement in 2016?

Atletico Madrid beat Celta Vigo 2-0 to go top of the Spanish Primera Division table. Barcelona are second with a game in hand and Real Madrid are in third.

Who is the favourite to win La Liga right now?

Fingers have been pointed at Jurgen Klopp for pushing his players too hard, with some, including Sam Allardyce, suggesting the recent rash of injuries at Anfield falls at the feet of the German boss.

Is Jurgen Klopp to blame for Liverpool's injuries?

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