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Trending: Man United's Paul Pogba hopes Man City suffer injuries

Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

MAN UNITED: Paul Pogba has said he hopes injuries to "important players" could derail Manchester City's season.

- Ander Herrera has warned the rest of the Premier League that Manchester United are close to hitting top form.

- Pogba's red card at Arsenal will impact Jose Mourinho and United when they face City on derby day, writes Mark Ogden.

- Manchester United have confirmed the signing of youth player Aliou Traore.

- Mourinho hailed David De Gea as the best goalkeeper in the world after his heroics helped United to a 3-1 win at Arsenal.

- David De Gea leads the way in the Premier League Team of the Weekend.

PREMIER LEAGUEManchester City grab another late win as they beat West Ham to stay eight points clear.

- Pep Guardiola said he was happy to have his own version of "Fergie time" after Manchester City again left it late to clinch a 2-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday.

- David Moyes "gutted" as West Ham come away with nothing.

- Weekend review: Arsenal vs. Man Utd delivers, Liverpool and Chelsea romp, Manchester City win again

ARSENAL: Olivier Giroud will have to decide whether or not to leave Arsenal during the winter transfer window, France's assistant coach Guy Stephan has said.

- Arsenal's new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has admitted that expectations in him at his new club are "sky high."

- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to admit defeat in the Premier League title race, despite falling 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.

- The United defeat has been met with a positive reaction from the fanbase, even though it showcased both the best and worst sides of this Gunners side, writes Mattias Karen.

CHELSEA: Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea manage to agree contract extensions with Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard before next summer's World Cup.

TOTTENHAM: Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has told NBC's "Men In Blazers" podcast that he "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct" when refereeing the infamous 2-2 draw at Chelsea in May 2016.

- Spurs and West Ham United have apologised to supporters after their Premier League fixture was rearranged from New Year's Eve to Thursday Jan. 4.

- In October, Tottenham looked like the most viable challengers to Man City for the title. Now they're in freefall and need some veteran help if they're to turn things around, writes Mark Ogden.

LIVERPOOL: Loris Karius has told ESPN FC that Liverpool's Champions League decider against Spartak Moscow will be a "final" for both teams.

Loris Karius talks exclusively to ESPN FC: "There's nothing people have to feel sorry for [us]. We chose the position and the pressure comes with it." 

- Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Joel Matip will miss the crucial Champions League game against Spartak Moscow through injury.

Transfer Talk: Mohamed Salah's sensational form at Liverpool has 'interested' Real Madrid

REAL MADRID: Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia hopes goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will remain at the club beyond next summer despite reported interest from La Liga rivals Real Madrid.

- Club president Florentino Perez has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win a fifth Ballon d'Or when the award is announced on Thursday.

- Sergio Ramos broke the La Liga record for the most career red cards as he was sent off for the 19th time in league play on Saturday.

Here's a history of all Ramos' club record 24 red cards across all competitions for Real Madrid.

BARCELONA: A statue of Lionel Messi has been destroyed by vandals in Buenos Aires.

- Luis Suarez says there is "no way" Neymar could play for Real Madrid in the future due to the "admiration" he has for his former teammates at the Camp Nou.

- Samuel Umtiti will miss the Clasico against Real Madrid later this month after Barcelona confirmed he will be out for eight weeks with a torn hamstring.

WATCH: Ernesto Valverde says Barca need more luck from officials

BAYERN MUNICH: Two months after taking the job, Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is yet to sign his contract because he has been too busy.

- Heynckes has criticised his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti for his squad planning over the summer and the failure to sign a backup striker for Robert Lewandowski.

- Bayern Munich are out for revenge against PSG in the Champions League this week, writes Mark Lovell.

AC MILAN: AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says that he would rather have been stabbed than see Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli ruin his debut with a last-gasp equaliser on Sunday.

EVERTON: Everton are ready to rival Manchester City and Arsenal for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, sources close to the Toffees have told ESPN FC.

ITALY: Carlo Ancelotti has turned down an approach from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to become the new Italy coach as he would prefer to find a job at club level.

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