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Here are the latest stories for Monday.
- Manchester United have made their worst start to a season in the Premier League era after Sunday's 1-1 draw with West Ham left them with 20 points from their opening 13 games.
- Paul Pogba says Manchester United's players could be forgiven for thinking they are "cursed."
- Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria says he and manager Jose Mourinho knew it was "not an easy job" taking over at the club -- and added that, if it was, their predecessors would have succeeded.
- Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hinted that Bastian Schweinsteiger could be on the verge of retirement but encouraged the midfielder to bleed Manchester United dry until the final day of his contract.
- Gerard Pique concedes it will be difficult for Barcelona to retain their league title if they continue to play at the level they showed in Sunday's 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad.
- Barcelona defender Jordi Alba is a major doubt for Saturday's game against Real Madrid after tests on Monday revealed he is suffering from severe bruising to his fibula and knee and has a sprained ankle.
- Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer praised the Sounders for finding different ways to win as they advanced to the MLS Cup final.
- Mathieu Debuchy fears his latest injury is a "severe one" after lasting just 15 minutes in his comeback on Sunday, Arsene Wenger said, while Olivier Giroud may also have a hamstring problem
- Wenger has said he was "really amazed" with referee Mike Jones' decision to award Bournemouth a "very soft" penalty in Arsenal's 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
CHELSEA: Antonio Conte challenged Chelsea supporters to match his passion during matches after Saturday's 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge extended the Blues' winning streak to seven games and returned them to the top of the Premier League.
- Eden Hazard has suggested Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting it out for the Premier League title this season.
TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham's £30 million summer signing from Newcastle United, has not shown enough in training or matches to be involved in the first team.
- Liverpool striker Divock Origi admits it has been difficult to remain patient sat on the sidelines but his goal against Sunderland showed he had not lost any of his sharpness.
- Dirk Kuyt has backed former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard to turn down the "easy" option of going into punditry in favour of becoming a manager, something he believes he would be "great" at.
- Pep Guardiola insists he will need every player in his squad as he embarks on a busy schedule in the Premier League.
- Danny Simpson has said Leicester City may not be allowed a Christmas party if their current run of poor form in the Premier League continues.
- Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have extended Franck Ribery's contract by a year until 2018, they announced on Sunday.
- Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone has said his dream is to one day play for Atletico Madrid, the team his father Diego Simeone has coached since 2011.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that the three points taken were the only positive from Saturday afternoon's 2-1 La Liga over Sporting Gijon at the Santiago Bernabeu, but he was now happy to move on with his team still unbeaten and top of the table.
- Toni Kroos has said he is currently thinking about retiring from professional football when his current deal with Real Madrid expires in 2022, telling kicker: "At 32, you are past your prime."
- Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has predicted Cristiano Ronaldo will win the 2016 Ballon d'Or award to further cement his legendary status at the Santiago Bernabeu.
AC MILAN: AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says he has turned down bids for Gianluigi Donnarumma and other players as he keeps the option open to build a young, Italian side should a proposed deal to sell the club to Chinese investors fall through.
JUVENTUS: Giovanni Simeone scored twice as Genoa inflicted a convincing 3-1 defeat on reigning champions and Serie A leaders Juventus, who lost two defenders to injury -- including Dani Alves to a broken leg.
- Juventus fell to their third defeat of the season on Sunday -- for the third time straight after a Champions League fixture -- but Massimiliano Allegri hopes the reversal can be used as a warning against relaxing in the Serie A title race.
FIFA: Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has criticised FIFA for its lack of Confederations Cup funding. Germany qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup after winning the 2014 World Cup and next June will play their group matches against Chile, Australia and the winner of the 2017 African Nations Cup.
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