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Manchester United drawing too many games - midfielder Juan Mata

The ESPN FC crew discuss Manchester United's performance against Leicester City
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks his side should have beaten Leicester and is disappointed by the result.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner was unimpressed with Man United during their 1-1 draw at Leicester City.

Juan Mata believes Manchester United face six "finals" as he warned that recent draws had damaged their chances.

United, who have drawn six of their last nine games, dropped two Premier League points when Leicester held them 1-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Meanwhile, they need to win at Wolfsburg to guarantee progress in the Champions League after PSV Eindhoven's 0-0 draw at Old Trafford last Wednesday.

United face West Ham, Bournemouth, Norwich, Stoke and Chelsea in the Premier League...

Roma GM Mauro Baldissoni apologises to fans for 'embarrassing' Barca loss

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings, which see a new team on top.
Luis Enrique demands his team come out with a high intensity when they play Real Sociedad.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop believe Barcelona are the best team in the Champions League.

ROME -- Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni has apologised to the club's fans for an "embarrassing" 6-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Baldissoni told Roma's official radio station: "There's no other word to describe the match against Barcelona but an embarrassment.

"We're upset about it and I think it's only proper that we apologize to every Roma fan, especially those who traveled to the stadium.

"They wore the Roma colors with pride at the Camp Nou which is something that...

Real Madrid's Raphael Varane has thigh muscle injury, out three weeks

Raphael Varane stood tall for Real in their scoreless Champions League quarterfinal first leg versus Atletico.
Raphael Varane has played in all five of Real Madrid's UCL group games this season.

MADRID -- Real Madrid say central defender Raphael Varane has been diagnosed with a right thigh injury that will likely sideline him for three weeks, leaving coach Rafa Benitez with a depleted back line.

The France international limped off the field in Lviv in the 32nd minute of Madrid's 4-3 win against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.


Man City's struggles in Champions League down to tactics - Scholes

Juventus booked their spot in the Champions League round of 16 courtesy of Mario Mandzukic's goal at home against Man City.
The ESPN FC panel share their insight on Manchester City's clash against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says his squad was unlucky to leave Turin with a 1-0 defeat.

Paul Scholes feels that Manchester City may have to make a similar tactical adjustment as his Manchester United did in the late 90s if they are to eventually win the Champions League.

Although they have qualified for the last 16 of this season's competition, Manuel Pellegrini's side look set for another second-place finish after two defeats to Juventus, greatly complicating another campaign. City have yet to even get into the quarterfinals of the world's most prestigious club competition.


 By Mark Lovell

Pep Guardiola conducting Bayern Munich in perfect harmony

The ESPN FC team debate which European power is in better form between Spanish side Barcelona or German side Bayern Munich.
Pep Guardiola has his Bayern Munich side playing brilliantly right now.

Bayern Munich's Sporting Director Matthias Sammer declared on the eve of the new season: "Pep Guardiola is the conductor, the team is the orchestra." Undoubtedly, the Spanish maestro has Bayern's big band synchronised and working in almost complete harmony at the moment.

Treble-seeking Bayern sealed top spot in Champions League Group F with a routine 4-0 win over Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday. Goals from Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller settled the game as a contest within...