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Sports latest: Andre Ayew, Tuchel, Messi and Manchester United making headlines in Europe

1. Sheffield United win at Old Trafford for the first time in 48 years to end Manchester United's 13 game unbeaten run in the Premier League.

2. Arsenal captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has explained why he has missed the last two matches. My mother is going through some health issues and I had to be there for her. She is already much better now and I will be back home tonight. I am more than grateful to the doctors and nurses helping to get her through this.

3. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is being eyed up by Juventus, as reports suggest the Frenchman could leave the Bernabeu by the end of the season. Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is under significant pressure after a mediocre start to the season.

4. Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United are held back in their Premier League title race with local rivals Manchester City.

5. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has clearly got plenty of work to do following his first game in charge, according to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand.

6. Gigi Buffon turns 43 today and is enjoying his football, started for Juventus against SPAL yesternight’s Coppa Italia.

7. Wilfred Ndidi suffered an injury in Leicester City’s draw against Everton in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

8. Jack Grealish is the now only player in Europe's top five divisions with 50+ chances created and 50+ take-ons completed so far this season.He’s also won more fouls than any other player in the competition.

9. New Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel is revelling at the chance to work with N'Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge, admitting he has wanted to work with the France midfielder for several years.

10. France midfielder Paul Pogba, says he will hold talks with Manchester United at the end of the season to resolve his future at Old Trafford.

11. Atalanta knocked Lazio out of the Coppa Italia after a thrilling 3-2 victory, despite playing a man down for over half an hour and seeing Duvan Zapata’s penalty saved.

12. Manchester United defender Harry Maguire urged his teammates to bounce back immediately after seeing them go down to Premier League basement boys Sheffield United on Wednesday.

13. Juventus have set a meeting for discussions with Houssem Aouar’s representatives to occur in the coming weeks over a summer move.

14. Paul Pogba has defended his former teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic against accusations of racism following the Swedish forward's clash with Romelu Lukaku on Tuesday. "Zlatan... racist? He loves me too much so he's the last person I'd think of as racist! Come on, don't joke with that one!" the France star said.

15. Thomas Tuchel is bringing his trusted backroom staff with him to Chelsea, with assistant Arno Michels and coach Zsolt Low set to join him at Stamford Bridge.

16. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho believes he would not be allowed to get away with behaving like Jurgen Klopp does on the touchline.

17. Chelsea completed more passes against Wolves (820) than any other team in a PL game this season. Man City previously had the most in a match (810 v West Brom last night).

18. Chelsea set a Women's Super League record of 32 matches unbeaten after beating Aston Villa 4-0.

19. Andrea Pirlo saw the right Juventus attitude against SPAL, is happy to face Inter in the Coppa Italia semi final and praises the resources of an Under 23 team. Juventus will now face Inter in the Coppa Italia semifinal, which will be played over two legs on February 2 and 9.

20. Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon looks set to be out for three weeks with a muscle injury.

21. Germany hope to win their battle with England for Bayern Munich's 17 year old midfielder Jamal Musiala by picking him for their senior squad in March.

22. Lionel Messi scored on his comeback as Barcelona came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey.

23. Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has praised his Norwegian compatriot Martin Odegaard's loan move to Arsenal and urged Mikel Arteta to give him regular minutes.

24. Bacary Sagna claims Leicester made him a disrespectful offer when he left Manchester City in 2017.

25. Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes that Frank Lampard was not given enough time in the Chelsea dugout.

26. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for the error which cost his side three points in the draw at home to Leicester.

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