West Ham’s Anderson ruled out for a month

West Ham manager David Moyes will be without injured Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson for a month.

missed last weekend’s draw against Everton after suffering a back
injury when he fell awkwardly in a defeat against Sheffield United
earlier in January.

Moyes revealed on Tuesday that Anderson is set to be absent for longer than first expected.

Family to mark Sala’s anniversary in ‘quiet contemplation

The death of
Cardiff forward Emiliano Sala in a plane crash a year ago will be marked
by his family on Tuesday in “private, quiet contemplation of their
loss”, their lawyer said.

The 28-year-old striker was killed when
the small plane taking him to join the then Premier League side after
being bought from French side Nantes for £15 million crashed off the
Channel island of Guernsey.

There are still unresolved issues surrounding the player’s death, such as who was responsible for the crash in which pilot David Ibottson also died, and, above all, the payment of the 17-million-euro ($18.85 million, 17.6 million euros) fee agreed for his transfer.

Bayern to sign Real defender Odriozola

Munich are close to signing Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola to
boost their back four, according to German media reports on Tuesday.

According to several outlets, defending Bundesliga champions Bayern hope to sign the right-back because their defensive resources are stretched by knee injuries to centre-backs Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez.

Ole rejects Neville criticism as Rashford begins recovery

Manchester United
manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has contradicted former teammate Gary
Neville by saying on Tuesday United are on the “right track”.

Outspoken TV pundit Neville had said in a podcast after United’s 2-0 defeat at leaders Liverpool on Sunday, which left the Red Devils 30 points behind their rivals in the Premier League, the club was in a mess.

United charged by FA over players’ misconduct

Manchester United
have been charged by the Football Association (FA) over misconduct of
their players in the 2-0 defeat by runaway Premier League leaders

United’s players surrounded referee Craig Pawson midway through the first-half on Sunday after Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk challenged goalkeeper David de Gea.

Premier League wobbles leave top four chase wide open

Chelsea remain in
pole position to claim fourth spot in the Premier League and a return to
the riches and prestige of the Champions League next season.

However, a slump in form from Frank Lampard’s men has left the door open for Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal to secure a much-needed return to Europe’s top competition, while Wolves and Sheffield United are also aiming to reach the promised land for the first time.