Monday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
– Marcus Rashford possesses the ability to become “one of the most important players in the world,” according to Manchester United teammate Matteo Darmian.
– United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he did not handle the ball before assisting Rashford’s opening goal in Sunday’s 2-0 triumph.
– Eden Hazard has told Telefoot that he has “personal ambitions to play for other clubs” amid speculation of a summer transfer to Real Madrid, but insists he is happy at Chelsea and focused on achieving success this season.
– Real Madrid playmaker Isco has denied he is upset with barely featuring in the Champions League so far this season, adding that he “hopes” to stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu beyond the summer.
– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged the club’s fans “to be united and not divided” amid their downturn in form.
– Wenger has said Hector Bellerin’s poor form is due to the lingering effects of an ankle injury, saying fan criticism of the right-back is unfair.
DORTMUND: Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was seconds away from sustaining catastrophic damage during last week’s attack, an investigator has said in Bild.
– Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki has said he is having trouble sleeping after the attack on the team bus last week.
– Giorgio Chiellini has told Italy’s Sky Sport that Barcelona are like “sharks who scent blood” as he warns that Juventus’ Champions League quarterfinal tie is far from over.
LIGUE 1: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said three of his players were punched by hooligans and even attacked by stewards at Bastia in “incredible scenes” that led to his club’s league game in Corsica on Sunday being abandoned.
– Crowd trouble forced an early end to the Ligue 1 clash between bottom club Bastia and Lyon following ugly scenes at the Stade Armand Cesari.
SERIE A: Torino president Urbano Cairo has criticised goalkeeper Joe Hart for the goal he conceded in his side’s 1-1 draw against Crotone on Saturday, and said the rumours about his future are starting to distract him.
MLS: Jack Harrison has credited his New York City FC teammate David Villa for helping him grow as a player and the second-year midfielder’s teammates and manager are taking notice.
– Brooks Lennon’s spectacular first MLS goal helped Real Salt Lake rally for a 2-1 win on Saturday at the 10-man Colorado Rapids, who were playing their first game without the suspended Tim Howard.