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Conor McGregor is looking to make history by becoming the first man to hold two UFC titles consecutively when he takes on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. The featherweight champion makes his lightweight debut in the promotion against the division's king-pin as they headline what is set to be the biggest card in history. Follow the action live with Sportsmail's WILL GRIFFEE as he brings you live updates with SPENCER MORGAN providing colour from Madison Square Garden.

Manchester United revealed to have the biggest wage bill in world football as the average

NICK HARRIS - SALARY REPORT: Manchester United have the highest wages in world football according to a global survey, with the first-team squad earning £5.77million a year basic salary on average.

Jose Mourinho looks weary and he looks despondent. Truth be told, ever since he arrived at Manchester United, he looks like he cannot wait to get the hell out of there.

MIKE KEEGAN - SPECIAL REPORT: Home team dressing room, Old Trafford, 12.15pm, Saturday 24 September. All eyes are on Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

West Ham will take a tough stance over Payet in after his apparent come-and-get-me plea to Paris Saint-Germain. Insiders have told Sportsmail they will not allow themselves to be pushovers.

ROB DRAPER: There is a clamour for Southgate to get the job permanently after the 3-0 win against Scotland at Wembley on Friday night and senior figures at the FA want to appoint him.

Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed begin day five looking to push England's lead towards 300 as the tourists search for an unlikely win in the first Test against India. Follow all the action with JAMES DUTTON.

The Premier League is fortunate to be graced by some of the finest African footballers from the, and this week the BBC have released their official shortlist, with a few surprise inclusions.

Wales 1-1 Serbia: Aleksandar Mitrovic heads home late equaliser after Gareth Bale's fine

WALES 1-1 SERBIA - LAURIE WHITWELL IN CARDIFF: Less than 60 seconds separated the two moments that will come to define this game, an agonising result inevitably reopening old scars for Wales.

Austria 0-1 Ireland: James McClean fires Martin O'Neill's side top of Group D and dents

AUSTRIA 0-1 IRELAND - CRAIG HOPE AT THE ERNST HAPPEL STADIUM: James McClean is used to making headlines at this time of the year. But here in Vienna - as it was in Chisinau last month - it is events on the pitch which are putting his name up in lights.

Spain maintained top spot in their World Cup qualifying group after a late second half blitz helped Julen Lopetegui's side ease to a 4-0 victory over Macedonia in Granada.

Italy didn't even break a sweat as they cruised to a 4-0 victory over Liechtenstein in their World Cup 2018 qualifier.

PETE JENSON: Wolves or the World Cup? It's not a common dilemma among coaches but Julen Lopetegui had one foot in the door at Molineux this summer, but now finds himself leading Spain.

NICK HARRIS - SALARY REPORT: Brexit and a bumper new TV deal in have combined to see NBA teams flood the top of the rich list of best-paid sports teams in the world this year.

NICK HARRIS - SALARY REPORT: Five of the 14 best-paid footballers in the world now play in the Chinese Super League, with Shanghai SIPG striker Hulk earning more than £16m a year.

Pep Guardiola's indulgence may not be the right path for John Stones... I'm starting to

John Stones is at a crossroads in his career. He may only be 22 but he now has to decide whether he wants to be something really special or end up being a defender with whom managers eventually lose patience. I know that seems unlikely at City, where he has a manager for whom passing the ball out form the back is sacrosanct. And some will say that he a great environment in which to thrive. But I'm beginning to fear Stones isn't learning.

Gareth Southgate is man with a plan: His principles are sound and he should get the

OLIVER HOLT: It is believed Gareth Southgate would accept the job if it were offered to him. His stance underlines the fact that, particularly after victory over Scotland, he holds a lot of the aces in his negotiations with the FA.

ROB DRAPER: There is a process to follow, candidates to be interviewed - even if no-one can think who there might be on the list who was not interviewed three months ago - and meetings to be conducted.

Gary Cahill said England were 'a little bit sloppy' against Scotland but has backed John Stones after he received more criticism following Friday's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win at Wembley.

England faced Spain away from home last November and Roy Hodgson's team were handsomely beaten in a 2-0 defeat in Alicante. On that occasion, England had only 36 percent of the ball on a dispiriting evening.

The English and Scottish FAs defied FIFA, after the governing body said the wearing of poppies falls under the ban on commercial, personal, political or religious messages.

ROB DRAPER: In a parallel universe, the summer might have been very different for Eric Dier. Instead of the indignity of Iceland, he might have been the pride of Paris with Portugal.

England 37-21 South Africa: Tries from Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen

SAM PETERS AT TWICKENHAM: Injury crisis? What injury crisis? England's build-up to the first autumn international of the season may have been horribly disrupted but Eddie Jones is forging a squad blessed with depth, quality and a growing self-belief. Whisper it, but this England team are now seriously good.

Wales 24-20 Argentina: Home side survive real scare by the Pumas to ease pressure on coach

NIK SIMON IN CARDIFF: Wales eased a little of the pressure on themselves following defeat by Australia, but only managed to inch past Argentina 24-20.

WILL KELLEHER AT TWICKENHAM: The man who became the first England coach to win his first 10 Tests was unhappy with the attack in particular, even though his side scored four tries.


Eddie Jones is the man with the Midas touch. Next weekend, it will be a year since he was appointed as England's first overseas head coach in succession to Stuart Lancaster.

The star for me was Ben Youngs who sparkled at scrum-half and gave the type of performance that has now put daylight between him, Danny Care and the other contenders.

Ireland's second-string saw off Canada 52-21 but most likely failed to sway boss Joe Schmidt's selection for the New Zealand rematch next weekend.

Foley was again the man who punished Scotland, kicking over the conversion to put the Wallabies ahead for the first time with just four minutes left after Tevita Kuridrani's bulldozing try.

Lewis Hamilton gives his F1 title hopes huge boost by edging Nico Rosberg to pole position

JONATHAN McEVOY IN SAO PAULO: Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a title heist remained alive at Interlagos when he took the 60th pole of his career ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. The British driver is 19 points behind his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who was second quickest in qualifying, going into the penultimate race of the season. Although the maths are stacked against him, Hamilton's spirits are up. He arrived here with two consecutive wins and the prospect of rain on Sunday offers further hope.

JOE BERNSTEIN: Luke Shaw has vowed to knuckle down and fight for his place at Manchester United - even though he is not convinced he has a future at Old Trafford after recent events.

The Baggies were asking for about £25 million before the season started and Sportsmail was told by one club owner that they were not the only ones scared off by the high asking price.

When the Ecuador international first released post-operation pictures of his cast, it was feared he may be out for longer than a month though United never officially put a date on his return.

Former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has claimed the club do not spend enough money to compete in the Premier League and suggested they need to be relegated in order to rebuild.

Gordon Strachan's Scotland future will be thrashed out in talks with SFA hierarchy within the next few days. He will speak initially with chief executive Stewart Regan.

Roberto Martinez back to his old self as Belgium begin to flourish under their new manager

JOE BERNSTEIN IN BRUSSELS: The occasional gusts of wind that blow across Belgium's training camp in Tubize will be familiar to Roberto Martinez from his time working at Everton's Finch Farm. Yet plenty else is different, from the Eurostar trains that rattle past heading for Brussels to the world-class players on show.

Alexis Sanchez returns to training for Chile ahead of Uruguay tie... despite Arsene

Alexis Sanchez has given Chile supporters a huge boost by taking part in Saturday's training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay. Sanchez, whose latest injury has caused a club versus country row, was a doubt for the upcoming clash after missing Thursday's goalless draw in Colombia.

EXCLUSIVE: It was a proud moment to be handed a cap with the three lions on it and 100 underneath and to receive it from my former captain Andrew Strauss made it extra special.

Jack Stephens had a grin as wide as The Solent. Standing in the tunnel of St Mary's, the Southampton defender had just scored for England and enjoyed the best night of his fledgling career.

Friday night's hammering of Azerbaijan hauled Michael O'Neill's men into a play-off place in Group C and showed off a real new-found know-how of how to come through these tough campaigns.

Andy Murray reveals the secret to his rise to world No 1... staying grounded and taking

OLIVER HOLT - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: There was a time, a few weeks after his daughter Sophia was born in February, when people wondered aloud whether becoming a parent would be the beginning of the end for Andy Murray as a tennis player. When he lost a match in Miami soon afterwards, television analyst Annabel Croft said pointedly that Murray looked exhausted. The inference was clear.

Stephen Smith suffers defeat to Jason Sosa despite valiant performance in WBA world title

Stephen Smith battled bravely but ultimately came up short in his world title fight against Jason Sosa. The headline act in a night of drama in Monaco provided an entertaining spectacle with Smith knocked down in the second round. He recovered impressively but could not impact his opponent or the judges who scored the contest unanimously in the favour of the WBA 'world' super featherweight champion.

Werder Bremen were feeling pretty smug about themselves on Friday evening as their £4.5m summer signing from Arsenal Serge Gnabry made headlines across Germany.

STUART FRASER AT THE O2: Jamie Murray hopes his week at the ATP World Tour Finals proves more successful than the fortunes of the Scotland football team on Friday night.

SAM PETERS - EXCLUSIVE: This week saw the launch of the medically certified N-Pro head guard, which its developers say reduces impact forces by 75 per cent.



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Jose Mourinho is shoehorning Marcus Rashford into a wrong position... the Man Utd forward

KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: Marcus Rashford's preferred position is through the middle. It was from there that he introduced himself to the world with debut goals in the Premier League, Europa League, Manchester derby and on the international stage for England last season. Yet he has since been shoved to the wing, where he is shooting, scoring and dribbling less and creating fewer chances this season than last.

Germany stars enjoy dinner in Rome following their eight goal thrashing of San Marino 

Germany's football stars were in the mood to celebrate following their emphatic 8-0 demolition of San Marino and a four-strong party took to Rome to dine and mark the occasion in style. Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze headed up a party who enjoyed dinner in the Italian capital, fresh off the back of their football masterclass. Gotze was joined with Premier League stars Ilkay Gundogan and Shkodran Mustafi, along with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Swindon Town 3-0 Charlton Athletic: Tim Sherwood's reign as Robins' director of football

Tim Sherwood's reign as director of football at Swindon Town started in perfect fashion as they brushed aside Charlton Athletic 3-0 in Sky Bet League One. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was appointed on Thursday to work alongside head coach Luke Williams in a move described by chairman Lee Power as 'one of the biggest appointments the club has ever made.' Sherwood watched the action from the stands at the County Ground, but went down to the changing rooms to speak to the players at half-time.

He's one of the most famous footballers on the planet, but Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened up on his love of former Brazil and Real Madrid star Ronaldo.

With the release of Harry Redknapp's new book, 'It Shouldn't Happen To A Manager', Sportsmail brings you some of the funniest extracts from it.

Southgate, whose four-game stint as interim boss ends with against Spain on Tuesday night at Wembley, said he 'loved' doing the job and received a huge endorsement from his captain.

Antonio Conte has hailed the importance of his assistant, Carlo Cudicini, as Chelsea continue their impressive run up the Premier League table.

Athletics superstar Usain Bolt has once again expressed a genuine desire to play for Manchester United and admitted that he will soon train with Borussia Dortmund.

The 31-year-old returned from a knee injury to earn his 55th cap in a 4-0 win over Azerbaijan on Friday as Michael O'Neill's team extended their unbeaten run in Belfast into double figures.

Brazil manager Tite shows his samba stars Neymar and Philippe Coutinho just how it's done

The stars of Brazil wasted no time getting back into action following their emphatic win over Argentina, and manager Tite lead the way by showing his men how it's done. The 55-year-old coach jumped into a training session as the Samba stars got back to the pitch after an enjoyable 3-0 win over their closest rivals. The Brazilians appeared, understandably, to be in high spirits as they partook in a light training session in Minas Gerais.

Patrice Evra serenades his France shirt alongside Paul Pogba to Marvin Gaye's classic

Juventus left back Patrice Evra and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba are seen singing and dancing questionably to Marvin Gaye's classic 'Let's Get It On' song in their hotel. Evra, who just recently posted a video of himself dancing in a Panda suit on social media in an anti-racism message to his followers, again took to Instagram to post his latest antics.

Alex Iwobi shows off his skills with stunning 'rainbow flick' for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi certainly made a big impression for Nigeria against Algeria, as he executed a perfect 'rainbow flick' over an opposing defender before controlling the ball expertly. Even though the whistle had already gone following an earlier foul, the move conjured images of Brazilian star Ronaldinho in his pomp and showcased the youngster's undoubted ability.

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has been allowed to return to England on Saturday after a muscle injury ruled him out of Belgium's World Cup qualifier against Estonia.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has put his badly bloodshot left eye down to being violently sick after a recent Premier League game.

Muhammad Ali and Eric Cantona had a way with words during their respective careers but NBA's Spencer Hawes believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now the king with words.

The father of rising Arsenal star Alex Iwobi, Chuka, has claimed his son would reject any offer to stay in north London, even if it came from reigning La Liga champions Barcelona.

Manchester United flop Memphis Depay is not a bad player but may have found himself playing for the wrong club at the wrong time, according to former Holland international Jordi Cruyff.

CHARLES SALE: The way was clear on Friday night for former England manager Sam Allardyce to return to football after City of London Police ruled he will not be the subject of an investigation.

The best Mannequin Challenge yet? LeBron and Cleveland Cavaliers rope in Michelle Obama for brilliant video at the White House

Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their NBA Finals triumph with a visit to the White House - and a Mannequin Challenge with the First Lady. The Cavs, who rallied from behind to defeat the Golden State Warriors and end a Cleveland pro sports title drought stretching back to 1964 earlier this year, enjoyed a presidential welcome on Thursday. And they made the most of the occasion, filming two separate challenges in which all involved hold a pose as if frozen in time.

Caroline Garcia keeps France's Fed Cup dream alive after Czech Republic's Karolina

The Fed Cup final is delicately poised at 1-1 between France and Czech Republic as Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia claimed victories on the opening day. Pliskova recovered from a second-set blip to beat Mladenovic 6-3, 4-6, 16-14 after the French player came close to achieving a stunning comeback on the indoor hardcourt at Rhenus Sport arena. Garcia later levelled the tie for the hosts with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Petra Kvitova.

Lindsey Vonn posts pictures of horrific arm break on Facebook after undergoing surgery

Lindsey Vonn broke her arm during a crash in training in Colorado and underwent surgery.  The four-time overall World Cup champion has been battered by injuries in recent years and hopes to return to skiing 'as soon as possible.'

CHRIS FOY - VERDICT: Eddie Jones won't be entirely satisfied - he rarely is - but ultimately this was an emphatic result for England against a horribly ponderous Springbok team.

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN RAJKOT: It has taken England four years, 10 different players and 53 Tests, but they have finally found their man. It feels as if the search for Alastair Cook's partner is over.

The 32-year-old all-rounder has not played for the West Indies since captaining the team to victory in the World T20 final in April but reacted on social media after the Bravo news broke.

The 45-year-old former England Sevens coach returned to London in August after a three-year stint in charge of Fiji, during which he won Olympics sevens gold in the summer.

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN RAJKOT: Rashid, who bowled better than he has ever done for England to finish with first-innings figures of four for 114, took a moment to realise Kohli's mistake.

JOHN LLOYD: I met Donald Trump quite a few years ago at a charity tennis event at Mar-a-Lago which is his estate in Palm Beach in Florida. That ran for about 10 years.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the aim but Thistlecrack showed just how ambitious that Festival target in March is as he overcame a couple of jumping scares on Saturday.

De Boinville looks like missing the expected return of 2015 Gold Cup winner Coneygree after sustaining a suspected upper arm fracture in a fall from Le Reve at Cheltenham.

Who is the Premier League's most under-rated player? From Liverpool star James Milner to

The likes of Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Phillippe Coutinho will never be short of superlatives, with managers, players, pundits and fans queueing up to praise the Premier League's superstars. But there are plenty of unsung heroes plying their trade in the top flight, turning in consistently strong performances but never quite grabbing the attention like their more illustrious team-mates - usually because they score less goals. So who are the most underrated players in the Premier League? Sportsmail asked our team of experts to name their favourites...

It's HOT OR NOT time again as Sportsmail's IAN LADYMAN reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold.

Thank God for football. In football, you can put the wrong man in the job, and still win. In football, a successful appointment can be one which defies all reason and received wisdom.

SECRET SCOUT: Willock has every chance and promotion through the ranks seems inevitable. The likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain will be more than aware of him.