Tuesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...
REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo is finally set to play his first La Liga game of the season against Real Betis on Wednesday, with coach Zinedine Zidane "happy" to have him back in the side.
- Zinedine Zidane has rejected the suggestion that Gareth Bale is only effective on the counter-attack and backed him to get back to top form.
- Flamengo coach Reinaldo Rueda says Vinicius Junior has reacted well to his status as a future Real Madrid player, remaining "humble" and eager to learn as he spends a final 12 months developing in Brazil.
- President Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club "didn't make a mistake" in hiring Valverde.
MAN UNITED: The club are to seek advice from "relevant bodies" after anti-discrimination group Kick It Out urged the club to ban an "offensive" chant about Romelu Lukaku.
- Ander Herrera has said the pressure is on "favourites" Manchester City to lift the Premier League trophy.
- United need to keep winning trophies in order to stop David De Gea from going to Real Madrid, Ander Herrera has said.
- Luke Shaw was left out the Manchester United under-23 team on Monday night, suggesting the defender could make his first-team return against Burton Albion this week.
- Rio Ferdinand has announced that he plans to become a professional boxer, telling the Evening Standard that he is desperate to get back to competing.
- Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery acknowledged the growing tension between Neymar and Edinson Cavani after their 2-0 win over Lyon at Parc des Princes.
EVERTON: Wayne Rooney has apologised after being banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.
LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp says there may have been unfair expectations placed on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when he first arrived at Arsenal as a youngster.
- Danny Ward, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marko Grujic will all start in Liverpool's trip to Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, manager Jurgen Klopp has said. He also believes Liverpool have the strength in depth to handle the demands of challenging in four competitions.
SPAIN: Coach Julen Lopetegui has reiterated that Chelsea striker Diego Costa must resolve his club future as soon as possible if he is to return to the national team fold.
INTER MILAN: Luciano Spalletti has called star striker Mauro Icardi "impossible to stop," but has cautioned that the Argentine can still improve.
BUNDESLIGA: Players stay at their respective clubs for an average of 1.95 years, a kicker study has revealed. Bayern Munich, whose long-serving squad members include Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, top the list with an average stay for players of 3.28 years.
- Minnesota United on Monday hired Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright as the MLS club's first chief executive.