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Daily Schmankerl: Manchester United want Corentin Tolisso as Pogba replacement, Bundesliga fan protests, and MORE!

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Looks like a some fans in Germany are really NOT happy that the games are going ahead behind closed doors.

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Manchester United eyeing Corentin Tolisso as a replacement for Paul Pogba (Express)

Everyone knows that Corentin Tolisso hasn’t had a good time at Bayern Munich this season. The Frenchman has been plagued by injuries, and the glut of midfielders at Bayern hasn’t helped one bit. This means that publications around the world are linking him with moves all over the place. Now, Man United are the latest team to allegedly join the fray.

With the future of Paul Pogba up in the air, the Red Devils apparently want to bring Tolisso to England as a replacement. If that’s true, they’re in for a nasty surprise — Tolisso isn’t really a creative AM like Pogba, but more of an all-round central midfielder. Of course, Man United not doing their homework is nothing new, but the sheer number of potential competitors they have for Tolisso’s signature is staggering.

Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and Napoli are all mentioned as possible destinations for the Frenchman. That’s a lot of clubs. In addition, the Express article also mentions that United tried to get Tolisso on loan in the winter, but were rejected — which is news to me. On principle, you probably shouldn’t believe anything written in the Express, but there’s a decent chance that Tolisso might leave Bayern this summer. Let’s see how things go.

Axel Witsel roasts Schalke

Following Borussia Dortmund’s big win over their rivals yesterday, Witsel was absolutely ruthless on Twitter:

Of course, the Belgian missed the game with an injury, so this amounts to little more than a bit of harmless banter. Schalke fans surely know how to take a joke, they support Schalke after all.

Bundesliga fans protest the restart

Some fans in Germany are livid that games are going ahead behind closed doors.

Serie A gets tentatively closer to a return

BFW is organizing a Zoom talk!

In lieu of Fox Sports providing any pregame coverage for the American audience, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do some of our own! We will be conducting a watch-a-long via Zoom before the game starts on Sunday. We’ll talk about the game, answer some questions, and just generally have some fun! If you’d like to watch with us, this is how to do so! Either:

  • Click this link.
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But, remember, there are a few rules:

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  3. Keep the chat room and the language appropriate. We want to keep this fun and light.

We hope to see you on there!