The latest episode of Football Talk is out now, with NationalWorld’s Martyn Simpson discussing all the biggest topics from the beautiful game alongside Michael Plant of ManchesterWorld.
And after another tough result for Manchester United at the weekend, the pressure has been ramped up even further on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Despite a disappointing start to the new season, including that 4-2 loss at Leicester, Michael explains why he feels the Norwegian should be given more time in the Old Trafford hotseat.
Elsewhere, Newcastle United have also dominated the agenda in recent weeks after their Saudi-backed takeover, but our writers disagree about how quickly the club will be able to shoot up the table.
Martyn believes the Magpies could challenge at the top within a few years, but Michael is of the view that having the world’s richest owners only means so much given the spending limitations imposed by Financial Fair Play.
Finally, the pair look north of the border, with the Scottish Premiership enjoying a tight battle at the summit of the league.
Martyn gives us a brief guide to those clubs who could challenge Celtic and Rangers’ hegemony and picks which team he feels are best equipped to mount a title tilt.
Be sure to join us again next week as our team of football writers lock horns for another lively debate on the weekend’s action.