The best tweets from the world of football this past week, featuring the Spurs documentary, the Lionel Messi situation at Barcelona, what Harry Maguire said to the Greek police, Gareth Bale head-swinging antics, and lots of Shane Duffy, for some reason.
We can only applaud Rashford for keeping up the good fight.
For the millions who don’t have the platform to be heard…
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) September 1, 2020
An accurate summation of All or Nothing thus far.
— Kae Kurd (@KaeKurd) August 31, 2020
Watching Jose Mourinho react to pundits talking about him was… something.
*Pointless counter goes below 50*
*Pointless counter goes below 20*
*Pointless counter stops on one* pic.twitter.com/3U42KkhfXB
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) August 31, 2020
That scene was even faker than the Matt Doherty announcement video.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2020
Barcelona started pre-season this week…
— Ciaran (@CiaranCPFC) August 31, 2020
Lionel Messi will not be leaving Barcelona, of course, meaning this was in fact the biggest upheaval at the club.
As Rakitic leaves and Umtiti stays at Barcelona, so dies the dream of a full team who sound like funky drumming licks
— David O'Doherty (@phlaimeaux) September 2, 2020
But now that we know he is staying put, at least the real deal of the summer won’t be overlooked.
I feel like if Manchester City do sign Lionel Messi it will really overshadow securing Scott Carson on loan from Derby County for another season.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) August 30, 2020
Instead, it was Grady Diangana’s exit from West Ham that caused the biggest transfer stir, surprisingly enough.
As captain of this football club I’m gutted, angry and sad that Grady has left, great kid with a great future!!!!! https://t.co/oNPPEp8Pt6
— MARK NOBLE (@Noble16Mark) September 4, 2020
The more I read the Greek police’s comments about the Harry Maguire case, the less I believe them.
“fuck Greek civilisation” jdjdkfjfj man was sending for Aristotle and Pythagoras https://t.co/ssMOvrXGA5
— Harry (@Harry8__) September 1, 2020
"Aristotle's just war theory is inconsistent with his theory of virtue," roared the United skipper. https://t.co/d5OvEvwCoy
— Eoghan Rice (@rice_e) September 1, 2020
Gareth Bale let it all out – and we’re not talking about his Sky Sport interview talking about Real Madrid.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 2, 2020
No wonder zidane hates him https://t.co/sXN7E0QebO
— awais uber eats (@awaisisdead) September 2, 2020
The Alexis Sanchez situation at Man United was not a unique one.
Just read what Sanchez said. Something similar happened with myself years ago. I’d just joined a club and after my first day training a few players phoned their agents asking to be moved
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) September 4, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a bold strategy to beat the opposition.
Antonio Valencia was such a smooth criminal…
It was a big week for Shane Duffy, who signed for Celtic. But first he had to contend with a mighty foe.
It's the battle no-one asked for: @shaneduffy 🆚 🐝
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) August 31, 2020
Ireland played with a new approach under new manager Stephen Kenny, but it ended with a very familiar conclusion.
Wow, there’s a surprising amount of Duffy content this week. We approve.
I know Shane Duffy means "this season" but I like to imagine he's mostly into cycling and only got roped into football by a mate in work who was short on numbers. pic.twitter.com/ZFlOj39i3f
— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) September 4, 2020
Never go full Henry-Pires for a penalty.
— Arcadio Marcuzzi ⚽️🌎 (@_marcuzzi) September 2, 2020
Famously, nothing was ever Mark Hughes’ fault.
I thought losing 13 of his last 20 games led to his departure. I stand corrected. https://t.co/EWo2vSatbA
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) September 2, 2020
I guess that’s one way to announce Chris Martin signing for your club.
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) September 3, 2020