On this day: Klopp on 'Sir Arsene', McCormack talks up Leeds

Stories about Arsenal, Manchester United and Leeds United all feature.

The focus today is firmly on the Champions League and Championship matches this evening, as Europe’s top sides fight for a place in the last 16 and the Championship’s top teams battle for key points at the top and bottom of the division.

The rumour mill also continues to spin round at a rapid rate with the January window now less than two months away.

We’ve decided to take a look back at some of the key stories making headlines on this day last year.

‘Klopp gives Wenger a new nickname’

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp suggested Arsene Wenger should be called Sir Arsene.

The BVB coach was full of admiration and respect for is counterpart before the side’s met in the Champions League last season.

“For me, he is Sir Arsene Wenger he is really something, I love him. When I watch Arsenal in the last 10 years, it is nearly perfect football,” said Klopp.

‘We’re right in the mix’

Former Leeds United striker Ross McCormack claimed Leeds United were right in the mix for a top six place at this stage last season.

McCormack’s seventh and eighth goals last season were enough to see Leeds over the line against Yeovil Town.

“Another couple of wins and we could make the top six but it’s March or April when you need to be there,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

‘Moyes lines up move for ‘next Luka Modric’

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes was being linked with a swoop for Karol Linetty.

Linetty was described as the ‘next Luka Modric’ for the way he was performing at Lech Poznan.

The teenager would have been a £4 million gamble for United, but they never took that punt.

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