Paddy Higgs

Onefootball Network: That Hateley header, Breaking Badstuber and Arsenal’s night in Sofia

Got a few minutes? Put your feet up, brush away the clickbait and enjoy five of the best articles around the Onefootball Network this week, as selected for you by us

By Paddy Higgs

Got a few minutes? Put your feet up, brush away the clickbait and enjoy five of the best articles around the Onefootball Network this week, as selected for you by us.

Jesse Lingard: Love him or loathe him?

Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (L) rises to head the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 29, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Much at Manchester United divides opinion these days, but few more than Jesse Lingard. Is he part of the future at Old Trafford or simply on borrowed time? The Peoples Person’s staffers trade views.

How a Hateley header crowned Milan’s return


In the third part of Sempre Milan’s brilliant ‘Beneath the Image’ series, they look at how one headed goal ushered in a new era for Milan – and said goodbye to one to forget.

Breaking Badstuber: Is he still part of Bayern’s future?

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 14: Former Bayern Muenchen player Holger Badstuber waves to supporters prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Hannover 96 at Allianz Arena on May 14, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Poor old Holger Badstuber. Five years ago, he seemed destined to play a key role in Bayern Munich’s future. But has he been left behind after a string of long-term injuries? Bayern Central ask the question.

Rome wasn’t build in a day but a good mood can be

Barcelona's Brazilian striker Neymar (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi (R) react as Manchester City's English defender John Stones, Manchester City's Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov and Manchester CIty's Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero celebrate following the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 1, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

After beating Barcelona, have City finally arrived in the Champions League? That might still be up for debate but Typical City are just happy some good news has returned for the boys in sky blue.

Arsenal into last 16 – but at what cost?

Ludogorets' Brazilian defender Natanael (C) vies with Arsenals midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) and French forward Olivier Giroud (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between PFC Ludogorets and Arsenal, on November 1, 2016 at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia. / AFP / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal pulled themselves out of a hole in Bulgaria, but does Arsène Wenger’s reluctance to rest his best stars threaten to hurt Arsenal in the long run? Le Grove examine a rollercoaster night in Sofia and its potential consequences.