Ernesto Valverde says inexperience played a part in the injury that has sidelined Ousmane Dembele for the next four months.

Tuesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…

BARCELONA: Ernesto Valverde has said the injury that has sidelined record Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembele for the next four months could have been partially caused by inexperience.

– President Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club “didn’t make a mistake” in hiring Valverde.

– WATCH: Concern for Barcelona after Dembele injury?

MAN UNITED: Ander Herrera has said the pressure is on “favourites” Manchester City to lift the Premier League trophy.

– United need to keep winning trophies in order to stop David De Gea from going to Real Madrid, Ander Herrera has said.

– Luke Shaw was left out the Manchester United under-23 team on Monday night, suggesting the defender could make his first-team return against Burton Albion this week.

– Rio Ferdinand will announce on Tuesday that he plans to become a professional boxer, according to multiple reports.

PSG: Dani Alves said he was hoping to take the free kick himself after he appeared to hide the ball from Edinson Cavani and hand it to Neymar in Sunday’s the 2-0 home win over Lyon on Sunday.

– Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery acknowledged the growing tension between Neymar and Edinson Cavani after their 2-0 win over Lyon at Parc des Princes.

EVERTON: Wayne Rooney has apologised after being banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino has called for patience with Dele Alli, suggesting that the Tottenham and England starlet is experiencing issues on and off the pitch.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp says there may have been unfair expectations placed on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when he first arrived at Arsenal as a youngster.

– Danny Ward, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marko Grujic will all start in Liverpool’s trip to Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.

INTER MILAN: Luciano Spalletti has called star striker Mauro Icardi “impossible to stop,” but has cautioned that the Argentine can still improve.

MAN CITY: Manchester City are ready to offer Kevin De Bruyne a new contract to secure his long-term future at the club, sources have told ESPN FC.

BAYERN MUNICH: Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of the trip to Schalke on Tuesday and could face a longer spell on the sidelines with a foot injury, according to German newspaper Bild.

WORLD CUP:  Captain Mile Jedinak has been recalled by head coach Ange Postecoglou for Australia’s 2018 AFC World Cup playoff against Syria next month.

MLS: Jay Heaps has been fired as manager of the New England Revolution, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

– Minnesota United on Monday hired Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright as the MLS club’s first chief executive.

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