Hello and welcome to The Athletic’s coverage of today’s football news.
Manchester United have announced Ralf Rangnick as their new interim manager, as first announced by The Athletic last week. The German has signed a contract until the end of the season, with an additional two years in a consultancy role.
Elsewhere, Manchester City secured a 2-1 win against West Ham, Leicester defeated Watford 4-2 and Brentford edged past Everton by one goal to nil. We will be bringing you all of the reaction from those fixtures and more.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid narrowly beat Sevilla to secure pole position in La Liga. In Serie A, Napoli thrashed Lazio 4-0 to top the table while AC Milan slipped up against Sassuolo, losing 3-1. Bayer Leverkusen defeated RB Leipzig 3-1 to sit third in the Bundesliga.
We’ll bring you all the latest news from across the world of football.