Is Solskjaer the new Dalglish?

Premier League football is back, as are Gab Marcotti, Alyson Rudd, James Gheerbrant and Paul Joyce for The Game podcast.

And the big breaking news on Thursday morning is that Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager on a 3 year contract as Ed Woodward votes for Sunday roast. Is he the right appointment? Is this the right time? Can he be his own man?


Liverpool take on Tottenham on Sunday as the title race resumes. How will the Reds handle the pressure? And is Mo Salah about to burst back into form?

Earlier that day, Cardiff host Chelsea. The panel tackle the issue of Cardiff’s dispute with Nantes and refusal to pay instalments of the transfer fee for the late Emiliano Sala.

Charlie Scott and Paddy von Behr provide advice ahead of the fantasy football weekend. For free Fantasy Premier League tips from The Sweeper, visit thetimes.co.uk/fantasyfootball