Football: Tottering Titans share the malaise

Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts after missing a goal-scoring opportunity against Newcastle, on Oct 6, 2018.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts after missing a goal-scoring opportunity against Newcastle, on Oct 6, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

Real, United, Barca, Bayern pay price for managers' errors, ageing squads, lack of top reinforcements

Count them. There are 26 European Cups. Some 106 league titles. The small matter of 315 trophies.

Between them, Real Madrid and Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have become bywords for success.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 14, 2018, with the headline 'Tottering Titans share the malaise'. Print Edition | Subscribe