Paul Pogba will be one of the stars of this year’s Premier League after Manchester United paid a record transfer fee to acquire him from Juventus. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

To the rescue: Premier League is ready to deliver after Rio descends into sham

While the Olympics continue to be shrouded in controversy, big name managers like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are set to make the start of the English soccer season unmissable

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Paul Pogba will be one of the stars of this year’s Premier League after Manchester United paid a record transfer fee to acquire him from Juventus. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.