Football said goodbye in one sense to one of its greatest ever players as Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, announced his retirement from playing, with the Premier League legend set to continue on as Derby County manager.
Rooney's time as a player is sadly over. (Picture: EA Sports)
There is no other fixture this weekend that ex-United captain would have wanted to have been part of than the Liverpool vs Man United match. Bitter rivals, 1st vs 2nd in the league, it's the sort of game he lived for and one which., after a rather tepid 0-0 draw, you could see him netting a winner. That wasn't the case and with the way the game went no players from either side have made it into our team of the week.
Few rivalries are as fierce as those between the Istanbul based clubs and this weekend Besiktas faced off against Galatasaray. It would be league leaders Besiktas who came out on top thanks, in part, to defensive midfielder Souza, opening the scoring on the way to a 2-0 win. His commanding performance earns him a place in our TOTW.
There were many great games and performances but special mention needs to go to Napoli who smashed Fiorentina 6-0.
Insigne was at his absolute best against Fiorentina. (Picture: EA Sports)
There were many stellar performances in this one but Lorenzo Insigne with his two goals and assist gets his place in our team of the week.
FIFA 21 Team of the Week 17 predictions
- GK: Koen Casteels – Wolfsburg
- LB: Maximilian Mittelstädt - Hertha Berlin
- CB: John Stones – Man City
- CB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – Bologna
- RB: Thomas Meunier – Dortmund
- DM: Youri Tielemans – Leicester
- CM: Luis Alberto – Lazio
- CM: Mason Mount – Chelsea
- LW: Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli S.C
- RM: Antonio Candreva – Sampdoria
- ST: Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
- GK: Alireza Safar Beiranvan – Royal Antwerp
- LB: Gijs Smal - Twente
- CB: Abdou Diallo - Paris Saint-Germain
- RB: Manuel Lazzari – Napoli S.C
- DM: Souza – Besiktas
- LM: Filip Kostic – Eintracht Frankfurt
- AM: Thomas Müller – Bayern Munich
- LW: Niclas Eliasson – Nimes
- RW: Sammy Ameobi – Nottingham Forest
- ST: Simy – Crotone
- ST: Hwang Ui-Jo – Bordeaux
- CF: Harry Kane – Tottenham
FIFA 21's TOTW 17 players will be available from 20th January (6 pm UK) and will be in FUT packs for seven days.