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How Arsenal should approach next year’s Europa League.

Arsenal fans it’s just time to accept our fate, we’re going to be playing on the dreaded Thursday nights next season. For a club of Arsenal’s stature, the Europa League is not where we want to be competing. We’d rather be in the Champions League getting spanked 10-2 by Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Read More »

If Manchester United win the Europa League, have they had a good season?

Big things were expected of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho this campaign, largely down to the vast amounts of Premier League experience the Portuguese coach has. However, it’s fair to say that it hasn’t gone to plan for the most part, with the fans expecting a top four finish at the very least. Could a Europa League title salvage their ... Read More »

Manchester United finally move up in the table but they should be focused on Europe

After months sitting in sixth place and becoming the latest footballing meme, Manchester United finally moved up in the table into fifth, surpassing Arsenal. Jose Mourinho’s men managed to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 away from home yesterday, in a game that the Red Devils controlled for the majority. Read More »

Dear Jose, Please Don’t Play Three At The Back

Manchester United

Dear Jose. My name is Ayyaz Malik and I am a football fan and not just a Manchester United fan. I am 30-years-old and have had a love of the beautiful game for two decades. I want to address some issues that I have in regards to your tactics in an open letter. Read More »

Can Manchester United win the Europa League this season?

Later on today, Manchester United continue their Europa League campaign with an away game against FC Rostov. We’re now down to the last sixteen, so my question is can the Red Devils go all the way? Read More »

Can fixture congestion actually be beneficial?

The generally accepted consensus in football is that fewer fixtures is always of benefit. It’s partly behind the calls for England to introduce a winter break and it’s why many teams choose to play ‘weakened’ sides in cup matches, either to give players a rest or because they don’t really mind going out of the cup as they can focus ... Read More »

Why Tottenham’s lack of European experience came back to haunt them

While Leicester and Claudio Ranieri have stolen all of the headlines after the two parted company, it was Tottenham that were forced to shoulder yet another horrendous evening in Europe as they were knocked out by lowly Gent in the Europa League. Read More »

St Etienne fans don’t care for the score; they sing when they’re losing

Manchester’s two football halves each played European matches midweek, sky blue portion at home Tuesday, red contingent away Wednesday. Both sides won their matches, one ensuring progress to their competition’s next stage, the other going some way towards the same goal in theirs. Both sides also played French clubs, yet their opponents’ attitudes towards the fixtures were surprisingly polarized. Read More »

5 Talking points from Manchester United’s Europa League win

Manchester United clinched a first-leg win against French side St. Etienne to all but end the tie and guarantee progression into the next round of the Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged his first hat-trick in a United shirt, whilst the Pogba brothers (Paul and Florentin) squared up against one another for the first time in their careers.  Read More »

Man Utd and the Europa League: Help or Hinderance?

Manchester United’s Europa League campaign continues tonight with a last-32 tie against St Etienne, but is the Europa League a help or a hinderance for Manchester United? Read More »

English clubs need to start taking the Europa League seriously

Over the years, the true value of the Europa League as a competition has been questioned by English football fans but it needs to be regarded as a prestigious tournament. Manchester United and Tottenham are in the Round of 32 and have the potential to progress to the latter stages as long as they don’t underestimate the other teams. Read More »

Manchester United’s Rollercoaster Season So Far

Jose Mourinho hasn't been able to keep United from being a Premier League embarrassment.

After a great performance in the EFL Cup last night; beating West Ham 4-1, it seems that this game was another high in the rollercoaster season of Manchester United. The result came without the services of Jose Mourinho, who was handed a touchline ban for kicking a water bottle away in the previous game. Read More »

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