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Three defenders Manchester United should consider signing
09:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Manchester United are all over the place defensively. No longer is Old Trafford the fortress it was last season. A lot has changed since David De Gea won his first Golden Glove. The Red Devils often put up some excellent defensive displays due…

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Why did Jose Mourinho want two centre backs in the summer? Revealed
08:00 Saturday 13th October 2018

This past January, Manchester United extended manager Jose Mourinho’s contract through July 2020. Everything else that happened [or didn't] in the summer transfer window reaffirmed how erratic and fleeting football life can be.…

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Could Mourinho ever play against type?
08:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

This is an exercise in futility. When Jose Mourinho reviews the final 20 minutes from the Newcastle match, he won’t think maybe, just maybe, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are onto something and he has the talent in-house to experiment…

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What is Manchester United's best centre-back pairing?
08:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

Manchester United has endured a rough patch at the beginning of the season. The major issue lies in defence. It's probably the first time a Jose Mourinho team has struggled so much at the back. Last campaign, full-backs were the biggest…

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Panic in the Stretford End II
08:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

The first time I wrote an article with this title, I applied a musical theme. United had just lost the home half of the Manchester Derby to City. The mood afterward was no less temptestuous than it is in the wake of another defeat to Brighton.…

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The solution to Manchester United's defensive problems
15:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

As the transfer window draws to a close, Manchester United's search for a new central defender seems to have stagnated. The original order for this summer was at least one midfielder - depending on Marouane Fellaini's fate - a right,…

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Premier League preview: Is Manchester United in disarray or just disrespected?
09:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester United Football Club achieved a second-placed finish in the 2017/18 campaign; their highest position post-Sir Alex Ferguson. That said, Jose Mourinho's Red Devils eventually finished some nineteen-points off the pace. That gap…

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England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls on defence?
08:00 Friday 25th May 2018

England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup was announced last Wednesday. The pressure is mounting on Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions manager has only two friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica to perfect his system…

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Manchester United's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in defence?
15:00 Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Manchester United fell to Chelsea last Saturday. Eden Hazard's penalty kick proved sufficient to land the FA Cup. Phil Jones was the culprit. His loose tackle in the 22nd minute gifted the Blues their success. United supporters…

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Gareth Southgate wants Three Lions to stay grounded
08:00 Monday 21st May 2018

Life is filled with choices. Back in the day, I was in junior high. My science teacher gave the class an assignment to be handed in at semester’s end. Research and write a 12-page paper on any science topic of our choosing. Jaws was selling…

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Is Chris Smalling quietly proving his worth to Manchester United?
13:30 Tuesday 24th April 2018

Chris Smalling coupled with Manchester United has certainly divided the masses. At times, the Englishman has channelled his inner Franz Beckenbauer, commanding the Red Devils' back four brilliantly, barking orders at his teammates to ensure…

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Manchester City vulnerability at the back exposed
08:30 Tuesday 10th April 2018

Celebrations were halted at the Etihad Stadium immediately when Chris Smalling scored the goal that turned out to be the winner for Manchester United Saturday. That was after Paul Pogba had scored twice in two minutes to drag United…

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Four players that could bid Manchester United goodbye
17:30 Wednesday 4th April 2018

Manchester United started the season fully prepared to attack the campaign ahead as Jose Mourinho looked to lead his team to dominate the Premier League as well as the Champions League. However, the Red Devils have faded on both fronts…

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Alias Smalling and Jones
08:00 Friday 23rd February 2018

The media and social media abuse heaped upon the firm of Smalling and Jones says a great deal about the Manchester United football fan’s psyche. Although Mancunians fill Old Trafford a full two millennia after Romans bayed for gladiatorial…

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3 centre backs Manchester United can sign
12:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Rumours last week alleged Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has decided to sell his centre-half pairing. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have been the main duo in the club's league-leading defence this season. Both, but…

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