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Premier League
How West Ham/Tottenham match predicts Mourinho's Spurs tenure
08:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. There is no surprise in that. The Portuguese is always a rabbit out of the gate. Unfortunately, the game’s full narrative warns against what usually comes much later in…

Italy
Are AS Roma reaping the rewards for trusting in youth?
00:25 Monday 11th November 2019

Patience is a virtue. AS Roma’s learnt that the hard way. After the struggles in an uncomfortable campaign last time around, the smiles are returning to the Italian capital. A new era’s been ushered in with Paulo Fonseca’s…

Italy
Chris Smalling proving worth at AS Roma
08:00 Saturday 2nd November 2019

Chris Smalling arrived at AS Roma out of the blue at the end of the transfer window. He had limited time to adapt to a new team, league and country. Being a vegan in the carbonara capital without the compliment of pre-season seemed like…

Italy
Jack Rodwell and the Italian bench
09:00 Monday 28th October 2019

In the early 2010s, Jack Rodwell was a name circulating around the Everton camp. Here was a youngster with the potential to help Everton craft themselves into a top club. Just over a hundred games later, J-Rod was a firm favourite…

Italy
Can Chris Smalling find himself in Roma?
12:00 Sunday 1st September 2019

Unlike the last Spider-Man sequel, English players rarely venture Far From Home to ply their trade. A look at England’s squad during the 2018 World Cup tells the whole story – there wasn’t any foreign-based player in…

Premier League
Solskjaer culling deadwood makes room for young stars
08:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

They say change is necessary for any rebuild. It was essential for shaping both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s empires. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer learnt the hard way how much he must change Manchester United to bring back the glory days.…

Transfers
Why Wan-Bissaka should reject Manchester United
12:01 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is almost certain to join Manchester United in the coming days. Reports suggest a fee is close to being agreed with Crystal Palace, worth up to £55 million. If true, the Red Devils are pulling off a coup. For the…

Premier League
How will Manchester United spend their summer
08:00 Monday 20th May 2019

A 2-0 loss to Cardiff City capped off a rather forgetful season at Old Trafford. After labouring to a distant second place finish the season before, Manchester United struggled to compete for a top-four position in the close season. Jose Mourinho…

Champions League
The hole in Lionel Messi's game
15:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

First, let me apologise to Erik ten Hag. I intended to write about the wonderful work he’s doing at Ajax today but Barcelona interfered. He’ll understand. Frenkie de Jong remains his player only until June and possibly Matthijs…

Premier League
Chris Smalling continues to remain consistently inconsistent
17:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

Manchester United's defence has been their biggest concern this term. That much is obvious. It all stems back to an unwillingness to invest in a centre-back over the summer. In the end, perhaps that's what cost Jose Mourinho his job...…

Opinion
Why Phil Jones' extension is a catastrophe for Manchester United fans
12:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

Manchester United recently announced that Phil Jones signed a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford another four years. Many United fans stormed social media to express their displeasure. For them, it is a step in the wrong direction.…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
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.…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
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…