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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…

Premier League
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.…

Premier League
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,…

Premier League
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…

England National Team
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…

Premier League
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…

England National Team
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…