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Sayantan Dasgupta

Sayantan is a professional writer and freelance sports journalist writing for ItsRoundandItsWhite.co.uk, RealSports101, Sportskeeda and Open Veins of Football. He loves covering the Premier League and the Indian Super League and follows Manchester United and ATK (ISL).

He appreciates pragmatic football and unlike most, understands that the football's beauty lies not only in attack, but the balance between defense and attack. However, he does not forget the love, the flair, and drama of football. When not engulfed in the Premier League or the ISL, he loves to watch Italian Serie A and La Liga.


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Premier League
Three improvements that can make Manchester United title challengers
08:00 Sunday 6th January 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the blame on himself for Manchester United's 'more lucky than good' win over Reading in the FA Cup. He claimed it was always going to be difficult for an XI who rarely play together to gel at the first…

Spain
Is Vinicius Jr. the sign of an upcoming evolution at Real Madrid?
08:00 Monday 12th November 2018

For almost nine years, Real Madrid was synonymous with Cristiano Ronaldo. They've had many ‘galacticos’ plays for them over the years. But there has never been one as successful as him. With his departure, Real Madrid now has…

International
Equal Time: Why is the clock more sacred than the game?
17:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

FIFA presides over football. IFAB legislates it. In other words, the latter writes the rules, the former enforces them. So far, neither group has found a solution to time-wasting that doesn't offend the game's purists. Maybe it's…

International
By the book: Should assistants be permitted to join the manager in the technical area?
17:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

Premier League
How Jesse Lingard's absence hurts Manchester United
08:00 Tuesday 30th October 2018

Jose Mourinho played his last three Manchester United matches with a handicap. He couldn't call on Jesse Lingard to inject life into his attack. It's one of those problems that isn't immediately apparent but reveals itself…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho to blame for Marcus Rashford's decline?
12:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Every Manchester United fan remembers Marcus Rashford coming on against Arsenal in his Premier League debut. Likewise with his first-team and European debut v Midtjylland. His confidence, initiative and clinical finishing mesmerised. In 14…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim is not right for Manchester United
09:00 Monday 15th October 2018

After four years at AS Monaco’s helm, Leonardo Jardim was formally relieved of his managerial duties last week. For all the hipsters, gamers and revolutionaries in football and social media circles, his availability represented the perfect…

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
Why won't Jose Mourinho's still looming Old Trafford exit change anything?
17:00 Sunday 7th October 2018

The last 48 hours were nothing short of a whirlwind for Manchester United and its fans. First, there was a leak predicting manager Jose Mourinho's sacking this weekend. Following fans and former players overwhelmingly expressing support,…

Premier League
Who else deserves blame for Manchester United's form?
13:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Manchester United's ongoing saga seems destined to end in Jose Mourinho's doom. Ed Woodward might already be planning for his successor. Blame from all quarters hurtles at the manager. While responsibility always lies with the…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho's perfect successor is already at Manchester United
17:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Time is ticking for the transfer merry-go-round to click in again at Manchester United. Despite all the mysticism and media-wizardry that Jose Mourinho possesses, he has failed to deliver a Premier League title to the 20-time champions. The…

Premier League
Was Wilfried Zaha's Manchester United hell due to club mismanagement?
15:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Wilfried Zaha opened up about his life at Crystal Palace, Manchester United and moments that carved his life. The winger transferred from Crystal Palace to Manchester United in 2013 when he was 19. Sir…

Premier League
Is Marouane Fellaini's Manchester United revival inspired by Belgium's World Cup?
12:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

When Jose Mourinho fought the board and fans to re-sign Marouane Fellaini in the summer, his sanity was questioned. Sentiment said he wasn't a "United player." Good riddance; sign someone like Jorginho or, more popularly,…

Premier League
Expect a Premier League groundswell in 2018/19
09:00 Saturday 11th August 2018

Gloom surrounded Swansea, West Brom and Stoke at season's end in 2017/18 while jubilation reigned at Cardiff, Fulham and Wolverhampton. Three clubs desperately hanging on went down while another trio playing exciting football won tickets…

Premier League
Premier League preview: A look at how all 20 teams are shaping up
17:00 Friday 10th August 2018

This Premier League season promises even more excitement than usual. Positive, attacking football is spreading from club to club like a disease that makes you young and invigorated. Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Fulham, Wolverhampton…