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Premier League
Derby win further proof Manchester United are moving forward
19:00 Monday 9th March 2020

I feel pretty comfortable in stating that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first few months in charge of Manchester United as interim boss is the happiest I've been watching Red Devils football since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to call it quits.…

Premier League
Eric Bailly's resurgence gives Solskjaer one less headache
19:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Eric Bertrand Bailly has played just three football games this term. The Ivorian would suffer major injury in pre-season which completely derailed his 2019 calendar year. The centre-half would play just one Premier League 2 game before…

Premier League
Rectifying Aaron Wan-Bissaka's attacking deficiencies
19:01 Thursday 5th March 2020

Superb aptly describes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's signings to date. Harry Maguire fits in with Victor Lindelof at the heart of the defence and warms to his new duties as captain. While Daniel James' early-season whirlwind performances…

Premier League
How far can Manchester United go with three-man defence?
08:01 Sunday 1st March 2020

Manchester United's recent winning streak continued with a 5-0 thrashing handed to Club Brugge. The vctory confirmed United's place in the Europa League Round of 16. The Red Devils were last beaten in January. Following that 0-2 loss…

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Should a fit Eric Bailly start for Manchester United?
12:31 Sunday 9th February 2020

In the summer of 2018 Manchester United's former boss, Jose Mourinho, was desperate for a centre-back signing. Reports that the powers that be vetoed the request outraged supporters. The £60million+ the self-proclaimed Special…

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.…

Afcon
3 stars in the AFCON shop window
15:01 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s an open secret how young players leverage major tournaments to secure transfers to clubs around Europe. But the phenomenon is not limited to youngsters. As another massive tournament gets underway in Africa on June 21st, expect a…

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…

Premier League
Equal Time: Keep Pogba; Sack Mourinho
10:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

So, it seems Jose Mourinho’s third-season syndrome isn’t a myth after all. Manchester United stumbled out of the gate in August and rather than stabilise the squad, Mourinho's rhetoric sounds increasingly resigned to the situation.…

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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…

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.…

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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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Manchester United's Anthony Martial has the good sense to let his agent do the talking
12:00 Tuesday 19th June 2018

Every football talent worth his salt has a good agent. Most hire one to whom they can relate. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho employs Jorge Mendes, who is to football players and managers what Bob Baffert is to Kentucky Derby and Triple…

World Cup
The World Cup is the perfect opportunity for Victor Lindelof to shine
08:00 Monday 18th June 2018

The World Cup is a special moment known to create stars. Consider why Argentines consider Diego Maradona superior to Lionel Messi. One can get away with blatant hand balls and still win a World Cup. The other can’t take penalties. Think…

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…