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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.…

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
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…

Premier League
Want to explain Manchester United's inconsistency? Look to Jose Mourinho
09:00 Sunday 6th May 2018

There is nothing more frustrating in any sport, let alone football, than a club not winning the matches it should. It’s even more agonising when the side is bossing the best teams. At the beginning of the season, Mourinho believed he…

Premier League
Why Eric Bailly holds the key to Manchester United's potential European success
13:00 Tuesday 13th March 2018

Later tonight, Manchester United play what is arguably their biggest game so far this term. Jose Mourinho's men will host Sevilla, as the Red Devils will be hoping for yet another famous European night at Old Trafford. In their most recent…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
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…

Champions League
3 things Mourinho must address before Sevilla tie
10:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has had ample complications to resolve before his side's match in Seville. United began the new year on a high note. The side won all their matches in January, without conceding a goal, save…