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Premier League
Does Fred have a Manchester United future?
09:00 Monday 20th May 2019

When Manchester United outbid Manchester City for Shakhtar midfielder Fred last summer, questions were asked. Did United need the central midfielder? Was he like Alexis Sanchez? Purchased more to keep him out of Pep Guardiola's hands. 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…

Premier League
6 top flops from the 2018/19 Premier League Top 6
09:00 Tuesday 30th April 2019

The Premier League title starts as a six-horse race, a substantial part of the reason why the English top-tier is arguably the most competitive in Europe. Six teams hold this division by the scruff of the neck both financially and tactically.…

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
McTominay, Fred, Andreas: More Ole Redemption Songs
17:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

In football, it's not always possible to "emancipate yourself from mental slavery". Often a timely intervention is required. It's understating matters to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer re-energized Manchester United. He did more.…

Premier League
What's happening to Fred at Manchester United?
08:00 Friday 8th February 2019

Over the summer, excitement grew at Manchester United. The Old Trafford faithful had finally been granted an elite level midfielder who was going to reshape their future... He went by the name of Fred, costing the Red Devils over £50million…

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.…

Opinion
Has Fred dropped dead at Manchester United?
08:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Supposedly the final piece in Manchester United's midfield jigsaw puzzle, it's fair to say Brazilian international Fred hasn't fit anywhere, let alone as the final piece. The 25-year-old was linked to Manchester City in the…

Football
What is the reason behind Nemanja Matic’s decline?
08:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Even though Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku for £75 million two years ago, the biggest summer surprise in 2017 was Chelsea's willingness to sell Nemanja Matic to their direct rivals. Many Blues fans expressed outrage. Chelsea…

Premier League
Is Fred turning out to be an unnecessary signing for Manchester United?
08:00 Sunday 2nd September 2018

Everything at Manchester United seems doomed now. Both Jose Mourinho and Edward Woodward are facing the music from all genres of the footballing world. The self-proclaimed Special One is continuously moaning. It all started on pre-season tour.…

Premier League
The Premier League's midfield landscape is changing
12:00 Monday 23rd July 2018

The Premier League is the richest in the world, with the values of television as well as sponsorship deals going through the roof. With this much money, teams invest big in transfers. Last season, we saw an influx of strikers into the Top 6…

Premier League
Why Fred's arrival shouldn't be the be-all or end-all for Paul Pogba
15:00 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Paul Pogba's first two seasons back at Old Trafford have been less than convincing. The mercurial Frenchman's inconsistency has led to Manchester United fans, and football supporters in general, questioning whether acquiring the 24-year-old…

Transfers
Jorginho, not Fred, is the real deal in Manchester
08:00 Monday 11th June 2018

As was the case with Alexis Sanchez, Fred seemed destined for Manchester City before Pep Guardiola took his famous U-turn. Unlike with the Chilean, however, he toured that path for a superior talent: Jorginho. Maurizio Sarri may be jobless…

Premier League
Manchester United: How do latest signings Fred and Diogo Dalot fit in?
17:00 Saturday 9th June 2018

Manchester United has strengthened for next season. Fred was confirmed as a Red Devil on Tuesday. Diogo Dalot signed less than 24 hours later.   Man United needed to improve in certain positions. Central midfield and right-back were…

Premier League
Fred - Analysing Manchester United's potential midfield signings
08:00 Friday 20th April 2018

Manchester United’s last three matches have embodied their entire season in a snapshot. Jose Mourinho’s second season at the helm has seen a marked improvement in league standing, goals scored, and defensive statistics but the team…