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Premier League
How does the Raiola hire affect Lingard's United future?
12:01 Sunday 12th January 2020

January is an extremely tricky time. Transfer-wise, it's rare that you get what you want. Clubs who look to reinforce themselves are often met with firm no's from other sides who're keen to keep ahold of their stars. Players'…

Premier League
Does Mason Greenwood have a shot?
09:00 Saturday 4th January 2020

In the season’s early doors, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told reporters that academy product Mason Greenwood, yet to turn 18, was a better natural finisher than Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. In the interim, the…

Premier League
Is Solskjaer's faith in youth paying off?
15:01 Wednesday 1st January 2020

When Manchester United’s lineup arrived for the Burnley game, a preconception formed that 2019 would end in dastardly fashion. The #OleOut Brigade had their knives out ready to pounce. But the side ended up sealing a routine win. Upon…

Premier League
Will Pogba's return solve Manchester United's midfield problems?
09:00 Friday 27th December 2019

A series of negative constellations surrounded Manchester United. The club were in shambles but slow and steady progress is visible under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer although not all supporters are that patient. Injuries remain a talking point. United…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer be tougher on Jesse Lingard?
08:00 Thursday 28th November 2019

The 2019 calendar year has been anything but “lit” for Jesse Lingard. No goals or assists for Manchester United paints a grim picture. Anything but a model professional, his performances on the field amplify the sense his social…

Premier League
Can Ziyech fill Manchester United's creative void?
17:01 Friday 8th November 2019

Manchester United have gone behind to Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Bournemouth this season and failed to retrieve even one point from any of those games. Understandably, it's a real concern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.…

England National Team
Is it James Maddison’s time to shine for England?
12:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad nine days ago for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Among the usual suspects, there was a first call-up for defenders Tyrone Mings, Aaron Wan Bissaka. Midfielder Mason…

Premier League
Equal Time: Manchester United need a new right winger as Mason Greenwood isn't it
09:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

Manchester United have been using makeshift players on the wings for far too long. First, it was Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young who converted from wide-forwards to defensive wing-backs, now the club has a serious problem with forcing…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Premier League
Does the 'young' Jesse Lingard have a future at Manchester United?
17:00 Sunday 26th May 2019

Suddenly, Manchester United Football Club finds themselves miles away from the best teams in Europe. Their decline has been a slow burner, although things came to a head in the 2018/19 campaign. The term best-used to describe the…

Premier League
It's time for Paul Pogba to put down his Manchester United burden
12:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

Paul Pogba craves attention. Being the golden boy standing in the spotlight, the showboat who thrills fans with his swagger is all he desires. Despite putting up the best attacking numbers the club has seen in several seasons, he's…

Premier League
Manchester United no longer on the right side of history
08:00 Wednesday 1st May 2019

Manchester United are the Premier League’s Jeremy Corbyn. They don’t ignore anti-Semitism or have ties to terrorist organizations and sympathizers. Nevertheless, the Red Devils lean too far to the left and, while they shouldn’t…

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
Solskjaer proves Lukaku and Rashford can play together
15:00 Saturday 9th March 2019

In his initial days as Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferred a front three of Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. They were mobile, direct and free-flowing. Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku could only…

Premier League
PSG defeat exposes Manchester United
09:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s high-flying Manchester United fell to earth on a cold Tuesday night. The Red Devils received a stern reality check from Paris Saint-Germain. Despite missing Neymar and Edinson Cavani, the Ligue 1 leaders outwitted…