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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…

Premier League
Key Manchester United injuries could potentially end their season
17:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Just a little under a week ago, Manchester United were in dreamland. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, the Red Devils were looking invincible. They'd moved up the Premier League table while progressing in the FA Cup; knocking out…

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…

Opinion
Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw: Manchester United must keep the youth movement alive
15:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Prior to the season's start of the season, many expected Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial to exit Old Trafford due to their perceived relationships with Jose Mourinho. Events since prove you can't always believe what you read. [Trust…

Premier League
Don't expect Mourinho to spend his borrowed time well
15:00 Sunday 7th October 2018

Does it seem contradictory to say Jose Mourinho's the wrong manager for Manchester United but it’s not his fault? If you believe he was never the right man for the job, it doesn’t. I know what his supporters will say; I’ve…

Premier League
Equal time: Marcus Rashford must specialise or risk wasting talent
08:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

When Jose Mourinho walked through Carrington on his first day, he knew he had to deliver on two key fronts. Returning Manchester United to the top headed the list, scrawled in bold, block caps. But continuing to trial and promote…

World Cup
The World Cup was good to Jose Mourinho
08:30 Thursday 12th July 2018

Whether from the comfort of his Moscow hotel suite or the confines of the RT studio where he is serving as a guest pundit for the World Cup, one might well forgive Jose Mourinho for smiling to himself as the tournament draws to a…

World Cup
Is Gareth Southgate too predictable to halt Croatia?
09:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Gareth Southgate has done more than inspire his players. He has started a revolution. I have no idea how long it will last, however. For the first time in this tournament, Southgate and England will face a real test when they take the pitch…

World Cup
England are through Group G; Can Three Lions roar in knockout rounds?
09:30 Friday 29th June 2018

England, for all the quality within their ranks, have been consistent underachievers on the international stage. Despite thi though, there is a surge in belief across the country. The Three Lions are finally starting to justify their…

World Cup
World Cup Group G: England, Belgium, Kane, Lukaku, time to settle this
12:30 Thursday 28th June 2018

The two European sides have all the pressure off them coming into the final game, having already secured a place in the last 16. This battle is about who'll clinch top spot in group G. Belgium and England were expected to cruise through…

World Cup
Three Lions' four in attack sharpening their claws for World Cup
08:00 Monday 4th June 2018

World Cup friendlies are quintessential for everyone involved, the manager, players and fans. They let countries know where they stand. Managers generally put out their first team, allow the players to gel, then try to fix whatever…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls in attack?
08:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Gareth Southgate announced his England World Cup squad 13 days ago. Taking to Russian soil, the Three Lions must navigate through a group containing North Africa’s Tunisia, unknown quantities Panama, and highly-fancied Belgium. Does Southgate…

Premier League
Manchester United's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in attack?
15:00 Sunday 27th May 2018

Manchester United has struggled to form a potent attacking combination since Robin van Persie's departure. In those five years, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been brought in to…