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Premier League
Is Manchester United's best good enough?
08:00 Tuesday 14th May 2019

You can’t say enough good things about Luke Shaw. The Southampton-schooled Manchester United left-back was well on his way to an excellent career when a double leg break halted him in his tracks. After a long recovery, he then endured…

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…

Premier League
Manchester United in dreamland
08:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Since the Manchester Derby defeat to City, I’ve had a recurring dream. It's odd on many levels, but mostly because I rarely remember my dreams. This one never deviates; the same scene plays out for me every night. Sir Alex Ferguson…

Premier League
Are Spurs willing to dangle Harry Kane's future over the precipice?
08:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

You’ve been to the cinema. You know what happens when the characters must tread a narrow path cut out of a mountainside. Inevitably, the ground gives way below some poor sod’s feet. He shouts, scrambling madly for a purchase. None…

Premier League
Mourinho v Sir Alex: Winning as a means and an end
17:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

You want to believe in a manager who's won multiple Champions Leagues and titles in four top-flight competitions. Jose Mourinho makes that difficult. You're never certain what game he's playing. Even when you understand he's…

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
Could Mourinho ever play against type?
08:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

This is an exercise in futility. When Jose Mourinho reviews the final 20 minutes from the Newcastle match, he won’t think maybe, just maybe, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are onto something and he has the talent in-house to experiment…

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
Mourinho and the art of wielding trust as a management tool
17:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

Consensus decrees managing an elite club’s a different kettle of fish. Why? The answer’s simple. Competition’s about proving yourself. Are you better than the rest? Players and clubs must always ask the question then seek…

Premier League
Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho: A relationship on the mend?
17:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

Jose Mourinho. A tough, self-centred manager who has often been labelled a bully. That definition was certainly ringing true last year, as the Portuguese publicly berated Luke Shaw amongst others. Fast-forward a few months, that tough-love…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho, the fans' manager
08:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Goals win games; defence wins titles. It’s a mantra held high as the ultimate truth in all team sports. Goals might be changed to touchdowns or hitting, defence to pitching. Nevertheless, the best teams know how to stop their opponent’s…

Premier League
Why it's time for Jose Mourinho to give Luke Shaw his full backing
15:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

Manchester United fans have been high on Luke Shaw from the get-go. Signed as a teenager, the young left-back made a glittering start to his Old Trafford career. However, injuries aplenty followed, as did a certain Jose Mourinho. The pair brought…

Premier League
Premier League preview: Is Manchester United in disarray or just disrespected?
09:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester United Football Club achieved a second-placed finish in the 2017/18 campaign; their highest position post-Sir Alex Ferguson. That said, Jose Mourinho's Red Devils eventually finished some nineteen-points off the pace. That gap…

Premier League
Has Jose Mourinho caught Arsense Wenger's lost boy syndrome?
15:00 Monday 30th July 2018

JM Barrie, the Victorian-era Scottish writer who gave us Peter Pan, was a cricket fan. Even so, his Neverland dynamic is not unlike a football club. Captain Hook is the tough, grizzled manager too likely to argue about added time. Naturally,…

Transfers
Mourinho’s scouting mission could turn out to be a masterstroke
09:00 Tuesday 5th June 2018

After a season that promised so much but ultimately ended in disappointment, many Manchester United fans expected the club make a statement in the transfer window. Nothing less than signing an elite, truly world-class superstar was on their…