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Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cash in on Luka Modric this summer
09:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

That Luka Modric played some of the best football of his career last year is not in doubt. He starred in a Croatian team that took the world by surprise in reaching the World Cup final in Russia. He played a key role in Real Madrid’s…

Premier League
3 Potential replacements for Marouane Fellaini at Manchester United
09:00 Monday 4th February 2019

Marouane Fellaini has finally left Manchester United. Possibly the most polarising figure in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the Belgian had some really topsy-turvy years in Manchester. Often treated as the whipping boy for the fans, he was…

Usa
Pulisic not the key to USMNT success for new boss Berhalter
17:00 Monday 17th December 2018

It was my birthday yesterday [thank you] and Christmas is just around the corner. As a Manchester United fan who is at least half-American, however, the past few years brought a new appreciation for that old Rolling Stones ditty, You Can't…

Premier League
Is Fellaini's haircut a problem Manchester United didn't need?
09:00 Monday 26th November 2018

You've been away to a trade conference for a fortnight. When you left, things weren't going too well at the office. The conference ended on a sour note, as well. You're in a bit of a rut and feel like you need to shake things up…

Premier League
Can Jose Mourinho's Lethal Substitutions Redeem Manchester United's Season?
08:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Manchester United’s season has been a peculiar ride. The Red Devils pulled off unexpected results and failed to dominate when expected. When it comes to Jose Mourinho's charges, one isn't sure what to expect anymore. Mourinho’s…

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
Is Marouane Fellaini's Manchester United revival inspired by Belgium's World Cup?
12:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

When Jose Mourinho fought the board and fans to re-sign Marouane Fellaini in the summer, his sanity was questioned. Sentiment said he wasn't a "United player." Good riddance; sign someone like Jorginho or, more popularly,…

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…

International
Equal Time: Why the international break does more harm than good
17:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Already?! I hear you cry. Yes indeed, the first international break for the season is already upon us. It feels like just as things were clicking nicely into gear, domestic football was put on hold for a fortnight. For Premier League fans,…

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.…

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
Marouane Fellaini's World Cup revival
12:30 Monday 9th July 2018

Marouane Fellaini has divided opinion ever since his 2013 move to Manchester United. Fans wrote him off without ever giving him a chance. Five years later, he refuses to leave and is bossing it on the grandest stage. Amid the World Cup…

Premier League
What Marouane Fellaini's snub means for Arsenal
12:00 Sunday 1st July 2018

How the mighty have fallen. There was once a time when Arsenal [and Arsene Wenger] could look in the direction of a player and he’d come running. Now the third-best team in London are being rejected on a daily basis by, let’s…

Premier League
How Baseball Explains Marouane Fellaini
09:00 Sunday 1st July 2018

If you’ve ever let an uncle down on his luck stay in your spare room, only to discover that he has an aversion to bathwater, talks with his mouth full, belches, farts, scratches, and keeps promising to leave before finding new excuses…

Premier League
Manchester United's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in midfield?
15:00 Friday 25th May 2018

In the last two summer transfer windows, Jose Mourinho looked to strengthen Manchester United’s midfield. He brought in Paul Pogba, then Nemanja Matic. While United’s midfield has improved, there remain inconsistencies. Add to that…