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Premier League
Are fans better off with the Manchester United devil they know?
21:00 Sunday 2nd May 2021

A large group, numbering in the hundreds, protested outside Old Trafford ahead of the anticipated Sunday teatime kickoff between Manchester United and Liverpool. A much smaller group breached the ground and, while some brought the protest inside,…

Premier League
Sympathy for Andreas Pereira
12:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Manchester United fans question Paul Pogba’s commitment to the club. They abhor Anthony Martial’s work rate or the alleged lack thereof. Dedication and graft are two traits they demand from any player who pulls on the red strip…

Premier League
Searching for Michael Carrick
09:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

A Geordie, a Norwegian, an Irishman and a fat, bald Lancastrian regularly attend Premier League matches as a group. They chat together, analysing each match as it progresses. When their emotions get the best of them, the Norwegian, Irishman…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer give Garner a proper chance?
12:00 Sunday 19th January 2020

On Sunday, Manchester United meet runaway leaders and seemingly invincible rivals Liverpool. With the pressure only rising, the calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's head only grow louder. United's season is a mixed bag of results. On the…

Premier League
One year on, have Manchester United improved under Solskjaer?
08:01 Friday 20th December 2019

Wednesday’s EFL Cup match against Colchester United ushered in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second year in charge at Old Trafford. His squad marked the occasion with a 3-0 victory over the mid-table League 2 outfit. The Love-United-Hate-Glazers…

Premier League
Where has it all gone wrong for Nemanja Matic?
19:00 Monday 9th December 2019

In July 2017, Nemanja Matic was reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho. At that time, the transfer won the singing praise of Manchester United fans worldwide. This was largely due to the fact that the Red Devils had been left woefully…

Premier League
Forget the money; Does David de Gea deserve the Manchester United armband?
09:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

Have you noticed the green and yellow is fading from your Manchester United-related Twitter feed? #MeToo. Like many hot-button issues, #GlazersOut was apparently built for a hundred-metre hurdle rather than a marathon. As the season nears,…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho laments having too much of a good thing
08:30 Monday 27th November 2017

Following Manchester United’s extremely fortunate win over Brighton, Jose Mourinho suggested his side failed to score because he had fielded “too many attacking players.” Most impressively, the Portuguese kept a straight face…

Premier League
Nemanja Matic completes Manchester United's jigsaw puzzle
18:30 Friday 22nd September 2017

We've seen how Jose Mourinho depends on a strong, physical destroyer in the middle of the park. The Portuguese manager feels the defensive midfielder is the most important player on the pitch. He feels this pivot man provides the balance, stability,…

Opinion
Transfer window report: Can Conte be contento?
09:00 Monday 4th September 2017

The simple answer to the question: no. Disappointing, distraught, dismayed. Failed attempts at signing multiple players have gone awry during this summer transfer window. If the Blues were able to get their plan A players, we would be looking…