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Premier League
Is Solskjaer's Manchester United literally coming up short?
17:32 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived in the Premier League, critics claimed he needed to adjust to the division’s physicality. The Catalan disagreed but his first season seemed to vindicate his opponents. He then made two key signings that solidified…

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
Can Solskjaer double down in the Manchester Derby?
15:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

The clock struck the 94th-minute, prompting referee Paul Tierney to bring the game to a close. Rings of, "Ole, Ole, Ole" in a Norwegian rather than Spanish accent echoed around Old Trafford as Manchester United's babyfaced assassin,…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Champions League
Will good things come in threes for Mourinho?
09:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Call me an elitist but, working on the assumption Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are Tottenham’s chief rivals in their quest for a 2020/21 Champions League berth, then Jose Mourinho has one thing going for him. Spurs already…

Premier League
No 'Songs of the North' at Old Trafford
08:01 Monday 25th November 2019

Bobby McFerrin would never make it in Manchester's red half. His philosophy is turned upsidedown on the Old Trafford terraces. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to rebuild the squad from the academy up, all you hear on social media is, 'worry; don't…

Premier League
How West Ham/Tottenham match predicts Mourinho's Spurs tenure
08:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. There is no surprise in that. The Portuguese is always a rabbit out of the gate. Unfortunately, the game’s full narrative warns against what usually comes much later in…

Managerial News
Manchester United far from Pochettino's sole option
09:00 Thursday 21st November 2019

That’s how it is in modern football for managers. One bad spell and all your hard work over the years is overlooked in a matter of days. Mauricio Pochettino is the latest manager to realise there is no such thing as job security anymore. Tottenham…

Premier League
Who understands Arsenal's need better than Patrick Vieira?
12:00 Sunday 17th November 2019

If, sorry, when Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Patrick Vieira’s appointment offers a promise no other candidate can make. When the former Gunners captain and midfield destroyer departed for Juventus, the last remaining vestige of defensive…

Premier League
''Twice!''
08:00 Monday 11th November 2019

He won’t but I hope Jose Mourinho decides to remain in the Sky Studio rather than find a new club to manage. He still plays head games now and then, slipping in sly digs at former rivals, but is far more direct and honest when analysing…

Germany
Equal Time: Jose Mourinho belongs at Bayern, not Arsenal
11:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho's marriage with Manchester United ended on an embarrassing note. The Portuguese found life difficult in his last season at Old Trafford amid a run of poor results, heavy backlash from fans and constant fallouts with key…

Premier League
Have fans sucked the magic out of Manchester United?
19:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

I’ve heard all the talk about the power, grace and beauty of a mother’s love. She’ll nurture you, guide you, defend you, stand by you, love you unconditionally, do anything for you. Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman’s…

Football
When will football stop ignoring Erik Ten Hag?
17:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

Ajax were football's surprise package in 2019/20. Making the Round of 16 seemed fair for the Dutch giants who were thought to be more focussed on reclaiming the Eredivisie title from PSV Eindhoven. Observers were willing to grant they were…

Premier League
Should Manchester United start their Rojo Diablo?
09:01 Friday 27th September 2019

Faust is the ambitious German bloke who made a deal with the Devil. As a great many Germans reside in Argentina, it isn’t surprising that a certain Manchester United defender’s full name is Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo. Considering…

Spain
Panic at the Bernabeu
08:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Have you read the book--sorry, what am I saying? Have you seen the film where the baby is born into an obscenely wealthy family, grows up wanting for nothing, graduates from the best university not because his parents have money but because…