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Did Solskjaer's comment revitalise Alexis Sanchez?
12:00 Thursday 13th February 2020

Last month, Ole Gunnar Solskajaer insisted Alexis Sanchez would prove everyone wrong before returning to Manchester United. This was met with predictable scoffs and mocking from all around. Then again, he spoke with confidence about someone…

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Raheem Sterling penalty shout v Tottenham reveals important VAR misconception
08:00 Tuesday 4th February 2020

Before the fact, critics opposed to implementing Video-Assisted Review in the Premier League predicted the process would destroy the ‘fabric of the game’. While it’s difficult to argue that the time taken to review decisions…

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How can Steven Bergwijn help Tottenham Hotspur?
12:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

After living life on the brink of success for five years, it all fell apart this term for Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur. Desperate fans believed Jose Mourinho's appointment would be the necessary catalyst. Then…

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Furore over Solskjaer's Alexis comment MUFC ado about nothing
19:01 Wednesday 29th January 2020

If you count the 1980 Drybrough Cup, an eight-team competition held six times in the 1970s between the four highest-scoring clubs in the Scottish first and second divisions, Sir Alex Ferguson won one more trophy [40] as a manager than William…

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Solskjaer easy but wrong target at Manchester United
13:00 Sunday 26th January 2020

Reasons aplenty exist for Manchester United fans’ frustration with the 2-0 home defeat to Burnley. History backed the Red Devils for 59 years. It denied Clarets boss Sean Dyche in his nine previous efforts. Both Anthony Martial and Juan…

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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…

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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…

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Is Max Aarons ready for a big money move?
09:00 Friday 10th January 2020

Norwich City and England U21 fullback Max Aarons reportedly attracts interest from as many as four Premier League clubs in the January transfer window after his stellar start to life in the top flight. Arsenal and Tottenham are said to…

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Can Dennis Cirkin help with Tottenham's defensive problems?
09:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

Jose Mourinho has done a decent job since taking over at Tottenham. The Portuguese manager returned the side to winning ways after Mauricio Pochettino failed to maintain the high standard he initially set at White Hart Lane. The Argentine's…

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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…

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Why aren't Arsenal as concerned about being off course as Everton?
08:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Remember that scene in Titanic when the engineer comes to the bridge, lays out blueprints of the ship and details the catastrophe that will occur as a result of colliding with an iceberg? Some fat cat protests, boasting that the ship cannot…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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.…