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Premier League
Nemanja Matic yet another beneficiary of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era
15:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

Nemanja Matic always was a Jose Mourinho favourite. It was the self-proclaimed Special One who lured the Serbian first to Stamford Bridge, then to Old Trafford. Perhaps nobody epitomises a Mourinho-led side more than Matic. Physically tough…

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…

Premier League
Three positions Manchester United must improve to kickstart next season
08:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

Jose Mourinho's transfer woes at Manchester United were well-documented. Two years ago, the club failed to sign Ivan Perisic for allegedly refusing to meet his £50 million release clause. Rumours now point the Croatian World…

Football
What is the reason behind Nemanja Matic’s decline?
08:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Even though Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku for £75 million two years ago, the biggest summer surprise in 2017 was Chelsea's willingness to sell Nemanja Matic to their direct rivals. Many Blues fans expressed outrage. Chelsea…

Premier League
How a flower became a political football
09:00 Saturday 10th November 2018

There's an old saying that football and politics should never mix. FIFA take it so seriously that when they perceive political involvement in football they will suspend the national association. For the most part, the two are kept apart…

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
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…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: Serbia stinging from loss to Swiss now face Neymar and Coutinho with tournament on the line
15:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Before the tournament got underway, Brazil were favourites to go all the way and lift the World Cup. However, after stumbling to a draw in their first outing against Switzerland, all the pressure was on them as they geared up to face Costa…

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…

Premier League
It's not like Antonio Conte said he loved Chelsea and never wanted to leave
12:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

Chelsea experienced a topsy-turvy season under Antonio Conte. The most recent blows came via a frustrating draw to Huddersfield followed by a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United. One point of six from those two matches bid goodbye to Champions…

Premier League
Is the award for Scott McTominay another Jose Mourinho trick?
12:35 Thursday 3rd May 2018

Amidst the glitz, glamour and sparkle of Manchester United's awards evening, one moment punctuated the evening. An incongruous sight amongst the dazzle of stars and egos - a humble and slightly embarrassed Scott McTominay walking up to…

Premier League
Ander Herrera Lives
10:00 Tuesday 24th April 2018

For a while, Jose Mourinho deemed Ander Herrera superfluous. Nemanja Matic's summer arrival had condemned United's 2016/17 Player of the Year to watch from the bench. The previous year's sizeable influence was ignored.…

Premier League
Have Manchester United already found their third midfielder?
10:00 Saturday 14th April 2018

There have been rumours aplenty linking midfielders to Manchester United, following Jose Mourinho's insistence on playing with a middle-park duo rather than a trio. However, the Red Devils could already have the perfect third-option on…

Premier League
Chelsea: Summer signings failing to replace departed stars
16:00 Tuesday 10th April 2018

Not all footballers are instant hits after swapping clubs. While some hit the ground running, others are quickly labelled flops. Their blistering past performance now long forgotten. After winning the Premier League during his first season…