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Premier League
Are there positives to take from Manchester United's Bournemouth defeat?
09:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

They’re back. After Manchester United lost at Dean Court to Bournemouth on a rainy, wind-whipped, South Coast Saturday afternoon, the Love United, Hate Glazers crowd returned en masse to disparage their club on social media. Never mind…

Premier League
How the Longstaff brothers reinstalled vigour and belief at Newcastle United
12:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Unless you’re the biblical Abel, you’d rather have your brother watching your back at work than someone else. Unfortunately, not many enjoy the privilege, particularly in the Premier League. Sean Longstaff is among the…

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…

Premier League
Why shouldn't Manchester United sack Solskjaer?
09:01 Friday 11th October 2019

Fans tend to view football like an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day. Best enjoy it while you can because good things never last. When things aren’t so good, it’s like a rainy day at Wimbledon: dreary, disappointing, and…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer call time on Lingard's Manchester United career?
08:02 Wednesday 25th September 2019

You see it in youth leagues around the world, no matter the sport. The coach’s son plays. His talent level doesn’t enter the conversation. It isn’t limited to youth leagues either. Sir Alex Ferguson kept son Darren in his…

Premier League
Two solutions for Manchester United's right wing?
17:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Ask yourself why Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie. It wasn’t to stick it to Arsene Wenger. That was a bonus. No, he needed someone who could provide balance in the Manchester United attack. Always devastating down the left flank…

Europa League
2019/20 Europa League Preview
08:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

And God said, "Let there be football on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. And he created the Champions League. And it was good. On Thursday, God rested.  But the Devil rebelled, saying, "Screw that!" And he created the Europa…

Premier League
Are Premier League match officials undermining VAR?
17:01 Sunday 25th August 2019

The problem with VAR is not that it erodes the human element in football. It’s that it leaves it in place. VAR stands for video assistant referee, not assisted review. It’s a person watching a monitor to make a decision. Instances…

Premier League
The Ballad of Paul and Marcus
08:00 Friday 23rd August 2019

If the Beatles were a football club who would take the penalties? Would it be just one band member? Each of the Fab Four wrote hit singles for the group, including Ringo Starr. In my mind’s eye, I see Ringo more as a goalkeeper, backstopping…

Transfers
Call me crazy but Manchester United can use Mandzukic
08:02 Friday 2nd August 2019

The Romelu Lukaku saga is as hot and uncomfortable as a 35º day at Glastonbury. Manchester United fans are excited by the billing, sweat the transfer then dehydrate when nothing comes of it. First, he was off to Inter with Ivan Perisic…

Transfers
5 young punks: Should they stay or should they go?
15:00 Friday 31st May 2019

Most music critics will tell you the Sex Pistols and the Clash are punk’s two fundamental icons. Sid Vicious and co were entirely anarchistic and thus couldn’t hold it together on a musical, professional or personal level. Joe Strummer…

Premier League
The three sides of Manchester United's 2018/19 Premier League season
08:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

Robert Evans was a legendary Hollywood producer for Paramount Studios. His fingerprints can be lifted from dozens of Hollywood’s best films, including Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown. In his autobiography,…

Features
Why Paris Saint Germain must be wary of Manchester United
12:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Jose Mourinho's third year at Manchester United couldn't have gone worse. The third-season syndrome he loves to deny reared its ugly head. His dream to return the Premier League giants to English football's pinnacle collapsed.…

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…

Premier League
Chelsea vs Manchester United: A Premier League combined XI
10:30 Sunday 5th November 2017

The Premier League giants face off before 2017's final international break. Will these 11 players give us something to talk about for a fortnight? The reigning champions are desperate for three points at home, nasty or otherwise, after a disappointing…