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Premier League
Why hasn't James Garner been given a chance at Manchester United?
19:00 Tuesday 8th October 2019

They say that fortune favours the brave. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nobly led his youthful Manchester United squad into pre-season battle, winning six from six and looking mightily impressive in the process. Mason Greenwood looked bright, Angel…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer switch the Manchester United midfield to a double-pivot?
18:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

It was a disappointing start to the season for Manchester United - before the encounter against Leicester City on Saturday. The Foxes are on the rise under new boss Brendan Rodgers. Having started the campaign on a strong note themselves,…

Premier League
Why Fred must start for Manchester United
08:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Manchester United have lacked control in games this season, yet forgotten man Fred can unlock Paul Pogba’s talent and bring stability to a thus-far jagged and loose midfield.  United have been disposed the third-most in the…

Premier League
Can Nemanja Matic keep his place in the Manchester United XI?
08:01 Wednesday 24th July 2019

‘Show me your holding midfielder and I’ll tell you how good your team is’ a wise man once said. Manchester United aspires to be a good team but has all sorts of problems and dilemmas at the base of their midfield. Not only…

Premier League
Can Manchester United's midfield provide better support to Solskjaer's defence?
12:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must have been wondering what all the fuss was about after being appointed Manchester United's interim manager. While the Norwegian, as an avid Red Devil himself, had no doubt witnessed the team's troubles in…

Premier League
Is Scott Mctominay Manchester United's hidden gem?
15:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Since Manchester United's ill-fated first-leg loss to Barcelona, everything seems to have gone downhill. Perhaps their 4-0 bashing at the Nou Camp could have been predicted. When one takes a closer look at their hard-fought victory at Old…

Premier League
Manchester United's road form no yellow brick road
08:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

At this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should adopt a Scottish terrier, name him Toto, go to sleep, and wait for a tornado to transport the Carrington training complex to Oz. His Manchester United squad need brains, heart and courage. Especially…

Champions League
The hole in Lionel Messi's game
15:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

First, let me apologise to Erik ten Hag. I intended to write about the wonderful work he’s doing at Ajax today but Barcelona interfered. He’ll understand. Frenkie de Jong remains his player only until June and possibly Matthijs…

Premier League
McTominay, Fred, Andreas: More Ole Redemption Songs
17:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

In football, it's not always possible to "emancipate yourself from mental slavery". Often a timely intervention is required. It's understating matters to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer re-energized Manchester United. He did more.…

Premier League
Why Manchester United don't need Scott McTominay to be world-class
16:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019

Manchester United fans' hearts probably dropped when Scott McTominay's name was included in the starting line-up. Needs-must, though, with the squad decimated by major injury. The midfielder, who is no longer a young pup being aged…

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
Gary Neville and Jose Mourinho's handbags over Scott McTominay
09:00 Tuesday 15th May 2018

Jose Mourinho and Gary Neville remain mired in the first stage of their Donald Trump/Kim Jong Un relationship. Don’t ask me who's who. You can’t tell by their haircuts. I suppose if GNev is the North Korean dictator that makes…

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…

Transfers
Paul Pogba: Another End in Sight at Old Trafford
09:30 Thursday 5th April 2018

He left for free in 2012. Manchester United had to part with £89 million, then a world record fee, to bring him back in 2016. Now, it's beginning to look like a vicious cycle. With a breakdown between player and manager reported,…

Premier League
Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Four Talking Points
09:00 Monday 26th February 2018

Manchester United returned to winning ways and second place in the Premier League by coming from behind against Chelsea. It was an even encounter. Chelsea had the better start. Alvaro Morata hit the bar in the opening minutes. The Blues…