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Does Anthony Martial need help?
09:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Romelu Lukaku’s departure opened up the path for Anthony Martial. With the number nine shirt back in his possession, this was supposed to be the season he'd transform into the goal-machine Manchester United envisioned upon signing…

Premier League
Manchester United have themselves an Andreas Pereira problem
19:00 Monday 25th November 2019

Manchester United have been trending downwards since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to hang up the clipboard, that much is obvious. From David Moyes to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and everyone sandwiched in between, this club has been fighting a losing…

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Scott McTominay reaping rewards from Solskjaer at Manchester United
19:00 Monday 28th October 2019

This term, Manchester United have had (more than justified) criticism heading in their direction. The Red Devils drubbed Chelsea 4-0 on opening day, though since then, things for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went downhill quicker than an Olympic skier. …

Premier League
Why chance creation is going to cost Manchester United dearly
19:00 Friday 25th October 2019

Manchester United are a team in transition. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to need time, though that wasn't a luxury afforded to his predecessor. The Baby Faced Assassin made some astute summer signings, but the Norwegian is going to need…

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…