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Premier League
Is Fred coming good at Manchester United?
09:01 Tuesday 19th November 2019

The Ukrainian Premier League can't hold a candle to its English namesake. The time needed for erstwhile Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred to adjust to life at Manchester United proves the point. At the same time, Premier League fans aren't…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 6
15:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

It’s make-or-break time in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League this week, as Matchday 6 will determine which sides will reach the knockout stages of the respective competitions. Right now, there are 12 teams qualified…

Has Fred dropped dead at Manchester United?
08:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Supposedly the final piece in Manchester United's midfield jigsaw puzzle, it's fair to say Brazilian international Fred hasn't fit anywhere, let alone as the final piece. The 25-year-old was linked to Manchester City in the…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 3
16:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Following on from the return of domestic action after the international break, the UEFA Champions and Europa League both reconvene with Matchweek three. Typically, this is the time to separate Europe's contenders from pretenders. As usual,…

Premier League
Manchester United: How do latest signings Fred and Diogo Dalot fit in?
17:00 Saturday 9th June 2018

Manchester United has strengthened for next season. Fred was confirmed as a Red Devil on Tuesday. Diogo Dalot signed less than 24 hours later.   Man United needed to improve in certain positions. Central midfield and right-back were…

Premier League
Fred - Analysing Manchester United's potential midfield signings
08:00 Friday 20th April 2018

Manchester United’s last three matches have embodied their entire season in a snapshot. Jose Mourinho’s second season at the helm has seen a marked improvement in league standing, goals scored, and defensive statistics but the team…

Is Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred coming to a Manchester club?
09:30 Thursday 15th March 2018

Shakhtar Donetsk chief Sergei Palkin last week confirmed that highly-rated Brazilian midfielder Fred will be heading to Manchester next summer. The precise destination is a cliffhanger. Almost certainly, however, the 25-year-old…

Champions League
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk: Gladiators set for Champions League duel in Rome
08:30 Tuesday 13th March 2018

Let's play word association. I say Champions League; how do you respond? Real Madrid? Barcelona? Paris Saint-Germain? Juventus? Bayern Munich? It's always the glamour teams and ties that come to mind.  But the competition also…

Cengiz Under: The 'Undertaker' is exceeding expectations at Roma
09:00 Friday 23rd February 2018

Positives were few and far between for Eusebio Di Francesco. On a crisp, chilly Wednesday night in Kharkiv, his side subconsciously gave in to Paulo Fonseca's Samba rhythm. So did Manchester City, Napoli, and Feyenoord on their earlier…

Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 AS Roma: Three stand-out performers
09:00 Thursday 22nd February 2018

The remaining two matches in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 have been played. Sevilla held the Mestalla against Jose Mourinho and Manchester United while Shakhtar Donetsk hosted AS Roma at the Metalist Sports Complex. Man United under…

Champions League
3 players to watch during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action
09:30 Wednesday 21st February 2018

The UEFA Champions League's Round of 16 will continue this Wednesday with two exciting games. Manchester United will visit Sevilla. Shakhtar Donetsk will 'host' AS Roma. There will be several players worth watching in both games…

Champions League
Shakhtar: The Champions League's very own nomads
09:30 Sunday 18th February 2018

Much has been made of Tottenham Hotspur adapting (or not) to their season at Wembley while the new White Hart Lane is built. When you compare it to the plight Shakhtar Donetsk is enduring, however, there's little reason for sympathy. …

Champions League
3 games to watch during Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action
08:30 Tuesday 21st November 2017

Week five of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage is here. And as it has been the case all season long, here we have three games you shouldn't miss during Tuesday's slate of matches. Besiktas vs FC Porto Besiktas have been one of the…

European Football
Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk surprise packages in this season's UEFA Champions League
09:30 Friday 3rd November 2017

The reigning Turkish and Ukrainian title holders began their respective Champions League campaigns without much hype. Four games in, however, Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk are close to securing a berth in knockout stages. With only two matches…

Sing When Youre Winning
The Champions League hots up as the last 16 plays out
11:59 Tuesday 17th February 2015

With the return of the Champions League we handover to our European expert Jack Kitson for the mid-week treble. The Champions League explodes back into the frame this week as eight of the remaining 16 teams take to the field in the eagerly…