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Premier League
Manchester United midfielder Fred should look to follow Victor Lindelof's lead
17:01 Monday 19th August 2019

Football fans are a fickle bunch. Up and down the country, supporters change their opinions almost on a week-by-week basis. Just look at Manchester United fans' treatment of Paul Pogba. The mercurial Frenchman was the best thing since sliced…

Premier League
Do Manchester United, Ed Woodward, rate defenders by their release clause?
17:00 Thursday 11th July 2019

Centre-back tops the wishlist for many Manchester United supporters, just as it did for Jose Mourinho last summer. It has been eleven months since the self-proclaimed Special One asked the Red Devils to deliver an elite level…

Premier League
Who should Manchester United appoint as their next permanent captain?
17:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

Manchester United lack a powerful leader under the bright-minded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Despite playing with a few intimidating captains as a player, the Norwegian struggles to find his own inspired leader. Club captain Antonio Valencia’s…

Premier League
Is Victor Lindelof finally finding his feet at Old Trafford?
09:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

In two-and-a-half seasons at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho never found his ideal centre-back pair. Known for his conservative approach, he bought Eric Bailly in his first season, Victor Lindelof the next. Fans were convinced the duo's…

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…

Premier League
Mourinho v Sir Alex: Winning as a means and an end
17:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

You want to believe in a manager who's won multiple Champions Leagues and titles in four top-flight competitions. Jose Mourinho makes that difficult. You're never certain what game he's playing. Even when you understand he's…

Premier League
Three defenders Manchester United should consider signing
09:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Manchester United are all over the place defensively. No longer is Old Trafford the fortress it was last season. A lot has changed since David De Gea won his first Golden Glove. The Red Devils often put up some excellent defensive displays due…

Premier League
Why did Jose Mourinho want two centre backs in the summer? Revealed
08:00 Saturday 13th October 2018

This past January, Manchester United extended manager Jose Mourinho’s contract through July 2020. Everything else that happened [or didn't] in the summer transfer window reaffirmed how erratic and fleeting football life can be.…

Premier League
What is Manchester United's best centre-back pairing?
08:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

Manchester United has endured a rough patch at the beginning of the season. The major issue lies in defence. It's probably the first time a Jose Mourinho team has struggled so much at the back. Last campaign, full-backs were the biggest…

Premier League
Panic in the Stretford End II
08:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

The first time I wrote an article with this title, I applied a musical theme. United had just lost the home half of the Manchester Derby to City. The mood afterward was no less temptestuous than it is in the wake of another defeat to Brighton.…

World Cup
The World Cup was good to Jose Mourinho
08:30 Thursday 12th July 2018

Whether from the comfort of his Moscow hotel suite or the confines of the RT studio where he is serving as a guest pundit for the World Cup, one might well forgive Jose Mourinho for smiling to himself as the tournament draws to a…

World Cup
The World Cup is the perfect opportunity for Victor Lindelof to shine
08:00 Monday 18th June 2018

The World Cup is a special moment known to create stars. Consider why Argentines consider Diego Maradona superior to Lionel Messi. One can get away with blatant hand balls and still win a World Cup. The other can’t take penalties. Think…

Transfers
Premier League Big 6 shopping lists for the summer
15:00 Monday 21st May 2018

The 2017/18 Premier League season is over. Manchester City are deserved champions. The season wasn't without its surprises and shocks. Arsenal were disappointing, Liverpool unexpectedly thrilling. In last summer's transfer window, many…

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Will Victor Lindelof ever come good at Manchester United?
08:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

Sweden international Victor Lindelof was supposed to be Eric Bailly's long-term partner in the Manchester United rearguard. Lindelof had earned rave reviews for his performance at Benfica in the 2016/17 season. Several European…

Premier League
3 centre backs Manchester United can sign
12:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Rumours last week alleged Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has decided to sell his centre-half pairing. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have been the main duo in the club's league-leading defence this season. Both, but…