Post-Match Hangover: Manchester United Rout Swansea in Style

Post-Match Hangover: Manchester United Rout Swansea in Style

Four goals scored, none conceded and 3 more points. Again. It's been as good a start for Manchester United as they have had in not just one year, or five or even fifty - this is the first time the Red Devils have scored eight Premier League/top flight goals or more in the first two games in about 110 years. So it's rather safe to assume that there is something special brewing within this side. Mourinho would call it confidence. …
Rampant Rom Runs Riot as Confident United put Four Past Joe Hart

Rampant Rom Runs Riot as Confident United put Four Past Joe Hart

If ‘Philosophy’ was the buzzword for Manchester United under Louis van Gaal – ‘Confidence’ is winning the race under Mourinho so far. From first whistle to the last, the result was never really in doubt – but it’s rather hard to find what has changed from last season when in November – United drew 1-1 against Slaven Bilic’s West Ham despite peppering the goal 17 times and scoring once with a 5% conversion rate. On Sunday however, a very similar …
Talking Points from United's Valiant Defeat in the UEFA Super Cup

Talking Points from United's Valiant Defeat in the UEFA Super Cup

Manchester United ended up on the losing side of a cup final for the first time in close to 14 months - after an inspired performance from Real Madrid ensured their fourth Super Cup win and a remarkable second (consecutive times) under Frenchman Zinedine Zidane. Even though the result was always under the control of the Spanish and European champions on a sweltering hot evening in Skopje, thanks to a battle comfortably won in the wide areas, the Red Devils …
Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Manchester United drew 1-1 at Old Trafford for the 12th time in 2016/17 - although only on this occasion, the scoreline was actually enough for the Red Devils to reach the seventh European final in their history. In isolation, it was another poor display from Mourinho's men at home where their inability to win football matches has been well documented this campaign. Utterly dominated by the 12th placed side in La Liga both in terms of possession and clear-cut chances …
Anthony Martial's Emphatic Response Keeps United in the Hunt for Top Four

Anthony Martial's Emphatic Response Keeps United in the Hunt for Top Four

Wasn't that the perfect week in a very long time for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho? Or is it too little too late? Either way, you would struggle to write the script if you tried. Following the trouncing of Chelsea and  a nail-biting finish in Europe, United win a Premier League game without hassle on a weekend for a change, when their rivals for a place in the top four failed to improve on their current points tally. It was …
Nil and Niller: Europa League is the Only Remaining Basket for Man United

Nil and Niller: Europa League is the Only Remaining Basket for Man United

Manchester United made absolute arses of themselves yet again. Another two points dropped at Old Trafford, another opportunity to capitalise on a favourable game-week squandered, another game where the home side almost managed to score and another game where the opposition goalkeeper played a blinder. The Red Devils have drawn their eleventh league game this campaign, a whopping eighth at the Theatre of Dreams which has reached a stage where calling it the Theatre of Draws wouldn't raise any eyebrows. Mourinho's …
Lingard Launches United Closer to the Top Four in the Premier League

Lingard Launches United Closer to the Top Four in the Premier League

Manchester United managed to shake off fatigue concerns to overcome a stubborn Middlesbrough in Riverside on Sunday, which saw them ascend the Premier League table for the first time since game-week 11. Mourinho fielded a back three again - for the third consecutive game this season, not to mention against a team that has massively struggled to score goals, his decision was slightly perplexing. The visitors looked a hastily assembled side at least on paper, clearly a consequence of injuries …
Holders Crash Out as Mourinho Prepares for the Run In

Holders Crash Out as Mourinho Prepares for the Run In

It was very predictable in the end. Manchester United clinging on to avoid embarrassment at Stamford Bridge staring at the prospect of only their third defeat since late October - a result that would deny them a fifth trip to Wembley in under a year. United fielded a back three for the second game in row - probably just the second time in Mourinho's managerial career stretching roughly across 800 odd games in all competitions. With Rashford and Mkhitaryan playing …
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