Can a Wounded Mourinho Revive Manchester United?

Can a Wounded Mourinho Revive Manchester United?

Besides the glaring failure to qualify for the Champions League despite spending huge amounts of money, the biggest shortcoming of Manchester United under Louis Van Gaal has been how far the Red Devils have distanced themselves from what they adhered to for decades upon decades. United, under Louis van Gaal, have gone from getting the foundations right to an incapability to progress forward, to hitting the ultimate brick wall in terms of squad improvement. United have stagnated and for good …
The Steel in Middlesbrough's Premier League Return

The Steel in Middlesbrough's Premier League Return

After seven seasons in the Football League Championship, Middlesbrough are finally back in the Premier League.  A scrappy draw at home to promotion rivals Brighton on the final day was enough to seal second place in a game that was emblematic of Boro’s season: much more difficult that it needed to be. However, despite the nerves and anxiety, they did it and the final whistle brought as much relief as it did joy. Their time out of the top flight …
Manchester City vs Arsenal: From Title Challengers to Top 4 Battlers

Manchester City vs Arsenal: From Title Challengers to Top 4 Battlers

Title challengers at the beginning of the season, Arsenal and Manchester City are still fighting for a top four place when they face each other this weekend. With Manchester City crashing out of the Champions League in a rather timid fashion, they certainly need to qualify for next season’s competition by finishing in the top four. This doesn’t seem a guarantee anymore as Manchester United are breathing down their necks and with Arsenal scheduled for a visit to the Etihad …
How Could Manchester United Bolster Their Attack Next Season?

How Could Manchester United Bolster Their Attack Next Season?

This summer could potentially see some huge changes in personnel at Manchester United regardless of what happens between now and the end of the season. There's strong rumours suggesting a possible managerial replacement in June with Jose Mourinho being the name that heads the wishlist and it would be interesting to see whether Ed Woodward is really willing to implement the change - after two years of uninspiring football (for the most part) under Louis Van Gaal and an alarming …
Leicester City: Analysing The League Leaders' Tactics

Leicester City: Analysing The League Leaders' Tactics

The first half of this EPL season saw Leicester City build their gameplay around a stunning attacking approach, but their defence is slowly coming out to the fore now. After a fourth 1-0 victory in five games against Crystal Palace on Saturday, here’s a look at Leicester’s tactics and what worked for them. Leicester’s table domination during Christmas can be attributed to a record of 37 goals in 17 games. Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking scoring run had propelled them to unthinkable …
Where Next for Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United?

Where Next for Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United?

When Liverpool sent Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United side crashing out of Europe, the Red Devils' fans were left feeling deflated and it's not surprising as they've not had much to cheer about so far this season. But where next for Manchester United? The side are struggling to make progress under their Dutch boss, Van Gaal, and fans have grown restless and impatient in recent weeks after inconsistent performances have dented their league campaign this year. The Red Devils currently …
Are There Any Leaders at All in the Red Devils' Dressing Room?

Are There Any Leaders at All in the Red Devils' Dressing Room?

Here they go again: confidence built up over a run of four decent results was well and truly shattered by another shambolic performance by Manchester United, this time, at the home of their bitterest rivals, Liverpool. Manchester United looked gutless, devoid of any commitment in what was arguably their biggest game of the season and have potentially blown their chances of making it to the Champions League next campaign. Given the context and significance of the tie, the performance could …
It's Cups or Bust for Manchester United

It's Cups or Bust for Manchester United

With Manchester United starting the day six points and an inferior goal difference behind fourth placed Manchester City and all of the top four sides facing each other this weekend, it was an opportunity for United to make up some ground on the teams above them. Second from bottom Sunderland were not exactly seen as lambs to the slaughter, but certainly a level of opposition that should be dispatched, with the Red Devils finding some form in recent weeks. As …
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