Lukaku and Rashford 'could' be United's new Yorke and Cole

Lukaku and Rashford 'could' be United's new Yorke and Cole

Ambitious title, isn't it?  When Lukaku and Rashford started together for the first time at Manchester United, in a fairly historic event - the first Manchester derby held outside of UK and the first time the two sides faced each other after the horrific terrorist/suicide bomber attack in May, there was as much excitement among the United fans as there was respect from both sides, on the pitch and the terraces in Houston, who made it nothing less than a …
Manchester United cannot afford to sell Darmian this Summer

Manchester United cannot afford to sell Darmian this Summer

The pre-season friendlies have well and truly begun and naturally, social media is littered with hot takes and tactical analyses of games that are played for the sole purpose of integrating new signings into the first team and building fitness ahead of the new season. Amidst the bedlam, United are still negotiating deals, the nature of some - unclear, yet others - pretty obvious, at this point in time. The Red Devils are reported to be in advanced talks to finally …
Smalling, Jones and Mourinho's Options in Central Defence

Smalling, Jones and Mourinho's Options in Central Defence

Manchester United will begin their pre-season tour of 2017 in the United States of America and the preparations are already underway in the UCLA campus, where the club will based at between the 10th and 22nd of July. The Red Devils have made two key additions in the transfer market and there is a consensus that the club will sign at least two more ahead of the new season - to bolster their first team squad enough to compete in five …
Why do Manchester United Want to Sign Eric Dier?

Why do Manchester United Want to Sign Eric Dier?

Manchester United have made the biggest signing of the summer so far after buying Romelu Lukaku from Everton for a fee of £75 million. Jose Mourinho is keen to press ahead for further additions as he attempts to build a squad capable of competing on multiple fronts. He will want to see progression and a title challenge is needed if he is to prove himself as a manager capable of leading the club forward for years to come. The next …
What Wayne Rooney could bring to Everton Football Club

What Wayne Rooney could bring to Everton Football Club

Everton football club have hogged the limelight for most of this transfer window so far and that did not change yesterday when the Blues announced the return of their prodigal son Wayne Rooney after a 13-year dissociation. 'Welcome Home Wayne' was the underlying message attached to every bit of information they put out on various social media outlets and it looked like everything was falling in place for Everton under the new ownership. The Blues, on top of what has …
Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Chelsea's summer is reaching a crossroads after it has emerged that priority target Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United. This is a huge blow for the Blues as it was widely reported that Antonio Conte wanted to bring the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge this summer to be his first choice striker. The fee is believed to be around £75 million, which is lower than many expected, but Wayne Rooney is set to go in the opposite direction. …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
Lukaku is the flat-track bully Mourinho needs at Manchester United

Lukaku is the flat-track bully Mourinho needs at Manchester United

The initial reaction to the news that Manchester United were in advanced talks including agreeing a fee in a staggering deal to sign Everton's Romelu Lukaku was one of utter disbelief. This slowly morphed into shock and now, having had a couple of days to process everything, this writer is positively excited and completely convinced that the soon-to-be-confirmed move makes total sense to United - in almost every aspect. To understand and even quantify what Lukaku could bring to Manchester …
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