Players to Watch in the Manchester United Pre-Season Tour 2017

Players to Watch in the Manchester United Pre-Season Tour 2017

This weekend will see the Manchester United squad officially begin their preparations for the upcoming campaign - with a return to the United States of America. The importance of rebuilding fitness to get up to speed particularly on the back of one of the longest and most arduous campaigns in the club's history cannot be overstated. With the lack of new signings much to the manager's chagrin and uncertainty around some of the existing members of the first team with short …
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and a Costly Conundrum

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and a Costly Conundrum

In just under two weeks, Manchester United will begin their pre-season preparations for the upcoming season in the United States of America - in a hectic run of games that will include Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the space of seven days. Although the usual excitement around the build-up to a fresh season still exists in a large scale - there is also a growing sense of unease, for want of the right word, among the supporters who spend …
Why the New Season Could be a Defining one for Paul Pogba

Why the New Season Could be a Defining one for Paul Pogba

Last summer, Paul Pogba was the centre of attention. After leading his country to the final of Euro 2016 at home, he became the most expensive player in the world as he moved back to Manchester United. The Frenchman has long been written about as a future winner of the Ballon D'Or and his move back to Old Trafford was expected to propel him to that level. In Serie A, he was a star, but there were doubts about the …
Let Us Talk About Nemanja Matic and Manchester United

Let Us Talk About Nemanja Matic and Manchester United

Manchester United are back in the thick of stories that continue to divide opinion among fans - particularly after yesterday's breaking news that Mourinho is very close to re-signing Nemanja Matic from his former club Chelsea for a fee in the region of £40-million. The reaction it has generated on social media has not been all positive. In fact, one could observe a large stream of massively underwhelmed responses that you would have thought Manchester United had gone out and signed …
Fabinho Could Transform Manchester United From Pretenders into Contenders

Fabinho Could Transform Manchester United From Pretenders into Contenders

After a few no-breaking-news days on the Manchester United transfers front, there have been strong reports in the last couple of days that the Red Devils have made an official bid up to €50m (inclusive of add-ons) for AS Monaco's midfield dynamo Fabinho. Dynamo, incidentally is one of United Kingdom's more famous personalities - a recognisable magician and performer who could often be seen levitating above the statue of 'Christ - The Redeemer' overlooking the whole of Brazil, among other …
Is This a Golden Age for Managerial Talent in the Premier League?

Is This a Golden Age for Managerial Talent in the Premier League?

The Premier League is reaching a golden age when it comes to managerial talent. The managers of the top six sides are Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte, Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino. They would all be contenders for any top job in world football and to have them all competing in the same league is incredible. Barring Pochettino, they have all already had successful careers with lots of trophies between them. Although it was once true, there …
Dier, Mourinho and Manchester United's Potentially Expensive Gamble

Dier, Mourinho and Manchester United's Potentially Expensive Gamble

At a time when football has clearly taken a backseat, one of the more interesting transfer rumours still doing rounds involves Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier, Manchester United and a figure dangerously close to £50-million. Before analyzing whether any of that makes sense, it is important to understand what Eric Dier means to Tottenham Hotspur. He, in many ways, epitomizes what Pochettino's vision for Spurs is centered around. Eric Dier is 23, entering his prime years, English international with a considerable amount of …
What Next For Chris Smalling if he Does Leave Manchester United?

What Next For Chris Smalling if he Does Leave Manchester United?

Chris Smalling is facing an uncertain future at Manchester United after the club signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica. The Independent report that the England international will be allowed to leave Old Trafford after slipping down the pecking order. Jose Mourinho has yet to explicitly tell the defender if he will be part of his plans, but it is expected that he will be one of the players to depart United this summer. If that is the case, there will be …
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