Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

2016/17 has been a campaign littered with bright patches of high quality football, plenty of goals and teams in the top seven places going toe to toe in the rat race to win the pot of money that comes with qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. It should not come as a surprise, given the influx of managerial talent, the new 5.1 billion TV deal, that has brought with it an assemblage of superstar footballers attracted by astronomical wages. …
Mkhitaryan's Growing Influence and Mourinho's Questionable Stance on Martial

Mkhitaryan's Growing Influence and Mourinho's Questionable Stance on Martial

Manchester United beat Leicester City for the third time this season - an emphatic and largely comfortable stroll-in-the-park 0-3 victory at the King Power Stadium after goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata. United started with a similar line-up to the one that demolished the champions at Old Trafford back in September, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcos Rojo this time in place of Jesse Lingard and Daley Blind. The visitors, after a slow start - for the first …
Leicester City Vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City Vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After the hectic hustle-bustle of  December and January, the Premier League now enters relatively more placid times of February and March. There are only three game weeks in February, the first of which beckons us over the next two days. While the marquee London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea will be the center of attraction on Saturday, on Sunday two of only three managers who have won the Premier League and are currently managing in the league, go head to …
The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

Manchester United managed to successfully book themselves a trip to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup after they beat Warren Joyce's Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford. United had made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Hull City in midweek - although 23-year old Paul Pogba's goal on the night was enough to see them through to another final in Wembley - their second in the space of nine months. …
Manchester United vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On February first, Manchester United will face off against Hull City for the second time in a week.  After advancing to the Capital One Cup final at the KC Stadium last week, despite losing 2-1 on the day, Manchester United will welcome Hull to Old Trafford on Wednesday. United had a good last week with an aggregate victory over Hull City to send them to the final of the Capital One Cup and a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic to …
Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba's goal has ensured Manchester United's progress to their first EFL Cup final since 2009 despite a 2-1 defeat on Thursday to Marco Silva's Hull City at the KCOM stadium. United made the trip to Hull on the back of a fairly comfortable 2-0 lead from Old Trafford in the first leg - thanks to a late goal from Marouane Fellaini. The Red Devils insisted on treating the second leg with caution prior to the match and Jose Mourinho …
Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Preview

Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Preview

This weekend sees Wigan Athletic travel to Old Trafford, marking Warren Joyce’s return to the club after leaving the position as Manchester United U23 manager earlier this season. It will be a nice occasion for him and his players, but the home side will go into the match as overwhelming favourites. They reached the EFL Cup final during the week and they will want to treat the FA Cup with similar respect. Although their priority has to be the Premier …
Hull City Vs Manchester United Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

Hull City Vs Manchester United Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

In football’s annual calendar, domestic knockout competitions serve some interesting and unique purposes. It is the cups, that generally spice up the season, while the league strives to grade the teams according to their respective levels. Even as the league establishes a team’s level in a particular season and decides how much moolah the club will be able to rake in, cups, in addition to giving minutes on the pitch to some of the underutilized players across clubs, also serve …
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