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 …
Chelsea v Manchester United: FA Cup 6th Round Preview

Chelsea v Manchester United: FA Cup 6th Round Preview

When Manchester United travel to West London to play Chelsea, it is usually exciting. The two sides have played some fascinating games leading to significant results in the last two decades and Monday's encounter could just be another of those fixtures. Chelsea are the league leaders, and have reached the stage where they could be called champions-elect with a double digit lead at the summit with under a third of the campaign to go. I’m sure Chelsea supporters are still …
Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Referees – the guys that bear the brunt of ire from unhappy fans and Jose Mourinho. They are generally the default targets of people’s anger every time a perceived wrong decision is given. They are almost certainly the default reason for Mourinho’s teams not turning up at times. This season has already seen its fair share of controversies around referees’ decisions. But this season is also different for referees for several reasons. First, referees are also superstars now. The cash-rich …
It is Time For Marcus Rashford To Emulate and Evolve Under Mourinho

It is Time For Marcus Rashford To Emulate and Evolve Under Mourinho

With the news of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's three-match domestic ban confirmed at the time of writing, and Manchester United, as a consequence, facing the prospect of playing competitive football matches without their talisman and top scorer, there is some suspicion among Reds as to whether Jose Mourinho's side can carry their reasonably strong run of form since early November, on to the coming weeks. The 35-year old, will as a result of the ban, not only miss United's FA Cup outing …
FC Rostov vs Manchester United Preview: Europa League Round of 16

FC Rostov vs Manchester United Preview: Europa League Round of 16

Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from their 1-1 draw with Bournemouth when they take on FC Rostov in the first leg of the Europa League tie on Thursday evening. Jose Mourinho's side have been in great form since the turn of the new year and they sealed their first piece of silverware last month during their 3-2 victory over Southampton in the EFL Cup. However, they missed an opportunity to put pressure on the top four by …
Man United Travel Back in Time to Drop a Further Two Points against Bournemouth

Man United Travel Back in Time to Drop a Further Two Points against Bournemouth

If anything, it was déjà vu for Manchester United at Old Trafford. A score draw when it seemed they could finally permanently climb the league table where they've stayed sixth for the last 138 days and as a result, will continue to do at least until they play their next Premier League game in two weeks' time. It was arguably the weirdest game Manchester United have played under Mourinho so far. Never short of controversies, the game saw a sending off, player …
Manchester United vs Bournemouth | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Bournemouth | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United are returning to Premier League action for the first time since their EFL Cup triumph and there should be a jubilant atmosphere at Old Trafford to greet them. During recent weeks, Liverpool have dropped points and there is an opportunity for United to put the pressure on them and Arsenal before the late game on Saturday. Those that have watched a lot of Jose Mourinho's side in recent months will consider them as serious contenders for a top …
Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

There's another exciting weekend in the Premier League ahead as clubs are now well and truly back to league action following last week's cup competitions. The biggest game of the weekend will undoubtedly be Liverpool's clash against Arsenal in Saturday's late kick-off at Anfield but there are also key battles at the other end of the table as Leicester City host Hull City and Swansea take on Burnley at the Liberty Stadium Tottenham will face a tough clash against Everton …
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