The Unique Return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he could add

The Unique Return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he could add

It is well established ever since Manchester United's victorious night in Stockholm that Jose Mourinho had already drawn his wish-list for the season ahead to be able to compete in multiple tournaments including the Champions League, which the Red Devils will be a part of, in 2017/18. The requirements were simple. Mourinho had asked for four players before the start of the new season - to further boost his spine with a nice blend of quality and experience, not too …
Manchester United Champions League Walkthrough: Group A

Manchester United Champions League Walkthrough: Group A

Champions League is back at Manchester United and Old Trafford can finally look forward to some big and potentially enjoyable nights, thanks to a memorable European campaign that culminated in a victorious night at Stockholm lasts season. Although winning the Premier League for the first time in five years is still very much the primary objective, the Red Devils and more importantly, Jose Mourinho himself will be under considerable pressure to make their mark in a competition they have won …
3 Thoughts as Manchester United Set the Pace in the Premier League

3 Thoughts as Manchester United Set the Pace in the Premier League

As the dust settled and final whistle blown, United emerged victorious in another Premier League game, a vital 2-0 win at Old Trafford against the 2015/16 Champions Leicester City. On the whole, United deservedly took home all three points as Mourinho's side improved their points tally to nine, out of nine available - and will go into the international break with confidence as high as it can be. Here are my three thoughts as Mourinho's inspiring substitutions made all the …
The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

In 1997, twenty seven days after Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mohamed Al Fayed completed his takeover of Fulham FC. In the process, he became the first foreign owner of an English football club. Six years later, Roman Abramovich bought into Chelsea FC and his success then led to many others following suit. The rich had always clambered to get a piece of the action in previous decades, with clubs traditionally being owned by local business …
Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Trust Jose Mourinho to say something completely incongruous to the situation. When his Manchester United side romped to a 4-0 away victory at Swansea City, the reporter taking Jose’s interview must have expected a bit more ebullience. Instead, Mourinho said, “The thing I want to happen is for the team to be losing, so I can see the way we react emotionally.” Of course, he meant that he wanted to see how his team handles adversity. He was also complaining …
It's time for Luke Shaw to justify Mourinho's trust in him

It's time for Luke Shaw to justify Mourinho's trust in him

Manchester United are off to a flyer this season - with two 4-0 wins on the spin in the opening two games. The squad has got the strength in depth - in most areas of the pitch and United are primed to push hard for their first league title in five years in Mourinho's historically successful second season at a new club. Yet, there always is room for improvement and what Manchester United are most certainly no exception to the …
Post-Match Hangover: Manchester United Rout Swansea in Style

Post-Match Hangover: Manchester United Rout Swansea in Style

Four goals scored, none conceded and 3 more points. Again. It's been as good a start for Manchester United as they have had in not just one year, or five or even fifty - this is the first time the Red Devils have scored eight Premier League/top flight goals or more in the first two games in about 110 years. So it's rather safe to assume that there is something special brewing within this side. Mourinho would call it confidence. …
Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Older readers may remember the shock that reverberated around the British football scene when Trevor Francis' move from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in early 1979 broke the £1 million transfer barrier (and doubled the British record transfer fee). Less than forty years later and £1 million would just about buy one one of Neymar's toes. Footballing transfer finances are spiralling out of control. £1 million in 1979 is equivalent to around £5.25 million today, so in real terms a …
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