Manchester United v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Boxing Day, Manchester United welcome David Moyes back to Old Trafford as his Sunderland side prepare for a match with vital importance for both teams, but for two totally different reasons. Manchester United have hit a good run of form, after their abysmal start to the season.  Their three straight Premier League wins leave them just four points off the top four.  But after the poor start to the season they had, every point is crucial, especially points available at …
Man United Swept by a Tidal Wave of Optimism under Mourinho

Man United Swept by a Tidal Wave of Optimism under Mourinho

If there is one thing that is absolutely certain with football, it is change. Not long ago were Manchester United facing some serious questions about an identity that was supposedly lost - both on and off the pitch, particularly the reaction to the 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge ranged from panicked frenzy to a foregone conclusion that Jose Mourinho's days as a world class manager were coming to a screeching halt. Fast forward to Christmas, United may not have actually climbed …
The Jesse Lingard Hyperbole

The Jesse Lingard Hyperbole

Part of what makes football such an emotional and exhausting sport is opinions. Every fan has loads to say after a result, be it good or bad - some do it via the medium of Twitter or YouTube while a few privileged others get paid to do it in suits on national television. Like every group of supporters, the Manchester United fan-base is a cesspool of opinions that most often come across as very divisive and conflicting - particularly about some of the …
West Brom vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Brom vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It was always going to be a crucial Christmas period for Manchester United and they have started well with back-to-back wins, but they need a lot more results like that if they are to challenge for a top four finish. This weekend, they travel to West Bromwich Albion and will be in for a difficult match against the in-form Baggies. There is only one place separating the two teams in the league table and a home win will put the …
The Premier League: Why it's still the best league in the world

The Premier League: Why it's still the best league in the world

Many football fans point to La Liga as the number 1 league in the world because of the technically superior aspects of the Spanish game. Some look to Germany's Bundesliga for the overall package ( Fantastic fans, marketing of brand, precision based football) Some fans strangely, even look to Serie A and Ligue 1 for it's "entertainment value." But the English Premier league is way ahead of all mentioned because it is a league where anything can happen, and, probably will. …
Mkhitaryan is key to Mourinho's Man United Evolution

Mkhitaryan is key to Mourinho's Man United Evolution

Manchester United have been breaking records this season under Mourinho, but a lot of them, worryingly dubious. Although, on Thursday, they managed to end one of these poor streaks with a victory away from the comforts of Old Trafford in a European fixture, for the first time since November 2013, excluding qualification ties. It was a 2-0 win in Odessa in extremely cold weather on a pitch that would make a ground of a Sunday League football team look like the Emirates. …
Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur has always been one of the most entertaining games in the league, more so in the last five years when the two sides have been trading blows, at Old Trafford. United will come off the back of a tough 2-0 win in Odessa, Europa League progress and a six-hour journey from Manchester. Their form away from the Premier League has been fantastic with a place in the League Cup semi-final ensured followed by the group stage success …
Should Manchester United Make the Europa League Top Priority?

Should Manchester United Make the Europa League Top Priority?

The Europa League's trophy is one prize that continues to elude Manchester United's trophy case, and this year, it might be the sole ray of hope for the club. Although the Europa League is not considered as much of a big deal as the Champions League, United doing well might just be the only saving grace for them this season. As far as their EPL position is concerned, the Red Devils are 13 points behind league-leaders Chelsea. Almost feeling like …
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