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Three alternative targets to Griezmann for Manchester United

Three alternative targets to Griezmann for Manchester United

It was heavily reported that Antoine Griezmann would be moving to Manchester United this summer, but the latest report from the BBC states that the club have cooled interest in the Frenchman. This follows the news that Atletico Madrid's transfer ban has been upheld, which means that the Spanish club won't be able to sign players this summer. Therefore, their existing players are less likely to depart. It was thought that the forward would be joining United for a fee …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
Carrick, Title Charge and the Celebration of an Excellent Career

Carrick, Title Charge and the Celebration of an Excellent Career

A year on after Wayne Rooney's testimonial against his boyhood club Everton, 36-year old Michael Carrick will be honoured with a similar celebratory fixture, on the 4th of June at Old Trafford. The testimonial will see members of the famous 2008 side managed by Sir Alex Ferguson face a select group of distinguished colleagues handpicked by Carrick himself - masquerading under the name, Michael Carrick All Star XI. In addition to this being a great gesture by the club to acknowledge one …
The Worst-Behaved Supporters in the EPL in 2016

The Worst-Behaved Supporters in the EPL in 2016

Football fans have always been an emotional bunch, especially during the Premier League when local pride gets amplified beyond the borders of emotional restraint and sound judgment. After all, it’s not like you’re waiting to win the Superena Max, or anything similar for that matter, because so much more is at stake here. And sometimes, the powerhouse of emotions that is EPL fandom leads some to end up doing what the Police sees as a criminal offence, rather than your …
Newcastle United: Trying to Secure Future Through Early Transfers

Newcastle United: Trying to Secure Future Through Early Transfers

Newcastle United is a club with some incredible fluctuations in terms of their performances. As a team, they have been known to switch off for an entire half of a season as much as they have been capable of beating the best in the land with a handsome margin (6-1 against Spurs in 2015-16 comes to mind). These fluctuations in performances, combined with fluctuating policies at the top, have ensured that since the start of the Premier League era, Newcastle …
Mourinho Keen on Adding Quality rather Than Quantity Ahead of United’s Title Challenge

Mourinho Keen on Adding Quality rather Than Quantity Ahead of United’s Title Challenge

Rumour has it that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho might be targeting three or four first-rate acquisitions this summer as he looks forward to transforming his team into serious title contenders. All football pundits agree that “The Special One” - as the Portuguese national is fondly referred to - has had a fairly promising debut season at Old Trafford. This has been made possible by his team’s EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs with the icing on the cake being …
Profiling Manchester United and Chelsea target Ivan Perisic

Profiling Manchester United and Chelsea target Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic is a player that looks set for a Premier League move, after being linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea in recent days. A move to Old Trafford is rumoured to be more likely, after Sky Sports reported that Jose Mourinho's side were in talks with Inter Milan over the Croatian. However, they will face competition for his signature from rivals Chelsea. It could take a fee as high as £36 million to convince the Serie A club …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... AFC Bournemouth League position: 9th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Josh King In just their second season in the Premier League, Bournemouth not only stayed up comfortably - they broke into the top 10. That's certainly a successful achievement for Eddie …
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