Mourinho's Defensive Midfield Options at Manchester United

Mourinho's Defensive Midfield Options at Manchester United

With the January transfer window approaching, clubs in the English Premier League will look to tinker their respective squads - be it adding depth or getting rid of deadwood and free up the wage bill for the Summer in order to give themselves a fighting chance to achieve what they want to achieve in the second half of the campaign. Manchester United, for the first time in a few years, do experience having a surplus of requirements in the middle of …
Why Mourinho is dead right about Schweinsteiger

Why Mourinho is dead right about Schweinsteiger

Former German International Bastian Schweinsteiger has been the lone subject of controversy in what has been an abundantly positive transfer window for Manchester United. The 32-year old has been reportedly told that he was not in the plans of Jose Mourinho - which has culminated into the German veteran training with the club's under-23 squad since the Portuguese took over the club in July. This has quickly become the most divisive topic among Man United fans as to whether or …
Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Second-placed Spurs will take on fifth-placed Manchester United, as Spurs will try to stay in touch with Leicester at the top of the table, while Manchester United still chase fourth place as Louis van Gaal's long-term future is under scrutiny. Spurs were disappointed to draw 1-1 at Anfield against Liverpool last Saturday, and Leicester's win helped them extend their lead as they look to win their first Premier League title. Spurs have the most clean sheets, and Manchester United have …
Manchester United Stroll to Victory

Manchester United Stroll to Victory

Robbie Savage on his BBC 606 Talkshow called Manchester City a "shambles". To have spent north of £500m in 4 years and be fielding Martin Demichelis and Jesus Navas he has a point. Even Raheem Sterling has been embarrassing of late, and that £49m piece of business looks very shrewd by Liverpool. The ghost of Pep Guardiola is weighing very heavily on this City squad and some cynics amongst the City fans are suggesting Pellegrini is purposely or spitefully ensuring …
Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

In an ideal world, this is one of the most significant fixtures of the season which will determine the way the Premier League crown is headed - the Northern powerhouse that is Manchester United or the trophy-delivering machine that Chelsea has been since 2003 - with four league titles since the inception of the competition. But this campaign, being the most unpredictable and at the same time exciting in recent years, this game will play second-fiddle to the blockbuster clash …
Are Manchester United Better Than Last Year?

Are Manchester United Better Than Last Year?

It's a £250m question, isn't it? On Tuesday, Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as a result of a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat at the Volkswagen Arena, thanks to a brace from the Wolfsburg centre-back Naldo and a brilliant team goal by Vierinha relegating the Red Devils to the Europa League. It was viewed as potentially the most important game in Louis Van Gaal's 18-month reign at the Old Trafford club and the result was as bad as it was …
Bastian Inspired Manchester United And Their Title Credentials

Bastian Inspired Manchester United And Their Title Credentials

"Champions should be winning games like these" was the bottom-line of Van Gaal's post match presser where he looked, for the first time in his reign at United, all panicky and clearly irritated. For 90 minutes, Manchester United dominated the game, at least according to the Dutchman, yet failed again, to control the outcome. It has been the story of United's season in that they set themselves up very hard to beat rather than go and do it from the …
Scholes' Criticism Of Schweinsteiger: Unnecessary or Necessary?

Scholes' Criticism Of Schweinsteiger: Unnecessary or Necessary?

Paul Scholes has singled out Manchester United midfielder Schweinsteiger for criticism. He feels Schweinsteiger has been too cautious in his play for the Old Trafford club and the former United midfielder thinks it’s a result of how Van Gaal has asked his team to play. The German midfielder arrived at Old Trafford from Bayern Munich in the summer and he’s become a regular in Louis van Gaal’s team alongside either Michael Carrick or Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield. But Scholes believes Schweinsteiger, …
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