Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Manchester United drew 1-1 at Old Trafford for the 12th time in 2016/17 - although only on this occasion, the scoreline was actually enough for the Red Devils to reach the seventh European final in their history. In isolation, it was another poor display from Mourinho's men at home where their inability to win football matches has been well documented this campaign. Utterly dominated by the 12th placed side in La Liga both in terms of possession and clear-cut chances …
PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

In Part 1, we looked at the top defences in the Premier League. We saw that Squawka rates Arsenal as the best currently, followed by Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United and Spurs. All these teams excel in different areas of defence. Some play high and press well, some intercept well, others block and clear well. But defences are made up of individuals. So, in this post, we will look at the top defenders in the league as of now. The Stats …
Swansea vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

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

Manchester United’s season has not gone according to the plan so far, with many lackluster performances deservedly shadowing the few good performances that they have put in. They go to Wales in search of form when they take on Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday. Coming on the back of a disheartening defeat at Fenerbahce in the Europa League mid-week, Mourinho’s men will be keen to reverse the trend to stop their slide down the footballing pecking order. Swansea, …
Manchester United Score Four and Why the Einsteins Were Right

Manchester United Score Four and Why the Einsteins Were Right

It was a day when Old Trafford bore witness to four goals in the first half - including three goals in the space of five minutes that effectively settled the game before the half time whistle as Mourinho managed to get a spectacular response from his side, in the face of some serious criticism following the three defeats in the past week for Manchester United. United were under a lot of pressure very early in the season when they welcomed the …
Five Manchester United Players With Uncertain Futures

Five Manchester United Players With Uncertain Futures

After Jose Mourinho made it clear that Manchester United only want "specialist" players, the futures of multi-functional players at United have been thrown up in the air. The new Manchester United manager suggested that "one or two" multi-functional players would have a place in the squad yet United are a team with a wealth of non-specialist players meaning sales are expected, but whose most at risk of heading out the exit door? Juan Mata Having previously being sold by Mourinho …
John Stones - Big Decision to Make?

John Stones - Big Decision to Make?

Everton are facing a mass exodus this summer, with John Stones and Romulu Lukaku the most likely to depart after the club failed to qualify for European football. The Sunday Express reports that the former is a priority target for the new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, while the Mail on Sunday suggests Barcelona are set to make a £25m offer for the defender. He had a disappointing campaign and was partially to blame for the club's poor defensive showings. …
Have Manchester United Finally Come Out Of Hiding?

Have Manchester United Finally Come Out Of Hiding?

One can be forgiven for struggling to believe what was going on at Old Trafford when Manchester United managed to put two goals past Stoke City inside the first 45 minutes after a dozen games without scoring at home in the Premier League. A dozen halves at Old Trafford without registering a goal - six full games, in theory, whichever way we look at it, Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United typifies mediocrity and cowardice for most of this campaign. The …
Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The situation does not seem to be improving at Old Trafford. The continued mediocre performance on the ground has fuelled speculation that Louis Van Gaal is on his way out of the club. They make the gruelling trip to Brittania stadium this weekend in the Boxing day fixture. Stoke City, who have garnered 10 points in the last games will be hoping to take advantage of United’s wretched form and make positive additions to their points tally. Team News Stoke …
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