Victor Lindelof is going to shape Manchester United's December

Victor Lindelof is going to shape Manchester United's December

Sometimes, all we need in life is a little push. In Victor Lindelof's case, it was a crunching sliding tackle. When Manchester United ended the transfer window with three new signings in the bag, the excitement and relief was palpable. This was Manchester United utilising a window to properly address their long-term weaknesses in the first team. A solid defensive midfielder to fill the void that Roy Keane's acrimonious departure had left. An out-and-out number 9 to boost the goal …
Smalling is Stalling at Manchester United

Smalling is Stalling at Manchester United

The story of Chris Smalling at Manchester United in the last few years is an interesting one, rather unlike the man himself. The England International, with a foundation in non-league football has, in many ways, lived an average English footballer's wet dream - to represent one of the biggest clubs in the continent at the highest level possible. The 28-year old, for all his shortcomings throughout that journey, has reached the destination and he deserves a lot of credit for …
Manchester United vs Brighton Preview | Key Men, Team News and Stats

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

Manchester United will welcome newly promoted Brighton to Old Trafford as the Red Devils look to bounce back from a shock defeat in midweek. Manchester United suffered a blip again, this time in Europe - where a point would have sealed progression in Basel as group winners in the Champions League. Although there is very little danger of United losing out on making it to the last 16, Mourinho's side could do with a win in the final group encounter …
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 …
Smalling, Jones and Mourinho's Options in Central Defence

Smalling, Jones and Mourinho's Options in Central Defence

Manchester United will begin their pre-season tour of 2017 in the United States of America and the preparations are already underway in the UCLA campus, where the club will based at between the 10th and 22nd of July. The Red Devils have made two key additions in the transfer market and there is a consensus that the club will sign at least two more ahead of the new season - to bolster their first team squad enough to compete in five …
What Next For Chris Smalling if he Does Leave Manchester United?

What Next For Chris Smalling if he Does Leave Manchester United?

Chris Smalling is facing an uncertain future at Manchester United after the club signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica. The Independent report that the England international will be allowed to leave Old Trafford after slipping down the pecking order. Jose Mourinho has yet to explicitly tell the defender if he will be part of his plans, but it is expected that he will be one of the players to depart United this summer. If that is the case, there will be …
Manchester United v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

As another Premier League season comes to an end, Manchester United host Crystal Palace to play what is the quintessential definition of a dead rubber. Premise  United are guaranteed to finish, yes you guessed it right, 6th in the league, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's football match. The Red Devils have put all the eggs in the Europa League basket and paid the price for a lack of complete focus on the Premier League games which has made a …
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 …
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