The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

Manchester United managed to successfully book themselves a trip to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup after they beat Warren Joyce's Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford. United had made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Hull City in midweek - although 23-year old Paul Pogba's goal on the night was enough to see them through to another final in Wembley - their second in the space of nine months. …
Jose Mourinho is modest about the January signings after he confirmed Memphis Depay’s exit

Jose Mourinho is modest about the January signings after he confirmed Memphis Depay’s exit

Who will Manchester United sign? Mourinho has been modest about the possible addition to the United squad during the transfer window this month, claiming that the current market is solely for emergencies. However, Mourinho confirmed that the club has already included a clause Memphis Depay’s sale to Lyon. The athlete confirmed that he would be leaving to Lyon on the 20th of January, which according to the BBC, might grant Manchester United £16m plus add-ons. This might rise to a possible £21.7m. …
The Depay Dilemma: Should Man United Loan him to Everton?

The Depay Dilemma: Should Man United Loan him to Everton?

Part of what makes sane football fans hate international breaks besides the dour nature of football are the transfer window rumors which seem to run particularly rife in November with only six weeks to go for the Winter window to open. For Manchester United, it has been a mixed break where some of their players have caught the eye, while others have had the much needed rest with no serious injuries yet. Paul Pogba's French side got through their tough …
Five New Signings That Were Most Impressive During Friendlies

Five New Signings That Were Most Impressive During Friendlies

The pre-season friendlies are always an interesting watch, as that is where all the hype and controversy and excitement gets put to rest, when it comes to new players or managers. This time around – although most of the attention surrounded the big names in the managers’ arena – the players did not fail to disappoint! These friendlies are obviously no indication to how a player is or is going to perform in the games to come, but they can …
How Manchester United Could Line Up Under Mourinho

How Manchester United Could Line Up Under Mourinho

With Jose Mourinho keen on giving Manchester United the very best – case in point: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – it becomes arguable as to where Rooney will find himself in the new squad. There is no need to illustrate further on how Ibrahimovic is the ideal number 9 as he has already proven it multiple times. Interestingly, Anthony Martial’s suitability was also displayed last season and with the emergence of Marcus Rashford, Rooney’s importance in the team looks …
Why Manchester United must sign Mkhitaryan this summer

Why Manchester United must sign Mkhitaryan this summer

With the European Championships entering into the knockout rounds, most Premier League clubs are keeping themselves busy scouting while some even signing players, and Manchester United are quite heavily linked, and naturally so, to players of the highest quality in the best of form. On that note, more recently, United have been mooted as the destination for one of Borussia Dortmund's best players in Henrikh Mkhitaryan whose contract with his current club expires next summer after the player has apparently …
What should Ronald Koeman do at Everton this summer?

What should Ronald Koeman do at Everton this summer?

This is a managerial move that has shocked many as Dutch football legend Ronald Koeman has opted to switch Southampton for Everton, despite the Saints finishing five places above his new club. It is certainly a risky move for Koeman, as the pressure will be increased on Merseyside, but he will feel that there is more potential for growth at Everton. Southampton continually sell their key players and he will have doubted his ability to keep them in the top …
Comparing the Big Three's Next-Generation Superstars

Comparing the Big Three's Next-Generation Superstars

Expectations are always high when a club like Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal sign a player, especially when there is a tangible amount of hype surrounding the individual which is often the case. Sometimes, it can push him to new levels while pressure can be his own worst enemy. Manchester United and Liverpool made some early signings in the summer of 2015 to add key attacking reinforcements in the form of Memphis Depay and Roberto Firmino whilst Arsenal retained Joel …
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