Fellaini, Romero and the Romance of the Europa League

Fellaini, Romero and the Romance of the Europa League

Manchester United are through to the last eight of another European competition. The Red Devils, despite all the 'obstacles' came away with a 1-0 victory which will be remembered for a long time for reasons plenty, with the result itself not being one of them. United went into the game with a bit of suspicion in their minds planted by a rather dangerously slender advantage via the away goal they had scored in Russia. Mourinho started the game with a …
Mata, Makeshift Full-Backs & Man United Marching On

Mata, Makeshift Full-Backs & Man United Marching On

Manchester United have made it to the last 16 of the Europa League, thanks to a 1-0 win (4-0 agg) at St.Etienne and will therefore remain in the hat for the draw which is set to take place in Nyon on the 24th of February. Mourinho stood by his word as he fielded a eleven that was not far from his best - with the front three of Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata. Paul Pogba also played the whole ninety …
Top Five Manchester United Signings Post the Ferguson Era

Top Five Manchester United Signings Post the Ferguson Era

Manchester United have, since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson not only massive struggled on the pitch (and still coming to terms by the way) but also significantly off it. United have never really been known to make huge superstar signings blowing teams out of the water, under the Scot and more often it was the opposite, as the Red Devils normally ended up selling players of the highest quality to rivals in Europe - usually Real Madrid. But this …
Man United Swept by a Tidal Wave of Optimism under Mourinho

Man United Swept by a Tidal Wave of Optimism under Mourinho

If there is one thing that is absolutely certain with football, it is change. Not long ago were Manchester United facing some serious questions about an identity that was supposedly lost - both on and off the pitch, particularly the reaction to the 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge ranged from panicked frenzy to a foregone conclusion that Jose Mourinho's days as a world class manager were coming to a screeching halt. Fast forward to Christmas, United may not have actually climbed …
Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur has always been one of the most entertaining games in the league, more so in the last five years when the two sides have been trading blows, at Old Trafford. United will come off the back of a tough 2-0 win in Odessa, Europa League progress and a six-hour journey from Manchester. Their form away from the Premier League has been fantastic with a place in the League Cup semi-final ensured followed by the group stage success …
Is Phil Jones Mourinho's Most Ideal Defender at Manchester United?

Is Phil Jones Mourinho's Most Ideal Defender at Manchester United?

Phil Jones usually comes across as an interesting footballer and an incredibly boring human being. Interesting footballer because there are not many players at Manchester United that divide opinion as much as this 24-year old center-half does, purely in footballing terms. Boring human being because nobody knows what he is up to in his spare time when he is not injured, and such a time is admittedly rare. When Jose Mourinho took over, it was almost inevitable that he was going to …
Manchester United under Mourinho: The Story So Far

Manchester United under Mourinho: The Story So Far

Eleven games in, and with the arrival of the final international break before March, it's time we reflected on the season so far for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho. It has been a very hot and cold 2016/17 for United, to put it mildly. Largely eventful, the first three months in the Premier League for the Red Devils have shed some light on the fact that the issues they are facing under their third full time manager in three years go …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
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