Liverpool vs Manchester United : A Battle for the ages

Liverpool vs Manchester United : A Battle for the ages

Always highly anticipated, often living up to the hype. Last season, leading into this fixture, Liverpool were absolutely flying. The Red Devils not so much, so Jose Mourinho parked the bus (no surprise there, actually). This season though, its a whole different story. The Media, pundits, analysts, statisticians, commentators( and the referees),  all believe that this is the year that Mourinho will bring United back to the pinnacle of English Football. It would be hard to disagree on current form …
Ozil to Man United: Does Not Make Sense for Either the Club or the Player

Ozil to Man United: Does Not Make Sense for Either the Club or the Player

The start of an international break is a sort of a signal to rumour mills to start churning transfer rumours. This international break is no different. The mills are churning furiously and are spewing possibilities after possibilities. One particular rumour that is catching on over the last two days is that Mesut Ozil is going to join Manchester United. There are two variants of this rumour. One haves us believe that Arsenal will cut their losses and sell the playmaker …
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 …
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 …
Anderlecht vs Manchester United: Europa League Quarter-Final Preview

Anderlecht vs Manchester United: Europa League Quarter-Final Preview

Manchester United are looking to go one step further when they take on Anderlecht in the first leg of the quarter-final on Thursday evening. Match details: Date: Thursday 13 April Kick-off: 20:05 Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium United will travel to Belgium in what has been another busy week for Jose Mourinho and his team. They go into the clash on the back of a comfortable 3-0 victory against Sunderland. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford were both on the scoresheet and …
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 …
Things are falling into place for Mourinho, but not for United fans

Things are falling into place for Mourinho, but not for United fans

The look of contentment that crossed Jose Mourinho face after the game at Anfield concluded, was nullified by a sense of achievement- that he had got what he came for. His comments after the game suggested both, apart from how the new Manchester United manager had turned the tables around when people were counting the Red Devils out before a ball was kicked. The game was a tactical one, as both sides afforded too much respect to each other. Jurgen …
The Resurgence of Marouane Fellaini

The Resurgence of Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini did not receive a huge welcome like Paul Pogba, and neither was his an anticipated move like Ibrahimovic’s. He joined the club under David Moyes, and that was not the best of times at Old Trafford. Maybe it was the situation that was more at fault, than Fellaini himself. To give him fair credit, he did try his best to fit in, but there’s only so much a new signing can do at a club that was struggling …
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