Martial, Mourinho and the Whataboutery at Manchester United

Martial, Mourinho and the Whataboutery at Manchester United

Recently, I wrote about the surprisingly positive start that Manchester United had made in the summer transfer window, particularly in a World Cup year where prices can be as volatile as they come. The Red Devils have made a couple of early signings already, addressing the two weak areas in the squad: midfield and fullback. Jose Mourinho - who seems to be enjoying the role of a pundit when not taking pictures with the Russian President - does look like …
Manchester United make a Positive Start in the Transfer Window

Manchester United make a Positive Start in the Transfer Window

It's quite telling that even with only a week left until the World Cup begins in Russia, much of the talk still very much is centred around club football and the transfer window that is capturing the interest of the wider public. Premier League is the ultimate money-making machine in this global sport and English clubs have once again been seen flexing their financial muscles across Europe - bringing in players of top quality from outside England to make them …
Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Manchester United made progress this season and finished 2nd in the Premier League. This was their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and it is important that they have a positive summer to build on the current foundations. They have been active in the transfer window in recent years, with big name signings such as Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku arriving at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will be keen to make more quality additions as he attempts …
Brazil vs Holland Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Third Place Play-Off

Brazil vs Holland Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Third Place Play-Off

As the World Cup draws to a close, we can all safely say that this tournament has been one of the most enthralling spectacles in modern football. The majority of games have been enjoyable and full of drama, exactly what you expect on the biggest stage of all. It’s where everyone wants to be, however, in the case of the two teams that contest the third place play-off on Saturday, they’d rather not be. Brazil and Holland were knocked out …
Brazil vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Brazil vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

The World Cup has met everyone’s expectations and more in terms of entertaining and exciting games and after the first round of games, the teams in Group A are back in action for their second match. Brazil and Mexico both won their opening games and a win for either side here will all but guarantee them a place in the next round of the tournament. Brazil After a shaky start to the match, Brazil eventually had enough in the tank …
Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Brazil squeezed past a resolute Croatia side in the first game of the 2014 World Cup with a 3-1 victory. After much anticipation for the match, Brazil were caught off guard by a Croatia side who were determined to show their attacking side rather than sit back and defend which many predicted. After Kovac’s men took a shock lead, Neymar made his mark by scoring twice but the real star of the show was Oscar who shone after an under …