The Unique Return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he could add

The Unique Return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he could add

It is well established ever since Manchester United's victorious night in Stockholm that Jose Mourinho had already drawn his wish-list for the season ahead to be able to compete in multiple tournaments including the Champions League, which the Red Devils will be a part of, in 2017/18. The requirements were simple. Mourinho had asked for four players before the start of the new season - to further boost his spine with a nice blend of quality and experience, not too …
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 …
Lukaku and Rashford 'could' be United's new Yorke and Cole

Lukaku and Rashford 'could' be United's new Yorke and Cole

Ambitious title, isn't it?  When Lukaku and Rashford started together for the first time at Manchester United, in a fairly historic event - the first Manchester derby held outside of UK and the first time the two sides faced each other after the horrific terrorist/suicide bomber attack in May, there was as much excitement among the United fans as there was respect from both sides, on the pitch and the terraces in Houston, who made it nothing less than a …
What Wayne Rooney could bring to Everton Football Club

What Wayne Rooney could bring to Everton Football Club

Everton football club have hogged the limelight for most of this transfer window so far and that did not change yesterday when the Blues announced the return of their prodigal son Wayne Rooney after a 13-year dissociation. 'Welcome Home Wayne' was the underlying message attached to every bit of information they put out on various social media outlets and it looked like everything was falling in place for Everton under the new ownership. The Blues, on top of what has …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
A Year of Ibrahimovic - In Images and Words

A Year of Ibrahimovic - In Images and Words

Soon after the confirmation that Manchester United would not be extending the services of 35-year old center-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, my mind raced back to early June last year, when all eyes were on France and the European Championships - and how excited I was at the thought of a certain Swede holding the famous red shirt and smiling at the cameras, exuding the aura of a king arriving at the battlefield he has yet to conquer. Twelve months, twenty-eight goals and …
Top Five Manchester United Moments in 2016/17 (Part 1)

Top Five Manchester United Moments in 2016/17 (Part 1)

Every club has its moments - good and bad, in a football season. Manchester United are not an exception to the rule and while the Premier League campaign was largely uninteresting and uninspiring, there have been some interesting narratives and flash points that have featured across the 62-game slug-fest as Mourinho saw off his first campaign with two trophies (he could argue 3) and Champions League qualification. I would like to share my top five in two parts - this …
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 …
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