Manchester United v FC Basel 1894: Champions League Preview

Manchester United v FC Basel 1894: Champions League Preview

It's time Manchester United fans looked forward to the UEFA Champions League anthem blaring through the PA system at Old Trafford as the Red Devils will begin their European campaign against Switzerland's FC Basel. Manchester United are back in the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, achieving qualification by winning the Europa League last season. Despite what at first glance, looks an easy group stage draw, having avoided the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus from Pot 1, Group …
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 …
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 …
The Phil Jones Conundrum | Where Does His Future Lie?

The Phil Jones Conundrum | Where Does His Future Lie?

One of the greatest mysteries about the Manchester United squad now is undoubtedly the immediate future of Phil Jones, even more than the short time he spent taking corners for United, but the more pertinent topic of discussion should be whether Phil Jones has a future at all with Man United. It's been four years of unfulfilled potential - yes, he has it, although not to the extent that made Sir Alex Ferguson, who sanctioned the £16.5 million signing from Blackburn …
Four Players Jose Mourinho Must Get Rid Of at United

Four Players Jose Mourinho Must Get Rid Of at United

Manchester United are making progress under new manager Mourinho even before a ball has been kicked and that should come as good news for the supporters after years of negligence and unstructured transfer activity. Like his predecessor Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho has decided to prioritise, axing players that will not feature in his plans over bringing in new recruits and while that is not a bad sign in terms of the direction the club is heading towards, it's imperative …
Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light on the back of an impressive win at home over league leaders Leicester City. They dominated Leicester throughout the game leaving the side frustrated with lack of opportunities presented. Their hosts Sunderland, on the other hand, have lost their last 4 games, shipping 11 goals in the process and would be keen to reverse their fortunes in the game against the Reds. Team News Sunderland The club have certain injury concerns at the …
Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The situation does not seem to be improving at Old Trafford. The continued mediocre performance on the ground has fuelled speculation that Louis Van Gaal is on his way out of the club. They make the gruelling trip to Brittania stadium this weekend in the Boxing day fixture. Stoke City, who have garnered 10 points in the last games will be hoping to take advantage of United’s wretched form and make positive additions to their points tally. Team News Stoke …
A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

The one glaring problem for Manchester United last season was their defence.  The revolving door that was last year’s back line has barely been tinkered with over the summer, and the final month of the transfer window may not bring any more changes.  If the Red Devils wish to consistently compete for Champions League football after spending last season away from it, some analysis needs to be done on the defenders currently at the club.  What can be improved upon …
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