Manchester United v Southampton | League Cup Final Preview

Manchester United v Southampton | League Cup Final Preview

Come Sunday, Manchester United and Southampton will lock horns to see who gets their hands on the first major trophy on offer in this campaign. United will go to Wembley for the third time in nine months and having won on both occasions, it is not hard to imagine why they would start the game as slight favorites. They are in fine fettle at the moment, with five consecutive wins on the bounce - keeping four clean sheets in the …
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 …
Mkhitaryan's Growing Influence and Mourinho's Questionable Stance on Martial

Mkhitaryan's Growing Influence and Mourinho's Questionable Stance on Martial

Manchester United beat Leicester City for the third time this season - an emphatic and largely comfortable stroll-in-the-park 0-3 victory at the King Power Stadium after goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata. United started with a similar line-up to the one that demolished the champions at Old Trafford back in September, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcos Rojo this time in place of Jesse Lingard and Daley Blind. The visitors, after a slow start - for the first …
Five January Deals that Could Prove to be Make or Break

Five January Deals that Could Prove to be Make or Break

The 2016-17 campaign saw a number of high profile loan moves in January and some players have been given a rare life-line in Premier League football with some big money moves on permanent deals. Here are just five players whose careers could rocket from their January move or it might break them... Morgan Schneiderlin One of the most high-profile switches was Schneiderlin's move from Manchester United to Everton. The Frenchman was hugely impressive under Ronald Koeman at Southampton and he …
The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

Manchester United managed to successfully book themselves a trip to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup after they beat Warren Joyce's Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford. United had made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Hull City in midweek - although 23-year old Paul Pogba's goal on the night was enough to see them through to another final in Wembley - their second in the space of nine months. …
Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba's goal has ensured Manchester United's progress to their first EFL Cup final since 2009 despite a 2-1 defeat on Thursday to Marco Silva's Hull City at the KCOM stadium. United made the trip to Hull on the back of a fairly comfortable 2-0 lead from Old Trafford in the first leg - thanks to a late goal from Marouane Fellaini. The Red Devils insisted on treating the second leg with caution prior to the match and Jose Mourinho …
Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Preview

Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Preview

This weekend sees Wigan Athletic travel to Old Trafford, marking Warren Joyce’s return to the club after leaving the position as Manchester United U23 manager earlier this season. It will be a nice occasion for him and his players, but the home side will go into the match as overwhelming favourites. They reached the EFL Cup final during the week and they will want to treat the FA Cup with similar respect. Although their priority has to be the Premier …
Analysing Pedro's improvement since his move to Chelsea

Analysing Pedro's improvement since his move to Chelsea

Chelsea have now moved to eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and their extraordinary rebirth under Antonio Conte has been great to watch. Although certain players should be disappointed in their lack of effort last season, there have been others that have been brought to the next level by the Italian. One such player is Pedro. He was okay in his first season, but he was asked to come into a difficult dressing room and …
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