Sunderland Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Sunderland Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United team to face their ex-manager David Moyes’ Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Both the teams are perhaps fighting to save their pre-season goals. Sunderland would have hoped to stay up in the league despite their quality issues, while Manchester United would have aimed at least for a top-four finish at the start of the season. It is increasingly likely that both the teams will miss out on these pre-season aims and …
How Rashford's season emphasises the youth development problems England has

How Rashford's season emphasises the youth development problems England has

The appointment of Jose Mourinho raised concerns about the development of Marcus Rashford last summer. Despite the Manchester United manager's claims about bringing his ability to filter through young players at previous clubs, he has been known to rely on experienced players throughout his coaching career. This has been evidenced once again at Manchester United as he immediately opted to bring in the 35-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer. Although the Swede is a world class striker and has …
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 …
Man United Swept by a Tidal Wave of Optimism under Mourinho

Man United Swept by a Tidal Wave of Optimism under Mourinho

If there is one thing that is absolutely certain with football, it is change. Not long ago were Manchester United facing some serious questions about an identity that was supposedly lost - both on and off the pitch, particularly the reaction to the 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge ranged from panicked frenzy to a foregone conclusion that Jose Mourinho's days as a world class manager were coming to a screeching halt. Fast forward to Christmas, United may not have actually climbed …
Why Mourinho Can Redeem Himself with Anthony Martial

Why Mourinho Can Redeem Himself with Anthony Martial

It was September the 12th. Manchester United versus Liverpool. A 20-year old Frenchman barely off the plane from Monaco made his debut at Old Trafford as a substitute. What a waste of money, chuckled the press and fairly so for a largely unknown youngster costing close to €50m, it was inevitable. The game ended 3-1 and Martial scored the third goal from wide left, turning Skrtel twice in the process to slot the ball home with the ruthlessness of a …
Mata: The Special Juan in United's season thus far

Mata: The Special Juan in United's season thus far

Jose Mourinho, for whatever reason, didn't rate Juan Mata as an important part of his (then) future plans at Chelsea and he was eventually sold to Manchester United. The dramatic irony lies in the fact that Mourinho too would not be part of the future plans of Chelsea, while Mata would go on to regularly excel in a team struggling to truly recover from the retirement of Alex Ferguson, and eventually be one of the few shining lights in Jose's current chapter at Old …
The Depay Dilemma: Should Man United Loan him to Everton?

The Depay Dilemma: Should Man United Loan him to Everton?

Part of what makes sane football fans hate international breaks besides the dour nature of football are the transfer window rumors which seem to run particularly rife in November with only six weeks to go for the Winter window to open. For Manchester United, it has been a mixed break where some of their players have caught the eye, while others have had the much needed rest with no serious injuries yet. Paul Pogba's French side got through their tough …
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 …
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