Liverpool vs Manchester United : A Battle for the ages

Liverpool vs Manchester United : A Battle for the ages

Always highly anticipated, often living up to the hype. Last season, leading into this fixture, Liverpool were absolutely flying. The Red Devils not so much, so Jose Mourinho parked the bus (no surprise there, actually). This season though, its a whole different story. The Media, pundits, analysts, statisticians, commentators( and the referees),  all believe that this is the year that Mourinho will bring United back to the pinnacle of English Football. It would be hard to disagree on current form …
Decoding Manchester United's Start to the Season - What Can They Achieve in 2017/18?

Decoding Manchester United's Start to the Season - What Can They Achieve in 2017/18?

The Premier League has taken another of those brief breaks, which provides us all with a window to reflect on how different clubs have fared so far in the opening seven games of the new season. As is always the case, some clubs have enjoyed great starts, some sketchy and unsure while a few other clubs have downright disappointed going into this second international break in October. Manchester United have had a very interestingly positive opening seven games in 2017/18. …
Ashley Young Rolls Back the Years under Mourinho

Ashley Young Rolls Back the Years under Mourinho

Manchester United won another game of football, on Saturday at Old Trafford by a scoreline which is all too familiar now - after witnessing it for the sixth time in all competitions in eleven competitive games of the season so far. Jose Mourinho's side started the game on the front foot like they have, on a fair few occasions this season, scoring inside three minutes of the first half (Remember the 4th minute opener against Everton? I do too.), thanks …
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United have a great opportunity to strengthen their position in the top four as they host bottom-placed Crystal Palace. They have been excellent at the beginning of the new season and will see this as a game that they must win if they are to challenge for the title. The Red Devils haven't lost a league match to the visitors since 1991 and the Eagles have won only one of their last 13 meetings of the two clubs. Last …
Romelu Lukaku and Phil Jones Help Man United Sail Safe in the South Coast

Romelu Lukaku and Phil Jones Help Man United Sail Safe in the South Coast

Manchester United battled in Southampton to grab all three points against a side they have struggled and succeeded in equal measure in recent seasons. It was Romelu Lukaku who scored the only goal in an unmistakably tight contest. Here's my usual take touching on a finely ground win, Romelu Lukaku and the fully fit Phil hypothesis. The steady increase in value of Lukaku's goals  That's three more points that Lukaku's goal has won for Manchester United this season. It's not …
Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

This week we saw the third round of the League Cup being played in England and despite its new exotic brand name (Carabao Cup) many Premier League Managers continue to dislike it. Even after his side won against Burton Albion on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho was found complaining about the competition. He said, “If you ask me 'could English football survive or be even be better without this competition?' Maybe. Maybe we would be fresher for European competition." Well, the third …
Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United host Everton in what is going to be one of the matches of the weekend, as it features a number of interesting sub-plots. It will be the first time Wayne Rooney returns to Old Trafford after leaving for his boyhood club during the summer, while Romelu Lukaku will be coming up against his former club for the first time. They were two of the most notable transfers of the recent transfer window and it will be fascinating to …
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 …
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