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 …
An Assessment of United's Returning Loan Army

An Assessment of United's Returning Loan Army

When Manchester United's class of 92 was honored with the 'Special Merit Award' a few years ago, for their footballing achievements in the 90's, a video was made in tribute to those involved, composed of interesting interviews from coach Eric Harrison, the players themselves and Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scotsman who has overseen a steady influx of young homegrown players making an indelible impression on Manchester United's history, said something very simple yet deeply profound, which funnily enough, does not hold as …
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 …
Mourinho's United signings: The good, the bad and the ugly

Mourinho's United signings: The good, the bad and the ugly

It's no secret that Manchester United spent big in the summer in an attempt to recapture the success which had made them one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager in May 2016 and he got straight to work, signing Eric Bailly in the hope of improving United's central defence. He followed it up with big-money moves for Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as well as a high-profile signing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Mourinho's four …
Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

On May 14th, Tottenham host Manchester United in the final match at White Hart Lane. Tottenham were hoping to still be alive in the title race by the time this match came around, but their loss to West Ham United last Friday all but ended their chances at the title.  They will still look to give White Hart Lane a good send off with a win over arguably the biggest team in England.  Prior to their loss to West Ham, Spurs …
Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Manchester United drew 1-1 at Old Trafford for the 12th time in 2016/17 - although only on this occasion, the scoreline was actually enough for the Red Devils to reach the seventh European final in their history. In isolation, it was another poor display from Mourinho's men at home where their inability to win football matches has been well documented this campaign. Utterly dominated by the 12th placed side in La Liga both in terms of possession and clear-cut chances …
Fellaini, Romero and the Romance of the Europa League

Fellaini, Romero and the Romance of the Europa League

Manchester United are through to the last eight of another European competition. The Red Devils, despite all the 'obstacles' came away with a 1-0 victory which will be remembered for a long time for reasons plenty, with the result itself not being one of them. United went into the game with a bit of suspicion in their minds planted by a rather dangerously slender advantage via the away goal they had scored in Russia. Mourinho started the game with a …
Holders Crash Out as Mourinho Prepares for the Run In

Holders Crash Out as Mourinho Prepares for the Run In

It was very predictable in the end. Manchester United clinging on to avoid embarrassment at Stamford Bridge staring at the prospect of only their third defeat since late October - a result that would deny them a fifth trip to Wembley in under a year. United fielded a back three for the second game in row - probably just the second time in Mourinho's managerial career stretching roughly across 800 odd games in all competitions. With Rashford and Mkhitaryan playing …
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