Could Perisic Improve Manchester United?

Could Perisic Improve Manchester United?

One of the few things that is universally accepted by football fans from all backgrounds is the fact that international breaks are painfully boring. And if there is anything that makes them even more tedious to follow than the actual football itself, then it is the truck load of transfer rumours that get discussed across the media to keep the plate spinning. Recently, one of those rumors saw Manchester United linked with a summer transfer of Croatian Attacking Midfielder Ivan Perisic, …
Seven Gamechangers Who Could Make the Difference in the Final Stretch - Part 2

Seven Gamechangers Who Could Make the Difference in the Final Stretch - Part 2

In this sequel (read part one, if you haven't already), the teams who desperately need a 'gamechanger' to consistently make a difference in the run-in will be discussed. Unlike the teams already in the top four at this period in time, these absolutely need something to change, a special player to step up and accept the responsibility and inspire others - to see a positive influence in terms of ascending the Premier League table. 5. Manchester United - Henrikh Mkhitaryan  …
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 …
Lingard Launches United Closer to the Top Four in the Premier League

Lingard Launches United Closer to the Top Four in the Premier League

Manchester United managed to shake off fatigue concerns to overcome a stubborn Middlesbrough in Riverside on Sunday, which saw them ascend the Premier League table for the first time since game-week 11. Mourinho fielded a back three again - for the third consecutive game this season, not to mention against a team that has massively struggled to score goals, his decision was slightly perplexing. The visitors looked a hastily assembled side at least on paper, clearly a consequence of injuries …
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 …
Chelsea v Manchester United: FA Cup 6th Round Preview

Chelsea v Manchester United: FA Cup 6th Round Preview

When Manchester United travel to West London to play Chelsea, it is usually exciting. The two sides have played some fascinating games leading to significant results in the last two decades and Monday's encounter could just be another of those fixtures. Chelsea are the league leaders, and have reached the stage where they could be called champions-elect with a double digit lead at the summit with under a third of the campaign to go. I’m sure Chelsea supporters are still …
It is Time For Marcus Rashford To Emulate and Evolve Under Mourinho

It is Time For Marcus Rashford To Emulate and Evolve Under Mourinho

With the news of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's three-match domestic ban confirmed at the time of writing, and Manchester United, as a consequence, facing the prospect of playing competitive football matches without their talisman and top scorer, there is some suspicion among Reds as to whether Jose Mourinho's side can carry their reasonably strong run of form since early November, on to the coming weeks. The 35-year old, will as a result of the ban, not only miss United's FA Cup outing …
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