Manchester United Transfer Index: Matteo Darmian

Manchester United Transfer Index: Matteo Darmian

After looking at the future of Daley Blind in my first of the Transfer Index Series of articles, this week we will be evaluating the prospects of Italian Matteo Darmian staying at Old Trafford for the next season and beyond, under Jose Mourinho. When the Italian arrived from Torino for a reasonable fee under £15-million, there was a case for optimism for the supporters. This was Louis van Gaal making a shrewd acquisition in the Summer to address what had …
Would Serge Aurier be Worth the Gamble for Manchester United?

Would Serge Aurier be Worth the Gamble for Manchester United?

Manchester United have signed three players in this transfer window - their third and latest signing being Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, a player who would fill the defensive midfielder-shaped hole in the first team squad for the foreseeable future under Jose Mourinho. Another gap that needs plugging at United with a long-term view in mind is surprisingly at right full-back. Although the Red Devils are not short in quantity per se - with Players' Player of the Year in 2016/17 - Antonio …
Right Back Position Is Antonio Valencia's To Lose

Right Back Position Is Antonio Valencia's To Lose

Last season Manchester United fans were excited by the arrival of Matteo Darmian in July. He cost them £12.7m but it seemed like an astute signing. The former Torino defender promised to bring consistency and pace to the club and under Louis Van Gaal's guidance it was hard to see why he wouldn't be a good fit. Putting together a combined XI for Liverpool and Manchester United for example, wasn't an easy choice to choose between Nathaniel Clyne and Darmian …
Jose Mourinho to Sell Players, But Who?

Jose Mourinho to Sell Players, But Who?

Earlier this week a report surfaced that new Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, would be looking at clearing the deadwood and undertaking a much needed overhaul of the United squad. We take a quick look at the players whose futures could be in doubt and who could be on their way out of Old Trafford. Sam Johnstone Playing time will be limited for the young keeper, and the emergence of Joel Pereira means we can afford to let him go. …
Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview |Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On February 28th, Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford for what is due to be an abnormal game between these two sides.  With all of United's injuries and struggles this season, some bookies have Arsenal going into this match as favorites, the first time that has happened in the Premier League era.  After a huge win against Leicester two weeks ago to keep the Gunners in the title race, they'll need another big performance against Manchester United to push …
Manchester United v Norwich Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester United v Norwich Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On December 19th, Norwich City travel to Old Trafford to take on an out of form Manchester United.  United are winless in their last five matches in all competitions. After a humiliating defeat away to Bournemouth last weekend, Louis Van Gaal's men will look to bounce back with a victory against the Canaries.  Despite getting a good result against Everton, Norwich fell into the relegation zone for the first time since the opening day after Newcastle's 2-1 win over Tottenham. …
Are Manchester United Better Than Last Year?

Are Manchester United Better Than Last Year?

It's a £250m question, isn't it? On Tuesday, Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as a result of a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat at the Volkswagen Arena, thanks to a brace from the Wolfsburg centre-back Naldo and a brilliant team goal by Vierinha relegating the Red Devils to the Europa League. It was viewed as potentially the most important game in Louis Van Gaal's 18-month reign at the Old Trafford club and the result was as bad as it was …
Manchester United's Top 6 Summer Signings

Manchester United's Top 6 Summer Signings

Manchester United were the Premier League’s second biggest spenders behind local rivals Manchester City this summer. In total, £97.75m was spent on getting hold of players such as Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and the deadline day capture of Anthony Martial. In addition, United kept hold of goalkeeper David De Gea, after a lot of drama, and were able to recoup £74.49m by getting rid of Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie, Rafael and Johnny Evans. Falcao also departed the club, …
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