Mata, Makeshift Full-Backs & Man United Marching On

Mata, Makeshift Full-Backs & Man United Marching On

Manchester United have made it to the last 16 of the Europa League, thanks to a 1-0 win (4-0 agg) at St.Etienne and will therefore remain in the hat for the draw which is set to take place in Nyon on the 24th of February. Mourinho stood by his word as he fielded a eleven that was not far from his best - with the front three of Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata. Paul Pogba also played the whole ninety …
Manchester United vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester United host Watford on Saturday and it is important they return to winning ways at Old Trafford as they have dropped too many points at home this season. Their main problem is that they aren't killing matches off and they have collected too many draws. The Premier League is tight at the top this season and draws against teams outside of the top six are no good, especially at home. This is why Manchester United aren't currently in the …
Leicester City Vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After the hectic hustle-bustle of  December and January, the Premier League now enters relatively more placid times of February and March. There are only three game weeks in February, the first of which beckons us over the next two days. While the marquee London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea will be the center of attraction on Saturday, on Sunday two of only three managers who have won the Premier League and are currently managing in the league, go head to …
The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
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 …
Mkhitaryan is key to Mourinho's Man United Evolution

Mkhitaryan is key to Mourinho's Man United Evolution

Manchester United have been breaking records this season under Mourinho, but a lot of them, worryingly dubious. Although, on Thursday, they managed to end one of these poor streaks with a victory away from the comforts of Old Trafford in a European fixture, for the first time since November 2013, excluding qualification ties. It was a 2-0 win in Odessa in extremely cold weather on a pitch that would make a ground of a Sunday League football team look like the Emirates. …
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 …
Sadio Mane: Beyond expectation

Sadio Mane: Beyond expectation

When the news broke that Liverpool had signed Sadio Mane for £34m from Southampton in the summer, it was greeted with mixed reactions. Was the price tag too much? Was he going to fit in at Klopp's Liverpool? Was this the solution to the Red's goal-scoring lack of depth? Perhaps he was just another ex-Saints player to add to the collection... Either way, few would've predicted just how well Mane would do in his opening weeks on Merseyside and it's …
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