Mourinho’s Europa League Gamble Could Prove Expensive for Manchester United

Mourinho’s Europa League Gamble Could Prove Expensive for Manchester United

In the last few days, we have heard some very interesting things from Premier League managers. Pep Guardiola had a “Big Club” gaffe when he said that Barcelona or Bayern would have sacked him for a trophy-less season. Last week, Jurgen Klopp was found wondering why Southampton seemed to have relaxed against Arsenal after giving Liverpool a very tough game. When this was followed by Liverpool thrashing West Ham 4-0 at London Stadium, Arsene Wenger wondered aloud about whether some …
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 …
Marcus Rashford has set the template for Anthony Martial at United

Marcus Rashford has set the template for Anthony Martial at United

It's been more than 48 hours since Manchester United altered the dynamics of the title race by comprehensively beating runaway leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford on a day when simply everything went to plan. Jose Mourinho went with a side that was as unconventional as it has been in his brief time at Old Trafford so far - with the usual suspects Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the bench and Ashley Young taking the armband off Marouane Fellaini …
The Two-Faces of Manchester United this season

The Two-Faces of Manchester United this season

Much like Harvey Dent of the Batman Universe, the chances of Manchester United making it to the top four of the Premier League do fluctuate with an evil randomness that one could associate with it, the probability distribution of guessing the right outcome of a coin toss multiple times in different conditions. Following Sunday, the general consensus is they can still finish in the top four, at least mathematically - by assuming that the Manchester United that turned up at the …
Sunderland Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United team to face their ex-manager David Moyes’ Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Both the teams are perhaps fighting to save their pre-season goals. Sunderland would have hoped to stay up in the league despite their quality issues, while Manchester United would have aimed at least for a top-four finish at the start of the season. It is increasingly likely that both the teams will miss out on these pre-season aims and …
FC Rostov vs Manchester United Preview: Europa League Round of 16

FC Rostov vs Manchester United Preview: Europa League Round of 16

Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from their 1-1 draw with Bournemouth when they take on FC Rostov in the first leg of the Europa League tie on Thursday evening. Jose Mourinho's side have been in great form since the turn of the new year and they sealed their first piece of silverware last month during their 3-2 victory over Southampton in the EFL Cup. However, they missed an opportunity to put pressure on the top four by …
Why Mourinho Should Seek a Fabregas Reunion

Why Mourinho Should Seek a Fabregas Reunion

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho kept himself some good company by becoming the third manager to win the EFL cup four times, after the great Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson. Incidentally, it was also United's 42nd major accolade in English football, officially making them the most successful club in the land. The Portuguese has instilled a winning culture at United and he deserves a lot of credit for that, given the two failed regimes before him still fresh in memory. With only …
Manchester United v Southampton | League Cup Final Preview

Manchester United v Southampton | League Cup Final Preview

Come Sunday, Manchester United and Southampton will lock horns to see who gets their hands on the first major trophy on offer in this campaign. United will go to Wembley for the third time in nine months and having won on both occasions, it is not hard to imagine why they would start the game as slight favorites. They are in fine fettle at the moment, with five consecutive wins on the bounce - keeping four clean sheets in the …
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