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 …
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 …
Pogba and Ibrahimovic Remain the Key Men at United

Pogba and Ibrahimovic Remain the Key Men at United

If a single game epitomized the 2016/17 of Manchester United, it was Blackburn away in the cup. United fielded a side with seven changes from their previous game at Old Trafford, with one eye on the second leg in France - despite their more than sufficient three goal lead on aggregate gained from the first leg in Manchester. The Red Devils, lived up to their recent reputation of not playing to their full potential in the first half, and duly …
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 Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

Manchester United managed to successfully book themselves a trip to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup after they beat Warren Joyce's Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford. United had made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Hull City in midweek - although 23-year old Paul Pogba's goal on the night was enough to see them through to another final in Wembley - their second in the space of nine months. …
Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba's goal has ensured Manchester United's progress to their first EFL Cup final since 2009 despite a 2-1 defeat on Thursday to Marco Silva's Hull City at the KCOM stadium. United made the trip to Hull on the back of a fairly comfortable 2-0 lead from Old Trafford in the first leg - thanks to a late goal from Marouane Fellaini. The Red Devils insisted on treating the second leg with caution prior to the match and Jose Mourinho …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
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