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 …
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 …
Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Preview

Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Preview

This weekend sees Wigan Athletic travel to Old Trafford, marking Warren Joyce’s return to the club after leaving the position as Manchester United U23 manager earlier this season. It will be a nice occasion for him and his players, but the home side will go into the match as overwhelming favourites. They reached the EFL Cup final during the week and they will want to treat the FA Cup with similar respect. Although their priority has to be the Premier …
Manchester United v Reading - FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

Manchester United v Reading - FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

It's the FA Cup weekend and holders Manchester United will face Championship side Reading at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. United, a record twelve time winners of the FA Cup, have finally found their feet in the Premier League. Mourinho's Red Devils are on a thirteen game unbeaten run, their longest since Sir Alex Ferguson's final season in charge, including putting together a series of seven wins on the bounce in all competitions. They are not short of confidence and …
Swansea vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

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

Manchester United’s season has not gone according to the plan so far, with many lackluster performances deservedly shadowing the few good performances that they have put in. They go to Wales in search of form when they take on Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday. Coming on the back of a disheartening defeat at Fenerbahce in the Europa League mid-week, Mourinho’s men will be keen to reverse the trend to stop their slide down the footballing pecking order. Swansea, …
Should Manchester United dare not to Zlatan?

Should Manchester United dare not to Zlatan?

Football is a sport that continues to throw surprises at us and it's this glorious uncertainty that is associated with the game that everyone invests their time and money for. Mourinho's Manchester United are at the epicenter of this business in England, being completely unpredictable and at times unrecognizable from week to another. Not many would deny or even be shocked at the fact that their recent goalless draw against newly promoted Burnley football club also saw their best performance in …
Manchester United v Fenerbahçe Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

European football is back and Manchester United will host Dick Advocaat's Fenerbahçe on Thursday in what is a pivotal game in Group A that certainly has the potential to determine how the final standings could look come December. It's by far the most anticipated game on match-day three as the fixture sees the return of former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and also evokes memories of the debut of a certain young Englishman in the name of Wayne Rooney who scored a …
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford | Cause for New Hope

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford | Cause for New Hope

We are at that stage of the season, in the middle of the second and usually the most hated international break, where the dust has seemingly settled and fans are starting to see a clearer picture of the team after all the hustle and bustle of the opening two months. Manchester United have made a decent start to their domestic and European campaign, a B+ if anything. And in all fairness, these couple of months could have gone a touch better …
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