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 …
The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Jose Mourinho has been rarely known to praise opposition players on the pitch. But apparently that is exactly what the Special One did on Sunday night during the League Cup final. As the Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini was leaving the field after scoring a brace, which actually should have been a hattrick, Mourinho shook his hand and according to the player, called him “outstanding”. As his team was on course to becoming the …
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 …
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 …
European qualification is possible but Liverpool need to strengthen

European qualification is possible but Liverpool need to strengthen

Liverpool still have a chance of securing a Champions League qualification spot but recent performances suggest Jurgen Klopp will need to add to his squad if they hope to compete in Europe for more than one season. The Merseysiders were not knocked out of two cup competitions in the space of a week following disappointing defeats against Wolves and Southampton at Anfield. It followed a run of poor form which saw Liverpool pick up just one victory since the turn …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | EFL Cup Semi-Final

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | EFL Cup Semi-Final

Another cup clash at Anfield. Another 2nd leg fixture under the lights. Another fairy tale in the making? With a 1-0 deficit and a trip to Wembley at stake, the stage is set for Liverpool... To do a Liverpool come Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp will be eyeing another trip to Wembley having promised Liverpool fans about 'many more finals' after his side succumbed against Seville at Basel in Europa finale, last summer. Liverpool were rather relieved to return from St. Mary's …
EFL Cup success for United would send out a warning to league rivals

EFL Cup success for United would send out a warning to league rivals

Manchester United put down a statement on Tuesday evening when they swept past Hull with ease to record a 2-0 lead in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. They just have to finish off the job later this month and then they will have secured a place in the final at Wembley. It will be the club's first opportunity to win silverware this season and more significantly, it could be Jose Mourinho's first chance to lift a trophy …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Saints' skipper Jose Fonte will be left out of the squad for the midweek clash while Liverpool have been handed a major boost with Coutinho, Henderson, Milner and Matip injury update. With eyes and mind involuntarily (and inevitably) fixed on the crucial Sunday clash against Manchester United which might propel Liverpool towards that elusive Premier League glory; Klopp will field a strong Reds lineup against Southampton having promised 'many more finals' to the Anfield faithful following that defeat against Seville …
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