How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

While Claude Puel’s ever improving Southampton may be enjoying a decent campaign during his first season in charge in England, his side has adapted quickly to his methods. Currently tenth in the table, behind South Coast rivals Bournemouth on goal-difference, the Saints were expected to play out a season of transition under a manager who had never managed outside France before. But the manner in which the side has performed could come in as a surprise to those who believed …
Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

As pre-season continues, the almost annual cry for Manchester United to sign a new midfielder has been ringing in the ears of all Premier League fans. For several years, this cry has fallen on deaf ears as Sir Alex Ferguson decided what he had was good enough and decided not to purchase a central midfielder. This year there is no Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes has retired and David Moyes is in need of a marquee signing.  Many have felt …
Manchester United close in on Thiago Alcantara | Alcantara Stats

Manchester United close in on Thiago Alcantara | Alcantara Stats

As one of Europe’s brightest young talents, Thiago Alcantara of Barcelona is attracting the attention of some of Europe’s leading clubs, and Manchester United appear to be in pole position to capture the 22 year-old’s signature. Those who didn’t already know his name were forced to sit up and take notice on Tuesday evening as Thiago hit a perfect first half hat-trick to help Spain’s U-21s overcome Italy in the European Youth Championship final. Indeed this was not a one-off …