Talking Points from United's Valiant Defeat in the UEFA Super Cup

Talking Points from United's Valiant Defeat in the UEFA Super Cup

Manchester United ended up on the losing side of a cup final for the first time in close to 14 months - after an inspired performance from Real Madrid ensured their fourth Super Cup win and a remarkable second (consecutive times) under Frenchman Zinedine Zidane. Even though the result was always under the control of the Spanish and European champions on a sweltering hot evening in Skopje, thanks to a battle comfortably won in the wide areas, the Red Devils …
Herrera and Valencia Scoop Player of the Year Awards at Manchester United

Herrera and Valencia Scoop Player of the Year Awards at Manchester United

It was the awards night at Manchester United and despite it largely being a sober and borderline tense affair with the club preparing for a season defining European final next week, the occasion hosted by Mark Chapman and Rachel Riley saw some of the fan favourites pick up deserving individual honours. Angel Gomes became the youngest ever player to win the Jimmy Murphy award for being the best at the U18s category while Axel Tuanzebe who is a more familiar …
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 …
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 …
Five Positives From Jose Mourinho's time at United so far

Five Positives From Jose Mourinho's time at United so far

It has been a positive start for Manchester United in 2017, pretty much picking up from where they left off in an impressive December, after winning their 6th Premier League game in a row at the London Stadium - coming through the festive period with maximum points and a bundle of confidence and could now turn the focus on to the cup competitions at least for the next ten days before they lock horns with arch rivals Liverpool at Old …
Things are falling into place for Mourinho, but not for United fans

Things are falling into place for Mourinho, but not for United fans

The look of contentment that crossed Jose Mourinho face after the game at Anfield concluded, was nullified by a sense of achievement- that he had got what he came for. His comments after the game suggested both, apart from how the new Manchester United manager had turned the tables around when people were counting the Red Devils out before a ball was kicked. The game was a tactical one, as both sides afforded too much respect to each other. Jurgen …
Why Juan Mata Has to Start at Anfield

Why Juan Mata Has to Start at Anfield

It's that time of the year again. When Manchester United travel to Anfield, there is never a dull moment (at least up until the game starts). It could well be the biggest clash in the Premier League and although the first instalment has come too soon to decide anything in terms of how the rest of the season could go with absolute certainty, both managers Klopp and Mourinho have the opportunity to lay down the red coloured marker, as they say, …
Five New Signings That Were Most Impressive During Friendlies

Five New Signings That Were Most Impressive During Friendlies

The pre-season friendlies are always an interesting watch, as that is where all the hype and controversy and excitement gets put to rest, when it comes to new players or managers. This time around – although most of the attention surrounded the big names in the managers’ arena – the players did not fail to disappoint! These friendlies are obviously no indication to how a player is or is going to perform in the games to come, but they can …
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