Decoding Manchester United's Start to the Season - What Can They Achieve in 2017/18?

Decoding Manchester United's Start to the Season - What Can They Achieve in 2017/18?

The Premier League has taken another of those brief breaks, which provides us all with a window to reflect on how different clubs have fared so far in the opening seven games of the new season. As is always the case, some clubs have enjoyed great starts, some sketchy and unsure while a few other clubs have downright disappointed going into this second international break in October. Manchester United have had a very interestingly positive opening seven games in 2017/18. …
Matic's Arrival May Also be Good News for Fellaini

Matic's Arrival May Also be Good News for Fellaini

Despite strong rumours linking Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Turkish giants Galatasaray, the Belgian was every bit as driven for the Red Devils in the facile 3-0 win in Oslo, as he has been under Jose Mourinho last season. Fellaini scored the opening goal - which, in a way, showcased what the 28-year old could do in an advanced position when he is delivered quality balls inside the box. More often than not, they have ended in the back …
The Jesse Lingard Hyperbole

The Jesse Lingard Hyperbole

Part of what makes football such an emotional and exhausting sport is opinions. Every fan has loads to say after a result, be it good or bad - some do it via the medium of Twitter or YouTube while a few privileged others get paid to do it in suits on national television. Like every group of supporters, the Manchester United fan-base is a cesspool of opinions that most often come across as very divisive and conflicting - particularly about some of the …
Manchester United under Mourinho: The Story So Far

Manchester United under Mourinho: The Story So Far

Eleven games in, and with the arrival of the final international break before March, it's time we reflected on the season so far for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho. It has been a very hot and cold 2016/17 for United, to put it mildly. Largely eventful, the first three months in the Premier League for the Red Devils have shed some light on the fact that the issues they are facing under their third full time manager in three years go …
5 unwanted reunions in the 2016-17 Premier League season

5 unwanted reunions in the 2016-17 Premier League season

This season sees the return of Jose Mourinho as he join Manchester United for the 2016-17 season. Pep Guardiola is introduced to the Premier League and some big European stars are following him including Ibrahimovic so their could be some reunions with players and their former bosses. Steve Bruce is making a return to the top flight with promoted side, Hull City and there's a return for former England international David Nugent as part of the Championship winning side, Burnley. …
No Way Jose: United's New Boss Isn't The Answer

No Way Jose: United's New Boss Isn't The Answer

It was all smiles from Manchester United supporters when the announcement of Louis Van Gaal's sacking went viral and there was equal elation to the news that former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, would be taking over at Old Trafford. The Blues' 'Special One' is about to turn his allegiance red and join the dark side in an attempt to repair his damaged reputation. However, will the transition be a success or has Manchester United opted for a short-term solution to …
Louis Van Gaal's Top Five Moments at Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal's Top Five Moments at Manchester United

The football world came to terms with the fact that Louis van Gaal is not a manager any more at Manchester United on Sunday, after he delivered the club its twelfth and (joint) record-equalling FA Cup trophy, in a season marred by eccentricities off the pitch as much as the apparent lack of entertainment on it. If there was any part of the job Louis van Gaal absolutely performed to the maximum expectations, it was the madness that the Dutchman …
Can a Wounded Mourinho Revive Manchester United?

Can a Wounded Mourinho Revive Manchester United?

Besides the glaring failure to qualify for the Champions League despite spending huge amounts of money, the biggest shortcoming of Manchester United under Louis Van Gaal has been how far the Red Devils have distanced themselves from what they adhered to for decades upon decades. United, under Louis van Gaal, have gone from getting the foundations right to an incapability to progress forward, to hitting the ultimate brick wall in terms of squad improvement. United have stagnated and for good …
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