A Year of Ibrahimovic - In Images and Words

A Year of Ibrahimovic - In Images and Words

Soon after the confirmation that Manchester United would not be extending the services of 35-year old center-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, my mind raced back to early June last year, when all eyes were on France and the European Championships - and how excited I was at the thought of a certain Swede holding the famous red shirt and smiling at the cameras, exuding the aura of a king arriving at the battlefield he has yet to conquer. Twelve months, twenty-eight goals and …
Top Five Manchester United Moments in 2016/17 (Part 1)

Top Five Manchester United Moments in 2016/17 (Part 1)

Every club has its moments - good and bad, in a football season. Manchester United are not an exception to the rule and while the Premier League campaign was largely uninteresting and uninspiring, there have been some interesting narratives and flash points that have featured across the 62-game slug-fest as Mourinho saw off his first campaign with two trophies (he could argue 3) and Champions League qualification. I would like to share my top five in two parts - this …
Manchester United v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

As another Premier League season comes to an end, Manchester United host Crystal Palace to play what is the quintessential definition of a dead rubber. Premise  United are guaranteed to finish, yes you guessed it right, 6th in the league, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's football match. The Red Devils have put all the eggs in the Europa League basket and paid the price for a lack of complete focus on the Premier League games which has made a …
Mourinho's United signings: The good, the bad and the ugly

Mourinho's United signings: The good, the bad and the ugly

It's no secret that Manchester United spent big in the summer in an attempt to recapture the success which had made them one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager in May 2016 and he got straight to work, signing Eric Bailly in the hope of improving United's central defence. He followed it up with big-money moves for Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as well as a high-profile signing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Mourinho's four …
Manchester United vs Celta Vigo Preview | Europa League Semi Final 2nd Leg

Manchester United vs Celta Vigo Preview | Europa League Semi Final 2nd Leg

On May 11th, Manchester United will welcome Celta Vigo to Old Trafford of their Europa League semi final.  After their 1-0 away win in the first leg, Manchester United sit in a commanding position and are poised to go to the final, but Celta Vigo will look to pull off the upset. Jose Mourinho has publicly said that he is focusing his attention on this competition, as he feels it is his teams best chance to get Champions League football. …
Why Manchester United Should Be In the Champions League

Why Manchester United Should Be In the Champions League

There has been the debate about the connotation and relationship between football in its raw stadium-state and entertainment. The fact still remains that without the paraphernalia, the controversies, the off-field drama, the hype, and other acts of entertainment and fun that are associated with football, the 90 minutes that is played on the pitch will make no sense. Now, back to the title, there are teams that every single football fan wants to watch their games, there are names that …
Who is Manchester United's Player of the Season?

Who is Manchester United's Player of the Season?

Player of the Season awards at Manchester United in the last three campaigns has been quite a sober affair, an approporiate reflection of the football on the pitch. Barring an inspiring alcohol-influenced speech from Louis van Gaal in the 14/15 edition - when he literally went 'YESSSSS we go for it' only to scrape fourth place in May, the awards have been largely deprived of things for fans and the club to shout about. If anything, the fact that the all …
Manchester United v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Manchester United are looking to go 20 games unbeaten when they host Everton at Old Trafford in Tuesday's evening's Premier League clash. Match details Date: Tuesday April 04 Time: 20.00pm Venue: Old Trafford After remaining in 6th place for the majority of the season, Manchester United are finally starting to climb up the Premier League table and they could increase their chances of breaking into the top four with a victory against Everton. They currently sit six points behind Liverpool …
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