United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Harry Maguire

United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Harry Maguire

While signing a 29-year old Toby Alderweireld would represent a signing for the here and now - the kind of move that Mourinho often makes to 'hyperspeed' his way to league success, the pursuit of Harry Maguire, should it come to fruition, would add more meat to the idea that Jose Mourinho sees himself at Manchester United beyond his current contract which expires at 2020. Staying at Manchester United for the length of his existing contract would be quite a …
United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Toby Alderweireld

United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Toby Alderweireld

Even though it was only pre-season, United's 4-1 defeat against Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Michigan - in front of a 95,000 strong crowd - really stung the manager and properly unravelled Mourinho's frustration and general negativity in a rather revealing press conference. The Portuguese manager is clearly unhappy with the way the preparations have gone on in the United States - the number of players he is missing either through injury or an extended post-World Cup holiday - unfinished businesses in …
Can Sanchez-Lukaku Partnership Hit It Off This Season?

Can Sanchez-Lukaku Partnership Hit It Off This Season?

The idea of a strike partnership surely will excite United fans, which is evident after the Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke combination that produced a devastating effect in that treble-winning season. Sir Alex always made it a case to have four strikers in the squad. The two man strike partnerships were taken over by a three/four (4-3-3, 4-2-3-1) man attack midway through the first decade of the millennium, and it has been used scarcely since. After Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal in …
Why Liverpool need to keep Daniel Sturridge this summer

Why Liverpool need to keep Daniel Sturridge this summer

Daniel Sturridge is one of the most naturally talented players of his generation, but injuries have ruined his peak years as a footballer. At the age of 28, he returns to Liverpool as a squad player after a poor loan spell with West Bromwich Albion. It was expected that he would leave Anfield permanently this summer, but he has featured in pre-season and Jurgen Klopp has suggested that he has a role to play for the Reds. In an interview …
Mourinho's Mood Throws Light on Systemic Problems at Manchester United

Mourinho's Mood Throws Light on Systemic Problems at Manchester United

Two games into the pre-season in the US, Manchester United are already in the middle of a monumental crisis - or so it would appear if you came across Jose Mourinho speak to the cameras in a sunny Los Angeles, where Manchester United have their training base located. After drawing 1-1 against Club America, a patched-up United side fell flat again in a 0-0 stalemate against San Jose Earthquakes, who are languishing at the bottom of the MLS. Ahead of …
Mateo Kovacic - The Midfielder That All Top-Six Clubs Should Target This Summer

Mateo Kovacic - The Midfielder That All Top-Six Clubs Should Target This Summer

Real Madrid are set for a summer rebuilding job under Julen Lopetegui after the departure of one of their finest ever players, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Portuguese superstar isn’t going to be the only player to leave and Marca report that Mateo Kovacic is determined to leave the club before the transfer window closes. That news will have reached the Premier League, as the midfielder has plenty of interest from English clubs. The article goes on to list a number …
Huddersfield Town’s Incoming Transfers: Terriers Adding Strength in All Areas

Huddersfield Town’s Incoming Transfers: Terriers Adding Strength in All Areas

The English Premier League has been having fun at the expense of bookmakers lately. Bookmakers have time and again tried to predict the final positions in the table of different competing clubs and while they have called many odds correctly, there have been a few notable exceptions. Of course, the most famous of them is the 5000-1 odds for Leicester City to win the League in the 2015-16 season. Similarly, at the start of 2017-18 season, the bookmakers predicted that …
Record Signing Alisson Becker Can Help Liverpool Move Higher in the Table

Record Signing Alisson Becker Can Help Liverpool Move Higher in the Table

Liverpool needed a new goalkeeper. No, it was not decided when Sergio Ramos decided to smash his elbow into Loris Karius’ head during the Champions League Final. It was perhaps decided when Simon Mignolet (and the Reds in general) had a horror show of a match at Wembley against Tottenham early last season. Or maybe, it was decided when somebody at the club decided to look at both Karius’ and Mignolet’s goal per shot on goal faced stats. It seems …
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