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 …
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 …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Injury Underlines Liverpool's Need to Keep Gini Wijnaldum

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Injury Underlines Liverpool's Need to Keep Gini Wijnaldum

Liverpool have had a positive summer to date, but they were dealt a bitter blow on Wednesday as it was announced that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would miss the majority of the 2018/19 season. It is thought that competitive game-time during the next 12 months would be regarded as a bonus for the midfielder. The 24-year-old suffered serious ligament damage during a Champions League match against Roma in April and the prognosis has been kept out of the media until now. The …
Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

As France beat Croatia in the final and won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, this exhilarating tournament - for once, did not produce the unexpected as it had done pretty much throughout these last 30 days. In a competition that was littered with shock goals and surprise victories at every stage, the final - being 'the fixture' was somehow, an outlier - in that, not only was the result fairly expected, but the manner …
Signing Malcom would represent a statement of intent for Tottenham

Signing Malcom would represent a statement of intent for Tottenham

Tottenham have had a quiet start to the transfer window, but they have stepped up their pursuit of Bordeaux attacker Malcom according to some stories. It is reported that Mauricio Pochettino has been a long-term admirer of the Brazilian and cite reports in France that claim the two clubs have reopened discussions over a transfer. Inter Milan had been in the running, but the Italian club was put off by the £45 million valuation. Malcom has long been tipped for …
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