Watford Win Sums Up Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

Watford Win Sums Up Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

After a difficult start to the season, losing two games in a row to Brighton and Spurs, United look to have steadied the ship at Watford – after they notched up their second win on the bounce away from Old Trafford. Even respectable bookmakers you can trust are struggling to predict what Manchester United we are going to see these days. But by no means did Manchester United sail smoothly towards a positive result on Saturday and in fact, their …
Watford v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League resumes after the first international break post World Cup, Manchester United will travel down South to high-flying Watford in a bid to build on their momentum. Watford FC have made a dream start to the competition, alongside title contenders Liverpool and Chelsea, winning all four of their games so far this season. But the most impressive result has been their most recent one - a comeback victory against a top-four side in Tottenham Hotspur, which is a …
Shaw's Resurgence is a Credit to Mourinho's Management

Shaw's Resurgence is a Credit to Mourinho's Management

Despite the rather impressive win at Turf Moor last week, Man United are still in a state of flux at various levels. With the fans showing the club and its board, whose side they are willing to rally behind, on the ground - be it by flying a plane carrying a banner with the very phrase coined by the manager, aimed at its highest-ranked Executive - or by singing the name so vociferously that makes you wonder whether there was …
Burnley v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the final game before the first international break, Manchester United make a short trip to Burnley in Lancashire to prevent a third loss in the first four games - for the first time since 1987. Manchester United are in the middle of an actual crisis - yet not serious enough to press the panic button yet. Unlike the defeat against Brighton, United's performance in the first half against Tottenham Hotspur despite the nature of the result would have given …
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

In what is billed as the heavyweight clash of the week, a bruised Manchester United side will take on a confident Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Monday Night. United are not in great shape at the moment, there are question marks everywhere you look at Old Trafford. Since the defeat at Brighton last week, the club has been steadily engulfed in a cloud of negativity - with the side desperate now for a big result and a positive one …
The Boiling Hot Mess that is Manchester United

The Boiling Hot Mess that is Manchester United

The drama has peaked at Manchester United - that in less than 24 hours after the defeat to Brighton, the utter shambles of the nature of that performance at the Amex Stadium was quickly forgotten because there was already a new circus in town. And the clown this time is one of football's 'super agents', a modern-day euphemism for despicable opportunists, Mino Raiola. It all started with Paul Scholes, one of the most decorated midfielders in the game and whose influence …
Brighton v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brighton v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Sunday, Manchester United will play their first game away from home in 2018/19, and it's a trip to the seaside all the way to the South of England. Brighton and Hove Albion did incredibly well under Chris Hughton to manage survival last season but given the rising quality of the league including the newly promoted sides, it does look like the Seagulls, on paper, are once again set to be involved in a relegation scrap by April. If anything, …
Pereira & Other Positives on Friday Night as Man United Edged Leicester

Pereira & Other Positives on Friday Night as Man United Edged Leicester

So, after all the doom and gloom prior to the beginning of the campaign, United went out on Friday - with a point to prove, and they did, by winning a tight game against Leicester City to claim all 3 points in the opening weekend at Old Trafford. Here are a few of my thoughts on the performance of the home side on the pitch, of Mourinho in the press conference and finally of Paul Pogba in the mixed zone. …
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