Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

The second big match of the weekend will be taking place early on Sunday, as the first Manchester derby is held at the Etihad Stadium. It will be the first time at Erik ten Hag experiences this match and it will be fascinating to see him go up against Pep Guardiola. The pair have a mutual respect, as they were working at Bayern Munich at the same time. Ten Hag was managing the B team, while Guardiola was taking charge …
Analysing Manchester United's start under Erik ten Hag

Analysing Manchester United's start under Erik ten Hag

It has been a mixed start to the season for Manchester United. The start was poor, as they lost their first two matches to Brighton and Brentford. The manner of the defeat to Brentford caused alarm bells to ring. Some even suggested that a managerial change could be on the horizon, but those concerns were premature. Since then, there has been improvement and United have moved into 5th position. Incredibly, they are six points off the top with a game …
Will Marcus Rashford's form for Manchester United lead to an England recall?

Will Marcus Rashford's form for Manchester United lead to an England recall?

There were rumours that Marcus Rashford was set to leave Manchester United in the last 12 months. He struggled after missing a penalty in the Euro 2020 final and lost his place for his club side. Ralf Rangnick rarely used him, as there was a preference for Anthony Elanga. However, the England international is now back in the team and looks to be enjoying a positive working relationship with Erik ten Hag. Since breaking into the first team, there have …
Southampton vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Southampton vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Manchester United travel to Southampton this weekend with more questions about their season than answers. It was a great victory over Liverpool, but it came in a big game. The pressure will be to deliver the same level of commitment and quality against one of the weaker sides in the Premier League. For Saints, they will be confident after two wins in the last seven days. It is an opportunity for them to record a statement victory early in the …
Manchester United v Liverpool Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Manchester United v Liverpool Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

It’s been an interesting start for both of England’s giants, with some stuttering in Liverpool being overshadowed by pure calamity in Manchester. To imagine the reds devils could sit bottom on zero points after three games is amazing, but not at all illogical given their form. United are in their worst moment in recent memory, and it’s literally an unknown as to which team starts for them. No one player has emerged from the opening two games with any real …
Why Anthony Martial deserves a fresh start at Manchester United

Why Anthony Martial deserves a fresh start at Manchester United

There have been pleasing parts to Erik ten Hag's first pre-season as Manchester United manager, none more so than the improved performances from Anthony Martial. Over the last 12 months, it was thought that the Frenchman's career at Old Trafford was over. Although it would be unwise to read too much into pre-season, it does look like he will get another chance at the club. During the friendlies so far, Martial has contributed three goals and two assists. The short …
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur | FA Cup Semi Final Preview

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur | FA Cup Semi Final Preview

It's the big game in Wembley as twelve-time champions Manchester United take on Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur in their temporary backyard for a place in the FA Cup final. It is a silly exercise to boil a season down to the outcome of one game but such has been the year for Manchester United where they fell short of what was expected of them in all the competitions this season. A title challenge eluded them in the league while they failed …
Why Manchester United and Arsenal are targeting Lisandro Martinez

Why Manchester United and Arsenal are targeting Lisandro Martinez

Lisandro Martinez could be set for a move to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal and Manchester United in the running to sign him. The Mirror report that United are now the frontrunners to sign him. That should come as no surprise considering the recent appointment of Erik ten Hag. There is a working relationship between the defender and the coaching staff that already exists at Old Trafford. In theory, that should be the acclimatisation to English football an …
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