Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will be huge for the managers of both sides, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces off against Frank Lampard at Old Trafford. This was the opening fixture of the 2019/20 campaign and Manchester United were convincing 4-0 winners. There were doubts about the two men's ability to take their respective clubs forward and those remain in some form. The start of the season hasn't been convincing for either and a victory over a rival would be huge. Likewise, a …
How Edinson Cavani should be used by Manchester United

How Edinson Cavani should be used by Manchester United

Edinson Cavani was a questionable move by Manchester United on deadline day. There is no doubting his quality, but it is a transfer that is reminiscent of previous years, rather than the new approach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There are several issues under the current management, but there had been positive signs in recruitment. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes and Donny van der Beek were all signed with their best years ahead of them. Cavani comes into …
Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The headline fixture of the weekend for many is Manchester United’s home match against Tottenham. Jose Mourinho will be returning to Old Trafford and he will be desperate to register his first victory over the club since his departure. Last season in this fixture, the home side took the three points and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be confident of a similar result. Since United’s last Premier League match, Spurs have played three times. Fatigue could have a part to play …
Manchester United & The Importance of Business Acumen in Football

Manchester United & The Importance of Business Acumen in Football

“You don’t spend £50 million on someone that you’re never going to play” remarked Julien Laurens when speaking on The Totally Football Show about Fabinho’s gradual integration into Liverpool’s first team. “Unless you’re Man United” quipped James Richardson in reply, to which the panel sniggered and jeered in agreement. How the mighty have fallen. The days of Sir Alex Ferguson posing an ominous figure on the touchline tapping away at his watch with sweeping attacking football and visiting teams fearing the …
Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Infogol’s Jake Osgathorpe has used expected goals to predict the 2020/21 Premier League standings. Based on data from last season find out which clubs will be fighting relegation, who’s contending for the Champions League places, and which team will be crowned 2020/21 Premier League Champions. 1 Manchester City Despite finishing 18 points behind first-placed Liverpool the underlying numbers indicate Manchester City were very unfortunate and if they continue to play in the same manner will end the 20/21 season as …
Where does Donny van de Beek fit into Manchester United?

Where does Donny van de Beek fit into Manchester United?

Manchester United are set to make their first summer signing, as Donny van de Beek is set to join from Ajax. A number of media outlets, including the Mirror, report that a deal has been agreed and the Dutchman has agreed a five-year contract. The reported fee is in the region of £40 million. This is a switch of approach from Manchester United, as the rumours in recent months suggested they were looking to strengthen their attack. There has been …
Sanch-OFF?? Five Alternative Targets For Manchester United This Summer

Sanch-OFF?? Five Alternative Targets For Manchester United This Summer

"We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final. I think that answer all our questions" - Michael Zorc The Sporting Director of Borussia Dortmund didn't leave much room for interpretation when he addressed the press after the first training session of Dortmund's pre-season training camp. In truth, Dortmund on the whole have left no room for interpretation when addressing the Jadon Sancho situation all summer. They wanted the fee they deemed worthy of …
Jadon Sancho would solve creativity weakness in Manchester United's squad

Jadon Sancho would solve creativity weakness in Manchester United's squad

Manchester United have yet to finish their 2019/20 season, as they remain in the Europa League, but they are already starting to make moves in the transfer market. Sky Sports report that they are close to agreeing personal terms with long-term target Jadon Sancho. The report goes on to say that Borussia Dortmund haven't relaxed their initial asking price of £108 million. However, there could be more flexibility in the payment schedule and the mood music is beginning to point …
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