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

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

Ahead of the festive period, we find two teams stuttering towards Christmas, come up against each other - as an eighth-placed Manchester United host bottom-of-the-pile Fulham at Old Trafford this Saturday. Manchester United are in a state of complete non-existence right now - firmly mid-table, they have become one of those run-of-the-mill ordinary also-rans in a league they used to be competing for year-in year-out; especially going up a few gears at this stage of the season. Now, they are an irrelevance …
Jesse Lingard needs to take England form back to Manchester United

Jesse Lingard needs to take England form back to Manchester United

Jesse Lingard has been on an upward trajectory over the last two or three seasons and he is now emerging as a key player for club and country. It was difficult for the attacker to break through at Manchester United. A number of loan spells were required, but he remained patient and he is now an important member of the first-team squad. Jose Mourinho has faith in the 25-year-old, who has featured in eight of the 12 Premier League matches …
Who is the best Premier League Goalkeeper this season?

Who is the best Premier League Goalkeeper this season?

It may be an obvious statement but scoring goals will more often than not win you football matches. From week to week the likes of Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane receive many plaudits, thanks to their efforts in the final third. They are the men who are in the spotlight and rightfully so, as it is their actions that often decide whether they are on the winning side or not. However, it is also fair to say that the credit …
Manchester City v Manchester United: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Manchester United: Team News, Stats & Key Men

In the first instalment of the Manchester derby of the season - something quite intriguing is brewing in the powerhouse of the North West. For the first time in quite some time, both clubs are on a high, in terms of momentum and confidence levels and for Manchester United, in particular, this is quite a turnaround - given the way they started the season. City are favourites to retain the Premier League title - and the fact that the last …
Bournemouth v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Eddie Howe's high-flying Bournemouth will host the first game of the weekend and it is a big one with Manchester United coming to town. Bournemouth are sixth in the league - winning six out of the opening ten games in a hugely positive start to the season. Eddie Howe, has always been one to stick to his principles and approach to the game even when the going gets tough - and in 2018/19, this steadfast belief in his ideas has …
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 …
Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea welcoming Manchester United to Stamford Bridge is always one of the clashes to look for in the Premier League calendar - and this Saturday will be no different as Jose Mourinho takes his side to his once-happy stomping ground in King's Road. Chelsea are one of the high-flyers in the Premier League at the moment - and are one of the three sides yet to taste a defeat in the opening 8 games so far. The Blues have been …
VAR and the Law

VAR and the Law

In the aftermath of VAR’s shambolic outing in Tottenham’s FA Cup meeting with Rochdale in February, Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) penned a thought-provoking piece on the need to look at the laws of the game in the same way as the laws of the land. It argued that the rules laid down by the FA are open-textured, and that different valid interpretations are possible within the broad ‘statutory’ limits. This is perfectly true – as the famous professor of jurisprudence H.L.A …
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