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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 …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 4

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 4

Is this the craziest start to a Premier League season that we've ever seen? Is there any way to correctly predict results? Teams can look great one week, and then abysmal the next. No matter what game you watch this season, you're pretty much guaranteed excitement and goals. The lack of fans is taking a lot of pressure off players and we're seeing them try things they might not normally attempt if there were fans in the stands. With the …
Is Football Going The Basketball Way As A Spectacle?

Is Football Going The Basketball Way As A Spectacle?

In the 2004-05 season, a team arrived that revolutionised the sport: their previously unheralded coach popularised a playing philosophy rooted in fluid passing and frantic pace. The rules of the game had changed a few years before to encourage more offensive systems and with players pushing the boundaries of what was physically possible, the Seven Seconds Or Less rule took the league by storm. The system was based on the belief that the best opportunity to score was within the …

"Big 6" Youngsters in Need of a Loan This Summer.

The end of the transfer window is drawing close and some teams are scrambling to get deals done. Fans of all Premier League clubs will be hoping for their team to do something more between now and 5pm on Monday, regardless of what they've done already. There's something intoxicating about a deadline day signing, regardless of what age you are and who you support. The Premier League is very much an arms race. The "Big 6" compete against each other …
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 …
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Sheffield United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal suffered their first loss of the season at Anfield on Saturday. They'll look to get back on track with a victory over winless Sheffield United. They currently sit fifth in the table, a good start, but not where they aim to finish. The Blades have had a difficult start to the season. They have yet to score a goal and yet to secure a point this season. They'll need to turn things around quickly if they aim to build …
Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two sides that finished their previous season on a remarkably high note – Liverpool being crowned Champions and Aston Villa making sure of their continued Premier League status for at least one more season – will meet at Villa Park on Sunday evening. However how they ended the previous season, is not the only similarity between the sides though. Both crashed out of the Carabao Cup midweek, against relatively weaker sides – Villa lost 0-1 to Stoke City, while the …
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 …
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