Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
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 …
How Mourinho can find his Mojo through Alexis Sanchez

How Mourinho can find his Mojo through Alexis Sanchez

It has all been very quiet on the football front, a sense of calm before the impending storm, that Manchester United desperately needed after a whirlwind of the last few weeks on and off the pitch. After intense speculation about Mourinho's precarious position as manager of Manchester United, with the Portuguese reported to have 'lost' the dressing room as if a manager could ever 'win' one, it was rather fitting that the Red Devils won the game last Saturday, in …
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 vs Leicester City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

The Premier League returns on Friday as Leicester City face a difficult trip to Manchester United in the opening fixture. Jose Mourinho is entering into his third season as the manager at Old Trafford and there will be pressure on him to perform. Meanwhile, Claude Puel needs to start well after a disappointing second half of the season. Their supporters believe the Foxes to be a top-half team and they need to consolidate that position over the coming campaign. The …
Arsenal must keep Aaron Ramsey after Chelsea rumours emerge

Arsenal must keep Aaron Ramsey after Chelsea rumours emerge

The Telegraph report that Chelsea are preparing a £30 million bid for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is entering the final year of his contract. Last season, the Gunners were forced to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez to rival Premier League clubs due to their contract situations. They are now facing a similar situation with their 27-year-old midfielder with Maurizio Sarri keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge. This would be a disaster for Arsenal and underline the poor …
Can Sanchez-Lukaku Partnership Hit It Off This Season?

Can Sanchez-Lukaku Partnership Hit It Off This Season?

The idea of a strike partnership surely will excite United fans, which is evident after the Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke combination that produced a devastating effect in that treble-winning season. Sir Alex always made it a case to have four strikers in the squad. The two man strike partnerships were taken over by a three/four (4-3-3, 4-2-3-1) man attack midway through the first decade of the millennium, and it has been used scarcely since. After Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal in …
Willian to Manchester United Would Benefit All Three Parties

Willian to Manchester United Would Benefit All Three Parties

Manchester United have already made moves in transfer window as they prepare to challenge for the title next season. Jose Mourinho has made several marquee signings since his appointment as manager at Old Trafford and another one could happen this summer. The Mail report that the Portuguese coach wants to sign Willian from former club Chelsea. The Brazilian has already played under Mourinho and a reunion could be on the cards this summer. Willian has found it difficult over the …
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