Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Once considered locks for any Starting XI in their heyday, Manchester United's long-tenured captain Wayne Rooney and Chelsea's string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas seem to be surplus to requirements for their respective clubs at the moment. The 31-year old has seen his role drastically change over the last few seasons. With passing years -- and nagging injuries -- Rooney has gradually been deployed deeper and deeper down the pitch. Once a world-beating, energetic forward with the technical skill to play anywhere …
Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After some eventful midweek league cup football, the Premier League resumes at Old Trafford for Manchester United as they will host newly promoted Burnley on Saturday. The home side come off the back of a massive result in the league cup, a 1-0 derby win against Manchester City, thanks to Spaniard Juan Mata, which has seen them through to the quarter-finals of the competition which will played in late November. The result, and more so the strong performance in the …
Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City have endured a tough start to the season, having failed to win in their first 6 games of the season. Currently sitting in the relegation zone at the 19th spot, the Potters, who have been renowned for their defensive muscle over the last few years have already shipped 15 goals in the league and their defensive miseries do not seem be parting ways with them. They travel to Manchester United on Sunday in a bid to reverse the …
Ander Herrera - Should he be a regular starter for Manchester United?

Ander Herrera - Should he be a regular starter for Manchester United?

Manchester United were excellent in their convincing win over the champions Leicester City and Jose Mourinho was vindicated in his decision to drop Wayne Rooney from the starting eleven. The side were less predictable and the build-up play was a lot quicker than it has been in recent matches. Ander Herrera came back into the starting eleven and was one of the best performers on Saturday. He was asked to sit deep, providing a shield for the defence. This deeper …
Why Mourinho is dead right about Schweinsteiger

Why Mourinho is dead right about Schweinsteiger

Former German International Bastian Schweinsteiger has been the lone subject of controversy in what has been an abundantly positive transfer window for Manchester United. The 32-year old has been reportedly told that he was not in the plans of Jose Mourinho - which has culminated into the German veteran training with the club's under-23 squad since the Portuguese took over the club in July. This has quickly become the most divisive topic among Man United fans as to whether or …
Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho - Whose Changes Yielded Better Results?

Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho - Whose Changes Yielded Better Results?

Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United officially kicked on as the Red Devils took on AFC Bournemouth and thrashed them to a 3-1 victory at the Vitality stadium. Last season also, their last fixture was with Bournemouth and they had the exact same score-line. Ever since then, a lot has changed both on and off the field for United, and the result? Clearly visible. They say that a good manager is the foundation of any victorious team – …
How Herrera's Midfield Masterclass Led to an Impressive Opening Win

How Herrera's Midfield Masterclass Led to an Impressive Opening Win

The much anticipated Premier League has finally begun for Manchester United and new manager Jose Mourinho, as he oversaw a comfortable victory in the South Coast at the Vitality stadium, where the Red Devils were beaten about nine months ago. In a nutshell, it was a typical Mourinho-style performance and result. Manchester United, were very methodical from the outset and in a good way - in that they knew what they were doing in attack and defence and given the …
Matuidi to Man United | What could he bring?

Matuidi to Man United | What could he bring?

On a day when Manchester United kept their fans busy and excited ahead of the new campaign by officially unveiling Jose Mourinho as their new manager, reports have emerged stating PSG's Blaise Matuidi's alleged trip to England to conclude a deal that would see him make a shock move to Manchester United with a medical scheduled in France. It has certainly come out of the blue as United, if the news is true, could have already made their fourth signing …
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