Manchester United Shirk The Limelight To Good Effect

Manchester United Shirk The Limelight To Good Effect

It has been a strange, quiet pre-season for one of the biggest clubs in the world. When the curtains came down on Manchester United’s shambolic 2018-19 campaign with defeat at home to already-relegated Cardiff City, a summer of upheaval seemingly lay in wait. There was an entire squad of under-performing prima donnas to jettison away and the summer back pages were expected to be littered with transfers in and out of Old Trafford.  It has been anything but and Ole …
Brighton v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On Sunday, Manchester United will play their first game away from home in 2018/19, and it's a trip to the seaside all the way to the South of England. Brighton and Hove Albion did incredibly well under Chris Hughton to manage survival last season but given the rising quality of the league including the newly promoted sides, it does look like the Seagulls, on paper, are once again set to be involved in a relegation scrap by April. If anything, …
Manchester United and the Season Ahead: Q & A with Stretty News

Manchester United and the Season Ahead: Q & A with Stretty News

As another year of the emotional roller-coaster that is the Premier League is fast approaching, we spoke to football writers and fans to get their thoughts on the transfer window and the season ahead. I had the pleasure to interact with Dale O'Donnell, Editor and Chief of Stretty News and contributor to The Mirror, The Sportsman among others - on Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and the main stories that dominated their Summer. Plus, some interesting predictions for 2018/19. You can follow …
Manchester United Transfer Index: Antonio Valencia

Manchester United Transfer Index: Antonio Valencia

As part of my feature titled 'Manchester United Transfer Index', we will look at the future of Ecuador captain and veteran full-back Antonio Valencia at Old Trafford. Another season with Manchester United in the can for Valencia - who is now the longest-serving player at the club, now that Michael Carrick has retired from his playing duties. The former right-sided midfielder/full-back from Wigan joined Manchester United as a modest replacement to departing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009/10 - when …
Would Serge Aurier be Worth the Gamble for Manchester United?

Would Serge Aurier be Worth the Gamble for Manchester United?

Manchester United have signed three players in this transfer window - their third and latest signing being Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, a player who would fill the defensive midfielder-shaped hole in the first team squad for the foreseeable future under Jose Mourinho. Another gap that needs plugging at United with a long-term view in mind is surprisingly at right full-back. Although the Red Devils are not short in quantity per se - with Players' Player of the Year in 2016/17 - Antonio …
3 Potential Candidates for the Armband at Manchester United

3 Potential Candidates for the Armband at Manchester United

Manchester United, as a club, has by nature rallied around one player who usually tends to be the guy with the armband. At Old Trafford, there has always been a definitive representation on the pitch - in the mold of the manager and in some cases, even the supporters - who could identify with a particular individual, more than any other. Oftentimes, the teams are shaped in the image of these said players - The teams in the 80's - that are …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
Who is Manchester United's Player of the Season?

Who is Manchester United's Player of the Season?

Player of the Season awards at Manchester United in the last three campaigns has been quite a sober affair, an approporiate reflection of the football on the pitch. Barring an inspiring alcohol-influenced speech from Louis van Gaal in the 14/15 edition - when he literally went 'YESSSSS we go for it' only to scrape fourth place in May, the awards have been largely deprived of things for fans and the club to shout about. If anything, the fact that the all …
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