Mata: The Special Juan in United's season thus far

Mata: The Special Juan in United's season thus far

Jose Mourinho, for whatever reason, didn't rate Juan Mata as an important part of his (then) future plans at Chelsea and he was eventually sold to Manchester United. The dramatic irony lies in the fact that Mourinho too would not be part of the future plans of Chelsea, while Mata would go on to regularly excel in a team struggling to truly recover from the retirement of Alex Ferguson, and eventually be one of the few shining lights in Jose's current chapter at Old …
Scout Report: Sunderland's Upcoming Star Lynden Gooch

Scout Report: Sunderland's Upcoming Star Lynden Gooch

The manner in which the Premier League youngsters come through academies at certain clubs but a majority of them get stuck at around the 'bottleneck age', is one of the strangest things in English football right now. This transpires primarily to English players, but foreign players too are the receiving end of this stagnation. The 'bottleneck age' is a one that exists around a time when a player is 20 or 21, or say something Wayne Rooney somehow survived during …
The Resurgence of Marouane Fellaini

The Resurgence of Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini did not receive a huge welcome like Paul Pogba, and neither was his an anticipated move like Ibrahimovic’s. He joined the club under David Moyes, and that was not the best of times at Old Trafford. Maybe it was the situation that was more at fault, than Fellaini himself. To give him fair credit, he did try his best to fit in, but there’s only so much a new signing can do at a club that was struggling …
5 contenders to become the Premier League's first managerial casualty

5 contenders to become the Premier League's first managerial casualty

It’s the start of another season and that means there are a whole host of new managerial faces in the Premier League. Pressure is on for some of the world’s most highly regarded coaches and it could be one of the most competitive top flight campaigns for years. Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola face their first season in England with Chelsea and Manchester City whilst Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho hope to turn things around for Liverpool and Manchester United …
How important is it for David Moyes to do well at Sunderland?

How important is it for David Moyes to do well at Sunderland?

The former Everton and Manchester United boss has been given a second chance as Sam Allardyce’s replacement but how important is it for him to be successful? Moyes was once a respected Premier League manager during his time at Goodison Park and he spent 11 years with the Blues, developing, shaping and guiding Everton to a top-ten finish in the league every season. He was renowned for his ability to bring the best out of quite average players and was …
David Moyes - A good fit for Sunderland?

David Moyes - A good fit for Sunderland?

Sam Allardyce is set to take the England job, which leaves Sunderland in a difficult position. They wouldn't have expected to lose Allardyce this summer when the season finished and they may not have a contingency plan. They can't afford to leave the vacancy open too long, as the new manager needs to come in and get his ideas across to the squad before the season begins. The transfer window is open, and Sunderland have yet to make any moves, …
Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

For months now it has been in speculation who will overtake the job after current manager Louis Van Gaal is rightfully sacked. I think many media personnel and United fans would have thought it would have been sooner but Ed Woodward is adamant in backing LVG. Names like Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs have been front runners but there are plenty of other managers that could the job and do a good job. Lets look at all the potential candidates …
Manchester United: Apportioning the Blame

Manchester United: Apportioning the Blame

The blame game can be a self-defeating process. Manchester United fans and quite possibly many individuals employed by the club are currently within the midst of the blame game. Louis van Gaal is the man to blame it seems. Louis van Gaal it appears is responsible for the regression of Manchester United. The many stats on offer point to a manager who has done no better than his much maligned predecessor, David Moyes. The stats added to the vast outlay …
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