When the Skies were Grey: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Debut as Interim Manager

When the Skies were Grey: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Debut as Interim Manager

“Football is easy if you have good players", stated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after an emphatic 5-1 win - as Manchester United scored five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge of the club. And between the two events, United have gone through a myriad of changes - in personnel and personality, not only losing an awful lot of football matches but also some of their identity in the process. …
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 …
Time for Andreas Pereira to Make his Mark at Manchester United

Time for Andreas Pereira to Make his Mark at Manchester United

We are nearing the end of preparations as Manchester United fly back home to wrap things up ahead of their Friday night fixture against Leicester City next week. United's camp was a lot happier after the final game - as they edged a Real Madrid - who are admittedly in their nascent stages of pre-season - in Miami, Florida. Mourinho, himself was reasonably cheerful (come on, he smiled a few times) - not least with the returning English and Belgian …
United Lay the Foundation for Next Season at the Etihad Stadium

United Lay the Foundation for Next Season at the Etihad Stadium

Until half-time, everything had panned out just as the doctor ordered. The home side and champions-elect were two goals to the good - the fireworks were being set up as Manchester City were a mere 45 minutes away from winning the Premier League against the eternal enemy in front of their own fans who have waited decades and decades for this moment. And out came a different Manchester United side to the one that went into the tunnel at half-time …
Fellaini inspires Manchester United to a winning start in the Champions League

Fellaini inspires Manchester United to a winning start in the Champions League

Manchester United grabbed all 3 points on a comfortable night against FC Basel in their opening game of the group stages in the Champions League. Bouncing back from the draw in midweek against Stoke, there were plenty of positives to glean from United's win on Tuesday despite the obvious glaring negative - which stood out like a sore thumb, whose impact may be much harsher than a sore thumb. So here's my thoughts touching on some of the talking points …
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 …
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 …
Marcus Rashford has set the template for Anthony Martial at United

Marcus Rashford has set the template for Anthony Martial at United

It's been more than 48 hours since Manchester United altered the dynamics of the title race by comprehensively beating runaway leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford on a day when simply everything went to plan. Jose Mourinho went with a side that was as unconventional as it has been in his brief time at Old Trafford so far - with the usual suspects Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the bench and Ashley Young taking the armband off Marouane Fellaini …
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