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 …
Lingard Lights up Russia as England Qualify for the Round of 16

Lingard Lights up Russia as England Qualify for the Round of 16

On Sunday, England put six - yes, six goals - past Panama to seal qualification to the next round in a manner they have arguably never done before at the grandest of stages. It was a blend of contrasts throughout.  For it was reticent, yet an impressively flamboyant display at times. It was in some ways, imperfect and error-strewn yet incredibly clinical and ruthless when it really mattered. It was a matured performance; coming from a bunch of mostly wild …
Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup – Part Two

Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup – Part Two

Following up on Part One of my Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup, I have listed down the top three to complete list of Manchester United players - who have all begun the tournament on a highly positive note. 3. Jesse Lingard - England (Group G) England started their highly anticipated World Cup campaign with a typically English result - 2-1 with the winning goal scored in the dying embers after utterly dominating the opposition from start …
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur | FA Cup Semi Final Preview

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur | FA Cup Semi Final Preview

It's the big game in Wembley as twelve-time champions Manchester United take on Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur in their temporary backyard for a place in the FA Cup final. It is a silly exercise to boil a season down to the outcome of one game but such has been the year for Manchester United where they fell short of what was expected of them in all the competitions this season. A title challenge eluded them in the league while they failed …
Manchester United v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After inflicting on league leaders and rivals Manchester City - their first defeat at home in over 70 weeks, Manchester United continue their push for second-place against a struggling West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. United have been in decent form lately with 5 wins from the last 5 in the Premier League including wins against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and City since the turn of the year. They are currently second at the moment and while six points from …
Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Gareth Southgate's Dilemma

Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Gareth Southgate's Dilemma

If Southgate was looking for a response from Dele Alli - after the midfielder was dropped out of the latest England squad, then he bloody got one on Sunday. Dele Alli has been having a mixed season for Spurs this year. In a rather eventful campaign so far that includes suspensions, diving incidents and the odd viral video or two. His performances have dropped relative to the high standards he had set for himself since stepping in for Spurs as …
Lukaku steps up against former club as United beat Chelsea

Lukaku steps up against former club as United beat Chelsea

For only the second time in the last 15 occasions in all competitions, On Sunday, Manchester United emerged victorious against the Blues of West London. Both of those wins have come under the Portuguese and while United put in arguably their best display of 2016/17 against Chelsea last season, the latest win has come under much more difficult circumstances. Chelsea had the better start - bringing in all the confidence they had gained from a fighting 1-1 against Barcelona in …
Burnley v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On Saturday, Premier League football resumes as Manchester United make a short trip to Turf Moor to face a Burnley side suffering a dip in form. After a largely impressive first half of the season, the Lancashire club have struggled to see games through in the Premier League. Sean Dyche's men have yet to win in the last 7 games - losing 3 in the process and although they are seventh in the division, punching way above their weight - …
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