Pereira & Other Positives on Friday Night as Man United Edged Leicester

Pereira & Other Positives on Friday Night as Man United Edged Leicester

So, after all the doom and gloom prior to the beginning of the campaign, United went out on Friday - with a point to prove, and they did, by winning a tight game against Leicester City to claim all 3 points in the opening weekend at Old Trafford. Here are a few of my thoughts on the performance of the home side on the pitch, of Mourinho in the press conference and finally of Paul Pogba in the mixed zone. …
Fosu Mensah is made for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United

Fosu Mensah is made for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United

On one hand, United are about to let go of - according to credible news outlets - full-back Luke Shaw in the Summer, who was not long ago, the most expensive teenage British transfer in the Premier League. 22-year old Luke Shaw, despite his obvious talent on and off the ball - has not been able to nail down the left-back position in the first team squad that is currently occupied by a 32-year old Ashley Young who is enjoying …
Manchester United Should Make De Gea Renewal their Summer Priority

Manchester United Should Make De Gea Renewal their Summer Priority

It is common knowledge that at top clubs where the pressure is at a level higher than the rest - the number of options in the transfer market to strengthen the starting eleven is unsurprisingly lower. Manchester United, among the other big and ambitious sides in the Premier League operate with a narrow base of targets which gets further trimmed down often owing to special circumstances and competition from rivals for the signature. Given that is the case, it is …
Newcastle United v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho will take Manchester United to a stadium he has never won at, in all these years managing in the Premier League. Newcastle United are 16th in the league at this point in time - with 25 points on board, only a point away from 19th placed Huddersfield Town. In fact, ten teams in the bottom half are all so tightly packed that every point between now and the end of the season is unimaginably crucial for …
Champions League Group A Showdown: Man United v CSKA Preview

Champions League Group A Showdown: Man United v CSKA Preview

The group stage of the 2017/18 Champions League are approaching the end with teams across the eight groups scrambling to seal their place in the knock-out rounds next calendar year. In group A, Manchester United welcome CSKA Moscow - needing a point to ensure progression to the last 16 - as winners of the group. If you had told me after the dull defeat to Basel on matchday five that Manchester United would go on to win their next three …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
Manchester United cannot afford to sell Darmian this Summer

Manchester United cannot afford to sell Darmian this Summer

The pre-season friendlies have well and truly begun and naturally, social media is littered with hot takes and tactical analyses of games that are played for the sole purpose of integrating new signings into the first team and building fitness ahead of the new season. Amidst the bedlam, United are still negotiating deals, the nature of some - unclear, yet others - pretty obvious, at this point in time. The Red Devils are reported to be in advanced talks to finally …
A Year of Ibrahimovic - In Images and Words

A Year of Ibrahimovic - In Images and Words

Soon after the confirmation that Manchester United would not be extending the services of 35-year old center-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, my mind raced back to early June last year, when all eyes were on France and the European Championships - and how excited I was at the thought of a certain Swede holding the famous red shirt and smiling at the cameras, exuding the aura of a king arriving at the battlefield he has yet to conquer. Twelve months, twenty-eight goals and …
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