Could Wan be the Man at United?

Could Wan be the Man at United?

It was the worst kept secret in the world - until Manchester United finally announced the signing of 21-year old fullback Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a fee of £45-million plus £5-million in add-ons from Premier League side Crystal Palace. The club, after a slow start in the transfer window, have finally got the wheels moving, to sign a young Welsh winger from Swansea City for about £15-million, in what is seen as a move made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in his …
A look at the top 4 contenders for the 19/20 Premier League Season

A look at the top 4 contenders for the 19/20 Premier League Season

It may only seem like yesterday that Manchester City were holding aloft the Premier League trophy but already the days are ticking away as we head towards what is set to be yet another intriguing Premier league campaign. With the start of a new season comes new optimism and there’s no doubt that a handful of top clubs will be first and foremost plotting their route into Champions League qualification next term. But who out of the realistic contenders is …
Unai Emery's First Season Ends in Disaster

Unai Emery's First Season Ends in Disaster

Arsenal had a chance to win their first European Trophy (outside of the now-defunct Fairs Cup and Cup Winners Cup) on Wednesday. Instead, they fell apart losing 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea and cemented Unai Emery's first season in charge as an unmitigated disaster. Emery was appointed Arsenal manager a little over a year ago. He was given a mandate for this season when he was hired; get Arsenal back into the Champions League. Their defeat in Baku ended any …
Vague ‘Manchester United Way’ A Sure Road To Failure

Vague ‘Manchester United Way’ A Sure Road To Failure

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a Manchester United legend. ‘That’ goal in the 1999 Champions League final confirmed his place in club folklore and his association with a successful Sir Alex Ferguson side got him his current job as manager. The opportunity to ingrain himself further with the fans has been presented and if he does turn the fortunes of a floundering institution around, a statue at Old Trafford could be in the works. It is a humungous task that he …
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal find themselves one point behind Manchester United after their draw to Tottenham. The Gunners will have to pass United eventually to get themselves back into the top four. This is about as good a chance as they'll get. With their Europa League campaign in doubt, this is potentially the most important game of their season. They can't afford to lose this one. This game is equally important for Manchester United. While they are flying high after their historic comeback …
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. …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

In the signature matchup in the English football calendar, top-of-the-table Liverpool faces a Manchester United littered with as many uncertainties as there can be within a grossly mismanaged multi-billion pound organization. Liverpool have had their best start in the Premier League era – under the eccentric German, but this is not the first time they are top of the league 16 games into the season. Yet somehow this one does feel different, even for an outsider like me. Liverpool, for …
Alex Sandro and the Importance of Making an Early Statement in the Transfer Window

Alex Sandro and the Importance of Making an Early Statement in the Transfer Window

The football season is over - albeit only for the moment, as players around the world begin to enjoy a brief vacation ahead of the rendezvous in Russia to take part in the biggest sporting competition in the world. Club football usually takes a back seat when continents and countries collide as Germany look to defend their World Cup in June. In addition to being 'the Broadway' to a professional footballer representing his country, the World Cup has, for years, …
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