Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

As France beat Croatia in the final and won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, this exhilarating tournament - for once, did not produce the unexpected as it had done pretty much throughout these last 30 days. In a competition that was littered with shock goals and surprise victories at every stage, the final - being 'the fixture' was somehow, an outlier - in that, not only was the result fairly expected, but the manner …
Perisic Proved Why He Could be the Right Man for Manchester United

Perisic Proved Why He Could be the Right Man for Manchester United

So, the World Cup is over. Given the utter pointlessness of a fixture between the two losing semi-finalists, it is worth revisiting the football match that actually mattered - where national pride was on the line - and so was the opportunity to fight for the ultimate glory. In the end, it was Croatia who - after trailing, courtesy of a stupendous free-kick five minutes into the match, from Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier - then regrouped, to find the …
Lindelof's World Cup offers Hope for Manchester United

Lindelof's World Cup offers Hope for Manchester United

The World Cup in Russia, against odds, has been objectively fascinating to watch: with a myriad twists and turns - goals and heartbreaks - altogether packed in two and a half engrossing weeks of football. As we head to the final leg of the tournament - with only four games left, it is fair to say that the England National Team and English clubs, in general, have a lot to be positive about themselves and the promising future that lies …
Lee Grant to Manchester United: An Odd Signing?

Lee Grant to Manchester United: An Odd Signing?

Amidst the joy and celebrations over the England National Team 'banishing the hoodoo' by not just reaching the last eight of a World Cup, but also doing it via a penalty shootout, one of the country's biggest football clubs in Manchester United, announced its third new signing of the Summer. England's patience and perseverance over the 90 minutes in the stoppage time that was forced by a late equalizer from Colombia - despite doing little with the ball - finally …
Fellaini Stays - State of Manchester United's Midfield

Fellaini Stays - State of Manchester United's Midfield

So, the cat is finally out of the bag. Marouane Fellaini has confirmed where he is going to be playing his football beyond the Summer - and it is not AC Milan or China. The Belgian midfielder has signed a two-year extension at Manchester United which will keep him at the club until 2020 at the least, with an option for one more year included in the contract, making it a window where Jose Mourinho is having everything his way, …
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 …
Willian to Manchester United Would Benefit All Three Parties

Willian to Manchester United Would Benefit All Three Parties

Manchester United have already made moves in transfer window as they prepare to challenge for the title next season. Jose Mourinho has made several marquee signings since his appointment as manager at Old Trafford and another one could happen this summer. The Mail report that the Portuguese coach wants to sign Willian from former club Chelsea. The Brazilian has already played under Mourinho and a reunion could be on the cards this summer. Willian has found it difficult over the …
Martial, Mourinho and the Whataboutery at Manchester United

Martial, Mourinho and the Whataboutery at Manchester United

Recently, I wrote about the surprisingly positive start that Manchester United had made in the summer transfer window, particularly in a World Cup year where prices can be as volatile as they come. The Red Devils have made a couple of early signings already, addressing the two weak areas in the squad: midfield and fullback. Jose Mourinho - who seems to be enjoying the role of a pundit when not taking pictures with the Russian President - does look like …
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