Ole - What for Next Season

Ole - What for Next Season

This season, this season of COVID-19, will be remembered for years to come. No fans, all games on some format or another, and the infamous failed Super League. For any pretender to the Premier League throne, this was the season that could be taken advantage of. Where Leicester had once shocked the world, a little less of a dramatic win, could have seen Ole return to English League crown to Old Trafford. What began as a temporary fix (after many …
The Structure of Elite Teams

The Structure of Elite Teams

To finish 3rd in any given Premier League season is some feat. For Liverpool FC to have had so many injures, players missing the majority of the season & others forced into roles unfamiliar, is even more so commendable. When COVID-19 hit the UK some 16 months ago, Liverpool sat at the top table as arguably the greatest team on the planet. Fast forward to now, and the seasons close has resulted in sheer relief at achieving a top 4 …
Manchester United vs Villarreal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Villarreal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The club season is drawing to a close and Manchester United have the opportunity to become the third English club to lift a trophy this season. They will be facing La Liga side Villarreal in Gdansk and hoping to overcome Unai Emery, who has won the Europa League on three previous occasions. Interestingly, ten of the last 17 winners of the competition have been from Spain. In the last nine years, the winners have originated from either Spain or England …
Man Utd vs Villarreal: Preview ahead of Europa League final

Man Utd vs Villarreal: Preview ahead of Europa League final

Manchester United take on Villarreal in Poland on Wednesday night as they look to end the 2020/21 campaign by lifting the Europa League trophy. United had the luxury of resting their key players on the final day of the Premier League season after already wrapping-up second spot. Despite fielding a severely weakened side, the Manchester giants still managed to end the season with a 2-1 victory over Wolves at Molineux. With Champions League football in the bag for next year, …
Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A few weeks ago, the second Manchester derby of the Premier League season would have been seen as a huge match for the title race. However, Manchester United have fallen off the pace and their focus will be on consolidating their position in the top four. They are currently 14 points behind Manchester City and the run-in is likely to be a procession for Pep Guardiola's side. That said, this fixture is important for the respective fan bases and Ole …
Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The eye-catching fixture of the weekend will be played at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea welcome Manchester United. This will be a match that has ramifications for the battle for the top four. The visitors are currently in second position and they have been talked about as potential title contenders. The form of Manchester City means that it is now unlikely, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shouldn’t take their position in the top four for granted, as they are only six points …
Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United seem to be the most likely to join Manchester City in the title race, given their position in the table and recent performances. They welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Saturday and they will be looking to take the momentum from their record-equalling victory over Southampton. The position at the top of the division will become clearer following this round of fixtures, as Manchester City and Liverpool face each other. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that his …
Edinson Cavani is proving to be a great signing for Manchester United

Edinson Cavani is proving to be a great signing for Manchester United

The differing fortunes of Manchester United and Liverpool during the week underlined the value of one piece of transfer business conducted by the latter in the summer. There were eyebrows raised when United signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, due to his age and wages. However, he has already had a huge impact and played a role in the team’s lofty league position. In basic terms, the Uruguayan striker is a world class goal scorer and a born winner. …
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