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. …
Manchester United v Fulham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Ahead of the festive period, we find two teams stuttering towards Christmas, come up against each other - as an eighth-placed Manchester United host bottom-of-the-pile Fulham at Old Trafford this Saturday. Manchester United are in a state of complete non-existence right now - firmly mid-table, they have become one of those run-of-the-mill ordinary also-rans in a league they used to be competing for year-in year-out; especially going up a few gears at this stage of the season. Now, they are an irrelevance …
Bournemouth v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Eddie Howe's high-flying Bournemouth will host the first game of the weekend and it is a big one with Manchester United coming to town. Bournemouth are sixth in the league - winning six out of the opening ten games in a hugely positive start to the season. Eddie Howe, has always been one to stick to his principles and approach to the game even when the going gets tough - and in 2018/19, this steadfast belief in his ideas has …
Manchester United v Brighton Preview | FA Cup Quarter Final

Manchester United v Brighton Preview | FA Cup Quarter Final

It's the FA Cup weekend and Manchester United will welcome Brighton & Hove Albion as they face each other for a place in the last 4. After crashing out of the Champions League at home to Sevilla on Tuesday night, the focus of the entire club will have firmly shifted to the FA Cup, the last chance saloon for Mourinho to pick up some silverware before the curtains are drawn on the season. United last won the competition in 2016 …
Sanchez to Manchester United: What Would He Bring?

Sanchez to Manchester United: What Would He Bring?

'You can never enough world class players at a football club' - goes the saying. It is easy to see why a whole host of teams would want to have a talent like Alexis Sanchez in their ranks. To be able to field a footballer who is always up for a fight on the pitch - to be the leader and take responsibilities in a way he has done at Arsenal could prove vital for any football club, especially at …
Luke Shaw is Beginning to Thrive Under Mourinho

Luke Shaw is Beginning to Thrive Under Mourinho

One of the criticisms in a long list that Jose Mourinho has faced throughout his career is his lack of trust in young players. Although in 2017/18 with his continued faith in Marcus Rashford, shrewd management of Anthony Martial and outstanding use of Jesse Lingard (young, in terms of top-flight experience) - the Portuguese is proving them all wrong. And rather quietly so. It has been a weird campaign for the Red Devils, I called this spooky in November and …
Manchester United v Bournemouth Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

As the Christmas period is fast approaching, Manchester United are set to host AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday night - under the lights at Old Trafford. A disappointing derby defeat was made even worse given the reports of post match bust ups for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United who now find themselves a whopping 11 points behind their neighbours at the summit. Not only were United beaten comprehensively for the first time since September 2016 at home - but there cannot …
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: So near yet so far?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: So near yet so far?

Manchester United, at the time of writing, are running low on momentum - momentum which I argued was the buzzword under Mourinho in 2017/18, was almost willingly lost at Anfield in a draw that was devoid of everything the Red Devils were in the first two months of the campaign. Mourinho paid the price at last for snapping a series of positive and attacking displays - trading off all the fearlessness the young forward line spearheaded by Lukaku, Rashford and …
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