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 …
Manchester City v Manchester United: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Manchester United: Team News, Stats & Key Men

In the first instalment of the Manchester derby of the season - something quite intriguing is brewing in the powerhouse of the North West. For the first time in quite some time, both clubs are on a high, in terms of momentum and confidence levels and for Manchester United, in particular, this is quite a turnaround - given the way they started the season. City are favourites to retain the Premier League title - and the fact that the last …
3 Thoughts as Manchester United Set the Pace in the Premier League

3 Thoughts as Manchester United Set the Pace in the Premier League

As the dust settled and final whistle blown, United emerged victorious in another Premier League game, a vital 2-0 win at Old Trafford against the 2015/16 Champions Leicester City. On the whole, United deservedly took home all three points as Mourinho's side improved their points tally to nine, out of nine available - and will go into the international break with confidence as high as it can be. Here are my three thoughts as Mourinho's inspiring substitutions made all the …
Mourinho, Martial and an unbeaten United in pre-season

Mourinho, Martial and an unbeaten United in pre-season

Two of the biggest and most popular football clubs in the world - Real Madrid and Manchester United, engaged in a friendly bout in the States as a dress rehearsal for the European Super Cup encounter which is scheduled to take place in two weeks for the first piece of silverware of the season. The game ended 1-1 and the Reds somehow stumbled on to a win - through a frankly, comical penalty shootout - where seven out of ten …
Nathan Aké to Bournemouth: Worth Smashing the Transfer Record For

Nathan Aké to Bournemouth: Worth Smashing the Transfer Record For

Thanks to some mind-boggling TV revenues this season, Premier League clubs are in a transfer record smashing mode. Every club is being linked to a variety of stars and almost every club is willing to pay a high premium to ensure that they get their desired players for the start of the next season. Liverpool narrowly missed the transfer record in case of Mohamed Salah, although if the bonuses are included, it might still be their current record transfer. But …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. You can read the first part here. In the first part, we took a look at the transfers to Premier League from Eredivisie. In this part, we will take a look at how Premier League clubs have been recruiting players from La Liga. La Liga is believed to be one of the best leagues in the world in terms of football talent. My personal belief is that image of the whole league …
Mourinho’s Europa League Gamble Could Prove Expensive for Manchester United

Mourinho’s Europa League Gamble Could Prove Expensive for Manchester United

In the last few days, we have heard some very interesting things from Premier League managers. Pep Guardiola had a “Big Club” gaffe when he said that Barcelona or Bayern would have sacked him for a trophy-less season. Last week, Jurgen Klopp was found wondering why Southampton seemed to have relaxed against Arsenal after giving Liverpool a very tough game. When this was followed by Liverpool thrashing West Ham 4-0 at London Stadium, Arsene Wenger wondered aloud about whether some …
Manchester United vs Anderlecht: Europa League Quarter-Final Preview

Manchester United vs Anderlecht: Europa League Quarter-Final Preview

Manchester United are hoping to progress to the Europa League semi-final on Thursday evening when they take on Anderlecht. Match details: Date: Thursday 20 April Kick-off: 20:05 Venue: Old Trafford Jose Mourinho's side will play hosts to Belgian champions Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday evening in the Europa League quarter-final. Last week's encounter ended in a 1-1 draw but United were the dominant side and would have felt disappointed not to have come away with a victory. They still have …
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