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

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

Manchester United, undefeated in 16 matches in all competitions, will take a trip to the Bet365 Stadium to play Stoke City over the weekend. After a prolonged series of ups and downs (mostly downs), Manchester United seem to be improving under Jose Mourinho. Despite a significant improvement in form, the Red Devils remain sixth in the league table, right below Manchester City. Their draw with Liverpool ended their run of seven straight league victories, but United are finding form and …
Mata: The Special Juan in United's season thus far

Mata: The Special Juan in United's season thus far

Jose Mourinho, for whatever reason, didn't rate Juan Mata as an important part of his (then) future plans at Chelsea and he was eventually sold to Manchester United. The dramatic irony lies in the fact that Mourinho too would not be part of the future plans of Chelsea, while Mata would go on to regularly excel in a team struggling to truly recover from the retirement of Alex Ferguson, and eventually be one of the few shining lights in Jose's current chapter at Old …
Swansea vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

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

Manchester United’s season has not gone according to the plan so far, with many lackluster performances deservedly shadowing the few good performances that they have put in. They go to Wales in search of form when they take on Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday. Coming on the back of a disheartening defeat at Fenerbahce in the Europa League mid-week, Mourinho’s men will be keen to reverse the trend to stop their slide down the footballing pecking order. Swansea, …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Why Juan Mata Has to Start at Anfield

Why Juan Mata Has to Start at Anfield

It's that time of the year again. When Manchester United travel to Anfield, there is never a dull moment (at least up until the game starts). It could well be the biggest clash in the Premier League and although the first instalment has come too soon to decide anything in terms of how the rest of the season could go with absolute certainty, both managers Klopp and Mourinho have the opportunity to lay down the red coloured marker, as they say, …
Should Wayne Rooney start for United against Liverpool?

Should Wayne Rooney start for United against Liverpool?

As the international break draws to a close, question marks over Wayne Rooney's future heightens. The England captain has been in the headlines all week after he was dropped from the starting XI of the national side which faced Slovenia on Tuesday evening. After an apparent poor run of form for his club and country it seems Gareth Southgate may have unleashed the first of many blows to come Rooney's way in the near future. The interim England manager made …
Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Stoke City have endured a tough start to the season, having failed to win in their first 6 games of the season. Currently sitting in the relegation zone at the 19th spot, the Potters, who have been renowned for their defensive muscle over the last few years have already shipped 15 goals in the league and their defensive miseries do not seem be parting ways with them. They travel to Manchester United on Sunday in a bid to reverse the …
Should Manchester United sign Isco in January?

Should Manchester United sign Isco in January?

In the wake of Man United's recent slump in form, it's no surprise that reports have emerged about Jose Mourinho looking to bolster his attacking options further in January with the signing of out of favor Real Madrid star Isco. The Spanish 24-year old has only made 2 appearances from the bench for the Madrid giants this season and is struggling to make a case to start for Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid and it is understandable for him to be seeking …
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