Jesse Lingard needs to take England form back to Manchester United

Jesse Lingard needs to take England form back to Manchester United

Jesse Lingard has been on an upward trajectory over the last two or three seasons and he is now emerging as a key player for club and country. It was difficult for the attacker to break through at Manchester United. A number of loan spells were required, but he remained patient and he is now an important member of the first-team squad. Jose Mourinho has faith in the 25-year-old, who has featured in eight of the 12 Premier League matches …
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 …
Destination Madrid for Chelsea Star Hazard?

Destination Madrid for Chelsea Star Hazard?

It’s the transfer story that just won’t go away, much to the frustration of Chelsea, who are keen to tie Eden Hazard to a lucrative new contract with the club. However, Real Madrid seems ready to pounce and money likely won’t be a problem for the Spanish giants, who are ready to make the Belgian star their next ‘Galactico’ signing. During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while in action with the Belgian national team that secured third place at …
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 …
Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea welcoming Manchester United to Stamford Bridge is always one of the clashes to look for in the Premier League calendar - and this Saturday will be no different as Jose Mourinho takes his side to his once-happy stomping ground in King's Road. Chelsea are one of the high-flyers in the Premier League at the moment - and are one of the three sides yet to taste a defeat in the opening 8 games so far. The Blues have been …
The Courtship of Eden Hazard

The Courtship of Eden Hazard

"I don't want to say, 'yes, I am signing a new contract' and then in the end I don't end up signing. I want what's good for me, but I want what's good for the club because the club has given me everything. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.” Eden Hazard made that statement early last week when asked …
How Mourinho can find his Mojo through Alexis Sanchez

How Mourinho can find his Mojo through Alexis Sanchez

It has all been very quiet on the football front, a sense of calm before the impending storm, that Manchester United desperately needed after a whirlwind of the last few weeks on and off the pitch. After intense speculation about Mourinho's precarious position as manager of Manchester United, with the Portuguese reported to have 'lost' the dressing room as if a manager could ever 'win' one, it was rather fitting that the Red Devils won the game last Saturday, in …
Manchester United v Newcastle United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The Premier League resumes after the European exploits in midweek as two struggling football clubs will be united at Old Trafford on Saturday - to see if either of them could put the other one out of their misery. Manchester United have already reached a crucial juncture in the season where some big decisions need to be made - here and now - to completely restructure the way they operate and align themselves with the best-run football clubs in the …
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