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

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

The Premier League returns on Friday as Leicester City face a difficult trip to Manchester United in the opening fixture. Jose Mourinho is entering into his third season as the manager at Old Trafford and there will be pressure on him to perform. Meanwhile, Claude Puel needs to start well after a disappointing second half of the season. Their supporters believe the Foxes to be a top-half team and they need to consolidate that position over the coming campaign. The …
Time for Andreas Pereira to Make his Mark at Manchester United

Time for Andreas Pereira to Make his Mark at Manchester United

We are nearing the end of preparations as Manchester United fly back home to wrap things up ahead of their Friday night fixture against Leicester City next week. United's camp was a lot happier after the final game - as they edged a Real Madrid - who are admittedly in their nascent stages of pre-season - in Miami, Florida. Mourinho, himself was reasonably cheerful (come on, he smiled a few times) - not least with the returning English and Belgian …
United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Harry Maguire

United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Harry Maguire

While signing a 29-year old Toby Alderweireld would represent a signing for the here and now - the kind of move that Mourinho often makes to 'hyperspeed' his way to league success, the pursuit of Harry Maguire, should it come to fruition, would add more meat to the idea that Jose Mourinho sees himself at Manchester United beyond his current contract which expires at 2020. Staying at Manchester United for the length of his existing contract would be quite a …
United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Toby Alderweireld

United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Toby Alderweireld

Even though it was only pre-season, United's 4-1 defeat against Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Michigan - in front of a 95,000 strong crowd - really stung the manager and properly unravelled Mourinho's frustration and general negativity in a rather revealing press conference. The Portuguese manager is clearly unhappy with the way the preparations have gone on in the United States - the number of players he is missing either through injury or an extended post-World Cup holiday - unfinished businesses in …
Can Sanchez-Lukaku Partnership Hit It Off This Season?

Can Sanchez-Lukaku Partnership Hit It Off This Season?

The idea of a strike partnership surely will excite United fans, which is evident after the Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke combination that produced a devastating effect in that treble-winning season. Sir Alex always made it a case to have four strikers in the squad. The two man strike partnerships were taken over by a three/four (4-3-3, 4-2-3-1) man attack midway through the first decade of the millennium, and it has been used scarcely since. After Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal in …
Mourinho's Mood Throws Light on Systemic Problems at Manchester United

Mourinho's Mood Throws Light on Systemic Problems at Manchester United

Two games into the pre-season in the US, Manchester United are already in the middle of a monumental crisis - or so it would appear if you came across Jose Mourinho speak to the cameras in a sunny Los Angeles, where Manchester United have their training base located. After drawing 1-1 against Club America, a patched-up United side fell flat again in a 0-0 stalemate against San Jose Earthquakes, who are languishing at the bottom of the MLS. Ahead of …
Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

As France beat Croatia in the final and won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, this exhilarating tournament - for once, did not produce the unexpected as it had done pretty much throughout these last 30 days. In a competition that was littered with shock goals and surprise victories at every stage, the final - being 'the fixture' was somehow, an outlier - in that, not only was the result fairly expected, but the manner …
Perisic Proved Why He Could be the Right Man for Manchester United

Perisic Proved Why He Could be the Right Man for Manchester United

So, the World Cup is over. Given the utter pointlessness of a fixture between the two losing semi-finalists, it is worth revisiting the football match that actually mattered - where national pride was on the line - and so was the opportunity to fight for the ultimate glory. In the end, it was Croatia who - after trailing, courtesy of a stupendous free-kick five minutes into the match, from Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier - then regrouped, to find the …
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