The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

With two matchweeks now complete, there's a couple of things we can say for certain. Firstly, this is going to be an entertaining season with the vast majority of teams seemingly having decided to not bother defending at all. Secondly, almost every team in the league still needs to make multiple signings. And finally, there will almost certainly be a couple of managers dismissed this side of Christmas. Liverpool and Tottenham entered the weekend with a lot of excitement as …
Where does Donny van de Beek fit into Manchester United?

Where does Donny van de Beek fit into Manchester United?

Manchester United are set to make their first summer signing, as Donny van de Beek is set to join from Ajax. A number of media outlets, including the Mirror, report that a deal has been agreed and the Dutchman has agreed a five-year contract. The reported fee is in the region of £40 million. This is a switch of approach from Manchester United, as the rumours in recent months suggested they were looking to strengthen their attack. There has been …
Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The second FA Cup semi-final sees Chelsea and Manchester United face off at Wembley. Both managers will be desperate to secure their first major trophy at their respective clubs, but they will be fully aware that the Premier League campaign takes priority. With only two matches left to play in the league, these two clubs and Leicester City are battling out for two Champions League places. Only one point separates the three. The reward on Sunday is an FA Cup …
What Can Marcus Rashford Teach Us About Mason Greenwood?

What Can Marcus Rashford Teach Us About Mason Greenwood?

Mason Greenwood is a sensation for Manchester United. The 18-year-old has scored nine goals in around 1000 Premier League minutes, including four goals in his last three games. It's hard not to think of Marcus Rashford when seeing an 18-year-old, English striker burst onto the scene for Manchester United. He did the same in 2016, scoring with his first shot in the Premier League and Europa League. So, how can our experiences with Rashford inform our perspective on Greenwood? The …
Thirty-Two Years Following Liverpool - A Chronology

Thirty-Two Years Following Liverpool - A Chronology

1988 - Red shirt with Candy splayed across the front, a seven-year old is hooked. 1989 – Hillsborough in April and Michael Thomas in May, it is all too much for a kid to take. 1990 – My favourite player, John Barnes, lights up the league and King Kenny tosses the tracksuit aside for a final appearance as Liverpool win Number Eighteen. I could get used to this. 1991 – Kenny stuns by leaving midseason and club legend, Graeme Souness, …
Could Pogba And Fernandes Play In The Same Starting Eleven?

Could Pogba And Fernandes Play In The Same Starting Eleven?

The disruption in March to the Premier League season came at the worst possible time for Manchester United. They had just built up a head of steam over the previous six weeks which culminated in the glorious defeat of the current champions, Manchester City. When United thumped LASK in the Europa League a few days later, they had gone eleven games unbeaten in all competitions and were arguably the form team in England. A lot of the upturn in fortunes …
Activism 1-0 Tribalism: Rashford Makes A Statement

Activism 1-0 Tribalism: Rashford Makes A Statement

What do we owe each other? As human beings, living and breathing for a finite yet infinitesimal period of time, in the ever-expanding void we call space, we all have our dispositions and ambitions, points of view and opinions of difference. We actively love and look for common ground in people to share our experiences and emotions but also feverishly relish to disagree with what or who we consider as the ‘other’ – the other party, the other city, the …
Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The Premier League is finally back, albeit in strange circumstances without supporters in the stadium. All eyes will be on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday night, as Manchester United are the visitors. Both sides are looking to finish in the top four following the restart. For Spurs, they really need to get a positive result in the first match back, as defeat will see them fall seven points behind their opponents. In the earlier meeting of the two sides, …
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