Raphaël Varane - The Lowdown

Raphaël Varane - The Lowdown

What does the future hold for Anthony Martial at Manchester United?

What does the future hold for Anthony Martial at Manchester United?

Anthony Martial looks like he could be the odd one out at Manchester United this season. Bruno Fernandes is key to the side's attack and one of the first names on the team sheet. Edinson Cavani provides qualities that no other player can add to the team. Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are both developing academy graduates, while Jadon Sancho has been signed for huge money. Supporters will see their preferred attack as being Sancho, Fernandes and Rashford playing behind …
All Time Premier League XI

All Time Premier League XI

Why signing Raphael Varane would be a major coup for Manchester United

Why signing Raphael Varane would be a major coup for Manchester United

The Premier League season is just a month away. Preparations for the new season will now ramp up, following the end of Euro 2020 and the Copa America. Although there has been transfer activity going on in the background, it will increase now club football is the focus once again. Manchester United have already signed Jadon Sancho, but their supporters will want to see reinforcements in defence and central midfield. Raphael Varane has been one of the best centre backs …
How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

It has been an excellent 12 months for Luke Shaw, as he is rebuilding his reputation following a couple of difficult seasons at Manchester United. During the two knockout matches so far, he provided natural width down the left-flank and been a much greater creative force than he was during the group stage. That was particularly evident against Ukraine, as he spent the majority of the match in the opposition half. Gareth Southgate seems to favour an asymmetrical system, with …
Why Manchester United should sign Sergio Ramos

Why Manchester United should sign Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos has been linked to the Premier League for over a decade. This summer, he will be available as a free agent, due to his failure to agree terms on a new contract with Real Madrid. The appeal of a move is obvious on the surface. The Spanish international is available on a free transfer, which removes the sizeable obstacle of agreeing a transfer fee out of the equation. However, he is now 35-year-old and he played just 20 …
Elite Pre & In Game Management

Elite Pre & In Game Management

The English League and European campaigns are officially over. With two major finals now concluded, much can be made of the pre & in-game management of the four coaches involved. The pre-game selections aside, it can often take those decisive tactical alterations to sway a final. Rafa Benitez stands as a Liverpool legend for his miracle in Istanbul, and his 2005 Champions League win owes much to his in game management, when all seemed lost. Prior to the Europa League …
Ole - What for Next Season

Ole - What for Next Season

This season, this season of COVID-19, will be remembered for years to come. No fans, all games on some format or another, and the infamous failed Super League. For any pretender to the Premier League throne, this was the season that could be taken advantage of. Where Leicester had once shocked the world, a little less of a dramatic win, could have seen Ole return to English League crown to Old Trafford. What began as a temporary fix (after many …
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