Will United Keep Their Nerve With Solskjaer Decision?

Will United Keep Their Nerve With Solskjaer Decision?

The international break has made an untimely appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United’s limp defeat at the hands of Newcastle on Sunday will allow for two weeks of negative sentiment to fester before the side face Liverpool on resumption of league hostilities. Given that defeat against the Reds last year brought Jose Mourinho’s tenure to an end, speculation is rife that a similar fate awaits the Norwegian on the 20th of October should United suffer a similar fate.  Reports …
Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford continued a run of satisfactory results but underwhelming performances. Their plan appeared to be to sit back and hit Manchester United on the counterattack. While the satisfactory result suggests the plan worked, they struggled to counter effectively. This exposed an issue that has manifested itself in a few different ways this season; Arsenal don't have a good link between their midfield and attack. [caption id="attachment_84034" align="alignleft" width="196"] Arsenal's average position map against Liverpool courtesy of …
Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Manchester United are in desperate need of a good result. With only one win in their last five Premier League matches, they are in danger of falling behind in the top four chase. A result against Arsenal would be vital in their chase for Champions League football. A loss could send their season spiralling out of control. Arsenal have had strong results so far this season, but their performances are worrying. Winning when not playing well is important, but the …
Is Everyone Missing A Trick With Marcus Rashford?

Is Everyone Missing A Trick With Marcus Rashford?

Gareth Southgate had a few interesting thoughts on Marcus Rashford after England’s 4-0 defeat of Bulgaria. The manager admitted that he had, like so many others, almost willed the player to develop as a number nine since the then-teenager burst onto the scene in 2016. However, the presence of Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane in those positions for club and country respectively meant that Rashford was shunted onto the flanks in time.  Southgate now believes that the player is most …
The early success of James emphasises Manchester United's decline

The early success of James emphasises Manchester United's decline

Daniel James has been a rare bright spot for Manchester United at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign. The Welsh international was a surprise addition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side over the summer, for a fee of £15 million. That is looking like a potential bargain based on his first few performances in red, as he has caused problems for opposition defenders and he looks to be mature enough for the Premier League. The 21-year-old has had an incredible rise …
Martial's performance vindicated Manchester United's decision to sell Lukaku

Martial's performance vindicated Manchester United's decision to sell Lukaku

Manchester United started the season with a very positive result as they thrashed top-six rivals, Chelsea, scoring four goals in the process. The scoreline was arguably harsh on the visitors, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side capitalised on the tactical flaws displayed by Frank Lampard in his first game in charge of the Blues. There are similarities that can be drawn between the two clubs, due to adored former players being in the dugout. However, the quality in the forward line …
Manchester United Should Sell Romelu Lukaku This Summer

Manchester United Should Sell Romelu Lukaku This Summer

Romelu Lukaku is a priority target for Inter Milan this summer, with Antonio Conte demanding that the hierarchy sign the Belgian international. The Telegraph reported earlier this month that Manchester United had turned down a £54 million bid for the striker. It is unlikely that the Serie A club will be deterred and this saga is likely to drag on until the end of the transfer window. The focus has been on incomings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he has …
Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

There’s never been a summer quite like this one. Clubs and national teams are increasingly testing the limits of player work-loads but since the Champions League final brought down the curtain on the European club season, we have had the privilege of watching the inaugural Nations League Finals, Euro 2020 qualifiers, the UEFA U-21 Championships and three senior continental competitions over the past month.  Rested players have already begun to make their way back to their clubs for the start …
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