Solskjaer - Tactical Genius or Simple Strategist?

Solskjaer - Tactical Genius or Simple Strategist?

Jose Mourinho is famed for his studious dissection of rival teams ahead of games, often shaping or adapting his own tactics and team selections to counter any particular threats they may pose. It’s an approach that brought silverware at every club he has managed since FC Porto, but hardly one that was ever going to endear him to United fans, who craved cavalier attacking football. Ultimately, Mourinho lost both the support of the players and the fans at Man Utd, …
When the Skies were Grey: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Debut as Interim Manager

When the Skies were Grey: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Debut as Interim Manager

“Football is easy if you have good players", stated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after an emphatic 5-1 win - as Manchester United scored five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge of the club. And between the two events, United have gone through a myriad of changes - in personnel and personality, not only losing an awful lot of football matches but also some of their identity in the process. …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

In the signature matchup in the English football calendar, top-of-the-table Liverpool faces a Manchester United littered with as many uncertainties as there can be within a grossly mismanaged multi-billion pound organization. Liverpool have had their best start in the Premier League era – under the eccentric German, but this is not the first time they are top of the league 16 games into the season. Yet somehow this one does feel different, even for an outsider like me. Liverpool, for …
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 …
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 …
West Ham vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend after a week off due to the international break. One of the standout fixtures will be taking place at the London Stadium, as West Ham welcome Tottenham in what will be a fiercely-contested fixture. A resurgent home side will be hoping to prove their lofty ambitions with a positive result against one of their local rivals. Meanwhile, the visitors need a strong performance to show that they can compete at the top of the …
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 …
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