Why the Watford defeat has come at the right time for Man United

Why the Watford defeat has come at the right time for Man United

Three defeats in a row can not be justified at any club, let alone Manchester United. But with some perspective and plain logic, these defeats can actually be revealing something about the side that Mourinho has in his hands to mould into one of 'his' typically successful squads. There's a strikingly common theme in all the three defeats - an abysmal first half. United's first half in these three defeats have have been progressively getting from bad to worse and …
Manchester United vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester United have been playing the kind of football that the fans have been seeing in the Fergie-era. It is a welcome change after their dismal performances last season. In fact, the frustration among the fans had almost hit the saturation point. Thus, Jose Mourinho’s appointment was a blessing, and he has not given the fans any reason to doubt his capabilities in the Premier League so far. The Red Devils played well in the pre-season games, and continued to …
Renato Sanches to United - What is this all about?

Renato Sanches to United - What is this all about?

It's that time of the year when some teams start preparing for the pre-season and others, even further. Manchester United, have always, done their deals with utmost secrecy in the past, at least up until, Sir Alex Ferguson's leadership. Things are rather different now from top to bottom at Old Trafford and the fact that every move of theirs - from scouting a 15-year old to registering an interest in a player to enquiring a buyout clause - is being …
Manchester United vs. Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Old Trafford welcomes Sunderland on Saturday afternoon as Manchester United look to keep pace with league leaders and local rivals Manchester City. Sunderland have had a poor start to the new season and the Mackems will undoubtedly be worried about facing a United side who look to have found their stride. Off the back of a good away win against Southampton and brushing off Ipswich Town in the League Cup, United will feel that they are capable of dispatching Sunderland …
What Did Manchester United Learn From Tottenham Win?

What Did Manchester United Learn From Tottenham Win?

Manchester United survived a nervy 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford to begin the 2015-2016 Premier League season. While it was a less than convincing display from the Red Devils, their supporters will feel far better than they did after last year's 2-1 loss to Swansea in the opening fixture. While it is still early in the season, Louis van Gaal will be able to take away a lot from the match. 1. Chris Smalling is undroppable, Blind not so …
Nico Gaitan - Who is the Manchester United target?

Nico Gaitan - Who is the Manchester United target?

Nicolas Gaitan has been a player linked to the Premier League for the past few years and he appears set to move to Old Trafford, with his agent confirming that talks are set to take place over the next few days. Manchester United have had one season under Louis van Gaal and will be looking to push on to challenge for the title this year after returning to the top four at the first attempt. The defence will be a …
Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

If twitter reports are anything to be trusted, then Manchester United have already wrapped up their second signing of the summer - Hoffeinheim's attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino for circa 18m€ (some sources quote €30 million). Although there has been no noise in particular from the British Press on what has been going on behind the curtains at Old Trafford, it looks like the deal could be on and the player could have actually undergone his medical already whilst on international duty, …
Have Liverpool pushed Sterling into Manchester United's Arms?

Have Liverpool pushed Sterling into Manchester United's Arms?

Just imagine it. Raheem Sterling, a man painted as the future of Liverpool football club jumps ship to fierce rivals Manchester United. Surely not? The summer transfer juggernaut is under way and we can look forward to months of solid transfer gossip interspersed amidst a sea of nonsense rumours. Whilst there are reports that Manchester City have had a bid rejected you'd think the interest of Manchester United in Raheem Sterling is one of the most outlandish! It is not outlandish …
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