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 …
Can Dele Alli reignite his Tottenham career under Nuno?

Can Dele Alli reignite his Tottenham career under Nuno?

It has been a frustrating 12 months for Dele Alli. He would have watched on over the summer and thought he should have been involved with the England squad. The Tottenham midfielder played a big part at the 2018 World Cup, but he was a long way from selection for Euro 2020. Jose Mourinho ostracised him at White Hart Lane. Although Ryan Mason brought him back into the fold, there was a confidence lacking from from his game. Nuno Espirito …
Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

One side of the European Championship final will be made up of Italy & Spain. Neither came into this tournament as favourites, but both represent international football as two of its true darlings. Italy (under the management of Roberto Mancini), have stood out as the competitions best overall side. The control with which they set out their game plan has seen them cruise into the semi finals, with very little fuss. The tag of latter stage favourites is well earned, …
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 Ben White is a good fit for Arsenal

Why Ben White is a good fit for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta knows that this summer is going to be crucial for his and Arsenal's long term future. He is edging closer to his first summer signing. The Athletic report that they are close to an agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion for Ben White. The centre-back gate-crashed the England Euro 2020 squad following a good first season in the Premier League. At the age of 23, he is very much a player that will develop further and the Gunners …
How do England get more out of Harry Kane in the Euro 2020 knockout rounds?

How do England get more out of Harry Kane in the Euro 2020 knockout rounds?

There is a split in the discourse surrounding England's Euro 2020 campaign to date. Some believe Gareth Southgate's side have had a good group stage, keeping three clean sheets and they have the potential to peak at the right time. His critics suggest the football has been awful to watch and they will be knocked out as soon as they meet a good team. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. The defensive record has been impressive, but the …
Analysing Chelsea target Achraf Hakimi

Analysing Chelsea target Achraf Hakimi

Chelsea have their sights on their summer recruitment after an incredible Champions League win under two weeks ago. The Blues have been quick to extend the contract of Thomas Tuchel and they will back the German in the transfer market. Sky in Italy report that they have matched PSG's offer for Inter Milan wing-back Achraf Hakimi. The fee is believed to be £56.1 million. Although this is short of the Serie A champions' valuation of £68.8 million, there may be …
Harry Kane - White Hart Lane or Leave

Harry Kane - White Hart Lane or Leave

It’s tricky to judge some footballers peak and the best league to suit them, as they near the once dreaded 30 years of age mark. The longevity of players can only be determined when performances begin to wane. Where Harry Kane has cemented himself as a Tottenham Hotspur legend, he may now look upon these final peak years as crucial to personal gain, even after such a strong personal season. With no winners medals to match his undoubted ability, this …
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