Victor Lindelof & Mourinho's Other New Signings at Man United

Victor Lindelof & Mourinho's Other New Signings at Man United

In an extraordinary rant where Jose Mourinho claimed that a significant number of players from Sevilla would directly play in his team - which could be translated to - make his starting 11 at Manchester United, the Portuguese highlighted one of the fundamental issues at Manchester United in the post-Ferguson era. The fact that we are still reeling away from Alex Ferguson and his title-winning 2012/13 squad tells a story of a lack of nous at United at the boardroom …
The Rebirth of Willian at Chelsea

The Rebirth of Willian at Chelsea

Chelsea have been criticised for being a one-man team for the entire season, as their attack is focused on Eden Hazard. If the Belgian international has a bad game, it is likely that the team will struggle to create and produce relatively little in the final third. Antonio Conte needed to find a solution in attack to prevent the side from being as predictable as they currently are. It seemed unlikely that it would come from within the current squad. That …
Sevilla v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

Sevilla v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

The Champions League Round of 16 resumes this midweek as English sides lock horns against the Spanish counterparts in an absorbing doubleheader. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will make the trip to Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to take on Montella's injury-hit Sevilla as they look to reach the Quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in four years. The Spanish side finished as runners-up in Group E, finishing second to Liverpool and above the likes of Spartak Moscow and Maribor with …
Where will Lucas Moura fit in at Tottenham?

Where will Lucas Moura fit in at Tottenham?

Tottenham made their only major signing of the January transfer window on deadline day as they agreed a £23 million deal to bring in Lucas Moura. The 25-year-old has joined on a five-and-a-half year deal and arrives to much fanfare. The majority of supporters wouldn’t have been expecting any major signings during this window, but the club have chosen to strengthen and the signing of the Brazilian will provide positive momentum for the club. This season has been a frustrating …
Liverpool Vs West Brom FA Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs West Brom FA Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This weekend the Premier League takes a break and instead will be replaced by the FA Cup. The fourth round of the FA Cup involves several top teams but only two games are matchups between Premier League sides. Before Chelsea take on Newcastle United at home on Sunday afternoon, Liverpool will host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday night. Earlier this week Liverpool proved once again that they are the football equivalent of Robinhood. After beating the top team in the …
Manchester United's Phil Jones has Matured under Mourinho

Manchester United's Phil Jones has Matured under Mourinho

On Saturday, Manchester United overcame Sean Dyche's Burnley in a tightly-contested affair where United battled through waves of half-chances and set plays into the box to claim all three points, thanks to the spectacular effort from Anthony Martial and a back five that kept its fifth consecutive clean sheet - 14 overall for the season. It is remarkable how well Manchester United defend these days. Aided by a world-class goalkeeper and a manager whose natural tendency including building on an …
Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Before going on to do the objectively right thing and look at why Phil Neville was wrong about the now seemingly exiled attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United, it is vital to evaluate how the 27-year old has fared so far at Old Trafford in 2017/18. Mkhitaryan started the season - arguably the brightest, picking up from where he had left off in the season before scoring vital away goals in the Europa League run, culminating in a night …
FC Basel v Manchester United | Champions League Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Man

FC Basel v Manchester United | Champions League Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Man

Manchester United can not merely seal progress in Basel at the capital of Switzerland but also do it in style as group winners on Wednesday evening, where a win would extend their already perfect record in the Champions League so far - to five wins in five. This will be the Red Devils' first appearance in the tournament's knockout rounds in three years as the Portuguese manager is half-way through making sure United put in the right level of effort …
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