Wayne Rooney must play in midfield

Wayne Rooney must play in midfield

Jose Mourinho surprised many with comments this week stating he plans to play Wayne Rooney as a striker and not in midfield as many predicted. The England and Manchester United captain has been playing in centre midfield for Roy Hodgson's side at the European Championships and ended the season with his domestic side as a midfielder - performing well in their final games. However, Mourinho made it clear the captain would be used as a goal threat despite most people …
Why Manchester United Should Have Signed Pjanic

Why Manchester United Should Have Signed Pjanic

Manchester United, in the last few years have made it a habit of associating themselves with big names throughout the summer window - names that could take their side to the next level - only to disappoint in the end by signing virtually none. Bale, Ronaldo, Kroos, Fabregas, Muller, Sneijder; the list goes on with rumors of varied degrees linking the players with the club throughout the transfer season - but to no positive outcome. Post 2015/16 has been no …
Are There Any Leaders at All in the Red Devils' Dressing Room?

Are There Any Leaders at All in the Red Devils' Dressing Room?

Here they go again: confidence built up over a run of four decent results was well and truly shattered by another shambolic performance by Manchester United, this time, at the home of their bitterest rivals, Liverpool. Manchester United looked gutless, devoid of any commitment in what was arguably their biggest game of the season and have potentially blown their chances of making it to the Champions League next campaign. Given the context and significance of the tie, the performance could …
Tyler Blackett -  A Breakout Disappointment

Tyler Blackett - A Breakout Disappointment

One of the most enjoyable parts of watching football, especially for local fans, can be watching a young player emerge from the academy and burst into the first team. There’s a pride we take in seeing our side put trust in a talent they have developed and see them thriving under the professional pressure. We sit with eyes wide imagining future national stars like Wayne Rooney or a potential home town hero/one club man like Steven Gerrard. Those in the …
Manchester United vs Swansea City | Match Preview

Manchester United vs Swansea City | Match Preview

[caption id="attachment_32022" align="alignright" width="240"] The official Match Programme for Sunday's fixture against Swansea City.[/caption] It was the 22nd of November 1986, Alex Ferguson's first home game in charge of Manchester United against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford. Twenty seven years later and Sir Alex Ferguson will be in the home dugout for the final time as Manchester United face Swansea City in their final home game of the 2012-2013 campaign. Sir Alex Ferguson, who started as a a bright young …
Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

As pre-season continues, the almost annual cry for Manchester United to sign a new midfielder has been ringing in the ears of all Premier League fans. For several years, this cry has fallen on deaf ears as Sir Alex Ferguson decided what he had was good enough and decided not to purchase a central midfielder. This year there is no Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes has retired and David Moyes is in need of a marquee signing.  Many have felt …