Premier League's youth: Should they stay or should they go?

Premier League's youth: Should they stay or should they go?

The Premier League is bursting with young talent, many of which don't ever get an opportunity to show what they can do with regular first team action. Some of the best managers in the league have found ways to implement their youngsters and bring out the best of their abilities but in an era of inflation, big spending and money-dominated owner-ships; it's becoming increasingly hard for young talent to break through the ranks in some of England's top clubs. The …
Five Things we Learned From Man United's Win Against Galatasaray

Five Things we Learned From Man United's Win Against Galatasaray

Manchester United traveled to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden to conclude what has been a miserable pre-season tour, by playing a friendly game against Turkish giants Galatasaray. The Red Devils looked to have shaken off fitness worries by making a quick start - thanks to a stunning opening goal from the man of the moment Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but found themselves behind as the half ended 2-1 in favour of Galatasaray. United came out a different side, literally and figuratively, scoring four goals …
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 …
Juan Mata: Play well but it won’t matter

Juan Mata: Play well but it won’t matter

Manchester United’s midfield maestro, Juan Mata, could be in for a rough season when he is reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho. The pair weren’t the best of friends at Chelsea and the Spanish midfielder was often left out of favour by the Portuguese manager. A £37m offer from Manchester United was far too good for Jose to refuse and Mata was axed from the Chelsea squad in favour of Oscar, who made the No.10 role his own under Jose …
Why Even Mourinho Cannot Keep Rashford Out Anymore

Why Even Mourinho Cannot Keep Rashford Out Anymore

Manchester United have made some huge strides towards getting back to competing for titles in the coming years by making arguably their biggest signing in the summer - the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. A man who is revered and hated in equal measure for his infectious desire to win which goes down well with the fundamentals at United has now been handed the keys to the Old Trafford juggernaut and if anyone could handle the monstrosity of everything that comes …
Can England Really Win Euro 2016?

Can England Really Win Euro 2016?

The bookies currently have England as fourth favourites for winning this summer’s European Championships, a price no doubt influenced by people using their hard earned cash to back Roy Hodgson’s side for victory in France. Two clichés spring to mind for me: “a fool and his money are soon parted” and “you never see a poor bookmaker”. Despite the best efforts of the ITV commentary team to build this England side up as the second coming of the Brazil 1970 …
Facile Win For Man Utd Guarantees Europa League Next Season

Facile Win For Man Utd Guarantees Europa League Next Season

There was no delay this time as Manchester United coasted to an easy win against Bournemouth as they sealed their berth in the Europa League next season. Ahead of what is their biggest fixture under Louis Van Gaal (and the final game, perhaps?) on Saturday, it was surprising to see the Dutchman field a strong eleven consisting of Martial, Rashford et al. Rooney started in his new role in midfield alongside Michael Carrick and did put in, what was arguably …
How Could Manchester United Bolster Their Attack Next Season?

How Could Manchester United Bolster Their Attack Next Season?

This summer could potentially see some huge changes in personnel at Manchester United regardless of what happens between now and the end of the season. There's strong rumours suggesting a possible managerial replacement in June with Jose Mourinho being the name that heads the wishlist and it would be interesting to see whether Ed Woodward is really willing to implement the change - after two years of uninspiring football (for the most part) under Louis Van Gaal and an alarming …
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