Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur has always been one of the most entertaining games in the league, more so in the last five years when the two sides have been trading blows, at Old Trafford. United will come off the back of a tough 2-0 win in Odessa, Europa League progress and a six-hour journey from Manchester. Their form away from the Premier League has been fantastic with a place in the League Cup semi-final ensured followed by the group stage success …
Why Mourinho Can Redeem Himself with Anthony Martial

Why Mourinho Can Redeem Himself with Anthony Martial

It was September the 12th. Manchester United versus Liverpool. A 20-year old Frenchman barely off the plane from Monaco made his debut at Old Trafford as a substitute. What a waste of money, chuckled the press and fairly so for a largely unknown youngster costing close to €50m, it was inevitable. The game ended 3-1 and Martial scored the third goal from wide left, turning Skrtel twice in the process to slot the ball home with the ruthlessness of a …
Manchester DisUnited? Mourinho's Moods Baffle Fans

Manchester DisUnited? Mourinho's Moods Baffle Fans

Supreme Confidence. Winner. Darling of the Media. No, we’re not talking about Jurgen Klopp, but Jose Mourinho of the past. Jose was a real winner. He exuded the swagger of a man who truly enjoyed what he did, believed in what he did… one who never doubted himself, who would nonchalantly throw his Champions League winners' medals into the crowd minutes after receiving it, then disappeared into the darkness of the tunnel, many times off to a new challenge. Nowadays, …
Swansea vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

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

Manchester United’s season has not gone according to the plan so far, with many lackluster performances deservedly shadowing the few good performances that they have put in. They go to Wales in search of form when they take on Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday. Coming on the back of a disheartening defeat at Fenerbahce in the Europa League mid-week, Mourinho’s men will be keen to reverse the trend to stop their slide down the footballing pecking order. Swansea, …
Fenerbahçe v Manchester United | Europa League | Group A Preview

Fenerbahçe v Manchester United | Europa League | Group A Preview

Europa League is gearing up towards the second half of the group phase as Fenerbahçe welcome Manchester United to Turkey in what could be the game that has the biggest influence in Group A standings. Fenerbahçe have picked up some much needed form since the 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford following wins against Konyaspor and Karabukspor with the latter especially morale boosting due to the convincing nature of the result and more so, the performance. Those two wins on the bounce …
Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City have endured a tough start to the season, having failed to win in their first 6 games of the season. Currently sitting in the relegation zone at the 19th spot, the Potters, who have been renowned for their defensive muscle over the last few years have already shipped 15 goals in the league and their defensive miseries do not seem be parting ways with them. They travel to Manchester United on Sunday in a bid to reverse the …
Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk - Europa League Preview

Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk - Europa League Preview

Following two wins on the bounce, on match-day two, Manchester United will play their second game in succession at Old Trafford, against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk. The Red Devils have had a decent start to their Premier League campaign with four wins in their first six games but in Europe, their struggles away from home have continued, as a narrow 1-0 loss at Feyenoord have made things tougher in a group which can be tricky for any side; all the more …
Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

This article was written by Jed Davies at the start of the 2013/14 season looking at Mauricio Pochettino's tactics. We thought it would be worth a re-publish now that he's been appointed Head Coach at Tottenham Hotspur. The list of former pupils who attended the school of Marcelo “El Loco” Bielsa appears to be doing quite well these days: Barcelona’s Gerardo Martino and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino are both amongst that long-list. In hindsight it would have been an obvious choice …
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