Luke Shaw & Chris Smalling: Manchester United’s defensive rocks

Luke Shaw & Chris Smalling: Manchester United’s defensive rocks

Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw have brought solidity to the Manchester United defence and the England internationals could be vital to the club’s success this season. Manchester United’s search for a new league title could be on track this season with Jose Mourinho’s return to the Premier League likely to provide trophies. The former Chelsea boss has been given the task of taking the Reds from a transition period to title contenders and he’s had a busy summer preparing the …
Why a Fully Fit Luke Shaw is Like a New Signing

Why a Fully Fit Luke Shaw is Like a New Signing

By the time this article is published, Manchester United will have already played their first pre-season fixture under new manager Jose Mourinho - some 30 miles up north, at the DW stadium in Wigan before the Red Devils travel across the pond to China as part of their pre-season program. A game that was squeezed into the schedule, per Mourinho's request, in a bid to know his team as much as he can, before they officially begin their 2016/17 campaign …
Louis Van Gaal: A genius behind the struggle

Louis Van Gaal: A genius behind the struggle

Under Louis Van Gaal, Manchester United have struggled to gain consistency and they've failed to make an impact in the league since the Dutchman's arrival. Despite spending around £250 million on transfers, United currently sit out of the top four and the title appears to be out of their reach. Recent calls for the manager's sacking has added a further cloud over what has already been a disappointing season but has Louis Van Gaal's time at Manchester United really been …

The £4m Premier League Team

Transfer spending makes or breaks any club. The demise of all the following "once great" clubs can be attributed to transfer spending, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Coventry City, Glasgow Rangers and a host more. Bolton with a £140m debt, rock bottom of the Championship and Leeds (who have sold both their Stadium and their training ground) probably fared the worst. In light of this it is astonishing the following Premier League 11 cost a mere £3,940,000.00. …
Club Brugge v Manchester United Preview | Champions League Play-Off

Club Brugge v Manchester United Preview | Champions League Play-Off

Club Brugge and Manchester United will face each other for the second time in eight days in a bid to decide who qualifies for the Champions League main draw in Brussels on Wednesday night. After a shock opening goal in the first leg from Club Brugge, the only goal United have conceded so far in 360 minutes of competitive football, albeit an own goal from Michael Carrick, Louis Van Gaal's men responded in brilliant fashion scoring three goals putting themselves …
A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

The one glaring problem for Manchester United last season was their defence.  The revolving door that was last year’s back line has barely been tinkered with over the summer, and the final month of the transfer window may not bring any more changes.  If the Red Devils wish to consistently compete for Champions League football after spending last season away from it, some analysis needs to be done on the defenders currently at the club.  What can be improved upon …
Projecting Manchester United's Starting XI and Formation vs Spurs

Projecting Manchester United's Starting XI and Formation vs Spurs

Manchester United fans' wait is almost over, with the Red Devils hosting Tottenham on Saturday morning in their first Premier League fixture of the new season. It is also the season's first competitive game at Old Trafford, a stadium to which European football will return after a one-year hiatus. Louis van Gaal's has masterminded another transfer-filled summer, and may not be done just yet. The sale of record Premier League signing Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain is nearly complete, with …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

A week after what can be considered another blip in Manchester United's pursuit of Champions League football in the shape of a disappointing 2-1 away defeat to Swansea, Louis Van Gaal will be looking forward to bounce back in winning ways as they are set to host Sunderland come Saturday evening. Despite the fact that Man United have lost just twice in the last 20 games, the performances especially since the turn of the new year haven't been all convincing …
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