Manchester United: Coaching at the Heart of Defensive Woes

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Manchester United served up a disastrous defensive performance in their 6-1 mauling by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. What’s more, it was all so entirely predictable. In the club’s previous Premier League encounter, Brighton & Hove Albion hit the woodwork no fewer than five times as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side gave up chance after chance. Adding […] READ MORE


Reviving the Manchester Derby

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When Sheikh Mansour took ownership of Manchester City in 2008, it changed the face of football in Manchester. A series of big-money transfers promised to threaten Manchester United’s status as the city’s, and the country’s, top club. It is surprising, then, that the Manchester derby has lost its appeal since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. United have failed to […] READ MORE


Luke Shaw Enters his Make-or-Break Campaign at Manchester United

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Manchester United kicked off their Premier League season in dominant fashion with a convincing 4-0 win over West Ham. José Mourinho’s team were barely challenged as they dispatched the London outfit with some fluid attacking football. The result enhanced expectations for the rest of the season, as well as making a statement to the other teams in the […] READ MORE


Manchester United 2017-18 Season Preview

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As the new season approaches, a successful transfer period, coupled with the return of Champions League football, has brought excitement back to Manchester United. The pre-season showed glimpses of what this team is capable of achieving, but also raised several questions about the squad. Manchester United 2017-18 Season Preview José Mourinho’s Impact The past season raised many […] READ MORE


The Formation Options for Manchester United

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Manchester United are looking for their first Premier League title since 2013, and José Mourinho is looking for his fourth in total. The club have just returned from their pre-season tour of the United States. Pre-season is a time for experimenting and trying different systems and formations, but which will work best for the Red […] READ MORE



Andreas Pereira Deserves his Chance at Manchester United

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After a successful season-long loan spell in Spain with La Liga side Granada, Andreas Pereira returns to Manchester United having completed his intended objective. Part of one of the worst sides in recent La Liga history, Granada succumbed to relegation, finishing bottom of the table, earning just 20 points all season and winning only four […] READ MORE


The Candidates for the Next Manchester United Captain

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Following rumours that Wayne Rooney is set to be replaced as Manchester United captain, even if he does decide to remain at the club, there has been a frenzy as to who should be his predecessor. The 31-year-old has had a less prominent role in the side this season under José Mourinho, often being relegated […] READ MORE



The Five Finest Performances by Ten Men

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When France defeated England 3-2 in their friendly match this week, what made the loss particularly painful for England players and fans was that the French had played for nearly the entire second half with ten men, after Raphael Varane was controversially sent off. And yet all true football fans know that the loss of […] READ MORE