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Premier League
Two solutions for Manchester United's right wing?
17:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Ask yourself why Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie. It wasn’t to stick it to Arsene Wenger. That was a bonus. No, he needed someone who could provide balance in the Manchester United attack. Always devastating down the left flank…

Europa League
Which Manchester United fringe players have chance to prove worth in Europa League?
17:01 Thursday 19th September 2019

Although Europa League football isn't what the Old Trafford faithful would have wanted towards last season's end, it's the hand they've been dealt. Those Thursday-Sunday match schedules can be brutal. It takes its toll on the…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer switch the Manchester United midfield to a double-pivot?
18:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

It was a disappointing start to the season for Manchester United - before the encounter against Leicester City on Saturday. The Foxes are on the rise under new boss Brendan Rodgers. Having started the campaign on a strong note themselves,…

Premier League
Why Fred must start for Manchester United
08:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Manchester United have lacked control in games this season, yet forgotten man Fred can unlock Paul Pogba’s talent and bring stability to a thus-far jagged and loose midfield.  United have been disposed the third-most in the…

Premier League
Why does Manchester United raise a red flag with South American players?
12:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

If you count Brazilian-born uncapped Italian international Rodrigo Possebon, 18 South Americans have featured for Manchester United in the Premier League era. As a group, they haven’t fared well. While the Premier League doesn’t…

Premier League
Manchester United midfielder Fred should look to follow Victor Lindelof's lead
17:01 Monday 19th August 2019

Football fans are a fickle bunch. Up and down the country, supporters change their opinions almost on a week-by-week basis. Just look at Manchester United fans' treatment of Paul Pogba. The mercurial Frenchman was the best thing since sliced…

Premier League
Can Nemanja Matic keep his place in the Manchester United XI?
08:01 Wednesday 24th July 2019

‘Show me your holding midfielder and I’ll tell you how good your team is’ a wise man once said. Manchester United aspires to be a good team but has all sorts of problems and dilemmas at the base of their midfield. Not only…

Premier League
Does Fred have a Manchester United future?
09:00 Monday 20th May 2019

When Manchester United outbid Manchester City for Shakhtar midfielder Fred last summer, questions were asked. Did United need the central midfielder? Was he like Alexis Sanchez? Purchased more to keep him out of Pep Guardiola's hands. The…

Premier League
How will Manchester United spend their summer
08:00 Monday 20th May 2019

A 2-0 loss to Cardiff City capped off a rather forgetful season at Old Trafford. After labouring to a distant second place finish the season before, Manchester United struggled to compete for a top-four position in the close season. Jose Mourinho…

Premier League
6 top flops from the 2018/19 Premier League Top 6
09:00 Tuesday 30th April 2019

The Premier League title starts as a six-horse race, a substantial part of the reason why the English top-tier is arguably the most competitive in Europe. Six teams hold this division by the scruff of the neck both financially and tactically.…

Champions League
The hole in Lionel Messi's game
15:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

First, let me apologise to Erik ten Hag. I intended to write about the wonderful work he’s doing at Ajax today but Barcelona interfered. He’ll understand. Frenkie de Jong remains his player only until June and possibly Matthijs…

Premier League
McTominay, Fred, Andreas: More Ole Redemption Songs
17:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

In football, it's not always possible to "emancipate yourself from mental slavery". Often a timely intervention is required. It's understating matters to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer re-energized Manchester United. He did more.…

Premier League
What's happening to Fred at Manchester United?
08:00 Friday 8th February 2019

Over the summer, excitement grew at Manchester United. The Old Trafford faithful had finally been granted an elite level midfielder who was going to reshape their future... He went by the name of Fred, costing the Red Devils over £50million…

Premier League
Equal Time: Keep Pogba; Sack Mourinho
10:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

So, it seems Jose Mourinho’s third-season syndrome isn’t a myth after all. Manchester United stumbled out of the gate in August and rather than stabilise the squad, Mourinho's rhetoric sounds increasingly resigned to the situation.…

Opinion
Has Fred dropped dead at Manchester United?
08:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Supposedly the final piece in Manchester United's midfield jigsaw puzzle, it's fair to say Brazilian international Fred hasn't fit anywhere, let alone as the final piece. The 25-year-old was linked to Manchester City in the…