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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
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
Is James Garner ready to be a Manchester United regular?
17:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

Manchester United's Academy has simply not lived up to its hype or expectation in the past decade. While there have been a few notable graduates like Paul Pogba, most of the Red Devils' raw talent has failed to make it…

Premier League
Can Manchester United's midfield provide better support to Solskjaer's defence?
12:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must have been wondering what all the fuss was about after being appointed Manchester United's interim manager. While the Norwegian, as an avid Red Devil himself, had no doubt witnessed the team's troubles in…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Premier League
Nemanja Matic yet another beneficiary of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era
15:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

Nemanja Matic always was a Jose Mourinho favourite. It was the self-proclaimed Special One who lured the Serbian first to Stamford Bridge, then to Old Trafford. Perhaps nobody epitomises a Mourinho-led side more than Matic. Physically tough…

Premier League
3 Potential replacements for Marouane Fellaini at Manchester United
09:00 Monday 4th February 2019

Marouane Fellaini has finally left Manchester United. Possibly the most polarising figure in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the Belgian had some really topsy-turvy years in Manchester. Often treated as the whipping boy for the fans, he was…

Premier League
Three positions Manchester United must improve to kickstart next season
08:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

Jose Mourinho's transfer woes at Manchester United were well-documented. Two years ago, the club failed to sign Ivan Perisic for allegedly refusing to meet his £50 million release clause. Rumours now point the Croatian World…

Football
What is the reason behind Nemanja Matic’s decline?
08:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Even though Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku for £75 million two years ago, the biggest summer surprise in 2017 was Chelsea's willingness to sell Nemanja Matic to their direct rivals. Many Blues fans expressed outrage. Chelsea…

Premier League
How a flower became a political football
09:00 Saturday 10th November 2018

There's an old saying that football and politics should never mix. FIFA take it so seriously that when they perceive political involvement in football they will suspend the national association. For the most part, the two are kept apart…

Premier League
Could Mourinho ever play against type?
08:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

This is an exercise in futility. When Jose Mourinho reviews the final 20 minutes from the Newcastle match, he won’t think maybe, just maybe, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are onto something and he has the talent in-house to experiment…

Premier League
Don't expect Mourinho to spend his borrowed time well
15:00 Sunday 7th October 2018

Does it seem contradictory to say Jose Mourinho's the wrong manager for Manchester United but it’s not his fault? If you believe he was never the right man for the job, it doesn’t. I know what his supporters will say; I’ve…

Premier League
Premier League preview: Is Manchester United in disarray or just disrespected?
09:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester United Football Club achieved a second-placed finish in the 2017/18 campaign; their highest position post-Sir Alex Ferguson. That said, Jose Mourinho's Red Devils eventually finished some nineteen-points off the pace. That gap…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: Serbia stinging from loss to Swiss now face Neymar and Coutinho with tournament on the line
15:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Before the tournament got underway, Brazil were favourites to go all the way and lift the World Cup. However, after stumbling to a draw in their first outing against Switzerland, all the pressure was on them as they geared up to face Costa…

Premier League
Manchester United's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in midfield?
15:00 Friday 25th May 2018

In the last two summer transfer windows, Jose Mourinho looked to strengthen Manchester United’s midfield. He brought in Paul Pogba, then Nemanja Matic. While United’s midfield has improved, there remain inconsistencies. Add to that…