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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…

Premier League
Is Scott Mctominay Manchester United's hidden gem?
15:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Since Manchester United's ill-fated first-leg loss to Barcelona, everything seems to have gone downhill. Perhaps their 4-0 bashing at the Nou Camp could have been predicted. When one takes a closer look at their hard-fought victory at Old…

Premier League
Manchester United's road form no yellow brick road
08:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

At this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should adopt a Scottish terrier, name him Toto, go to sleep, and wait for a tornado to transport the Carrington training complex to Oz. His Manchester United squad need brains, heart and courage. Especially…

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
Why Manchester United don't need Scott McTominay to be world-class
16:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019

Manchester United fans' hearts probably dropped when Scott McTominay's name was included in the starting line-up. Needs-must, though, with the squad decimated by major injury. The midfielder, who is no longer a young pup being aged…

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
Gary Neville and Jose Mourinho's handbags over Scott McTominay
09:00 Tuesday 15th May 2018

Jose Mourinho and Gary Neville remain mired in the first stage of their Donald Trump/Kim Jong Un relationship. Don’t ask me who's who. You can’t tell by their haircuts. I suppose if GNev is the North Korean dictator that makes…

Premier League
Is the award for Scott McTominay another Jose Mourinho trick?
12:35 Thursday 3rd May 2018

Amidst the glitz, glamour and sparkle of Manchester United's awards evening, one moment punctuated the evening. An incongruous sight amongst the dazzle of stars and egos - a humble and slightly embarrassed Scott McTominay walking up to…

Paul Pogba: Another End in Sight at Old Trafford
09:30 Thursday 5th April 2018

He left for free in 2012. Manchester United had to part with £89 million, then a world record fee, to bring him back in 2016. Now, it's beginning to look like a vicious cycle. With a breakdown between player and manager reported,…

Premier League
Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Four Talking Points
09:00 Monday 26th February 2018

Manchester United returned to winning ways and second place in the Premier League by coming from behind against Chelsea. It was an even encounter. Chelsea had the better start. Alvaro Morata hit the bar in the opening minutes. The Blues…

Manchester United 2-0 Benfica: 3 things we learned
15:00 Wednesday 1st November 2017

Manchester United effectively secured qualification into Champions League knockout stages - though not mathematically, it would take a catastrophic collapse to mean otherwise - with a 2-0 win against Benfica on Tuesday night. From an Anthony…

Premier League
Mourinho treats Man United Youth Academy like eBay in Premier League finale
21:06 Monday 22nd May 2017

On the 2016-17 Premier League's final match day, Manchester United upset highly favoured Crystal Palace at Old Trafford with surprising ease. To a casual fan, that sentence may seem to have been jumbled in the wash. Nonetheless, Sam Allardyce's…