When the transfer window opened at the start of January, there were a number of names being linked to Manchester United – mainly young, hungry players who had yet to prove themselves at the very highest level – which is probably as good as Man United could hope for. The biggest question seemed to be whether they would be able to tempt any of these bright young things across to Old Trafford, but there was one player who they knew would definitely be on the move, with his club having missed out on Champion’s League football, and a big money move well and truly on the cards – Erling Haaland.
Haalannd had the chance to join Juventus like De Ligt did during the summer, go to Manchester United (in dire need of a striker that knows how to score goals) or head to new pastures elsewhere – and the Norway international ended up at Borussia Dortmund, which many Norwegian commentators believe was the best choice to make. Continue reading
As speculation increases on the possible move of Paul Pogba from Manchester United to Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has consistently refused to be drawn into commenting on the issue. The World Cup winner was the subject of a huge expectation of a move from England to Spain (especially as Zidane is a fan) but the deal has not happened… yet!
There are rumours that Madrid offered less than £30 million and James Rodriguez, so it’s no wonder United swiftly rejected. Continue reading
Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits that the Red Devils face a ‘very difficult period’ after Paul Pogba pulled his hamstring in the Champions League opener against Basel. The France international was forced off the pitch in the first-half of the 3-0 victory over the Swiss champions, and initial reports have suggested that the midfield could be out for up to 12 weeks.
While Jose Mourinho has played down the reports, Mkhitaryan believes the club will face a tough period without their leading midfielder, but he is confident that the manager will guide them through any struggles, he told SFR Sport: “It’s hard, because he’s a top player for us. It’s going to be very difficult, but the coach knows how to make up for that. We are going to help him come back stronger.” Continue reading
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho have moved up a notch after they secured a 2-0 win over Leicester City in Saturday’s late kick-off at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils looked frustrated for much of the game before substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marcus Fellaini got on the scoresheet.
The Red Devils had the vast share of possession during the first half of the encounter while having a Juan Mata goal chalked off for being offside. This was followed by further frustration in the second period as a poorly take penalty from Romelu Lukaku was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, who looked in sublime form on the day.
Eventually, United pulled out their options from the bench with Rashford scoring within five minutes of his entry via a corner whilst Marouane Fellaini used his body to good effect to score the second goal following a brilliant assist from another substitute Jesse Lingard.
Following the game, Mourinho said: “There is a difference in the quality of our football. The team is playing very well – they are very confident and are playing great football. I like my team very much. Three matches and nine point is nothing new for us, because last season it was three matches and nine points.” Continue reading
Marcus Rashford broke into the first team of United in unlikely circumstances. Louis van Gaal was head coach at the time and the Red Devils were in a injury crisis involving most of the first teamers.
Prior to his debut, Rashford was largely unknown to most of the United supporters despite his terrific performances with their reserves. However, it didn’t take long for the football world to know of his special abilities as 4 goals in his first 3 matches did the announcement
Mou’s appointment as head coach in the summer of 2016 did pose a threat to the youngster’s cocoon-to-butterfly journey. The Portuguese is an unrepentant advocate of experience over youth, a special signature to never have the patience of giving team reserves enough time to prove their worth. From letting Lukaku leave for Everton while he was working at Chelsea, to loaning Madrid homeboy Alvaro Morata to Juventus during his time at the Spanish capital.
The signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite having two potential world class strikers in the mould of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford re echoed the legendry stubbornness of old habits. Continue reading
Wayne Rooney has been one of the greatest players ever to grace the Theatre of Dreams, but it may be time for Manchester United to let the legend add to his nest egg by living out his playing days in China.
Football insight sites have been keeping their ears to the ground in the January transfer window. Patrick van Aanholt is on his way to Crystal Palace and Robert Snodgrass has completed a move to West Ham United, but this revelation will come as a surprise even to the experts. According to the Express, Rooney is on the way out of Old Trafford in a shock move to the Chinese Super League. Continue reading
When Jose Mourinho was appointed as Manchester United manager in the summer, there was a sense of optimism around Old Trafford. Under the departing Louis van Gaal, United had failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League and were playing pretty dull football.
Mourinho was supposed to bring back the winning mentality that the Red Devils had lost under Van Gaal. The Portuguese may have left Chelsea under a cloud, but given his pedigree and managerial record, United fans were brimming with optimism. Well, most of them anyway.
United were expected to be challenging for the Premier League title, but as things stand, they may not even finish in the top four. Chelsea are the frontrunners for the title, and it is hard to see any team catching the London club. With Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City also aiming for the Champions League places, Mourinho’s team are in for a hard run. Continue reading
Manchester United wer 5 minutes away from defeating Chelsea as the team of Louis van Gaal had scored the opening goal of the game at the 61st minute through the likes of Jesse Lingard and just when the match seemed to be reaching it’s end, the referee decided to add 6 minutes of extra time and it was enough for Diego Costa to tie the game up 1-1 as he rescued 1 point for Chelsea.
The winter transfer window is open and this allows managers to add new players to their respective squads, one of the clubs that is consistently being linked with a number of different players is Manchester United.
For some reason, the Premier League club is rumored on being interested in signing a number of different players from all over the world in distinct positions as well. Continue reading
Returning to the top four was undoubtedly the main objective for Louis Van Gaal upon his arrival, and, barring a miraculous fourteen goal swing, it appears that the Dutchman will achieve just that.
It may have been a rocky start for Van Gaal who arrived late into pre-season preparations after the World Cup, but the team has finally adapted to his philosophy and tactics to produce the results and performances when it mattered most. Continue reading