Analysis: Are Manchester United Emulating Real Madrid’s Transfer Policy?

This summer transfer window pointed to a curious trend at Manchester United. While the Red Devils were shy and frankly disappointing in their first-team pursuits, they did exercise a lot of resources in bolstering their youth options. The obvious names in this regard are Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo but the trend extends even to…

Why Man Utd Need Edinson Cavani More Than Jadon Sancho This Season

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

Man Utd’s late acquisition of Edinson Cavani may have come at the perfect time for the club. Much ado has been raised about the late nature of his arrival and awarding him the coveted number 7 jersey has been likewise controversial. While a good chunk of this dismay from the supporters stems from United’s failure…

7 Things To Take Away From Man United’s Summer Transfer Window

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward.

It was a long summer in terms of transfer dealings and Manchester United certainly got their share of players in at the end of deadline day. However, the feeling in the camp and amidst supporters across the globe is still one of gloom and negativity and not just due to the heavy defeat to Tottenham…

Five Times Opponents ‘Celebrated Too Early’ Against Manchester United

Love them or hate them, Manchester United is simply too big to be ignored. There is no denying that in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the club has lost a lot of their glimmer and no longer command the fear they once did, especially since silverware has become scarce at Old Trafford and several teams…

The Three Transfers Man Utd Could Still Complete Before Deadline Day

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses with a scarf on the pitch.

The first week of October brings with it the end of the summer transfer window. The pandemic has changed the landscape of the market considerably and the end will be viewed with a sigh of relief by many clubs who just want to return to playing football and make a dent in their fortunes that…

Gareth Bale: The Loan That Could Solve Man United’s Pressing Dilemma

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale has been a presence on Man United’s wishlist from years altogether, right back to his days at Tottenham Hotspur itself. Recently, however, he began to feature less frequently as the Real Madrid tryst continued to tumble. As such, it is indeed an intriguing turn of events that could see Bale end up as…

Premier League Preview: The Potential Aspirants Of The Top-Six

Brandon Williams and Daniel James in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore.

The next season of the Premier League is right around the corner and table dynamics will certainly be fascinating. Increasingly over the years, the traditional top six positions have been crumbling and giant echelons of power have seen erosion. As such, one can no longer be certain about how the top of the table will…

Manchester United’s Squad Rating For 2019/20 Season

Manchester United's Harry Maguire celebrates scoring their second goal with Luke Shaw, Bruno Fernandes and teammates.

Manchester United certainly had a tumultuous first full season under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Despite several low points early on, the club did clinch a third-place finish in the Premier League although their luck in every other competition was poor. Semi-final losses in the EFL Cup, FA Cup, and the Europa League meant that the side…

Man Utd’s Starting XI the Last Time They Faced Sevilla: Where are They Now?

Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez look dejected.

Man Utd’s upcoming clash against Sevilla FC in the semi-final of the Europa League is being hyped up a lot. The form of both sides and in particular the impeccable record that the La Liga outfit have in the competition makes this an exciting fixture. However, this isn’t the first time that the two teams…

Analysis: What Aubameyang Should Do After Winning The FA Cup

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their first goal.

On Saturday, Arsenal lifted the FA Cup title, even as captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropped the cup in the ceremony. That mishap can certainly be excused as the honour was secured almost singlehandedly by the striker himself with his brace against Chelsea in the final – first from the penalty spot, and then from a close…

Analysing The Next Premier League Destination For Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha arrives at the ground before the match.

Wilfried Zaha is a player that divides opinions constantly. Whilst one side argues for his elegant style of play and talent, the other side is not convinced by his consistency and overall effectiveness. Whichever side is right, there’s no doubt that many clubs will be interested in signing the English-born player. Especially now that it’s…

David Silva: A Look Back At Manchester City’s Midfield Maestro

Manchester City's David Silva and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the game.

The Premier League bid farewell to one of its finest players when David Silva was subbed off at the 85th minute as Manchester City was winning 5-0 against Norwich City on Sunday. The Spaniard ended a decade of absolute brilliance with the Cityzens and it is certainly worth viewing the height of greatness he touched…

How Sergio Ramos Captained Real Madrid To The La Liga Title

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos looks dejected as he walks past coach Zinedine Zidane.

Sergio Ramos just led Real Madrid to an outstanding La Liga title, the club’s first one since the 2016/17 season. This achievement from the club captain is more than a symbolic one as the Spaniard had an active role in bringing about the effort, including in areas not generally associated with a defender. As such,…

The Players Premier League’s Top Six Must Sign This Summer

Bayern Munich's Thiago celebrates his goal against Schalke 04 with Franck Ribery (L).

The summer transfer window ought to have been in its exciting crucial stage by now. However, the pandemic has derailed a lot of plans for many clubs and the particular economic issues that it poses may drastically alter their purchasing and selling powers. Nevertheless, most Premier League sides are still looking to make their vital…

Luke Shaw: The Most Underrated Player At Manchester United?

Manchester United's Luke Shaw during the press conference.

Manchester United have succeeded in engineering a brilliant run of games. At 17 games strong, the Red Devils have now managed to be unbeaten in an empathic manner, playing football that is reminiscent of their earlier glory days. While there are many factors to credit for this renaissance brilliance and several players who have played…

Four Alternatives Manchester United Can Opt For Instead Of Signing Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring their first goal.

Jadon Sancho appeared to be the go-to target for Manchester United this summer, but recent reports appear to be hinting at a waning interest. This is largely due to Borussia Dortmund’s constant insistence that the winger won’t be sold for United’s maximum valuation of £50 million. Both clubs are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Jurgen Klopp: The Architect Of Liverpool’s Return To The Top Of English Football

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool got what they desired at last on Thursday as they secured the Premier League title. This puts a brilliant bow on Klopp’s over five-year long tenure at Anfield. This comes as a bittersweet moment for the Merseyside giants who did the unthinkable but are unable to fully celebrate it with their fans. The…

Scott McTominay: Manchester United’s Next Captain?

Manchester United's Scott McTominay at the end of the match.

Scott McTominay has just signed a fresh contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until 2025 at the minimum. He could now very well be touted to be the club’s next captain. The 23-year-old midfielder has been a testament to the vital narrative that the club’s youth academy is still a formidable source…

Manchester United’s Best Lineup After Return Of Rashford And Pogba From Injury

With the Premier League set to resume on June 17, clubs will be scrambling to ensure that they end their seasons on the best note possible. The lockdown months almost entirely spelt doom for a lot of the aspects relating to the present and future of the great game, particularly with regard to fans being…

Man Utd’s 2017 Europa League Final Starting XI: Where Are They Now?

Manchester United celebrate winning the Europa League with the trophy.

Three years ago, Man Utd lifted the Europa League title after defeating Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm. The Jose Mourinho-led outfit seemed promising and the European glory was touted to be a stepping stone. Three seasons since, United have yet to have attained a piece of silverware and were only just beginning to establish a managerial…

What Would Have Happened If Sir Alex Managed Man United Until 2023

Manchester United’s recent travails appear to be decreasing as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes about constructing a side that is capable of regaining past glory. No one can deny, however, that the fall for the Red Devils arrived in 2013 after Sir Alex Ferguson retired from football. Four managers have attempted their hand at the helm…

Cavani To United: The PSG Striker Could Save Solskjaer’s Job

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

It is certain that Manchester United are a sinking ship at the moment. Now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken full blame for the performance of the players on the pitch, the pressure that has been mounting from months now is once again nearing the exit door. In fact, this January transfer window and the…

Picking The Premier League Team Of The Decade

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard before the match.

The Premier League has almost always stood out amongst European football as the home of the absolute best that the game had to offer. However, the last decade of English football has amped that entertainment factor even further. The departure from a single-team dominance that was beginning to be apparent towards the end of the…

Manchester United’s Team of the Decade Sums Up Their Current Plight

The 2010s are approaching its end and Manchester United have had a defining decade of football. There are many metaphors that can attempt to do justice to the rise and fall of the Red Devils, but none can fully match the gamut of emotions that fans of the once illustrious side were made to go…

Zlatan 2.0: Why Manchester United Must Sign Mandzukic

Juventus' Mario Mandzukic before the match.

Recent reports have indicated that Manchester United are looking to sign Mario Mandzukic in the January window, with the Croatian striker potentially headed to Old Trafford as early as December. Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in a recent interview, jested that he was more than eager to rejoin Manchester United after his LA Galaxy contract ran out…

Champions League And Europa League Predictions: Teams And Players To Watch Out For

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo before the match.

REUTERS/Hannah McKayFollowing an eventful international break, normal services resumed over the weekend, as we saw the return of domestic club football. Now, as new week begins, the footballing world will finally get to embrace the two biggest club competitions on the planet. Tuesday, September 17, finally marks the beginning of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League,…

How Man Utd Can Lineup With Daniel James And Wan-Bissaka Next Season

Manchester United have succeeded in two signings so far this window with both Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka being acquired, the latter pending a medical. The Red Devils were massively touted to make those signings that will ensure an attacking approach from next season, building upon the initial success that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed at…

5 Best Possible Replacements For Paul Pogba At Manchester United

Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United looks more and more uncertain as this transfer window progresses. The French midfielder revealed that he is looking for a new challenge and there is a strong possibility that Real Madrid will be able to acquire his services this summer. As of such, let us now discuss the best…

7 Things If Manchester City Fail To Win The League This Season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates with the trophy after winning the Premier League title.

Man City may have had a dream run in the Premier League last season, but this time around, things seem grim. It is a very real possibility that the Sky Blues won’t defend their title this campaign. Let us look at what would occur should they fail to do so:   1. Greatest Side In…

Sir Alex Ferguson’s 10 Final Signings: Where Are They Now?

Sir Alex Ferguson remains one of the greatest managers to have ever graced the game of football. Not only did he lead Manchester United to tremendous domestic and continental glory, but he also transformed the Mancunians into the most successful club in England by knocking Liverpool “off their perch”. The Scot’s tactics ensured that his…

8 Players That Played For Both Barcelona And Manchester United

Barcelona and Manchester United are all set to meet in what will be an exciting clash of the heavyweights in the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League this season. Both teams boast of world-class superstars who will undoubtedly put up an impeccable show whilst trying their best to lead their sides to the penultimate…

Barcelona vs Manchester United 2011 CL Final Starting XI: Where Are They Now?

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (C) in action with Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic (R).

Manchester United and Barcelona are set to collide once again on the grandest stage, as the two European juggernauts have been drawn against each other in an exciting Champions League quarter-final match-up. The last time these two teams met in a competitive fixture was in the 2011 UCL final, wherein Pep Guardiola’s Catalan giants emerged…

How Manchester United Could Lineup Under Solskjaer Next Season

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the match.

Now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deservedly been appointment the full-time manager of Manchester United, he can finally begin making long-term changes to the squad as per his own liking and preferences. The Norwegian is expected to offload several players from the current roster as well as bring in apt reinforcements in the summer transfer…

7 Players Man Utd Signed To Replace Cristiano Ronaldo: Where Are They Now?

Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United reacts during the game.

During his stint at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo left few doubts to his superiority as the greatest player in the world, the Leo Messi factor in the GOAT debate still a few seasons away. Through his heroics, the Portuguese superstar managed to both continue the history of the no.7 jersey as well as ensure that…

Mike Phelan: The Mastermind Behind Solskjaer’s Success At Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson (L) talks with coaches Mike Phelan (R) and Rene Meulensteen during a training session.

Manchester United have enjoyed unprecedented amounts of success under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. His hard work has managed to transform a team that was oft dull and lethargic under Jose Mourinho to one that has begun to inspire and evoke true passion from the supporters. Numerous factors have gone into this brilliant change, with Jose Mourinho’s…

7 Things That Will Happen If Pochettino Becomes The Next Manchester United Manager

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shakes hands with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino is perhaps the only other viable candidate for Manchester United to appoint as their full-time gaffer should the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer experiment fail. While a series of complications will arise due to the gaffer’s long-term contract with Spurs, United seem likely to put in the extra effort and ensure that the Argentinian will…

7 Things That Have Happened Since Liverpool Last Won The League

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah reacts after sustaining an injury.

It was in the 1989/1990 season that Liverpool last claimed an English League title, then known as the Championship. At the time that this article was written, the Merseyside club sat atop the Premier League table with a 3-point lead, the closest they have come to winning it in a long time. While the very…

Rashford vs Mbappe: Who Is The More Promising Youngster?

When Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain lock horns in the Champions League, two promising youngsters will lead their respective lineups. For the Red Devils, the ace presence of Marcus Rashford, who has had an electric impact under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be the X-factor. The Parisians, on the other hand, dealing with an awful injury…

Champions League Tactical Preview: Manchester United Vs PSG

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures.

The most comprehensive test of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Manchester United will come when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League across two legs. The French giants are a ferociously attacking team, and have been investing in their squad to win the Champions League from years now. It will be a clash to relish,…

Louis van Gaal’s 13 Manchester United Signings – Where Are They Now?

After a disastrous season under Sir Alex Ferguson’s immediate successor David Moyes, Manchester United brought in Louis van Gaal, hoping his enormous experience and expertise would help the club regain its top spot in English football. The Dutch tactician’s “philosophy” at Old Trafford garnered mixed results, and so did the players that were recruited by…

5 Reasons Why Manchester United Should Hire Solskjaer Permanently

MUFC interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match.

Manchester United have become a starkly different team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The club legend has been on a brilliant winning run, the best ever enjoyed by a United manager in their opening games. However, the problem that his success has also brought is the looming decision to appoint a full-time gaffer come summer. The…

Tactical Analysis: Jesse Lingard’s “False 9” Role Under Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United has been a masterclass in adaptive football. The Norwegian’s tactics have aimed at securing the skill set of his players and utilizing them to suit his attacking ethos. This is achieved chiefly through experimenting players in positions that they haven’t functioned in naturally. The most obvious indication of the same…

What If Alexis Sanchez Still Played For Arsenal

General view of a flag of Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez before the match.

Even as the present winter transfer window runs into its final days, one can’t help but think about the many January transfers of the previous year. In particular, it is the swap deal of Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan that stands out, largely due to the exchange not working out as either club would have…

7 Things That Will Happen If Solskjaer Becomes United’s Permanent Manager

Following his side’s 1-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley, media has already begun considering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a realistic candidate to take on the permanent managerial role at Manchester United at the end of the season. Amid this hype, let us take a look at 7 things that are most likely to happen if…

The Great Managerial Debate: Solskjaer vs Pochettino

Come summer, the higher ups at Old Trafford will be tasked with the all important decision of deciding on their permanent gaffer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has certainly done an incredible job so far, making him a top contender for the post. However, another name that has been likewise linked with the club is Tottenham boss…

7 Things That Will Happen If Koulibaly Joins Manchester United

Kalidou Koulibaly moving to Manchester United seems imminent, with the Napoli defender courting a massive fee. The Serie A side values the Senegalese international highly, but United are likely to go ahead with the deal due to the pressing need for a leader in the heart of their defense. If not in January, the move…

Perfect, If Done Right: How Rabiot Could Fit At Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot and Kevin Trapp celebrate after the game.

Barcelona have reportedly secured the services of Adrien Rabiot who will join them in the summer on a free transfer. Let us have a look at how the Frenchman will fit in with the La Liga giants: What Barca are likely securing through the 23-year-old is a player for the future. His arrival won’t solve…

Tactical Analysis: How Solskjaer Has Made Pogba A Force To Be Reckoned With

Man Utd interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates with Paul Pogba after the match.

Perhaps the most visible difference in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking revamp with Manchester United is the reemergence of Paul Pogba as the club’s best player. From being benched under Jose Mourinho, the Frenchman is now at the heart of the team, and is proving to be the player who will define the Norwegian’s tenure at…

Tactical Analysis: How Manchester United Will Lineup Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

A familiar face will take charge at Old Trafford yet again, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær being named the caretaker manager of the Red Devils until the end of this season. The Norwegian boss is infamous for his disastrous spell with Cardiff City in the top flight, but he will certainly take up the challenge of…

MOURINHO SACKED: 5 Managers Who Can Replace Him At United

Jose Mourinho’s troubling tryst with Manchester United came to an end on Tuesday when he was sacked. In a club statement, it was revealed that the Old Trafford outfit will hire a caretaker manager until the end of this season, during which comprehensive hunt for an apt successor will take place. Let us have a…