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…

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

Cristiano Ronaldo receives the World Footballer of the Year Award from Sir Alex Ferguson.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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8 Things That Will Happen After Jose Mourinho’s Sacking At United

Paul Pogba speaks with manager Jose Mourinho during the match.

Jose Mourinho’s third-season curse continues as Manchester United sacked the Portuguese gaffer on Tuesday. The final blow for Mourinho arrived after a disappointing 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday. This goes on to show just how poor United have been doing this season, with the side poised closer to the relegation zone than to Liverpool…

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7 Things The Owners Need To Do To Save Manchester United

Manchester United currently sit 7th in the Premier League table, a whole 16 points behind frontrunners and local rivals Manchester City, with just 14 games played so far. They trail 4th-placed Arsenal by 8 points, as their Top 4 hopes dwindle as each week passes. However, the aspect more worrying than their current position is…

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7 World-Class Talents That Were Rejected At A Young Age

Regrets are a universal phenomenon. However, in the face of mistakes seen in retrospect, regrets certainly sting even more. The tale of clubs selling great talents is one thing, but that of sides rejecting brilliant ones at a young age is another nut entirely. Then again, not every scout is capable enough to peek into…

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Analysis: How Mourinho Has Successfully Transformed Man United Into Comeback Kings

Manchester United are comeback kings once again. So far in 2018, no fewer than 9 separate occasions have existed where the Reds went down a goal or two and then managed to come back, out of which only the recent Chelsea game was the one where they didn’t secure all three points. This is indicative…

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Jose Mourinho’s Greatest Premier League XI

Despite his ongoing struggle at Manchester United, not one person can deny the absolute fact that Jose Mourinho is a winner. The Special One has won a title in each and every country he has managed in, and he has done so by building some enormously effective and world-class rosters. Even in England, the Portuguese…

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Man City’s Team Before Sheikh Mansour’s Takeover: Where Are They Now?

Ten years ago, Manchester City was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment, with Sheikh Mansour calling the shots and effectively altering the future of the lesser known Mancunian side. A decade later, three resounding Premier League titles have been captured, and the Cityzens are one of the most feared…

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ANALYSIS: The Factors That Have Been Responsible For Man United’s Ongoing Crisis

A Manchester United flag is waved before the match.

If there is a club that has been falling into a never-ending pit of trouble, it is none other than Manchester United at the moment. The name that once ruled the globe in terms of club football has seen a drastic change in its fortunes in this decade, and is now not even the best team…

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The 13 Players Jose Mourinho Signed At Real Madrid: Where Are They Now?

Mesut Ozil of Germany (L) runs past coach Jose Mourinho during their training session.

The tenure of Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid was a torrid affair to say the least. While Champions League football was lacking and elusive, the Portuguese gaffer secured the La Liga title ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, a brilliant achievement. Always eager for world-class football, the three-year tenure saw him make 13 signings, and let…

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How Manchester United Could Line Up In 2018/19

A new season is upon us and the transfer window is in the past. Manchester United will be a club disappointed with the lack of business done this summer, but once one shrugs aside the pessimism, one is still left with a side that can work wonders if its talents are used well. A 4-3-3…

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Most Important Player For Each Premier League Club – 2018/19 Season

General view of the Premier League match ball on a plinth.

Mark your dates, football aficionados, for the Premier League is on the cusp of returning. The English campaign has been a source of brilliance, entertainment, and excitement over the years, and this season promises to be no different. In fact, the players that come to amaze week in and week out have never looked more…

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COMPARISON: Alderweireld vs Maguire – Who Should Man United Sign?

Manchester United’s hunt for a leader in the heart of their defense took an interesting turn in the past few days, when Leicester City’s Harry Maguire emerged as a possible target for the Red Devils. Till then, Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld had been their definitive target this window, with the London club’s stubbornness the only thing…

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Barcelona’s Possible Starting XI For 2018-19

Barcelona seem eager to take charge of Europe in the upcoming season. Their eye in the transfer window seems sharp after the arrival of Clément Lenglet for €36 million, Arthur for €40 million, and now, a more recent steal of Brazilian Malcom from the arms of Roma. All in all, a strong intent seems to be…

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Liverpool’s Possible Starting XI For 2018-19

Jurgen Klopp will be feeling quite good about his transfer business so far. The arrival of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker will mean that the Reds have added to their impressive summer haul of Fabinho, Shaqiri, and Keita. The side has invested smartly with a view at glory, and this team could possibly be the most…

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3 Ways In Which Juventus Can Lineup With Cristiano Ronaldo

A Juventus' jersey with the name of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo will function at Juventus next season, and it is a match-up that the world will have its eager eyes on. While Juventus already boast of a terrifyingly powerful attacking line with the likes of Dybala, Higuain, and Douglas Costa dominating up-front, the addition of Ronaldo to this mix is bound to spell trouble…

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7 Things That Will Happen If England Win The World Cup

Germany, Argentina, Portugal, and Spain are all out of the World Cup, and this leaves Brazil, England, France, and Belgium, along with numerous underdogs, to fight it out for the top prize. However, in view of all this, one shouldn’t at all be surprised if it is England that comes out on top and finally…

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5 Players Liverpool Can Sign Instead Of Nabil Fekir

Liverpool were handed a cruel blow in their pursuit of Nabil Fekir. With the Frenchman’s medical all done and even an interview for the club website conducted, Lyon decided to pull the plug on the deal in the last minute, ensuring that the 24-year-old would remain at the Ligue 1 club in a bid for…

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7 Things To Know About Manchester United’s Soon-To-Be Signing Fred

Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred reacts.

Manchester United have evidently been in pursuit of strong midfield reinforcements, and they seem to have wrapped a part of their business up quite early this time around. Gianluca Di Marzio – a journalist as reliable as anyone you will find across Europe – has revealed that Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is all set to…

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5 Times Opposition Supporters Applauded Players For Phenomenal Performances

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal.

The great game is often a polarizing one, with supporters sticking with their teams through thick and thin. In the recent Champions League encounter between Juventus and Real Madrid, the home fans were seen openly booing the Portuguese superstar. And then, in the 64th minute, magic was shown by Ronaldo, as he translated a relatively…

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Romelu Lukaku: From An Expensive Flop To Manchester United’s Main Man

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal.

A total of 26 goals in 44 appearances for Manchester United – only the eighth player in the club’s 140-year history to have reached that amount in his debut season. Belgium’s all-time leading goalscorer at the age of only 24. Only 3 goals away from becoming the highest scorer his club has had in the…

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5 Times Mourinho Publicly Lashed Out At His Players

Luke Shaw prepares to take a throw as manager Jose Mourinho looks on.

Jose Mourinho is a gem of a manager, and his resume and relationship with players is out there to prove that. However, the Portuguese gaffer has had the habit of being critical of his players. Anyone in the competitive sports will know just how important criticism is, and how it often goes a long way…

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5 Times Jose Mourinho Verbally Destroyed A Rival Manager

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts.

When a football fan hears of the term “controversial manager,” the name of Jose Mourinho automatically springs to mind. From winning almost every major title he has contested for to falling out with some of the biggest players in the world – the Portuguese tactician has done it all. Apart from his antics on the…

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Gennaro Gattuso: Milan’s Saving Grace?

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso and players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout.

The fact that managers make a marked difference in a club’s future is a proven reality. But the extent to which they can revive and rejuvenate a club is often undermined, if not ignored. However, a storm that has taken hold of the Serie A hasn’t been sidelined, and much limelight has been given to…

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Arsenal 0-3 Man City: Analysis Of The Carabao Cup Final

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their second goal with Benjamin Mendy and Kevin De Bruyne.

As Man City marched ahead to the hopes of starting their run for a possible treble this season, Arsene Wenger had turned his side’s mediocre season around to a cup final. And as Wembley stood witness to the much awaited clash, they were received with a result most of them were expecting. Arsenal were thumped…

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Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Tactical Analysis

It is the fixture that triggers the rush of adrenaline amongst the club members and supporters, as it encapsulates a distinct essence in the wake of the real rivalry breathing between the English giants. Nevertheless, the final whistle blew in the favour of the Mancunians after an exhibition of a balanced second half at Old…

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Lionel Messi vs Chelsea – Player Analysis

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal.

One of those enormous and mouthwatering fixtures in the international sport that seldom fails to present drama and exquisite displays has concluded with neither team ascertaining their supremacy. The expectations of this widely anticipated fixture are regularly tinted with anxiety as well as enthusiasm, and the tie certainly hasn’t failed in bestowing entertainment to the…

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Why Chelsea Have Sold So Many World Class Players

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks to Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea seem to be the undisputed merchants of the Premier League, what with the host of talents that have left the club in one form or another. Simply put, the side is built around the financial ethos of identifying talents, developing those players, and then selling them at a profit, one that has brought them…

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Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: Tactical Analysis Of The Eventful Champions League Tie

Real Madrid's Marcelo and Raphael Varane.

The intense and dynamic Bernabeu served as host to a match which the football fanatics have been actively awaiting since the Champions League Round of 16 draws back in December. The exhilarating clash concluded with the men in white leaving the stadium gratified. Notwithstanding the exhibition of a wobbly performance, Real Madrid have stood tall…

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4 Reasons Why Mourinho Should Play Pogba In A 4-3-3 Formation

Manchester United's Paul Pogba walks off at half time.

Paul Pogba’s dismal form against Newcastle, and even before that against Tottenham, has led many to worry about the ability of the erstwhile talented Frenchman. However, apart from a form-slump, the mistake doesn’t lie entirely on Pogba’s shoulders either. Jose Mourinho and his stubborn insistence on not playing a 4-3-3 formation is more to blame…

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Top 10 Ridiculous January Transfer Rumours

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo with Tottenham's Harry Kane after the match.

The month of January ushered in both a new year and a fresh transfer window. As of such, the time was rife with speculation and rumours of targets big and small alike. But some of them were of the usual brand of ridiculousness in their nature. Let us look at 10 such rumors.   Crouch…

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Top 7 Biggest Transfer Swap Deals

With Alexis Sanchez all but set to switch places with Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United, one of the finest swap deals of the era could be on the cusp of coming to reality. However, deals of this nature haven’t always been the easiest to negotiate due to the various parties involved. Regardless, the business side…

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Comparison: Malcom vs Lucas Moura – Who Should Manchester United Sign?

Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their second goal.

Jose Mourinho is hungry for a definitive signing this winter window, and Manchester United seem to have two equally appealing prospects at hand. With an eye to ease their forward and wing options, the talents of PSG’s Lucas Moura and Bordeaux’s Malcom will provide an interesting dilemma. Both Brazilians have what it takes to make…

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5 Possible Replacements For Philippe Coutinho At Liverpool

Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring Monaco's second goal.

With Barcelona confirming their record-breaking swoop for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, the Merseyside team have lost an incredible player. With 54 goals in 201 appearances, the Brazilian was one of the players most instrumental in the functioning of Jurgen Klopp’s offensive tactics. However, with his departure, not only do Liverpool have a daunting hole in the…

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Comparison: Current Manchester City Team vs The Top Premier League Winners

Sergio Aguero celebrates with Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne.

Going into 2018, Manchester City boast a 15-point lead atop the Premier League table, the biggest that any team has ever held at this stage of the competition. Pep Guardiola’s men are already being touted for glory, with Manchester United and Chelsea looking to be too far beneath to make a decent title challenge judging…

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L: 10 Biggest ‘Fail Moments’ From 2017

The year of 2017 is coming to a close, and as fans look behind to an eventful and fruitful term, moments of joy, passion, and overwhelming euphoria are still reminiscent. However, most of the time, we look past some embarrassing and regretful moments from players, managers, clubs, and even fans. And so, we have decided…

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Top 20 Funniest Moments Of 2017

Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young clash with Tottenham's Dele Alli.

The great game has always left players and spectators alike brimming with strong emotions, from tension to fury to outright hilarity. The merry nature was a good part of the year 2017, as follies and antics from both players and managers gave much reason for laughter. Twitter often replied strongly to most of these hilarious…

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2017: 20 Unforgettable Moments From A Year Full Of Ups And Downs

Everton's Wayne Rooney celebrates.

The year 2017 has been an eventful one not only for the rest of the world, but significantly for the footballing world as well. From sad retirements of legendary players, to incredible goals and turnarounds out of nowhere, the term has seen it all. And thus, we have stitched together a set of some of…

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Spanish XI vs Catalan XI: A Look At The Two National Teams Following Catalonia’s Independence

Spain’s Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their third goal with team mates.

Football, as we love to proclaim to the ‘non-believers’, is a religion that is like no other. It brings together people of all castes, creeds, sex and faith without discrimination. It unifies all who love the sport, with the only division being the club you choose to support – a mere sub-caste, just as Roman…

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The Unfortunate XI: World-Class Players Who Will Miss The 2018 World Cup

The greatest sporting event on the planet, the FIFA World Cup, is shaping up in exciting fashion, with fresh young talents and world-class squads aiming for the ultimate glory. Despite being almost a year away, football fanatics across the world can hardly contain their excitement, as they look forward to watching their favourite players perform…

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Zinedine Zidane: Third Season Unlucky?

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

The world of football is an extremely tough one to dominate, and standing out as the best among all involved is not an easy achievement. However, Real Madrid and their supporters might think otherwise at this given point of time, as there is certainly nobody else that can raise their hand and claim to be…

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Pep Guardiola’s Catalan Army VS Zinedine Zidane’s Galacticos: Who Won It Better?

When you say football, two things come to mind: Barcelona and Real Madrid. The duo has, without a doubt, dominated the sport for the past decade, and the two sides have become the dream teams every aspiring and professional footballer wishes to head to. Currently, Zinedine Zidane is at the helm of a Real Madrid…

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5 Midfielders Manchester United Can Sign During The Ongoing Transfer Window

Marco Verratti (R) challenges Nemanja Matic (L).

The transfer window in European football consists of two months of non-stop rumours flowing in after each passing second, linking all sorts of different players to numerous clubs. While some are laughable, some turn into actual deals, and some leave one and all stunned. Some clubs say goodbye to their legends while they prepare to…

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Wayne Rooney: 5 Reasons Why There Will Never Be Another Like Him At Manchester United

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson speaks with Wayne Rooney (L).

It is a sad time for the old and faithful set of Manchester United supporters, as the day of exit for their club captain, Wayne Rooney, has finally arrived. The player has seen a decline in his form in the season gone by, and at the age of 31, this seems like the perfect time for…

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Season Review: Barcelona – A Campaign To Forget

Barcelona's Jordi Alba looks dejected.

When it comes to global recognition and being the definition of beautiful football with power and dominance over the last few years, Spanish club FC Barcelona acquires a spot very high on that list, and hence, the season gone by came as a bit of a shock for the world and especially the supporters of…

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Top 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player who, despite being a beast on the pitch, is well known and feared for the words he uses off it. The former Sweden captain has always been a big mouth, but has never fallen into trouble because of the talent that he is and the ability he keeps of backing…

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Season Review: Real Madrid – The Best In The World

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final.

If there is a team that can raise their hand with pride and claim to be the outright best in the footballing world at this given point of time, it is the one from Spain that goes by the well known name of Real Madrid. The side, managed by the club’s legendary player, Zinedine Zidane, has…

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Season Review: Manchester City – Welcome To England, Pep Guardiola

When Manchester City appointed the iconic and renowned trophy winning manager in the shape of Pep Guardiola in the summer last year, the club’s cabinet might have been ready for a little silverware to come its way, a feat which was eventually not achieved. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss came to England with…

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Season Review: Arsenal – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup final.

The Gunners endured (mostly) and enjoyed (at times) a bittersweet season in their 2016/17 campaign. From thumping league winners Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates to getting thumped 3-0 by Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park, Arsene Wenger’s men showed glimpses of how good and how bad they can be in a season that turned ugly…

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Season Review: Manchester United – An Underachieved Treble?

Manchester United celebrate winning the Europa League with the trophy.

When Manchester United hired Jose Mourinho as their manager in the summer, the world was ready for the Red Devils to rise back from the ashes and challenge for trophies like they used to under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. The further addition of mega stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan lifted…

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Season Review: Bayern Munich – Kings Of Germany Yet Again

Bayern Munich's players celebrate after the match after winning the Bundesliga.

If there is a team that signifies domestic dominance and brilliance across Europe at the same given time, there is hardly any side better than Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich. The side managed by Carlo Ancelotti has been among the best in the sport yet again this season, and their level of consistency at the highest…

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Season Review: AS Monaco – Europe’s New Favourite Kid

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao celebrates with the trophy and team mates after winning Ligue 1.

The world of football is always ready to welcome surprising clubs breaking onto the scene and making it large in major tournaments throughout the year, and the team to do that this season is one from France, and it goes by the name of AS Monaco. After securing promotion from the Ligue 2 in 2013, Monaco…

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From Arsenal To Tottenham: Shift Of Power In North London

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with Dele Alli.

For the first time since Arsene Wenger was appointed in charge of Arsenal, their local and arch-rivals Tottenham are all set to finish above them in the league table, following the 2-0 win for Pochettino’s side over the Gunners on Sunday. Dele Alli and Harry Kane were the goal getters that day, as Tottenham extended…

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John Terry Says Goodbye: 4 Career Moments He Would Wish Never happened

John Terry is an outright Chelsea and English legend, and in his prime, probably one of the best defenders in the world. The Chelsea captain has been gradually shifting towards the bench at Stamford Bridge over the past few seasons, and with Conte’s new formation, game time has been a luxury the veteran has hardly…

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Going Down: 4 Reasons Which Ensure That Sunderland Will Be Relegated This Season

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe talks to Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt.

Sunderland as a team have been a huge part of the Premier League, and from once having a reputation of being giant killers bringing along surprise packaged performances, they have fallen in their reputation over the past few years. The past seasons have been frustrating for the club, as each time they fall short for the…

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Have Manchester City and Guardiola Lost Their Pep?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

When you are one of the rising teams in the world playing in the best footballing league and are managed by one of the greatest managers of recent years, you are surely a recipe for success. Sadly, such has not been the case with the blue half of Manchester under coach Pep Guardiola in their…

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6 Stats That Prove Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Already A Manchester United Legend In The Making

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal.

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at Manchester United, the critics and haters and the ones who believe in pessimism were the first to jump out of their seats and point out what a waste of a signing the player would turn out to be as he had past his best days and came to a team…

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4 Reasons Why Arsenal Should Part Ways With Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as fans protest with signs.

Arsene Wenger is currently one of the most well known and respected football managers on the planet. Appointed by Arsenal back in October 1996, this Strasbourg-born coach has been at the helm of the London-based outfit for 20 years now, and he continues to fight in the best football league in the world. However, many loyal supporters of the…

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Top 5: Most Likely Premier League Summer Signings

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates his first goal.

It has not been long since the January Window has ended and already there are numerous rumours which are linking some top class players for a move in the summer and such rumours bring forward odds and bets placed on the names involved. At Blamefootball, we provide you with information regarding these possible deals. We…

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Top Seven Signings From 2017 January Transfer Window

Oscar arrives at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

The January transfer window is closed now, so who has done the best business? The mid-season sales have traditionally been the time when clubs battling the drop scrap to sign reinforcements, but who’s got value for money and should your side have done more? Shanghai SIPG’s £60million outlay on Chelsea’s Oscar was no doubt the biggest…

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Stat Attack: 5 Stats That Prove Tottenham Are Genuine Title Contenders

As the Premier League has shaped up until this point, one would certainly tip Chelsea as title favourites this season given their record breaking run of 14 consecutive wins and a healthy lead at the top of the pile. However, when looked into the stats, Tottenham are a club which do not lag behind as…

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Best XI: Players That Were Handed Their Debuts By Louis Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal congratulates Thomas Mueller (R).

With Louis Van Gaal announcing his retirement recently, it is fair to say he has proved his worth as a manager by winning domestic league titles with Ajax, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern, and Barcelona, and also winning the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, among many of the trophies he managed to accomplish during his coaching years.…

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4 Reasons Why Alexis Sanchez Could Leave Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez looks dejected.

Tuesday night’s dramatic 3-3 draw at Bournemouth came out as a perfect encapsulation of Arsenal’s last 10 years, in many ways. The match dragged down Arsenal right to the verge of catastrophe, with salvation secured in thrilling style, and then everyone starting to wonder whether it was enough or not. The draw also highlighted the…

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5 Players Chelsea Could Sign In January With ‘Oscar Money’

Just imagine you are Antonio Conte, your squad is doing unbelievably well in the Premier League right now, everything seems great in your dressing room, there’s little or even no need to disturb the momentum of this winning team by making changes, but then you suddenly have £60 million to spend and a gap to…

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Victor Lindelof: All You Need To Know About Man United’s Latest Transfer Target

Sweden's Victor Lindelof celebrates their win.

Having only conceded a single goal in their last four fixtures, the Manchester United defence is now beginning to take shape under Jose Mourinho’s management, just ahead of the busy Christmas period. However, the Portuguese has never been a man to rest on his laurels, and it seems the in-form partnership of Phil Jones and…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man United Blessed With A Classic Vintage Red Wine

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring.

Among the few reasons Zlatan Ibrahimovic decided to idolise Muhammad Ali, one especially will stand out. “The way he was, the way he performed, the way he was talking, the way he was moving,” the Swedish goal-machine began, speaking with a unique infatuation that only suits him. Make no mistake, it should be his final…

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5 Manchester United Players Most Likely To Leave Come January

Following the sacking of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new Manchester United boss in the summer of 2016. The Portuguese arrived at the Old Trafford club with a determination to not only take Manchester United back to the top of English football, but also to make the Red Devils play entertaining…

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Ranked: Top 5 Goalkeepers In The Premier League At Present

David De Gea with Petr Cech

Finding out the top 5 English Premier League Goalkeepers is a really tough job. There are so many standards to be considered while selecting them. Here, in this short list, we are mostly emphasising on these Premier League Goalkeepers’ previous and present records, as well as their market value. The top flight of English football…

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This December Can Win Chelsea The Premier League

Chelsea players observe a minutes silence

Chelsea are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League at present, and Antonio Conte is finding it more and more difficult to ignore the ongoing talks of a title challenge. Saturday’s 3-1 win against a dangerous Manchester City side at the Etihad lifted Chelsea three points ahead of their nearest challengers Arsenal, as…

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4 Most Successful Players To Have Featured In The Indian Super League

The Indian Super League was founded in the year 2013, so as to boost the growth of football in India. And since its first season in 2014, the franchise has done precisely that, by filling football stadiums all across the country, as well as getting the football fanatics at home hooked to the television for…

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Steven Gerrard’s Top 5 Most Memorable Performances For Liverpool

Football bid adieu to one of its best players, after Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard announced his retirement. Steven Gerrard has had a fantastic career for both club and country. While he may have failed to win the Premier League title with Liverpool, his performances have never been in question, especially in Europe, where he won…

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4 Reasons Why Liverpool Will Win The Premier League This Season

The 2016-17 Premier League season is being predicted by many to be one of the best seasons ever. With world class managers like Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino, Claudio Ranieri, Arsene Wenger, and so many more going head-to-head in the same tournament, this year’s title race is bound to be one…

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Robin Van Persie’s Top 5 Moments With Manchester United

Robin van Persie made his controversial move from Arsenal to Manchester United in the summer of 2012, for an initial fee of £22.5 million, which later increased up to £24 million following his title win with the Red Devils. Along with a Premier League title, the Dutchman also managed to win an FA Community Shield in the…

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Top 5 Players That Left Arsenal For Rival Clubs

Over the years, Arsenal have become known for allowing big names to leave for their rivals clubs. So much, that even today, many of their players are constantly linked with their close rivals. With talks of Hector Bellerin leaving Arsenal for Manchester City next summer dominating the news, let’s take a look at some of…

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Celebrating Arsene Wenger’s 20 Years At Arsenal

Arsene Wenger – born in Strasbourg, France, on October 22, 1949 – was introduced to football by his father at a very young age. He played his first game for FC Duttlenheim at the age of 12, and then went on to have a modest playing career. Wenger first tested his management skills at the age of 33,…

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Top 5: Football’s Greatest One-Club Men

Today marks the birth of possibly the most loyal footballers of all time – Francesco Totti. The Italian World cup winner turns 40 years old today, and the astonishing part is, he is still playing for Roma – 27 years after joining the club’s Youth academy. So, to celebrate this occasion, we have compiled a…

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Top 5 Footballers Under The Age Of 21

At the moment, football clubs are spending millions of dollars each year, building up their Youth Academies, hiring world-class scouts, and paying out thousands of dollars in wages to the players, all in the effort to nurture a few good lads who can go on to help them win titles. It is uncommon to find…

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Pep Guardiola: The Catalan’s Top 5 Quotes

Pep Guardiola, born in 1971, has experienced success as both a player and a manager. He was part of the Barcelona ‘Dream Team’ in 1990, coached by Johan Cruyff. Guardiola began his footballing career in the Barcelona Youth Squad, joining La Masia when he was only 13 years old. He made his Barcelona senior debut…

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Ryan Giggs’ Top 5 Performances For Manchester United

Manchester United and British Football legend, Ryan Giggs, has finally ended his 29-year association with Manchester United. During his prime, Ryan Giggs was as fast and agile as today’s Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale – something that he tried to convince his son on several occasions, but never managed to. The “Welsh Wizard,” as he…

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Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Most Outrageous Quotes

Zlatan Ibrahimović just recently announced his decision to join Manchester United. The giant Swede is attempting to test his skills in the Barclays Premier League for the first time ever. The 34-year-old striker has a wealth of experience playing in Europe’s top leagues. Ibrahimovic has played in Spain, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and is now…

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Top 5 Players Over The Age Of 30

Take a look as we list the best players over the age of 30. These players still represent their clubs, and despite being deemed “old,” have been performing outstandingly well. Whenever a footballer passes the age of 30, we usually say that he is in the dying stages of his career. People claim that they…

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Mino Raiola’s Top 5 Clients

Mino Raiola is currently one of the most famous names in the footballing world. The Italian-born football agent represents a number of high-profile footballers. The 48-year old must possibly be the busiest agent in the world at the moment, due to the number of high-profile transfers he is involved in. Raiola currently represents the likes of…

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Marcus Rashford: The Dramatic Rise Of The Teenager, Staring Down On The Euros

It has only taken a matter of months for 18-year old Marcus Rashford to break through the Manchester United and England squads, having scored on both club and country debuts. The Manchester United man has enjoyed a sublime run of form during the past 4 months, scoring 8 goals in 18 appearances. His amazing form…

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Louis Van Gaal: From World Cup Brilliance To Getting Sacked

Manchester United have parted ways with Louis Van Gaal, and have hired Jose Mourinho as his successor. Manchester United have finally ended the Louis Van Gaal saga, sacking the manager days after he managed United to FA Cup glory. Van Gaal’s future was in doubt after he failed to guide Manchester United to finish in a UEFA Champions League…

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Bayern Munich: The German Giants’ Dominance

The German first tier league has been dominated by the Bavarian powerhouse, Bayern Munich, for the past 4 years. Their success is envied by several high profile clubs in other leagues. Bayern have managed to bag the last four Bundesliga titles – not an easy task by any means. The German giants have won a…

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Jose Mourinho’s Top 5 Transfer Targets

The Jose Mourinho to Manchester United saga seems to have come close to conclusion, after reports from the trustworthy Sky Sports have revealed that the Special One will be officially announced as the next Red Devils’ Boss within the upcoming 24-48 hours. The Portuguese tactician will succeed Louis van Gaal, who was officially sacked last night…

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