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…

Tactical Analysis: Why Manchester United Should Hire Eddie Howe

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe before the match.

Jose Mourinho may be one big loss away from seeing his Manchester United tenure come to an end. Much has been said about the philosophy of the Portuguese tactician and how his job ought to be safe. However, a brand like Manchester United in its present stage cannot afford to play mediocre football. Even though…

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…

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…

Santiago Solari – The Next Zinedine Zidane?

Real Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari.

Real Madrid have confirmed that their interim coach Santiago Solari will now serve as their permanent manager, having secured a contract until 2021. This is a move that will baffle many, given the sheer amount of high-profile names that were in contention for the top job at the Bernabeu. However, supporters shouldn’t be too worried,…

Tactical Analysis: Why Manchester United Should Hire Leonardo Jardim

Jose Mourinho’s job has seemed safe at Manchester United so far, primarily due to the lack of any worthwhile options to replace him. With Zinedine Zidane’s agent having confirmed that the Frenchman has no interest in managing the Red Devils, the inexperience of Michael Carrick, and the potential inadequacy of Antonio Conte, Mourinho seems well cemented…

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…

7 Things That Would’ve Happened If Ronaldo Had Never Left Man United

2009 saw a massive upheaval in the football world, when Cristiano Ronaldo made the switch from Manchester United to Real Madrid for the then-world-record fee of over £80 million. The young Ballon d’Or winner had already made big strides with the Mancunian giants, and the move to Madrid saw the Spanish side’s fortunes change course,…

7 Things That Would’ve Happened Had Mourinho Remained At Chelsea

Jose Mourinho seems wedged in an insistent stream of speculation about his departure from Manchester United. The last time the Portuguese gaffer was stuck in such turmoil, Chelsea had suffered a miserable season under him, leading to his eventual sacking. However, one does wonder what would have occurred had the Special One remained at Stamford…

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…

5 Reasons Why Manchester United Should NOT Sack Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho celebrates after Anthony Martial scores their second goal.

The jury is still out on Jose Mourinho’s future, and Saturday’s brilliant 3-2 comeback is sure to have made matters all the more confusing for the Manchester United board. While many reports are suggesting that the Portuguese gaffer’s job is safe, many still claim that he is on his way out. Regardless, the Mancunian giants…

7 Things That Will Happen If Lionel Messi Joins The Premier League

Lionel Messi’s UCL brace against Tottenham brought his total tally against English clubs to 22 goals and 6 assists in 28 appearances, that too against the top clubs of the Premier League that made the cut into the elite competition. This scintillating trend does beg the question of exactly how the Argentine superstar would fare…

ANALYSIS: The Rise Of Luke Shaw In 2018-19

Manchester United's Luke Shaw celebrates scoring their second goal.

The career of Luke Shaw is one that aptly captures the trend of a heroic promise that is shattered with disaster, and following a rugged path to recovery, ends in salvation. The English left-back had big things ahead of him from the ripe age of 16 itself, when at Southampton, he became a sight to…

ANALYSIS: Kante’s New Role Under Sarri – Mistake Or Masterstroke?

Maurizio Sarri’s arrival at Chelsea has raised much hope to the London side regaining their hallowed spot at the top of English football. However, the former Napoli manager has taken a very stringent route to achieve that, and this is by entirely redoing the tactics and formation that the team has been built upon. Of…

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…

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…

5 Reasons Why Jose Mourinho Should Still Remain At Manchester United

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho after the match.

After a 3-2 loss away to Brighton, followed by a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at home, Manchester United have been placed in some worry early on in the season. The loss to Spurs was Mourinho’s biggest home defeat with the Red Devils, and as expected, murmurs of the gaffer being sacked are already doing the…

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…

PL Predictions 2018/19: Who Will Win The Title, Top 4, Which Team Will Surprise Everyone?

Premature predictions may seem a bit far-fetched when the first kick of the new season hasn’t even occurred yet. Regardless, the business side of the great game, coupled with the mentality of players and gaffers often gives one the ability to paint a close to accurate picture of the Premier League table at the end…

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…

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…

8 Reasons Why Manchester United Fans Should Be Excited About Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez (7) moves the ball away from Milan defender Luca Antonelli (31) in the second half during an International Champions Cup soccer match.

Right from his swap-signing in January, Alexis Sanchez has been a divisive figure at Manchester United. While his hype and brand-value made the deal seem fit, many doubted whether he’d be worth the illustrious no.7 jersey on his back. Start to life at Old Trafford was underwhelming for the Chilean, but here are a few…

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…

7 Problems At Manchester United Ahead Of The 2018/19 Season

The month of August will bring with it the healthy return of Premier League football. Most top-flight clubs will be eager to make a huge impact in the campaign to come, and will have spent the break reinforcing their sides for the same. However, Manchester United are already looking to be in a spot of…

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…

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…

5 Players Manchester United Need To Win The League Next Season

The Premier League is less than a month away from kicking off its brand new season, and clubs will be rushing helter-skelter in wrapping up those deals that they have been pursuing for a while now. In addition, new hopes may also spring up in the minds of the top 6 teams as to individuals…

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…

5 Players Real Madrid Could Sign To Replace Ronaldo

Neymar of Brazil and Kylian Mbappe of France at training.

Cristiano Ronaldo appears Juventus-bound, and it won’t exactly be a surprise to Real Madrid. The 33-year-old has been hinting at an exit ever since the Champions League final, and so far, Manchester United was thought to be the likely destination. However, now, the Serie A giants seem to be the ones with the most concrete…

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…

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…

3 Ways Manchester United Could Line-Up With Fred And Dalot

Manchester United have had a busy and fruitful week. Over the course of two days, as many signings have arrived at Old Trafford. Fred was the first to arrive from Shakhtar Donetsk, and the 25-year-old Brazilian is set to be the replacement for the retired Michael Carrick. As for Diogo Dalot, the 19-year-old right-back from…

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…

7 Players Unai Emery Needs To Make Arsenal Great Again

Unai Emery is all set to take reigns at Arsenal. This is a monumental change for the London side and one that they will have to take with some trepidation. The club, despite their hallowed style of football and a philosophy that has been highly lauded, has been in decline over the years and is…

7 Players Manchester United Need To Become Great Again

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before the match.

On Saturday, Manchester United’s season concluded in dismal fashion when the FA Cup was lost to Chelsea in a sub-par performance. This has more or less been the story of the season, as the once great Mancunian club has descended into a spiral of poor showings, and on many occasions been accused of boring football.…

5 Reasons Why Anthony Martial Should Stay At Manchester United

Anthony Martial celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku.

Anthony Martial is yet to extend his contract at Manchester United. The club is eager to grant him a longer stay, but lack of playing time has reportedly frustrated the starlet to great measure. To add to his decision is the fact that clubs like Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Juventus have been linked with him,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jurgen Klopp vs Brendan Rodgers: Who Has Been The Better Liverpool Manager?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool is a great footballing club with a rich history and a broad and passionate fanbase. One would hardly disagree that the Merseyside outfit used to be the biggest club in England before the arrival of Sir Alex Ferguson, who revolutionised Man Utd drastically enough to overtake their rivals. However, there is a reason that…

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…

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…

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…

5 Reasons Why Wenger Is Better Than Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The game of football is a simple yet dynamic sport on the surface, which at first glance looks just about entertaining. But to anyone who has taken their time to indulge into the beautiful sport, it is much more complex and counterintuitive. Orchestrating a perfect win takes a tactically sound and analytically spontaneous brain, and…

5 Reasons Why Mourinho Is Better Than Conte

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho on a scarf worn by a fan outside the stadium before the match.

Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, apart from being in a constant spar of words, are also the managers of long-time rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. On Sunday, these two English giants clash yet again, and Old Trafford will be the spectator to an undoubtedly entertaining contest. While the strength of the respective sides is a…

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…

5 Reasons Why Real Madrid Can Win The Champions League Yet Again

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is carried by his players as they celebrate winning La Liga.

Real Madrid have been facing a horrendous season so far, with an awful standing in the La Liga and a recent knockout from the Copa Del Rey. The team seems to be in a perpetual state of recovery, and their recent first leg 3-1 win over PSG is certainly a silver lining. Despite all this,…

Kevin De Bruyne vs Mohamed Salah: How The Versatile Attackers Match Up

The Premier League title race has been customarily electrifying this year, even with Pep Guardiola’s Man City ascertaining authority considerably early, mesmerising the whole world with their finest of football designedly in the process. Be that as it may, the Premier League fanatics have been intriguingly pondering and debating over different material this season –…

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…