Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag in the Champions League.

Serie A manager emerging as strong contender to replace Erik ten Hag

By Naveen Kelvin | April 15, 2024

Manchester United have purportedly identified Thiago Motta as a potential replacement for Erik ten Hag. Erik ten Hag’s days at Old Trafford are going from bad to worse. The club’s Premier League standing has been horrendous of late and nothing that the gaffer tries on the pitch appears to be clicking. To add to this…

Birmingham City's Jude Bellingham takes a walk around the pitch before the match.

Manchester United man reveals how they almost signed Jude Bellingham

By Naveen Kelvin | April 11, 2024

Of late the story at Manchester United has always been one of what-ifs and misses. However, the latest revelation shows the spectacular fashion in which the club lost out on signing Jude Bellingham. Manchester United are currently struggling for inspiration. A lot has been said about the club’s famed academy and how it is largely…

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo.

Kobbie Mainoo reacts to Man United’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool

By Naveen Kelvin | April 7, 2024

Manchester United’s 2-2 draw to Liverpool was certainly a mixed affair. The side had entered the fixture on the back of a disappointing last second defeat away to Chelsea. Liverpool meanwhile had the game as a must-win in order to ensure a top-placed finish to the gameweek with Arsenal and Manchester City in close pursuit.…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reacts.

Manchester United academy star could get his first senior call-up against Liverpool

By Naveen Kelvin | April 7, 2024

While Erik ten Hag has been at the receiving end of rightful criticism, one cannot deny that the club has been at the heart of a near-unprecedented injury crisis. Key roles have gone missing or underperforming and thus the tactics have been all over the place. Moreover, muscle injuries in training appear to be the…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag with his assistant.

“Looks likely at this point” – Manager suggests Manchester United target is close to leaving

By BF Staff | April 6, 2024

Manchester United are edging closer to securing the services of Southampton football director Jason Wilcox. The Red Devils’ struggles on the pitch continue to mount pressure on Erik ten Hag, whose side have shown a real lack of control in matches in their last two outings, or all season for that matter. At Brentford, United…

Manchester United co owner Jim Ratcliffe is seen in the stands.

Key Manchester United figure set to depart – exit should be confirmed soon

By Naveen Kelvin | April 5, 2024

Manchester United has looked a sliver of its past self. With each matchday, the team looks to be in more and more trouble, and of late supporters have genuinely begun to call for a squad-wide overhaul and for multiple exits to be sanctioned. This comes as no surprise and on multiple levels. Surely the team…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag against Fulham.

In-form Premier League striker dreams of playing for Manchester United

By BF Staff | April 5, 2024

Fulham striker Rodrigo Muniz dreams of playing for Manchester United, as per reports in Spain. Manchester United enjoyed plenty of space against Chelsea and made the most of it at Stamford Bridge. But there’s no denying that they have appeared lacklustre going forward all season. Erik ten Hag’s inexplicable tactics have certainly not made things…

Manchester United's Tyrell Malacia in action.

Manchester United open talks to sign potential Tyrell Malacia replacement

By BF Staff | April 4, 2024

Manchester United are in contact with Nice defender Melvin Bard, as they prioritize strengthening their options at left-back.  The Red Devils have struggled with injuries all season. Ahead of their mid-week visit to Chelsea, it was confirmed both Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof will be out of action for at least a month due to…

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo.

How Manchester United can bring the best out of Kobbie Mainoo

By Naveen Kelvin | March 30, 2024

Erik ten Hag may have found his Marcus Rashford in Kobbie Mainoo – a youth player who is proving to be the redemption of an otherwise tumultuous season. Injuries and impressive youth performances propelled the starlet into regular football with the senior team but the recent laurels he has secured, the late FA Cup Winner,…

Manchester United co owner Jim Ratcliffe is seen in the stands.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe decides who will have ultimate say on Erik ten Hag’s future

By Naveen Kelvin | March 26, 2024

Manchester United’s future is clearly up for grabs. The club is trying to qualify for Champions League football next season either through the seemingly unreachable 4th place finish or at least via the hopeful 5th place finish route. To add to that is the possibility of an FA Cup silverware where the club is doing…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reacts.

Three Bundesliga clubs interested in Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag

By BF Staff | March 23, 2024

Erik ten Hag will not be short on offers if he’s allowed to leave Manchester United by the club’s new hierarchy. INEOS, who are currently focused on reshaping the football structure at Old Trafford, are yet to publicly suggest they intend to also make a change at the helm. At the same time, they’ve not…

Sir Jim Ratcliffe outside Manchester United stadium Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans should not expect blockbuster signings this summer

By Naveen Kelvin | March 20, 2024

Ownership changes are a matter of much excitement at any football club, especially given the staple of expectations which usually follow. In the recent trends, this has usually meant a healthy cash injection into the side translating into big money arrivals in the nearest transfer window. While Financial Fair Play regulations have reined in this…

Manchester United players celebrating against Wigan Athletic.

Manchester United 4-3 Liverpool: Player ratings from late FA Cup thriller

By Naveen Kelvin | March 18, 2024

Manchester United have secured a classic win over Liverpool in the FA Cup. A much-anticipated fixture truly delivered on all of its hype with the Red Devils coming from back twice to win the game 4-3 deep into extra time. The home side started things off quite confidently with Scott McTominay’s opener. However, that half…

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo.

England manager Gareth Southgate shares his thoughts on Kobbie Mainoo

By BF Staff | March 16, 2024

Manchester United have so far endured a tough second season under Erik ten Hag, with the Dutch coach failing to get the best out of  many stars. Such is United’s form this term that not many see them as favourites for Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Liverpool at home. Considering how the side performed against…

Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount at Old Trafford.

Mason Mount snubbed Arsenal and Liverpool for Manchester United

By Naveen Kelvin | March 13, 2024

Manchester United are struggling for European football for the next campaign. With Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool involved in a three-horse race for the title, there’s only one spot left to ensure Champions League football. United have been playing second fiddle to City and Liverpool ever since Sir Alex Ferguson departed. But in recent times,…

Manchester United players before the game against Nottingham Forest.

United offer wonderkid a lucrative contract despite agreeing a deal only last year

By BF Staff | March 10, 2024

Manchester United are set to reward Kobbie Mainoo’s rise to first-team stardom with a fresh new deal. The Red Devils managed to get the better of Everton on Saturday, as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford made no mistake from the spot, burying a penalty each to seal a 2-0 win. However, as far as performance…

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match.

What Manchester United players told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when offered club captaincy

By Naveen Kelvin | March 8, 2024

Manchester United’s glory days increasingly look like the yesteryears in proper fashion. The last decade or so has not been kind to the Red Devils and even the ownership changes that have been brought in by the INEOS acquisition have failed to change the issues caused by the club’s disastrous recent on-field antics. The loss…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag against Fulham.

3 things Erik ten Hag is doing wrong at Manchester United

By Naveen Kelvin | March 2, 2024

Erik ten Hag’s initial days at Manchester United brought forth plenty of hope and the results were certainly there to see. High-press football coupled with good attempts at goals saw a side that could genuinely challenge for the top spots in the Premier League and looked destined to go deep into the Champions League. However,…

General view of a corner flag before the match.

Manchester United approach former Liverpool man to improve their recruitment

By Naveen Kelvin | February 25, 2024

Manchester United are reportedly looking to acquire former Liverpool backroom staff member, Julian Ward. With Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s partial acquisition of Manchester United now public and official, the INEOS team have made their intentions very clear. In multiple media communications, SJR has openly declared his desire to take the club to the top of English…

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel shakes hands with MUFC manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the match.

Thomas Tuchel interested in Manchester United job after Bayern exit

By BF Staff | February 22, 2024

Thomas Tuchel is still at the helm at Bayern Munich, as the Bavarians trail Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen by eight points. They are also a goal behind Lazio heading into the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16. Regardless of where the Tuchel-led ship stops, he’s not going to lead the club from…

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after FC Barcelona's Jules Kounde scored an own goal.

Marcus Rashford on PSG’s transfer shortlist as they search for Kylian Mbappe’s replacement

By BF Staff | February 20, 2024

Marcus Rashford’s name has been circling around the Parc des Princes, as Paris Saint-Germain start planning life without Kylian Mbappe. The France international has reportedly informed the club’s hierarchy that he wishes to depart at the end of the season. His long-term admirers, Real Madrid are believed to be in the driving seat to sign…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag with his coaching staff on the bench.

MLS side close to appointing Manchester United assistant as their new manager

By BF Staff | February 19, 2024

Manchester United continued their stunning run of form over the weekend, as Erik ten Hag’s men grabbed all three points away from home after a hard-fought 2-1 win at Luton Town. The Red Devils have now won four Premier League games on the bounce and remain unbeaten in all competitions this calendar year. The club…

Seats at Old Trafford, the stadium of Manchester United.

Manchester United working on appointing Southampton director of football

By Naveen Kelvin | February 16, 2024

While the January transfer window was a quiet one for Manchester United, the club is making steady investment and acquisition strides elsewhere. The INEOS investment did not see dividends in the form of arrival of players in the winter window, but what Sir Jim Ratcliffe and group have been up to since could  open up…

Man Utd interim manager Ralf Rangnick against Newcaslte United.

Ralf Rangnick: Former Manchester United manager linked with Barcelona job

By Naveen Kelvin | February 13, 2024

Manchester United’s manager list after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement is quite something. Given David Moyes’ recent success, it is not unfair to say that a plethora of talented gaffers have tried their hand at steering the behemoth that is United. While the likes of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho arrived at the club as…

Jose Mourinho is driven away from his accommodation after leaving his job as Manchester United's manager.

Jose Mourinho is interested in joining surprise club – he’s already learning new language

By BF Staff | February 12, 2024

Jose Mourinho is without a club after AS Roma decided to part ways with the Special One. The Giallorossi endured a difficult 2023/24 season under the Portuguese and decided to replace him with Daniele De Rossi in January. Despite a sour ending, Mourinho’s stint in the Italian capital was special, as he led them to…

Donny van de Beek during training.

Why Eintracht Frankfurt manager has apologised to Donny van de Beek

By BF Staff | February 11, 2024

Donny van de Beek’s loan stint at Eintracht Frankfurt hasn’t panned out as hoped with the midfielder still struggling for regular minutes. The former Ajax starlet exited Manchester United early in January after failing to impress Erik ten Hag at Carrington. He agreed to move to the Bundesliga on loan for the remainder of the…

Ravel Morrison (R) celebrates with Jesse Lingard after scoring Manchester United's first goal.

Jesse Lingard joins surprise club after failed stint at Nottingham Forest

By BF Staff | February 9, 2024

Jesse Lingard has made a surprise move to South Korea to join FC Seoul. The Manchester United academy graduate, who was once tipped for a stellar career at Old Trafford, was without a club since the end of last season. He left Nottingham Forest last summer after a disappointing spell under Steve Cooper. The 31-year-old…

Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho comes on as a substitute to make his first team debut.

Alejandro Garnacho shares thoughts on his new position at Manchester United

By BF Staff | February 7, 2024

Alejandro Garnacho is relishing the connection with his attacking partners after moving to the ride side of the flank. Manchester United have spent around £150m in recent years to strengthen their right wing, having roped in Jadon Sancho under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Antony under Erik ten Hag in quick succession. However, the public spat…

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen reacts.

Christian Eriksen could leave Manchester United this week in a surprise move

By BF Staff | February 6, 2024

Christian Eriksen is in talks to leave Manchester United before the close of the Turkish transfer window on Friday. The Denmark international has been sparsely used by Erik ten Hag this season due to his injury issues as well as lackluster performances when given rare opportunities. He has only started nine Premier League games this…

Manchester United players celebrating against Wigan Athletic.

Man United 3-0 West Ham: Player ratings as Garnacho and Dalot shine in a comfortable win

By BF Staff | February 5, 2024

After a nail-biting finish at Wolverhampton Wanderers in mid-week, Manchester United registered a comfortable 3-0 win over West Ham on Sunday afternoon. Erik ten Hag’s men were on the front foot from the get-go, and this while his forwards didn’t let many chances go to waste. Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring in the 23rd minute…

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match against Liverpool.

Fans are not happy with Ten Hag as United sell Solskjaer’s signing

By BF Staff | February 3, 2024

Manchester United have allowed Isak Hansen-Aaroen to join Werder Bremen on a permanent transfer. The 19-year-old midfielder moves to the Bundesliga ahead of the January transfer window’s deadline without making a single senior appearance for United. The move comes as a surprise for many, as Hansen-Aaroen was considered one of the United academy’s most promising…

Manchester United players celebrating against Wigan Athletic.

Manchester United transfer: 22-year-old set to travel today to complete move

By BF Staff | January 30, 2024

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is set to secure a move to Spanish outfit Granada.  Erik ten Hag has confirmed United won’t be adding a new player to their ranks due to financial fair play constraints. As such, the few remaining hours of the January transfer window are expected to be uneventful at Old Trafford…

Manchester United pair Antony and Bruno Fernandes.

What fans are saying about Antony’s performance in 4-2 win over Newport

By BF Staff | January 29, 2024

Antony finally got among the goals for Manchester United, as the Red Devils registered an unconvincing 4-2 win at Newport County to progress into the next round of the FA Cup, where they will face Bristol City or Nottingham Forest. Antony’s first goal contribution of the season came pretty early on in the game. After…

Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.

Out of squad: Sevilla issue brutal statement on Hannibal Mejbri

By Naveen Kelvin | January 28, 2024

This transfer window is shaping up to be a quiet one for Manchester United, especially when it comes to fresh arrivals. This was always expected to be the case due to the club’s finances, regardless of how gaping the holes in the squad may appear. The INEOS ownership update did inject some hope of a…

Manchester United players pose for a team group photo before the match against Liverpool.

English forward could leave Manchester United for free after rejecting new contract offer

By BF Staff | January 26, 2024

Omari Forson could leave Manchester United for free at the end of the season after failing to find an agreement over a new contract. The Red Devils aim to trim their squad come the summer to improve their wage bill and open spots for new potential signings. Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial have so far…

Sir Jim Ratcliffe outside Manchester United stadium Old Trafford.

Ineos have already signed a huge talent who could end up at United in future

By BF Staff | January 26, 2024

Ineos chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s deal to acquire a minority stake in Manchester United is yet to be ratified by the Premier League, as such they are unlikely to actively influence any January transfer business at Old Trafford. Further, it’s understood Director of Sport at Ineos, Sir Dave Brailsford, is leading an audit of United’s…

Manchester United co owner Jim Ratcliffe is seen in the stands.

Injury to key player puts pressure on Ineos to make new signing imminently

By Naveen Kelvin | January 25, 2024

Ineos Group chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s partial acquisition of Manchester United has arguably ushered in more changes and prospective shakeups than was the case for much of the Glazers regime. The footballing control is slowly beginning to show, especially given that the new CEO has been robbed from rivals Manchester City. This is a clear…

England's Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood during training.

Greenwood edging closer to ‘sensational’ transfer to European giants

By BF Staff | January 24, 2024

Mason Greenwood is attracting interest from Barcelona on the back of his impressive loan spell at Getafe.  Earlier this week, a report from Standard suggested Jadon Sancho and Antony have been offered to clubs in the Saudi Pro League, with Manchester United hoping for around £50m each for their flop right-wingers. Considering their recent output,…

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial against Norwich City.

Ten Hag has already identified his potential Anthony Martial replacement

By Naveen Kelvin | January 23, 2024

Erik ten Hag’s transfer strategy since joining Manchester United has often come under fire. The gaffer clearly favours arrivals from his former employers Ajax, but the result has not been the best. The likes of Antony best resemble what has been going wrong, especially given the price tags involved. As such, the part acquisition by…

Sir Jim Ratcliffe outside Manchester United stadium Old Trafford.

First big move: Sir Jim stuns Manchester City by roping in former Barca man

By BF Staff | January 21, 2024

Manchester United are set to appoint former Barcelona man Omar Berrada as their new chief executive. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s deal to buy a minority stake in Manchester United is yet to be ratified by the Premier League. However, it hasn’t seemingly stopped the Ineos chief from making his first big decision which has an immense…

Manchester United fans display their scarfs in the stands.

English side closing in on deal to sign Manchester United midfielder, says Fabrizio Romano

By BF Staff | January 20, 2024

Manchester United are close to sanctioning a loan deal with Port Vale for Daniel Gore, as per Fabrizio Romano. Manchester United are showing little signs of bringing in new players during the ongoing winter transfer window despite glaring issues within the squad. Instead, the focus seems to be on getting rid of players who aren’t…

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag against Brighton.

Another Sancho? Manchester United star training away from first team

By Naveen Kelvin | January 18, 2024

Manchester United’s recent parting from Jadon Sancho, albeit on a loan basis, marks the momentary end of a messy player-manager breakdown. The promising English forward had a very public spat with Erik ten Hag regarding the comments the gaffer had made on the player’s training discipline. This led to Sancho being cut away from the…

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal with Edinson Cavani, Fred, Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane.

Manchester United could allow star player to leave if he refuses to accept a huge pay cut

By BF Staff | January 18, 2024

Raphael Varane will be allowed to exit from Manchester United on a free transfer at the end of the season if he fails to find an agreement on a new deal on a reduced salary.  The Frenchman has started four games on the trot in the absence of Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez. However, considering…

Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer and Bruno Fernandes with teammates.

Manchester United fan favourite tells club he wants January exit – could leave imminently

By BF Staff | January 17, 2024

Facundo Pellistri is reportedly pushing for an exit from Manchester United this January. Early this week, Sevilla confirmed the loan signing of Hannibal Mejbri from the Red Devils. It’s understood the Spanish outfit also have an option to turn the loan move into a permanent one for a fee in the region of €20 million.…

Sir Jim Ratcliffe outside Manchester United stadium Old Trafford.

Ineos have already influenced €20m midfielder deal for Manchester United

By BF Staff | January 16, 2024

Manchester United reportedly changed their terms before allowing Hannibal Mejbri to join Sevilla at the request of Ineos. On Sunday, Ineos chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe arrived at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur. The British billionaire agreed a £1.03 billion deal to take a minority stake in United last month. As part…

Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund after his goal against Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United 2-2 Tottenham: Player ratings from the Old Trafford goal fest

By Naveen Kelvin | January 15, 2024

Goals were certainly in demand at the Theatre of Dreams as the much-anticipated clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur ended in a 2-2 draw. A goal from Rasmus Hojlund early in the game set things in motion and even though the away side responded with Richarlison’s quick equalizer, Marcus Rashford’s passionate strike in the…

Manchester United players celebrating against Wigan Athletic.

Sevilla agree deal to sign Manchester United forward on permanent transfer

By BF Staff | January 14, 2024

Sevilla are set to sign Manchester United forward Mateo Mejia on a permanent transfer this January, according to Fabrizio Romano. It seems Sevilla have set their signs on Carrington to survive their relegation battle this summer. Quique Sanchez Flores’s side sit 17th on the La Liga standings with four losses in their last five outings.…

Manchester United in talks with Benfica for transfer of former Real Madrid talent

By BF Staff | January 12, 2024

Manchester United and Benfica are holding talks for Alvaro Fernandez’s transfer. The Spanish left-back, who joined United’s academy from Real Madrid in 2020, is set for another move, having joined Granada on loan only last summer. Before that, he spent a season on loan in the Championship with Preston North End. The 20-year-old has enjoyed…

How Erling Haaland has reacted after Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United exit

By BF Staff | January 11, 2024

Erling Haaland had a one-word message for Jadon Sancho, who today completed his return to Borussia Dortmund on loan from Manchester United. Sancho has joined Dortmund for the second half of the season after refusing to back down in his stand-off with Erik ten Hag. The Englishman was sidelined from first-team activities after he took…

General view of a Manchester United corner flag inside the stadium before their match against Manchester City.

January transfer: Manchester United close to completing €4m deal

By Naveen Kelvin | January 10, 2024

Manchester United have not been having the best of seasons and this transfer window doesn’t exactly bring promises of change and betterment. The recent ownership changes have brought some hope into a side who are having a sordid season on most fronts, but it appears that the broader effects of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investments will…