Manchester United Transfer Ratings: Sancho, Varane, Ronaldo And Outgoings

Manchester United's Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho during the warm up before the match.

Manchester United arguably blew all expectations out of the window now that this transfer window has come to a close. In terms of arrivals, the Red Devils got a dynamic combination of potential, experience, and commercial brilliance all wrapped up in a relatively smaller sum than that spent by most European giants on individual marquee…

Title Challenge: What Manchester United Need To Do In The Last Week Of Transfer Window

Manchester United's Fred.

The opening weekend’s five-goal thrashing of Leeds United underlined Manchester United as one of the contenders to Manchester City’s Premier League throne. Two points dropped against Southampton in the following matchweek had all the signs of just why they will yet again struggle to sustain a serious title challenge. City bounced back from the defeat…

Why This Is The Perfect Summer For Manchester United To Sell Paul Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates after the match.

Paul Pogba’s days at Manchester United have appeared numbered for a while now. Ever since the Frenchman expressed a desire to join Real Madrid, his departure was considered imminent. In fact, it would not be far-fetched to assume that if not for COVID-19, the likes of Los Blancos or Juventus would have snatched him away.…

Rashford Out For Three Months: How Man United Can Lineup Without Him

Man Utd forward Anthony Martial celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani.

Fans of Man United hoping for a quick return to action for Marcus Rashford following the backlash of the Euros final defeat may have to wait quite a bit longer. As per the Telegraph, Rashford has decided to go ahead with surgery for a long pressing shoulder injury that has afflicted him since last season.…

The Euros Have Proved Why Manchester United Must Keep Hold Of Paul Pogba

France's Paul Pogba reacts.

France’s dramatic ousting from the Euros at the hands of Switzerland certainly shocked a few. The 2018 World Cup winners were the favourites to lift the European title as well. As such, when Switzerland bettered them in a 3-3 tie that went to penalties, a lot of dynamics were rummaged around. While the likes of…

What Manchester United Need To Do To Take The Next Step Under Solskjaer

MUFC interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match.

Manchester United’s 2020/21 season was certainly a period of much tumult and chaos, although an optimistic view will certainly garner a lot of hope from it. As such, the anti-Glazer sentiment has to be highlighted as hope for any progress in the season to come and the promised changes and alleged dialogue needs to materialize…

Sancho Over Kane: Why Man United Should Be Pragmatic This Summer

Tottenham's Harry Kane looks dejected.

Premier League giants have the chance of signing “one of Spurs’ own”. This is arguably the best time to do so since Harry Kane’s rise to prominence. Manchester United, nevertheless, should avoid pursuing any deal for the Englishman. Growing frustrated with Tottenham Hotspur’s inability to compete with the big boys in England, the country’s best…

Why Solskjaer Deserves New Contract Even If He Fails To Win Any Trophy This Season

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the match.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer missed out on yet another opportunity to win his maiden trophy as the manager of Manchester United. Defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final has left the Europa League as the only trophy the Red Devils can win this season. The Premier League title is certainly out of reach with…

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

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

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

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

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward.

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

The Three Transfers Man Utd Could Still Complete Before Deadline Day

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

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

Scott McTominay: Manchester United’s Next Captain?

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

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

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

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

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

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

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

Picking The Premier League Team Of The Decade

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard before the match.

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

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

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

Zlatan 2.0: Why Manchester United Must Sign Mandzukic

Juventus' Mario Mandzukic before the match.

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

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

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo before the match.

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

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

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

5 Best Possible Replacements For Paul Pogba At Manchester United

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rashford vs Mbappe: Who Is The More Promising Youngster?

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

Champions League Tactical Preview: Manchester United Vs PSG

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures.

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

5 Reasons Why Manchester United Should Hire Solskjaer Permanently

MUFC interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match.

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

The Great Managerial Debate: Solskjaer vs Pochettino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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…