Liverpool Show Ability to Find Gaps in Man Utd Midfield in 0-0 Draw at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp wasn’t exactly thrilled with Liverpool’s performance against Manchester United, and in some ways, that was understandable. His Reds controlled the match, dominating in terms of both possession and shot creation, but they couldn’t find a way through. The contest therefore ended in a 0-0 stalemate, and though Klopp could understand why others would […]

Lingard, Passing and Pereira: 3 Key Things From Man Utd’s win over RSL

Manchester United’s 2-1 friendly win over Real Salt Lake was an eventful one. RSL made a raft of changes 30 minutes in, something which allowed United to get the ascendancy. Then, early in the second half, Antonio Valencia received a red card for a ludicrous challenge, especially given the game was only a friendly. Despite […]

Granit Xhaka Shows He’s On The Right Track For Arsenal

Even now, Granit Xhaka is misunderstood on a fairly consistent basis. Observers still insist on comparing him directly to N’Golo Kante and Victor Wanyama, which is unusual given that the Swiss international is a completely different player from the other two. Granted they were all new signings for London clubs at the start of the […]

Malcom Continues to Produce for Bordeaux while Europe’s Elite Circle

  Malcom, Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian winger, has found himself in the news lately. The right-sided flyer has been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool in the last couple of weeks, and even though the youngster claims not to know anything of those rumours, he was a little more open when talking about Jorge Sampaoli’s […]

Man Utd: Ibrahimovic Mixes the Good with the Bad against Manchester City

As far as bizarre performances go, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s League Cup effort against Manchester City was right up there with the best of them. He combined horrendous turnovers with moments of magic over the span of his 90 minutes on the pitch, and as if to keep it neat and tidy for the fans in the […]

A Look at How Marouane Fellaini is Finding his Place at Man Utd

Marouane Fellaini hasn’t always been the most popular player at Manchester United, but that could be about to change. He has started the new English Premier League season as a key contributor to Jose Mourinho’s revamped line-up, and the former Chelsea boss is clearly impressed with his early work. “With Fellaini I always have the […]

Antonio Valencia Continues to Stake his Claim for Man Utd’s Right-Back Position

As Jose Mourinho attempts to reformat his Manchester United side, he’s got a bit to think about in the fullback positions. While the left is pretty straightforward, with the return of Luke Shaw looking likely to excite the fans, the picture on the right side of defence is a little less clear. There are a […]

Valencia and Payet Key to the Drama in West Ham’s Final Game at Upton Park

So much came out of West Ham’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Tuesday night that it’s hard to know how well the on-pitch action will be remembered. For the most part, the talk surrounded West Ham’s last game at Upton Park, a ground that has been their home for 112 years, and while […]

Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Arsenal

Team news After struggling earlier in the season with injury, Arsenal’s squad is now in a pretty strong position. They did lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the midweek, during their Champions League loss to Barcelona, but aside from that there are no new concerns. Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky still remain on the sidelines, […]

Man Utd’s Martial and Darmian Combine to Good Effect along the Left against Chelsea

By now, Manchester United’s struggles are well known. The club had lost its last four matches up until Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, and though that result halted the run of consecutive defeats, it has now been eight straight games, in all competitions, without a win for Louis van Gaal’s men. For a club […]