2/2019

Manchester United have a new solution for their problem position

Fred It was a long wait for Fred to get back into the starting XI for United, 53 days to be precise and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer without so many players through injury it was a chance the Brazilian needed to take with both hands. And, it seems like another good chance missed for the 25-year-old. The first half...

Solskjaer explains Manchester United tactical change vs Crystal Palace

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Diogo Dalot was partly selected to counter Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in Manchester United’s Premier League win. Solskjaer recalled Dalot for his first start since the win at Fulham on February 9 but the 19-year-old right-back was played on the right wing as Ashley Young stayed in an unchanged back four in the 3-1...

Manchester United coach Solskjaer could make surprise selection vs Crystal Palace

Tahith Chong was the 229th and James Garner could become the 230th. That’s how many academy players have sampled first-team football at United and Garner, 17, is expected to travel to London with the squad. Garner, Chong and Angel Gomes were withdrawn from Under-23 duty on Monday night amid the spate of weekend injuries and, although it might be...

Solskjaer explains how Manchester United have improved their defending

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Manchester United’s 3-1 FA Cup win at Arsenal as the turning point in their defensive discipline. United shipped 29 goals in their 17 Premier League matches under Jose Mourinho, one more than they conceded in the entirety of 2017-18. Under Solskjaer, United have sieved just nine goals in 14 matches and kept seven clean...

Manchester United coach Solskjaer can show he’s learned from Liverpool FC mistake vs Crystal Palace

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got a lot of things right during his two-and-a-bit months in charge of Manchester United but his decision to introduce Jesse Lingard against Liverpool was not one of them. United were already a substitute down in a bizarre opening period on Sunday when United’s No.14, just 12 days after picking up a hamstring injury against...

Manchester United might have a new first teamer after Liverpool FC game

than two weeks ago, Chris Smalling was sat in a Salford City Academy classroom having struggled to find a seat the previous evening. The Old Trafford directors’ box was so crammed for Paris Saint-Germain’s visit Smalling had to find a vacant seat away from the row usually reserved for cut Manchester United players. Smalling was a model pupil and...

Solskjaer gives Manchester United injury updates on Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested some Manchester United youngsters could make the midweek squad at Crystal Palace following a string of injuries. Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard were all forced off in the first-half of United’s goalless draw with Liverpool, while Marcus Rashford played on with a swollen ankle. Rashford was originally going to be replaced by...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds out he has more leaders at Manchester United than he realised after Liverpool FC display

This was a day for characters at Old Trafford. It always is when Liverpool are in town, but when you suffer the kind of bad luck United did here you need a team of warriors and leaders. Ten weeks ago you’d have feared for United on that front, but 71 days after they surrendered so meekly at Anfield –...

Man Utd squad vs Liverpool FC revealed as Jesse Lingard returns

Confirmed United squad members David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Fred, Scott McTominay, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku

The two Manchester United players who hold the key to beating Liverpool FC

The Shaw fire way to success It might seem simple, but subduing the threat of Mohamed Salah is going to be key if Manchester United are to secure another home victory vs Liverpool this weekend. Even given a troublesome few years since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, United have won seven of their last nine home league games...