4/2019

The moment Ander Herrera showed Manchester United exactly what they will miss

With the minutes ticking down on the Old Trafford clock Ander Herrera ran over to the byline and picked up the ball to hurry along Chelsea’s corner taking. A win for Manchester United was much more important in the race for top four than it was for Chelsea and the midfielder had no love for the time wasting from...

What Manchester United must do in the 100 days until the summer transfer window closes

Remarkably, the summer transfer window will close 100 days from today. That should act as a warning klaxon for Manchester United’s decision-makers ahead of what needs to be a major rebuild. It is now unlikely United will finish in the top four this season, the third time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement that the club will head into a...

Manchester United have signs of hope if Solskjaer can fix their biggest problem

Fitness issues Five United players stormed at Chelsea from kick-off, immediately setting up camp on the edge of their penalty area. It was a sign of intent and for much of the first half United’s pressing game remained impressive, with the odd break in between when Chelsea bossed the ball, as you would expect from a Maurizio Sarri side....

Manchester United player Scott McTominay did something Solskjaer loved vs Chelsea

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Scott McTominay proved himself as an impact substitute in Manchester United’s second-half against Chelsea. McTominay was United’s last substitute in the 81st minute and forced a stoppage-time corner that fellow substitute Marcos Rojo almost scored from, only his header was cleared off the line by Pedro. Midfielder McTominay failed a fitness test on the morning...

The Manchester United player who holds the key to Champions League qualification

The Herrera dilemma It is impossible to look back on Ander Herrera’s Manchester United career without mentioning ‘that’ performance against Eden Hazard in 2017. His midfield masterclass was pivotal in securing three points for United as he shutout the player who he regards as the best in the Premier League and grabbed a goal and an assist. It marked...

Six mid-table Premier League players Manchester United could target in transfer overhaul

Manchester United may feasibly find themselves in a Catch 22 situation this summer. Failure to beat Chelsea on Sunday will surely mean the Reds miss out on a top four place and Champions League football next season. And so the questions over whether United will still be able to attract players in the top echelons will resufrace. Will someone...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a new Manchester United transfer priority

As Manchester United suffered their seventh defeat in the last nine games in all competitions it fell to one of the youngest members of the squad to front up and face the media at full-time. A glum looking Marcus Rashford was sent to speak to Sky as he looked to try and explain where it had gone wrong again...

Manchester United great Roy Keane could start to have an influence on the dressing room

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer often left it late as a player and continues to do so as a manager. It was gone 11pm by the time he breezed into the Old Trafford press conference room and answered the last nine questions of his media duties. The boisterous Manchester City supporters who could be heard marching out of the stadium had...

What Manchester United players were told in team meeting after Everton defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed ‘words were said’ during Manchester United’s meetings in the aftermath of the embarrassing Everton defeat. United were humbled 4-0 at Goodison Park in what is being widely regarded as their worst performance since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. United have lost six of their last eight, are guaranteed to end the season trophyless...

Man Utd squad vs Man City includes Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial

Confirmed United squad members David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian, Diogo Dalot, Chris Smallng, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial