8/2019

Former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique makes Harry Maguire and Rio Ferdinand comparison

Harry Maguire can have the same impact at Manchester United that Rio Ferdinand had at Old Trafford. That is according to former United defender Gerard Pique, who also compared Maguire to Liverpool’s UEFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk. Pique started his career at United before leaving to join Barcelona in 2008 after 23 appearances under Sir Alex...

Manchester United give Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial expected return dates

Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw have been ruled out of Manchester United’s game against Southampton in the Premier League but should be fit after the international break. Shaw was replaced by Ashley Young in the first half of the defeat against Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury and could be out for up to a couple of weeks after...

Why the Manchester United squad rebuild in the transfer window is on schedule

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his Manchester United rebuild is on schedule as the club prepares to offload more squad players before the European transfer window closes. Alexis Sanchez has completed a 10-month loan to Inter Milan and United have agreed to let Chris Smalling join Roma on loan. The MEN also revealed Matteo Darmian’s representatives are also working on...

Why Manchester United Europa League draw puts them at disadvantage in Premier League

Manchester United will be travelling further for European group phase games than any other English club this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been drawn against Astana, Partizan Belgrade and AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League. Travelling from Old Trafford to each ground and back again will see them rack up a massive 8,916 miles as the crow flies....

The controversial Manchester United transfer decisions Solskjaer has got right

The script has already been written. On the back of a disappointing result for United Alexis Sanchez will set up Romelu Lukaku for a goal for Inter Milan and the knives of social media’s instant judgement will be sharpened. In a summer when the online fanbase has launched a renewed campaign against the ownership of the Glazer family at...

Manchester United might already have a left back to challenge Luke Shaw

‘Twas the night before Jose Mourinho was sacked and Ed Woodward had seen enough. Not of Mourinho, but of the Manchester United Under-18s at Leigh Sports Village. Woodward left early and was maybe the only one who vacated their seat before full-time. In front of Woodward and first-team coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, United ended Chelsea’s FA Youth...

Six players Manchester United could sign in January transfer window to replace Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United have already allowed four senior players to leave the club this year and Alexis Sanchez is about to become the fifth. Marouane Fellaini exited for China in February before the departures of Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku earlier this summer. Sanchez’s loan move to Inter Milan will leave the 23-year-old Anthony Martial as United’s most...

Why Manchester United let Alexis Sanchez leave on loan

Manchester United have let Alexis Sanchez leave on loan amid concerns the Chilean was not fully committed to the club. Sanchez, 30, is expected to join Inter Milan on a 10-month loan after just five starts under United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer is believed to have decided Sanchez was surplus to requirements around five months ago and the...

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has three brave decisions to make

Fortune favours the brave. The same motto that served England cricket hero Ben Stokes so well in that logic-defying Ashes finale in Leeds, ought to work across the Pennines for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And to think United’s plight is not nearly so desperate as England’s was at one stage against Australia. Okay, dropped points against Wolves...

The Old Trafford problem facing Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The name of Crystal Palace can now be added to Old Trafford’s recent roll call of ignominy. A fortress once breached only by the bold or the blessed is falling apart, leaving its occupiers exposed. Now all comers fancy a pop at Manchester United. This is another part of the complex problem Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must solve. Old Trafford’s...