9/2019

Manchester United fans send demand to Solskjaer ahead of Arsenal fixture

Manchester United fans want to see James Garner selected in their team’s squad to face Arsenal on Monday night. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some big decisions to make, in the likely absence of forwards Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who are major injury doubts. Mason Greenwood is in contention to make his first Premier League start of the campaign....

The Manchester United vs Arsenal youth debate and who’s producing more stars for the future

MEN Sport Manchester United writer Dominic Booth and Football.London writer James Benge discussed the best young players at United and Arsenal and which team has the edge in each position… GOALKEEPER DB: United obviously have a hugely promising goalkeeper contracted to the club in Dean Henderson. But now 22 and committed to Sheffield United until the end of the...

Manchester United must consider formation change vs Arsenal amid injury crisis

After another gruelling week of mediocre football Manchester United fans must have wondered just how their moods could worsen ahead of facing Arsenal on Monday. Then they heard what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to say at his pre-match press confernece. News of a potential triple injury blow to Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba not only amplified the...

The Manchester United defence has a point to prove against Arsenal

Over the past week many of the worst fears for this Manchester United side have been realised. Injuries to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have exposed the lack of depth in attack while the midfield is unbalanced and lacking quality, especially when Paul Pogba is injured. Solutions to those problems will not be straightforward to find and if all...

Manchester United hint at Mason Greenwood start vs Arsenal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood is ready to start his first Premier League match for Manchester United this season but has not decided to select him yet. Greenwood, 17, has scored in each of his two starts this season against Astana in the Europa League and Rochdale in the League Cup third round. The striker was unavailable for...

The Manchester United rebuild is working in two areas

Axel Tuanzebe never doubted he would hear his chant echo around Old Trafford again on Wednesday night, though the usually unflustered centre half received a jolt in the dressing room as kick-off approached. Mike Phelan jocularly suggested he visit the referee’s dressing room. Tuanzebe wanted to know why. Then for the pay-off: He was captain. Anyone who has tracked...

Manchester United have found a new big game player

There was very little for Manchester United fans to cheer about at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Despite securing their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup it took five perfect penalties to eradicate the embarrassing performance which had preceded it. Sergio Romero might have been the reluctant hero with his one penalty save in the shootout,...

Four decisions Manchester United need to make for Arsenal clash

Manchester United have to use their narrow League Cup victory over Rochdale as motivation, even though there are precious few positives for supporters to cling onto. Because if the uninspiring wins over Astana and Rochdale have taught Ole Gunnar Solskjaer anything, then it’s the fact that some of his selection decisions aren’t cut and dry as they seem, despite...

Paul Pogba’s importance for Man United analysed and whether Solskjaer’s team can cope without him

A year has passed since Paul Pogba clashed with Jose Mourinho at Carrington, and plenty has changed since. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to value the midfielder considerably more than the Portuguese did, but he’s missed the past two Premier League matches due to injury, with the Manchester United manager having to alter his team accordingly. Solskjaer has retained his...

Manchester United have a new talisman and a new leader

The proudest it was supposed to get for Rochdale at Old Trafford was they had raised a Manchester United captain, only Axel Tuanzebe was powerless when Luke Matheson smashed his shot over him into the roof of the United net. The moment of the match in this most embarrassing of triumphs for United came from the 16-year-old Rochdale whippersnapper...