12/2019

Five Manchester United players are proving Solskjaer’s impact as manager

Droves of Manchester United supporters took to social media on Saturday night as a weird and wonderful decade took its final twist. Since 2010, Twitter has revelled in the ‘this didn’t age well’ meme era. Everything posted on the internet is etched there forever and hence recoverable and re-shareable. You cannot change your opinion. You were wrong. Except there...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been proven right with Manchester United transfer gamble

When Manchester United failed to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku in August the knives were out for the club’s latest apparent transfer blunder. Allowing Lukaku to join Inter Milan — to be followed by Alexis Sanchez — without moving to strengthen the attack was considered a major mistake on the part of the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer....

How Brandon Williams could be Manchester United’s solution to tactical problem

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Brandon Williams’ variety at full-back could to help Manchester United break down more reticent teams. Williams, 19, was recalled at Burnley for his first Premier League start since December 1 and was a constant threat down the left and unfortunate not to claim a first-half assist in United’s 2-0 win. The academy graduate replaced...

How Fred proved critics wrong for Manchester United vs Burnley

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Fred after his ‘excellent’ performance in Manchester United’s 2-0 Premier League win at Burnley. In the absence of injured midfield pair Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, Fred was partnered by Nemanja Matic on his first Premier League start since September 22. The pair were disciplined throughout as United recorded their first league clean sheet in...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why Manchester United have advantage during busy fixture schedule

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Manchester United are in a great position to beat Burnley on Saturday due to the youthful nature of their squad. United have a young squad and the average age of their outfield players was 23 years in the win against Newcastle on Boxing Day and Solskjaer thinks that will help them to perform again 48...

Thierry Henry sends Manchester United advice over Marcus Rashford

Thierry Henry believes Marcus Rashford can play as Manchester United’s centre forward. The Arsenal legend said that Rashford “suffers” from being quick, meaning he can thrive on the wing. But speaking after Rashford scored in United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle , Henry told United that the England international can play as a No.9. The Frenchman was effusive in his...

Manchester United could get two new ‘signings’ vs Newcastle

Pogback part 2? Two years ago, United were reeling from a lengthy Paul Pogba absence and he returned to inspire them to victory against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Pogba was so totemic at the time Jose Mourinho accepted United were a completely different entity without him and it was not disingenuous to regard them as a one-man team. That...

Why Erling Haaland might be the wrong January transfer for Manchester United

The January transfer window is fast approaching and the number of players being linked with a move to Manchester United is going up faster than Daniel James on a counter attack. The club have been linked with over 50 players in the past few weeks in almost every position. And after David de Gea’s howler against Watford on Sunday...

Manchester United players should be thanking Paul Pogba after what he did

Jesse Lingard is through with only the Watford goalkeeper to overcome in front of the Rookery Stand yet inexplicably tries to chip the goalkeeper. That was in 2015. Four years on from Lingard’s transgression when United were actually ahead at Vicarage Road, he committed an identical error, this time dinking the ball over Ben Foster and onto the top...

The moment that emphasised Manchester United biggest problem in Watford fixture

There were 22 minutes on the clock at Vicarage Road when Jesse Lingard turned to Fred during a break in play and gesticulated towards him to push forward. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had already been on at Scott McTominay to do the same thing but in all honesty the finger could have been pointed at the majority of Manchester United’s...