Category: Football

Manchester United handed David de Gea injury update ahead of Liverpool fixture

Spain manager Roberto Moreno confirmed David de Gea suffered a muscle abductor injury during La Roja’s 1-1 draw with Sweden on Tuesday night. The Manchester United goalkeeper received medical attention after sustaining the problem in the first half of the European Championship qualifier. De Gea played on into the second half but was eventually replaced by Chelsea stopper Kepa...

Nine reasons why Manchester United can beat Liverpool FC

Manchester United may never have a tougher task to beat their biggest rivals. Liverpool have won every Premier League game they’ve played this season, are brimming with confidence and comfortably sit top of the table. United, meanwhile, are going through arguably their leanest spell in decades. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are without a win in their last five matches...

Manchester United vs Liverpool FC referee confirmed

Martin Atkinson has been appointed as the referee for this Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s team could arrive at Old Trafford with an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table, although the Reds have only won two of their last 18 visits to United, losing 13 games against their old rivals...

The player eligibility rules that could affect Man City and Manchester United in Europe

European football returns in just over a week’s time as the Champions League and Europa League return for matchday three. Manchester City have two wins from two so far and will be looking to improve on their quarter-final defeat last year at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester United, who are in the Europa League after their sixth place...

Manchester United board needs to avoid hypocrisy with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decision

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United knew it wouldn’t be easy trying to get the team competing for the league again. There is an acceptance from within and outside the club that this is is a rebuild that will take time – but not many would have predicted after eight games of the new league season that United would...

Four Manchester United players who must step into leadership roles

There is always so much talk in football about leadership. Even Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for all his reliance on youth and talk of potential, knows the value of leaders in the dressing room. Yet United have, at times this season, appeared a rudderless ship on and off the pitch. Questions have been asked of Solskjaer’s own...

Why Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp rejected Manchester United managerial job

Liverpool great Robbie Fowler has recalled how Jurgen Klopp told him why he rejected the chance to become Manchester United manager. Klopp left Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2014-15 season before returning to management with Liverpool in October 2015 following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking. And Fowler reckons Klopp had the chance to take the reins at Old Trafford...

Manchester United can plot double transfer swoop to rejuvenate attack in January

January is widely recognised as the bleakest month in the calendar. It contains ‘Blue Monday’, claimed to be the most depressing day of the year, which in 2020 will fall on January 20th. So it’s unlikely that Manchester United fans will be any more optimistic, when that date rolls round, than they are now. Especially when you could consider...

The Manchester United deal that will tell us how quickly the club can complete rebuild

The first two months of the 2019/20 season have been a reality check for anybody hoping there was a quick fix to the problems on the pitch at Old Trafford. As the action pauses for the October international break, Manchester United find themselves 12th in the Premier League, closer to the relegation zone than the top six, with the...

Manchester United’s Daniel James dilemma and how they can solve it

It’s fair enough that Manchester United fans want to cling onto every positive they can at the moment. There isn’t much in the way of optimism swirling about in the United conversation right now, whether that be on social media, in the stands or in the pub. Daniel James is one of those few shining lights in an otherwise...