January 3, 2019

To absolutely no-one's surprise, the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United collapsed in acrimonious fashion just before Christmas. The warning signs were there all through a tempestuous summer, but for me, reached critical point by the end of September. Nonetheless, w...

July 27, 2017

After a brilliant display against Real Madrid, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was urged by manager Jose Mourinho to produce that form more consistently. My initial response: Well, yeah, no kidding. It would be great if Martial could consistently go past play...

May 14, 2017

It's hard to believe I'm writing this post. Four years ago, I was as anti-Mourinho as they come, and to my eternal shame, preferred David Moyes over Mourinho to manage Manchester United (though I would have taken Ancelotti or Guardiola over Moyes any day). 12 months ag...

January 16, 2017

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death...I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." - Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football Club manager

Shankly might have been exaggerating, but it's pretty remarkable how closely Manchester United's fo...

September 19, 2016

Dimitar Berbatov scored a goal for Monaco a few years ago - you know the one I'm talking about - that perfectly encapsulated his outrageous talent. The goal itself is glorious, but there's something special about how unsurprised Berbatov looks, in contrast to his awe-s...

September 13, 2016

There are some problems money can't solve. That fact was all too apparent yesterday as Manchester United were outplayed by local rivals Manchester City in the most recent edition of the derby. Despite United's record outlay on midfielder Paul Pogba, they struggled to g...

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