May 24, 2016 | Barclays Premiere League
Van Gaal leaving, Mourinho entering could be the thing to get Manchester United back in title race
Louis van Gaal finally got sacked Monday afternoon after a mixed two years at Old Trafford. Now the door is open for Jose Mourinho, who has a remarkable coaching resume, to potentially step into the position and get Manchester United back into the Premier League title race next season.Read This Post
January 19, 2016 | Barclays Premiere League
Despite win at Liverpool, Manchester United needs help fast
Manchester United has struggled in recent months, especially on the offensive end. If the Red Devils want to have a chance at a top four finish in the Premiere League, they need a big offensive signing this January transfer window.Read This Post
December 15, 2015 | Barclays Premiere League
It’s time to end the Louis van Gaal experiment at Manchester United
It seemed like Manchester United’s slide in the Premiere League was finally finished at the end of last season. United ended the season in fourth place, a massive improvement over their eighth-place finish a year prior and earning a spot in the UEFA Champions League play-in round, which they won.
But approaching the halfway mark of his second season at the helm, the “magic” he worked last season is starting to wear off.Read This Post
August 25, 2015 | Barclays Premiere League
For Manchester United, season will either be great or disastrous
Being a Manchester United fan is an interesting proposition nowadays.
At least in the time frame that I have been following the team, it’s been either feast or famine — there hasn’t been much middle ground, save maybe last season when the team finished in fourth (though there were a few embarrassing defeats in there).
Unfortunately, this season appears to be headed in that direction.Read This Post
May 12, 2015 | Barclays Premiere League
Manchester United fourth-place finish a success
Manchester United is headed back to European competition in the UEFA Champions League.
Well, it’s not 100 percent certain at this time, but it’s almost as good as gold. United sit in fourth place in the Premiere League, leading fifth-place Liverpool by six points with two games left two go, meaning the two teams could end up tied on points at the end of the season. But United have a plus-25 goal differential to Liverpool’s plus-11, which would give the Red Devils the tiebreaker. So it would really take a crazy final two weeks for United to cough up the fourth and final spot for England in the Champions League.
And that is quite a success for a team that looked so bad and so poorly managed by David Moyes just a year ago.Read This Post
April 16, 2015 | Barclays Premiere League
Manchester United won’t win Premiere League, but they have their Mojo back
Manchester United, once mocked for a 4-0 loss to Milton Keynes in the League Cup in August, is sitting on 65 points with six matches left in the season. The Red Devils are eight points clear of Southampton for their automatic spot in the UEFA Champions League next season and just one point behind second place Arsenal, who they play in the second-to-last match of the season.
Of course, they won’t make up the eight point deficit to Chelsea, who have an extra match to play, but I think this is a good point to say that that Manchester United is back.Read This Post
March 3, 2015 | Barclays Premiere League
Stretch run will make or break Manchester United’s season
United currently sit in fourth in the Premiere League, which would be good enough to advance to the play-in round of the UEFA Champions League, and just one point behind third place Arsenal.
That being said, the stretch run of games for Manchester United from here to the end of the season will define their season and whether Louis van Gaal’s experiment as manager of the squad.Read This Post
January 27, 2015 | FA Cup
Past weekend brings back magic of FA Cup
The FA Cup is one of the best tournament in sports in the world and I would argue that it’s even better than the UEFA Champions League. Every soccer/football club in England and Wales has a shot in the tournament, no matter how small that chance might be. And those small clubs have a shot to play, and even host, the bigger Premiere League clubs in the tournament, and that’s where the “magic” of the FA Cup comes into play.
And that’s exactly what happened this past weekend.Read This Post
January 12, 2015 | Barclays Premiere League
With injured players back, Manchester United must make Champions League
With a full and versatile starting 11 and full 18 players game in and game out, it’s time for United to really press forward and make sure that they secure a top four spot in the Premiere League table to get into the UEFA Champions League next season.Read This Post
December 10, 2014 | Barclays Premiere League
Manchester United appears to have ship turned in right direction
Don’t look now, but Manchester United is in a great position to get back to the UEFA Champions League.
Yes, the same United that flailed around last season and finished in seventh–the biggest drop for a defending champion in Premiere League history–and embarrassingly lost to the M.K. Dons in the League Cup back in September is now in third in the Premiere League table after a 2-1 win at Southampton Monday.
Now the Red Devils have won five straight matches to get to this point after a rough start to the season, making it apparent that the changes new manager Louis van Gaal have made are in fact turning the club around.Read This Post