Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United: Maiden Mou victory masks massive task at hand

Despite a late winner from the debuting Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United’s Community Shield victory over Leicester City provided little evidence of an immediate José Mourinho-inspired revolution. Continue reading

Hodgson’s brief diamond dalliance points the way forward for England

Roy Hodgson’s half-time switch to a midfield diamond quickly restored parity in his side’s Euro 2016 encounter with Wales. But the England manager was very fortunate not to forfeit a deserved victory by dumping it again just 25 minutes later. Continue reading

Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United: Defensive Frailty Exposed As Van Gaal Relaxes The Reins

Few would have foreseen an extraordinarily open six-goal thriller at St. James’ Park on Tuesday evening. Even fewer would have foreseen such a wholesale change in tactical emphasis from Manchester United’s Louis Van Gaal. Continue reading

Stoke City 2-0 Manchester United: How Stoke Hammered Another Nail In The Coffin Of Van Gaal’s Moribund Manchester United Reign

There were numerous moments during Saturday afternoon’s defeat to Stoke City that one could highlight to illustrate the irreparable dysfunction rife amid the ranks of Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United. Continue reading

Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Poor decision-making from Moyes leads to yet another home defeat

The patience that Sir Alex Ferguson requested from his acolytes in May is wearing thin. Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Spurs was David Moyes’ fourth home loss in the league this season and the sound of United fans leaping to his defence is conspicuous by its absence. Here’s why: Continue reading