Manchester United vs. Bournemouth Preview

2806Manchester United vs. Bournemouth Premier League Saturday, March 4, 2017 Old Trafford Fresh from their League Cup success at Wembley last weekend, Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they prepare to welcome Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s time at Man United has not been without its bumps and bruises, but there is no question that the Red Devils are now heading in the right direction. Indeed, this weekend, they will look to extend a 16-game unbeaten run in the league, which stretches back to their 4-0 defeat at Chelsea in October, 2016. The 20-time English champions have had to get accustomed to sixth position in the Premier League this season, but victory over Bournemouth would, temporarily at least, move the club into the top four and to within two points of second-place Tottenham Hotspur on the same number of matches. Six Continue reading "Manchester United vs. Bournemouth Preview"

Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United

Liverpool vs Manchester United
Premier League
Monday, October 16, 2016
Anfield That international break was boring wasn’t it? After a weekend of goals, red-cards and controversy, one of the biggest games of the season is set to take centre stage on Monday Night Football. Manchester United versus Liverpool, and the two teams couldn’t have a more different atmosphere behind them going into the game. Liverpool have shown some blistering form already this season, beating Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea and also scoring an impressive 10 goals against the three sides. Their best players have shown up such as Philipe Coutinho, with others starting to prove their worth such at James Milner and Jordan Henderson, who have chipped in with vital goals and assists so far this season. United in comparison have experienced a stuttering start. No rhythm, no identity and really, it just hasn’t clicked yet. The performance against Leicester at Continue reading "Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United"

Martial has always dreamed of United move

When Anthony Martial signed for Manchester United from Monaco for £35m last summer, the fans couldn’t understand why the club had spent so much money on a player the hadn’t heard of before. However, the 20-year-old has gone on to be one of the few positives for United this season. Monaco’s vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, has revealed that he wasn’t keen on allowing Martial to leave, but then player told him the United moved was his childhood dream.

If I was hesitant to sell Martial? Yes, because I imagined that the 2015-16 season would be his. That’s why we had extended his contract in July. Other transfers were more or less expected, not that one. There was the money, but also the fact that Anthony had said, ‘Mr. Vasilyev this is my childhood dream’. If we kill this dream, you can also lose the boy for several months. He sent me Continue reading "Martial has always dreamed of United move"

Carrick: We were so positive before West Brom defeat

Michael Carrick has spoken about his disappointment following Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at West Brom, following a string of better performances and results. He claims that at half-time the players felt like they could win the game in the second half, despite Juan Mata’s earlier red card.
We are very disappointed. All things considered, we weren’t brilliant, but we were pretty comfortable for most of it and they weren’t causing us many problems. It is a setback but there are some massive games around the corner. Things were looking good this week; we were on the up, everyone was so positive. This is a blow for us but we need to get back, ready for Thursday.

In the second half, I thought we could go on and win it. That’s what we believed at half-time and that’s how it looked like it would pan out at the start of the Continue reading "Carrick: We were so positive before West Brom defeat"

Mata: I take full responsibility for sending off

Juan Mata was sent off half way through the first half on Sunday, during Manchester United’s 1-0 away defeat against West Brom. While the team put in a terrible performance regardless, Mata has acknowledged that his sending off made the situation much more difficult for his teammates.
After almost 500 games as a professional player, this Sunday I was sent off for the first time in my career. As you can imagine, it’s not easy for me to write these lines. The truth is this is a new and strange situation for me, not easy to assimilate, but we learn from everything. I know that, in football, we see things like this every week, but obviously what hurts more is that my team-mates had to fight with ten men for a long time. I have the feeling that both decisions were rigorous; that, in many occasions, we see more serious Continue reading "Mata: I take full responsibility for sending off"

Mata: A few years ago I’d never have believed I’d be United captain

With Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Bastian Schweinsteiger all unavailable with injury, Juan Mata was chosen to captain Manchester United in our 1-0 win over Watford earlier this week. Mata has spoken to the club’s official site about what that game was like for him.
Juan Mata, Manchester United captain. How does that sound to you?
Good, no? What do you think? (Interviewer: “Very good!”) It sounds very good and as I said the other day, I felt really proud and very honoured. If you had told me a few years ago that I was going to be Man United captain, I would have not believed it because it is obviously something very special. I am very honoured to have felt that. It must be nice to know that the manager has that trust in you to wear the armband…
Yes, I am grateful to him and Continue reading "Mata: A few years ago I’d never have believed I’d be United captain"