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Can Manchester United Win the Title?

Posted on January 28th, 2019

After Jose Mourinho left Manchester United, which came as no surprise at all, the team has been reinvigorated. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has won 7 games in a row in all competitions, showing the kind of football that’s to be expected from a team like that. Led by Paul Pogba’s brilliant return to […]


Some Premier League Predictions for 2019

Posted on December 7th, 2018

It feels like the Premier League season has just got underway, but already we are reaching the busy Christmas period which usually acts as a catalyst for, or puts a dampener on, most teams’ seasons. For many teams, the narrative has changed dramatically from the start of the season to this point of the beginning […]


Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan Emerge as an Excellent Acquisition for Arsenal?

Posted on February 1st, 2018

Arsenal came extremely close to having to allow superstar forward Alexis Sanchez to leave the Emirates for free next summer, but instead managed to strike a deal that could turn out to be a very shrewd bit of business. The North London club managed to secure an exchange deal with Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling […]


The Manchester derby will set a world football record this Sunday

Posted on December 7th, 2017

There are several well-known derbies in English football: the Merseyside, the North London and the Steel City. In recent years the Manchester derby has become more and more prominent in English football thanks to the rise of Manchester City following their Abu Dhabi United Group purchase of the club back in 2008. Since the takeover […]


Are Man United finally on the road back?

Posted on August 30th, 2017

FOUR years have passed since Manchester United’s last Premier League title victory. Their 2012/13 success was the final chapter of the glorious Sir Alex Ferguson era that lasted 27 years. Since the curtain was brought down on Fergie’s reign, United have endured a torrid time in the Premier League with only one top four finish […]


Who are the best teams to back for the Premier League title this season?

Posted on August 18th, 2017

Whereas Spain’s La Liga has long been a two- or three-horse race, the Premier League is arguably the most competitive division in the world. On the face of it, the eventual winners of the 2017-18 season could be any one of six teams: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, or Arsenal. With help from […]


Who Will Win This Year’s Premier League Season?

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

After last season’s weird but wonderful finale that saw Leicester crowned as champions, who fancies a bet on this year’s proceedings? In an incredibly tough season, six or more teams must squeeze into the top four places, only one of which can be the title winners. Use our fun-size guide to figure out who think […]


United’s poor start not the end of the world as rivals will drop points claims Juan Mata

Posted on November 14th, 2016

Manchester United haven’t had the easiest of times since Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013, of course they’ve claimed the FA Cup and Community Shield but in the Premier League, the Reds have struggled. David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal have both tried and failed to get the club back to the top of the […]


Time for Rooney to move on

Posted on September 20th, 2016

FOR 12 years, Wayne Rooney has been a lynchpin in a Manchester United side that went through a successful period of five titles in seven seasons and three Champions League Finals, winning in 2008 and losing to the great Barcelona team in 2009 and 2011. However, there comes a time when good things come to […]


Paul Pogba

Posted on August 9th, 2016

It’s been the rumour of the summer, but Paul Pogba finally sealed his move from Juventus to Manchester United overnight. Find out how our visitors think Pogba will lineup at Manchester United.