Jose Mourinho gambled everything on the Europa League last season and it paid off. Manchester United’s football excited precisely nobody but that won’t have bothered the manager. The world’s most expensive squad may not have competed for the title but they earned their way back to the Champions League regardless.
His first major success last term then can be said to have been dampening down expectations to such an extent that supporters felt finishing the season in sixth place and with the Europa League title represented success. Read the rest of this entry
The EPL team of the week is back. Arsenal went two points clear of Leicester City at the top of the Premier League, while Manchester United ended their winless run – here are the top performers from the weekend…
Javier Hernandez is at it again! As Manchester United were toiling away to Bournemouth in the Premier League, the Mexican striker, who Louis van Gaal allowed to leave in the summer, was banging in a hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen.
The former forward striker now has 10 goals in Germany’s top flight and having struck 15 in his last 12 games in all competitions, he’s making Van Gaal’s decision to let him go look all the more baffling… Read the rest of this entry
If Manchester United are to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night they won’t have done so by an entirely straight-forward route.
While there was a clear sigh of relief from United staff, players and supporters alike when they were drawn with PSV, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg in August, they have seen some road-blocks thrown in their way since then. Read the rest of this entry
The forward missed Saturday’s 3-1 win over Liverpool after suffering a hamstring injury in training, and manager Louis van Gaal admits it is unlikely his captain will make the trip to the Netherlands.
The former Barcelona coach is more confident Rooney will be fit to take on Southampton on September 20 in their next domestic outing. Read the rest of this entry
The England captain had gone 878 minutes without finding the net for United prior to his 20th-minute opener in Wednesday’s Champions League play-off second-leg tie.
Rooney went on to complete his treble in the second half, before Ander Herrera rounded off the scoring as United secured their place in Thursday’s draw for the group stages with a 7-1 aggregate success, and the 29-year-old later insisted that he was
never worried by his dry spell. Read the rest of this entry
The Premier League returned with a bang this weekend and the performances of this season’s title protagonists provided plenty of ammunition for those who claim that this is the most competitive division in the world.
Manchester United were sloppy and unconvincing as they scraped past Tottenham in the curtain-raiser, champions Chelsea were held at home by West Brom and Arsenal fluffed their lines as they were beaten 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium by West Ham on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry