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Manchester City’s Mahrez conundrum – Stats masking a genuine problem. Can Riyad Mahrez turn it around?

"You have to respect the choices of the manager. We are professionals and if the manager thinks [the other wingers] are in good form, you have to respect it and when he needs you, you have to give everything. Do that, and the goals and assists will come." - Riyadh

Ander Herrera – United’s captain without the armband

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When people look at Manchester United, they expect world class players to dominate proceedings, be it in England or at the summit of European football. People associate the club with legends like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and so on. And now with

How Bernardo Silva has become virtually irreplaceable in Pep’s starting XI

Why the Portuguese star is now City’s main man: Another day, another trophy, another easy 90 minutes for Bernardo Silva. Scratch that, it was 120 minutes against Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup, after which there was the small matter of dispatching a penalty. Nothing to fear for  Pep

Chelsea need to buck the trend and back Maurizio Sarri for long term stability

It is imperative that Maurizio Sarri is given full backing at Chelsea - Letting go of the Italian will change nothing at a club in dire need of managerial stability. Aman Sridhar shares his thoughts on the current state of affairs at the club. In the Roman Abramovich era, Chelsea have

Young Lions – Jadon Sancho

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History suggests that the notion of English footballers departing to greener pastures abroad in the pursuit of blossoming on the biggest stages is somewhat of an anomaly. While sizeable names such as Gary Lineker, Steve McManaman and David Beckham instantly spring to mind, it is important to note that each

The Marcelo Bielsa Conundrum – Reminiscent of the ‘Last Envoy’

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Marcelo Bielsa was moving his hands furiously, not in anger or nervousness - he was explaining a power point presentation showing hours of analysis on Leeds United's opponents. He had admitted sending a club employee to spy over Derby County and made a presentation of his analysis of rival teams.

Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjær – A breath of fresh air

Six wins in six and Manchester United have sprung into life under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. José Mourinho’s sacking took place a bit too late if anything, but it was absolutely the right decision. In fact, irrespective of how United do this season under Solskjær, the call to bring him in

Declan Rice – The fulcrum of West Ham’s revival

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Academy graduate, fan favourite, most wanted international and now Premier League goalscorer. What a start to life in football for Declan Rice. Oh, and he’s just 20 years of age. Is he destined for the top? Born in London to English parents, you could be forgiven to feel somewhat angered by his pending

David De Gea – Old Trafford’s eagle-eyed guardian

When you ask a Manchester United fan why they love their club, most might reply, they've always stood for playing thrilling football with a certain unabashed swagger. But at the same time, they've had great moments of courage and standing defiantly in the face of adversity. United have had some of

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