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Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

With Liverpool's stunning runaway victory of the Premier League title last season, some pundits and fans wondered if England had become more like France or Germany. Were we now seeing a separation between the league's best teams and those around them? The gap between 2nd placed Manchester City, and 6th placed

Analysing what the future could hold for the big three London clubs

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There is new hope, enthusiasm and anticipation about proceedings at Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues over-achieved in Frank Lampard's first season and their new signings make Chelsea hot property for next season. The Gunners believe that they have a tactical genius in Mikel Arteta, who has also impressed

Mourinho to Tottenham – There’s A Storm Coming

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Let me take you back to 2015. A day prior to the Carabao Cup - then Capital One Cup - Final against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sat down for his presser. A Mourinho press interview is always entertaining. When asked whether he was offered the Spurs job in 2007

Breaking Down United’s Implosion Against Spurs

As the final whistle blew, it seemed all too much for Jose Mourinho. Professional sport is a brutal environment, filled with pressures and expectations and much of the talk regarding its sheer toughness is attributed to solo arts.  Tennis is a fine example of this, from a mental perspective because

The Curious Case of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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Sociologist Robert K Merton defines self-fulfilling prophecy as, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behaviour which makes the original false conception come true. This specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error. For the prophet will cite the actual course of

Manchester United Look To Build Momentum

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  A Winning Start Manchester United kicked off the 2018/19 Premier League season on Friday, August 10th with a 2-1 win against Leicester City at Old Trafford. World Cup winner and new club captain Paul Pogba netted the first goal of the new campaign from the penalty spot after just 2 minutes.

Luke Shaw Bags First Senior Goal As United Win Season Opener

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It was a night to remember for Luke Shaw as he netted his first professional goal in his 137th senior career appearance and helped United overcome a stubborn Leicester side who dominated proceedings for large periods of the game. Paul Pogba, Andres Pereira and Eric Bailly were the other standout performers

United reach agreement to sign Fred

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos. (Feature Image via Manchester United Site) More details to follow - Fred vs Roma Compilation via Breaking the Line https://twitter.com/BTLComps/status/1004012300834082816 Fred will become United's 18th South American player to date, coming into

The Casillas-Mourinho fall out

This article was first shared on Quora as "The Iker Casillas Farewell controversy" written by Sushruta Nandy. Iker Casillas was a legend at Real Madrid who represented the Los Blancos 725 times and won multiple trophies.It was indeed surprising that such a player had to say goodbye in a press-conference without

Stopping the City charge: Derby edition

Ardent United fan Anirudh Shenoy has a crack on the tactical approach/approaches Jose Mourinho might deploy to try coming anywhere near stopping the unstoppable force that is Manchester City. 13 wins on the bounce and a mammoth 8 point gap in the league. It’s almost as if City are toying

Arsenal vs United:Wenger and Mourinho go again.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to renew his long standing rivalry with Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho, as the Gunners host United in what promises to be a cracker of a match this Saturday. Here is our match preview by Neeraj Nair. Arsenal have been in great form since their

Diego Costa and his Premier League voyage

The outlaws of the game don’t get enough credit for their accomplishments, and Diego Costa is a perfect example of that. @Marceloholic(Twitter handle) takes a look at how he became a key component of the recent success that Chelsea have enjoyed in the Premier League after moving to Stamford Bridge

PREMIER LEAGUE XI OF THE SEASON, SO FAR

So, eleven games into the Premier league season, the pace has been well and truly set by a rampant Manchester City side who are already 8 points clear at the top of the table. They have been nothing short of incredible to watch and their philosophy of staying true to

Super Sunday Preview ~ Chelsea vs United ~

“Kante going all the way through! Ohhhh, It gets better and better for Chelsea. Talk about rubbing Mourinho’s nose in it.” Kante put the icing on the cake the last time these two sides met at The Bridge for a League game. Those were the words that resonated through television sets across

Phil Jones : The Resurgence

Phil Jones has been at the root of Manchester United’s defensive solidarity this season, and we dive into what he’s done right and how he’s helped them to the best defensive showing in the league. Jose Mourinho’s teams operate with a particular template. His back 4 has one attacking Full Back,

Pep Guardiola – The Conductor

A detailed look into Pep Guardiola’s journey from a footballer to a genius manager empowering every team that was fortunate enough to be managed by him. It is difficult to quantify force. Sure, Mass times Acceleration, I know, I have received schooling (if not an education). But what about the force

Marouane Fellaini: Is the tide finally turning?

Marouane Fellaini came on as a substitute for an injured Paul Pogba in United’s Champions League bow against FC Basel. At the end of the night, he had a headed goal and the man of the match award neatly tucked away. This marked a remarkable turn of events for Fellaini, who

The Case for the Defensive Midfielder

The importance of the Defensive Midfielder in football today. In theory, football is (should be) a simple game. Eleven players attempting to put the ball in a net, in the process moving it among themselves and keeping it away from the grasp of the opposing team. In practice though, the

Manchester United 2017/18 Season Preview

By Anirudh Eswaran What happened last season? Following the arrival of Jose Mourinho last summer, expectation amongst all was sky high. Here was a manager with a proven track record of making teams successful at all costs, whatsoever. Mourinho made four signings in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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