Mon, 22 Jan, 2018
While Jose Mourinho has reiterated Manchester United will continue their fight for the Premier League title until the final weeks of the season, even the great master must be growing deeply envious of Manchester City’s magnificence.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Michael Carrick have decisions to make on their careers next summer — the only players whose future Jose Mourinho does not believe Manchester United have under “control” beyond this season.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
In another of our occasional series ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey José’, let’s take a peek at substitution fetishisation. (Oo-er.) Now there’s a phrase you won’t be used to seeing, not least because I just invented it.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face a considerable battle for a starting spot when fit again but Jose Mourinho has stressed how important it will be for Manchester United to have the option of a striker he still regards as one of the world’s finest.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
With Paul Pogba added to Manchester United’s lengthening injury list for tonight’s derby at the Etihad Stadium, the continued unavailability of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones is a source of great frustration to manager Jose Mourinho.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017
Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney, strikers at contrasting stages of their Manchester United careers, emerged from the shadow cast by the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and invigorated their team’s hopes of an unlikely top-four Premier League finish.
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017
We’ve all seen some controversial points calls in FPL this season (mostly involving Gareth McAuley), but none matched ‘Navasgate’ for pure comedic farce.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2017
Last week, we presciently noted here that “post-cup final matches are notorious for slumbering drop-offs in performance”, although one might at least argue that Saturday’s overall entertainment value was almost up to Wembley’s standards.
Mon, 06 Mar, 2017
So much for ‘Alan Hardaker’s ginger stepson’, as I used to dub the unloved League Cup. Unloved by United, anyway. After yesterday’s gripping final, could we finally be said to be warming to this weird tri-handled pot?
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
JOSE Mourinho has found his new Didier Drogba. Even if Manchester United didn’t deserve this victory, on the balance of play, the dream now is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has only just started his trophy collection at Old Trafford.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
Usually during these cup breaks, the emotional state of your average Fantasy Premier League manager lies somewhere between quiet reflection to outright boredom. Not this time...
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017
Manchester United’s claim to be the only English team still in with a chance of winning four trophies this season — a bit of a stretch when it comes to the Premier League of course — is still technically intact after Zlatan Ibrahimovic underlined their hunger for silverware with a first-leg Europa League hat-trick against St Etienne.
Fri, 17 Feb, 2017