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Follow Fergus: @fergusrockhard 1. Injuries Changed the Game On a day where it wasn’t only this game that the players dictated the changes their manager would be allowed to make, Manchester United sustained three injuries in the first half of this intense derby. Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, and his replacement Jesse Lingard all had to [...]
Follow Fergus: @fergusrockhard 1. Football can be fun It could be easy to draw too much inference from a single game of football. Ultimately, Manchester United achieved a comfortable victory against a poor Cardiff City side who occupy 17th position in the Premier League table. Neil Warnock was furious with the display of his side, [...]
Ego can be referred to as ‘Your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability’. When Jose Mourinho announced himself to the British Press as the ‘Special One’ in 2004, he truly believed it. Soon after, so did everyone else. Mourinho’s Chelsea side between 2004 and 2006 displayed a [...]
Follow Fergus: @fergusrockhard 1. There is a gulf between the sides The debate about who is the biggest club in Manchester is a simple one given the fan base, self-generated resources and history of sustained success at Manchester United. However, it could not have been more painfully obvious in this latest Manchester derby as to [...]
1. Movement Up Front Creates Space… Would you believe After weeks of pressure building against Romelu Lukaku, Mourinho finally decided to drop his £75 million man. Rashford was given the striker’s berth ahead of Lukaku on Sunday and although he didn’t see much of the ball, it was his movement off the ball and his [...]
Follow Jason: @jsnfrmn 1. Lukaku not good enough On form, there are a few things to like about Lukaku, his strength and pace make him unplayable on his day, he still has major flaws when in form such as his control and link up play. Without service he offers very little, we need more than [...]
Follow Fergus: @fergusrockhard 1. A Good Point Feels Like a Defeat With one win from their last 17 visits to Stamford Bridge, a point represents a decent outing for a struggling Manchester United. In context, however, to surrender the lead after five and a half of the six allocated minutes of injury time is immensely [...]