The Contrasting Fortunes of Lukaku and Morata

During last season’s summer transfer window, Manchester United and Chelsea’s search for a new number nine got the rumor mills churning. Would United sign Morata from Madrid? Would Lukaku rejoin Chelsea? That seemed to be the expectation.¬†Eventually Lukaku instead joined Manchester United with Morata going to Chelsea. We look at who got the better end of those deals. Continue reading The Contrasting Fortunes of Lukaku and Morata

Jose Mourinho’s Mind Games

Jose Mourinho has painted a grim figure during Manchester United’s preseason in the United States. From the lack of senior players on the tour to the slow progress in the transfer window, Mou has not held back in criticizing pretty much everybody. What we need to understand is that Mourinho has been playing mind games like this for years. Whether it’s aimed at opposing managers, the press or his own club, there’s always a calculated reason for Mourinho take a dig at somebody. Continue reading Jose Mourinho’s Mind Games

Could Gareth Bale be the last piece of the puzzle for Mou?

Manchester United’s preseason has not got off to the perfect start according to their manager Jose Mourinho. It’s not through lack of proper planning and facilities but rather down to many first team players still on vacation after the World Cup. New signing Fred has not yet joined the squad while Diogo Dalot is out injured. The only new player to have featured for Mou is Lee Grant, signed as third goalkeeper from Stoke City. To top it off, the club is yet to make a marquee signing and fulfill their manager’s wishes of an additional two signings. No wonder Mou is being grumpy! Continue reading Could Gareth Bale be the last piece of the puzzle for Mou?

Liverpool impress with transfer business

Liverpool’s transfer window has been pitch perfect so far. They are well ahead of all of their top 6 rivals. Among Premier League teams, only Arsenal and West Ham can claim to have done as much as Klopp’s team in the transfer window. Liverpool have not only strengthened their squad in terms of numbers but have brought in solid, quality players. Continue reading Liverpool impress with transfer business

No country deserves World Cup more than France

France did not necessarily play the best football today. They still scored four goals past a very good Croatia side. That’s cause for worry for every single nation who will be facing Les Bleus in the next few years. A French team full of young stars prevailed over blooded Croatian veterans without being at their best. That’s another cause for celebration for France! Watch out, Euro 2020! Continue reading No country deserves World Cup more than France