- Fri Aug 18 6:00 PM
A rejuvenated Man Utd remind us of Premier League’s thrilling years but even their renewed strength cannot stop the feeling the football landscape is changing In the 1940 edition of Wisden, RC Robertson-Glasgow wrote that looking back at the last pre-war summer of 1939 was “like peeping through t...
- Fri Aug 18 5:08 PM
Everything fell into place for Manchester United against West Ham last Sunday and it will be a surprise if José Mourinho’s team fail to pick up another three points . Mourinho’s only real selection dilemma revolves around whether he should set up a bit more conservatively away from home and recal...
- Fri Aug 18 4:38 PM
• Mourinho encouraged by 4-0 opening-day win against West Ham • Portuguese repeats wish for transfer deadline to be mid-August José Mourinho has denied Manchester United are now a “dream team” following Sunday’s 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford. The victory was arguably the best displ...
- Thu Aug 17 10:30 PM
Having once juggled football with a job managing phone boxes, the Ivory Coast centre-back has worked hard to get where he is – and having impressed in his first season at Old Trafford he is keen to follow in the footsteps of club legends Following Eric Bailly’s impressive opening season at Manche...
- Thu Aug 17 4:51 PM
• Retired sprinter reveals left hamstring will need three months’ rehab • Bolt had been due to play in match v Barcelona on 2 September Usain Bolt will be prevented from achieving his lifelong dream of playing for Manchester United by the hamstring injury sustained in his farewell race. United Le...
- Wed Aug 16 2:01 PM
After seeing José Mourinho hijack their Romelu Lukaku
deal and letting Nemanja Matic go to Old Trafford, Chelsea have undeniably strengthened a direct rival while weakening themselves Opinion has been divided on the wisdom of Chelsea selling Nemanja Matic to Manchester United for £40m. There are...
- Mon Aug 14 8:01 AM
Liverpool’s defensive frailties, Wayne Rooney
’s nous in both boxes, an unwanted headache for Paul Clement and Manchester United’s unsung heroes The excellence of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic will attract most attention, but equally crucial was went on around them. Because José Mourinho omitted...
- Mon Aug 14 12:01 AM
José Mourinho paired £75m Romelu Lukaku
with Marcus Rashford and it paid dividends with goals and a sense the forwards already understand each other This was a Romelu Lukaku
-Marcus Rashford show that José Mourinho and Manchester United will hope can run and run. The Belgian’s double put United in...
- Sun Aug 13 8:38 PM
• Manager wants me to bring leadership to the team, says striker • Lukaku marked Premier League debut with two goals against West Ham Romelu Lukaku
responded to José Mourinho’s demand he should be a Manchester United “leader” by scoring twice on his Premier League debut as West Ham United were be...
- Sun Aug 13 8:08 PM
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- Sun Aug 13 7:46 PM
José Mourinho praised Romelu Lukaku
after the striker scored twice on his Manchester United debut to help his side to a 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. The £75m signing netted either side of half-time in the club's first fixture of the new Premier League season. Goals from Anthony Martial and Pa...
- Sun Aug 13 6:04 PM
For Manchester United, it is difficult to see how their first game of the new season could have gone much better other than perhaps another goal or two to polish up their superiority. As it was, they shouldn’t be too greedy. Romelu Lukaku
has wasted little time demonstrating why he became the clu...
- Sun Aug 13 3:03 PM
Premier League updates from the 4pm BST kick-off Mourinho ‘on fire’ at United | Joe Hart
on his move to West Ham And feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org 3.03pm BST Man Utd (4-2-3-1) De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Pogba, Matic; Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rashford; Lukaku. Substitutes: Rom...
- Sat Aug 12 10:30 PM
At his previous clubs the manager has always won the title in his second season and he says he is ready to meet the expectation of success José Mourinho is under a certain amount of pressure this season at Manchester United, albeit pressure he has brought on himself. At his previous clubs he has...
- Sat Aug 12 5:11 PM
The moment Wayne Rooney
craved, the reason he came home to Everton. With his sons looking on the 31-year-old marked his return to his boyhood club with a fine winning goal against Stoke City as Ronald Koeman’s new-look team opened the season with a hard-fought victory. An ugly game was elevated b...
- Sat Aug 12 8:59 AM
Manchester United lost only once at home last season but 15 draws meant they finished sixth. One of the draws was November’s 1-1 with West Ham so what José Mourinho does not want is a repeat. Losing to Slaven Bilic’s side would be unthinkable but having spent £75m on Romelu Lukaku, £31m on Victor...
- Sat Aug 12 12:02 AM
Antonio Conte’s squad appears thin, with new signings merely replacing departed players, while Diego Costa remains in limbo José Mourinho takes so many swings at so many perceived enemies that it is easy to forget there are times that he may be right. As his final season at Chelsea spiralled out...