It has been an odd start for Ander Herrera at his new club Manchester United. After arriving this summer from Athletico Bilbao, he is part of the new wave within the club that is expected to revive the club’s former glories. However, as their game against Leicester City proved at the weekend they require much 

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Almost constantly levelled at Chelsea last season was the criticism that they were too dull, especially against other top teams where they would “park the bus”. An original Mourinho quote, pictures of a Chelsea bus would almost always appear on social networks as fans ridiculed and pointed out the defensive and apparently boring strategies used 

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After a nervous opening to Sunday afternoon’s engagement at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, Juan Mata was on hand to turn home Antonio Valencia’s driven cross to remind everybody of the match-changing quality Manchester United possess in attack. Minutes later Jack Rodwell would head an equaliser, rising unchallenged at a corner to expose the vulnerability at 

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Ronald Koeman’s introduction to Premier League life would not have received the same extent of media examination as that of his former mentor Louis Van Gaal just 24 hours before him, but both the league’s two new Dutch coaches move on with similar problems but with very different campaigns lying in wait. After Van Gaal, 

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After the fantastic achievement of last season, when Atletico Madrid were taken to the final of the Champions League and to their first league title in 18 years, it has been a summer where reality has returned to bite the club that is still crippled by debts despite their remarkable turnaround in fortunes under Diego 

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Back in the summer of 2012, Mathieu Debuchy had just been named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year after a superb season for Lille which earned him a place in France’s 23-man squad for the European Championships. Manager Laurent Blanc trusted Debuchy, still a relatively unknown talent despite winning a league and cup 

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It appears increasingly likely that Alexis Sanchez will be leaving Barcelona in this summer’s transfer window. Having spent three relatively successful years at the Catalan giants the impending arrival of Luis Suarez from Liverpool has seemingly left him surplus to requirements. His arrival from Udinese in 2011 had been billed as somewhat of a coup 

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With Adam Lallana’s move to Liverpool sealed, I have taken the time out to give my thoughts on a move I have struggled to have a consistent opinion on. Liverpool are proving that they are not standing still as they have already made three major signings so far this summer, in the form of: Rickie 

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On Wednesday afternoon, the transfer of Ander Herrera to Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao was finally confirmed. Following the farcical attempt by the club to sign the 24 year old last summer, this time round they managed to get the player to buy himself out of the contract thus allowing the deal to be concluded. 

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