Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have been highly touted as the future of Manchester United ever since Sir Alex Ferguson signed the English defenders from Fulham and Blackburn Rovers respectively. But are they producing their potential?   Potential Chris Smalling joined United from Fulham in 2010, just 2 years after leaving non-league Maidstone United. Smalling’s 

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Manchester United didn’t have the best of league campaigns during the 2016/17 season, finishing 6th and ultimately failing to finish in the top 4, which was seen by most as the minimum target for Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho in his first season at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’. However, United managed to win the Europa League. 

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Manchester United have long required some improvements in midfield and whilst thought Paul Pogba was that guy, it appears United still need to dip into the transfer market for yet another addition to the middle. This time for more of a sitting midfielder, a player to loosen the defensive responsibility placed on Ander Herrera and 

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The streak is finally over (for now). After over 100 days (164 to be exact), Manchester United are out of 6th place. A 3-1 victory away at Middlesbrough moved them up to 5th place, two points ahead of Arsenal – who slipped to 6th, and four points (with two games in hand) behind Liverpool in 

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Following a 1-1 draw away in Rostov in the Europa League, it was time for Manchester United to switch attentions to FA Cup. A tricky trip away at Chelsea was steeped in narrative – Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea gunning for the double, how United would cope without the suspended Ibrahimovic, and whether the 

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FA Cup semi final, FA Cup final, Community Shield, and now the EFL Cup final – all four of Manchester United’s recent visits to Wembley have resulted in victory by a one-goal margin, and also resulted in three trophies in less than a year. On this occasion, it was the club’s prime time player Zlatan 

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After a comfortable 2-0 win vs Watford on the 11th of February, Manchester United, as the pph sportsbook confirms, would go 3 weeks without a Premier League match – it was time for the Europa League round of 32, the FA Cup 5th round, and the EFL Cup Final. The first two competitions were negotiated safely 

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A day which saw great progress at Old Trafford – United moving out of 6th (yes, actually), but then moving back to the place they have occupied since November. Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Watford, coupled with Liverpool’s win over Spurs by the same scoreline, meant that there were only 2 points separating 2nd and 

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On a weekend where both Liverpool and Arsenal dropped points, it was crucial that Manchester United won away at Leicester. A win would put them one point behind Liverpool and two behind Arsenal – within touching distance of the elusive top 4 position. Manchester United lined up in a changed formation – the increased need 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Manchester United completed a world-record transfer in the summer of 2016 when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus – thoughts quickly turned to who the next big signing would be at Old Trafford. One name that has continued to be linked is Pogba’s fellow countryman and good friend, Antoine 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Saturday the 21st of January started quite well for United fans worldwide, as rivals Liverpool suffered a shock defeat against Swansea at Anfield. With the late kick-off being Manchester City vs Tottenham, teams were guaranteed to drop more points – a victory at the bet365 stadium in Stoke would 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. A point gained, or two points dropped? The answer lies somewhere in between for both Manchester United and Liverpool after the latest edition of the M62 derby at Old Trafford. While a win for either team would have been a real statement of intent to the rest of the 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. What a difference 10 days can make. After a 1-1 draw away at Goodison Park where Manchester United threw away 2 points, games vs Zorya Luhansk (in the Europa League), Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace (in the Premier League) all became must wins for the club if they wanted 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Another weekend passes, another draw for Manchester United, and another two points thrown away with a 1-1 away at Everton. A sixth draw in eight Premier League matches leaves the club in 6th place with over a third of the season gone, and now 6 points away from Tottenham 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. In the vast majority of football games, the scoreline does reflect the true nature of the game; if a team wins 4-0, they have been dominant and controlled everything for 90 mins. In the case of a 1-1 however, it could mean a variety of things. Either it could 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Another 3-game week with Manchester United, another win/loss/draw. A 0-0 stalemate at home vs Burnley was followed by an abject away showing against Fenerbahce with redemption coming in the form of a 3-1 win at Swansea.   Burnley In reflection, this was just one of those days. 37 shots, 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. After an absolute shellacking in West London, Manchester United returned to winning ways by grinding out a 1-0 win against rivals Manchester City to progress to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup. It was by no means a vintage performance, but it got the job done, restored bragging rights, 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. If you had offered Manchester United fans a point away at Anfield prior to the Monday night game, most would have taken it. A rampant Liverpool attack were scoring goals for fun, and not many United fans were confident going in. As a result the Red Devils were sure 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. At the October international break, it is normally a good time to reflect back on clubs’ starts to the season, see where they are at, and a time to assess. This is a look at Manchester United’s 2016/2017 season so far:   Premier League – 6th: 13 points (4W, 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. After a tough week for all at Manchester United, all eyes were on Old Trafford for Saturday’s early kickoff against Leicester. This was shaping up as a tough fixture as the two teams had drawn both games last year (the second game which ended up as the point which 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. A close loss at home to Manchester City was acceptable in the eyes of most fans. Losing away in Europe to Feyenoord? Frustrating, but if we win our home matches we should be fine, plus we’ve struggled away in Europe for many years. Losing away to Watford in the 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. When Bastian Schweinsteiger scored an injury time winner against Watford at Vicarage Road in November 2015, the overwhelming emotion for United fans was – ‘How good does this feel’ – late winners turning 1 point into 3, a draw into a win, and sending supporters into euphoria that had 

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