According to Gary Neville Liverpool look like being the biggest threat to champions Manchester City, with their strength in both defence and attack helping them to overwhelm the opposition. Liverpool began the season with a 4-0 victory over West Ham on Super Sunday at Anfield, and followed it up with another solid win against Crystal Palce on Monday evening to remain in contention at the top of the table.
In the first week, there were also wins for Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City. Liverpool defeated City three times last season – reaching the Finals of the Champions League at City’s expense, and Neville feels that it’s going to be quite a challenging match-up between Liverpool and City once more. The playing style of Liverpool is certainly better than any other clubs though City have been putting efforts to push further up the pitch. Continue reading United Slip Behind
Jose Mourinho claims that striker Anthony Martial is a significant doubt for the upcoming FA Cup final on Saturday. Manchester United take on Chelsea in the final and this is a repeat of the 2007 final, which was won by Chelsea. Back then, Jose Mourinho was in the blue half as the underdogs against Manchester United, who had just won the league title. Now, Antonio Conte is in charge of the blues, who were once again the underdogs after a disappointing Premier League campaign.
United have had a dip in form in the last few matches. The absence of players like Romelu Lukaku has been a key contributing factor. United have a number of players in the forward positions, but Mourinho has relied heavily on Lukaku. Continue reading Martial Could Miss FA Cup Final
Whatever the reason be, but, one team whom Howard Webb would have benefitted the most by his decisions was Manchester United.
If there was ever a marginal moment on the ground in a United-match and it was Webb referring, you could have bet that the decision was not going in the favour of United’s opposition.
Webb though, through his first book which is set to hit the markets in a couple of days, has revealed a call he had taken against United behind the scenes and how it had angered United’s coach Ferguson. Continue reading WEBB NOT A UNITED FAN
English Premier League side Machester United are reported to have turned their interest to Arsenal play maker Aaron Ramsey if the club fails to land Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer. The Red Devils are in reported to be in talks with the Bundesliga giant but they want a backup plan in case the deal doesn’t go through.
According to The Sun report, Jose Mourinho thinks Ramsey could grow to become the next Frank Lampard if the join the Red Devils team. The Albanian remains the top target for this summer for the midfield position but Mourniho is believed to be preparing options for the club. Continue reading UNITED WANT RAMSEY OR MKHITARYAN
England captain Wayne Rooney believes that the manager should be given full-credit the way he turns things around in the match against Wales. Indeed, England was 1-0 down after Gareth Bale has scored an impressive free-kick from distance and was struggling to create chances.
Roy Hodgson made some inspiring changes after the break when he sent on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. They replaced Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, who were ineffective in the first half. Continue reading Rooney: Give Hodgson Credit
In his short stay at West Bromwich Albion, Jonny Evans has managed to impress his manager with his attitude.
Evans, who is predominantly a centre half, has not shown hesitation in playing out of position whenever he has been asked to do so.
There have been games where he has had to play in the left because of the injuries and unavailability of the players and he has gleefully accepted that role.
Showering plaudits on him yesterday, Tony Pulis, the man in charge of West Brom, said, “Jonny is a fantastic personality. His career at United was a mixed bag. I thought he was a bit hard done by on certain occasions when he did fairly decently and still found himself out of the team. Hopefully, it’s not the case with him here at Hawthorns and he manages to be a lot more successful.”
“Attitude is vital at this level and Jonny is top class in that regard. He is a manager’s delight. You go to him and hand him any responsibility, he would take it for the sake of the team.”
“He was injured and had not trained properly ahead of the match the previous weekend. Still, I asked him to feature in a position which is not his preferred position and he was ready. That tells you something about the character of the man. He has no egos at all, a wonderful man to work alongside. ”
West Bromwich Albion is no. 13 in the Premier League 2015-16 at this point of time. They have secured 5 wins and 5 draws and have collected a total of 20 points.
They have to play their next match against Bournemouth. That match will kick off at 3 PM British Standard Time at Hawthorns the coming Saturday.