Feb 01 2017

Manchester United v Hull City – Team News, Preview and Betting Tips

Manchester United vs Hull City
Premier League 2016/17
1st February, 20:00 GMT
Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United will look to get their Premier League campaign back on the right track after two successive draws. The Red Devils are progressing well in the domestic cups as a Wembley final for the EFL Cup awaits.

This will be United’s third game against Hull City in January, having already faced the Tigers in the EFL Cup’s two-legged semi-finals. United won the home leg 2-0 before suffering an inconsequential 2-1 defeat at the KCOM Stadium. The top four all failed to collect three points last night, hence this game is an opportunity for the Red Devils to close in on the teams above them.

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Sep 15 2016

Confirmed XI: Feyenoord v Manchester United, Europa League


Manchester United take on Feyenoord in their first match of the 2016-17 Europa League clash on Thursday.

Jose Mourinho will take his men to Rotterdam as the Red Devils will be hoping to start the second tier of European competition with a victory. United finished fifth in the Premier League last season and that saw them miss out on the Champions League.

The 20-time English champions will be hoping to return to Europe’s top club competition next season. However, for this campaign they will have to settle for the Europa League.

For the first match, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager has decided to rest his captain Wayne Rooney for the clash, along with full-backs Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw. In addition to this, defender Phil Jones has picked up an injury which will keep him out of action for a month.

United have taken 20 players to Holland and the confirmed lineup for the match is given below:

Feyenoord: Brad Jones, Karsdorp, Botteghin, Heijden, Kongolo, El Ahmadi, Kuyt, Vilhena, Berghuis, Jorgensen, Toornstra


Manchester United:  De Gea: Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Pogba; Herrera; Mata, Martial; Rashford

Sep 14 2016

Photo: Manchester United players training, travelling squad confirmed for Feyenoord clash


Manchester United are looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at the hands of Manchester City when they take on Feyenoord in the Europa League clash on Thursday.

The Red Devils finished fifth last season, which has seen them settle for second tier club competition this term. They will kick start their Europa League campaign as Jose Mourinho takes his men to Rotterdam for Thursday’s clash.

United have confirmed the 20-man squad for the clash against Feyenoord. The list does not include captain Wayne Rooney, defenders Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia and summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also not made it to the travelling squad.

The 20-man squad confirmed is David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone; Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling; Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Memphis Depay, Paul Pogba, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Young; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.

United lost to City in the Manchester derby and it was their first defeat of the 2016-17 campaign. The players were spotted in the training and the Premier League giants will be looking to put the last defeat behind in the European competition this midweek.





Aug 30 2016

City star Aguero charged by FA, could miss Manchester United clash

Sergio Aguero

The Football Association (FA) have confirmed they have charged Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for an alleged act of violent conduct for his incident during his side’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United.

The Argentine international was involved in an incident where he punched the Hammers player Winston Reid with elbow in the 76th minute of the match at the Etihad last weekend. The former Atletico Madrid star’s behaviour was caught on camera, but was not noticed by match referee Andre Mariner.

However, the video replay shows that Aguero has been guilty and City star has until 6pm on August 31 to respond to those charges.

A statement on the FA’s official website read, ” Sergio Aguero has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.”

“The Manchester City forward was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 76th minute of the game on Sunday [28 August 2016]. He has until 6pm on Wednesday 31 August to reply.”

“Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite match officials.

“Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.”

According to the Mirror, Aguero could be slapped with a three match ban for his violent conduct. This means City star striker will miss the Manchester derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford after the international break on 10 September.



Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/governance/2016/aug/sergio-aguero-charged-manchester-city-west-ham-united#L7b2T0QKRF2CRrs8.99

Aug 18 2016

Mourinho explains Manchester United transfer plans after Pogba capture

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that his side are open to completing transfers in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have already added four new faces to their side in the current window. The list includes the likes of central defender Eric Bailly, star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and midfielder Paul Pogba. The France international rejoined his former club from Juventus for a world-record fee of £89 million earlier this month.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager was attending his pre-match press conference on Thursday as United prepare for their first home game against Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday, August 19. In his first press conference as the manager of the Premier League giants, Mourinho admitted that he is targeting four specialists signings, something he and his club have achieved this summer.

United boss admitted that he is content with the business done so far, but refused to suggest that his have concluded the business in this window.

“The market is open until 31 August, but I am very happy with the players I have. I keep saying that I don’t talk about players from other clubs,” Mourinho explained, as reported by United’s official website.

United started the Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth. He is now preparing for his first match at Old Trafford and Mourinho has admitted that how his side can bring the fear factor back at Old Trafford.

“Not me, but the team, yes. The fans can also help. Everything starts there: the relationship between the team and the fans. If there is a connection then the factor of being really strong at home has to back. The way we play [will help] and if the fans play [a part] there’ll be no chance for the opponent,” United manager explained.

Aug 03 2016

Manchester United v Everton, Wayne Rooney’s testimonial: Confirmed XI


Wayne Rooney’s testimonial will see Manchester United take on the England international’s former club Everton at the Red Devils’ home ground, Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

The fixture will see Jose Mourinho take charge at Old Trafford for the first time since he was appointed as the Premier League giants’ manager in May. The former Chelsea manager replaced Louis van Gaal at United after the Dutchman was relieved from his duties after he guided them to the FA Cup triumph.

United have signed Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovi? and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer transfer window. The trio could be seen in action when the 20-time English champions face the Merseyside club.

It will be the Red Devils’ last friendly fixture, before they take on Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium later this weekend. Rooney admitted that he could be emotional before and after the match.

Confirmed lineups

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Rooney, Martial, Ibrahimovic 

Everton: Stekelenburg, Coleman, Baines, Funes Mori, Stones, Holgate, McCarthy, Barry, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku.

Jul 30 2016

Manchester United v Galatasaray, pre-season: Confirmed XI

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jose Mourinho has taken his men to Sweden as Manchester United will face Galatasaray at the Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg in the pre-season fixture scheduled between the two clubs.

The Old Trafford club’s star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to feature for his new club. The 34-year-old striker joined his new teammates in the training earlier this week and he could feature for United for the first time against the Turkish giants in his homeland on Saturday.

The Red Devils saw their last pre-season fixture against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in China cancelled due to bad weather. That leaves United playing only two matches so far, which came against Wigan Athletic and Borussia Dortmund.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager will be keen on giving his first team players some playing time for the start of the new season. After the clash against Galatasaray, United have two fixtures before the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

United take on Everton in the next clash and following that, they face Leicester City in the 2016 Community Shield clash at Wembley. The confirmed lineup for United’s clash against Galatasaray is given below:

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic

Galatasaray XI: Muslera, Linnes, Chedjou, Hakan, Carole, Selçuk, Dzemaili, Yasin, Sneijder, Bruma, Sinan.

Jul 25 2016

Manchester United chief Woodward reveals reason for latest disappointment

Ed Woodward

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has expressed his disappointment after the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester City at the National Stadium, Beijing on Monday was cancelled due to the bad weather in the Chinese city.

The Red Devils made a trip to the Far East to play in two pre-season fixtures. The first one was against Borussia Dortmund and Jose Mourinho saw his side suffer a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Bundesliga outfit in Shanghai. From there, United made a trip to Beijing and were scheduled to face City.

Woodward revealed that the decision was taken keeping players’ safety as the top priority. United chief went on to admit that the Premier League giants will return to Beijing in the future to play a pre-season fixture.

“It’s extremely disappointing not to be able to play the game in this amazing stadium but the recent torrential rain would have caused problems anywhere in the world and has left the pitch unplayable,” Woodward explained, as quoted by United’s official website.

“We know our fans in China will, like the players and staff, be saddened by the cancellation of the match but I am sure they appreciate that the player safety has to be the top priority. I am sure we will return to the Bird’s Nest in the future to give them the chance to see the team in action.”

United issued a full statement on their official website and it suggested that it was a collective decision to call off the match from both United and City and also the organisers.

A statement on their website read, “Relevent Sports, LeSports, Beijing Football Association, Manchester City and Manchester United today announced the cancellation of the International Champions Cup China 2016 fixture between Manchester City and Manchester United, scheduled to be played at the National Stadium, Beijing, at 19:35 Beijing time today, July 25, 2016.”

“The cancellation was made in the interest of player safety and comes following extreme weather events in Beijing over a multiple day period, that have left the playing surface in a condition deemed to be unfit for play.

“The conditions experienced in Beijing on July 19 and July 20 were reported as being some of the most extreme weather conditions the capital of China has experienced in recent history. Regular rain occurred also on July 21 and July 22.

“The decision was made collectively by tournament organisers, participating clubs, the China Football Association, the Beijing Football Association and the management of the National Stadium.

“Due to international travel schedules and planned sporting commitments, the match cancellation is definitive and the match will not be re-scheduled,” it added.


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