Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the form of his life at age 35


It was at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about to join Manchester United that questions about his age began to surface. Then 34, many thought that his best years were past him and that he just couldn’t cut it at the top level anymore. Already a legend of the game, many thought the move could tarnish his reputation.

“Age is just a number,” he had remarked. “I’m not worried at all.”

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Jose Mourinho Starts Mind Games with Chelsea Ahead of FA Cup Clash


The FA Cup quarterfinal draws were made public today with Manchester United versus Chelsea FC the headliner fixture. Funny how all these draws always yield the easiest match-ups for creating the perfect narratives, isn’t it?

This dual is obviously the Jose Mourinho Cup as the Portugese leads his current club against the one that sacked him in December of 2015. Mourinho is known for being a master tactician, and for sometimes playing elaborate mind games with his opponents. Whenever polls are taken of this sort regarding managers and their personalities, you’ll usually see Mourinho’s name near the top of the list.

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Pep Guardiola Completely Rips the Media Coverage of Arsene Wenger


Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has had it up to here with all the bashing of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman’s future at the club is still in doubt, and while he may be able to still determine his own destiny, the backlash against him is very strong. #WengerOut has been a popular hash tag for some time, and the media are piling on too.

There always seems to be another pundit calling for Wenger’s dismissal seemingly every other week.

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Donald Trump vs Chicago: Five Reasons POTUS Incessantly Attacks the Windy City


Donald J. Trump vs Chicago is a consistent feud that won’t be going away any time soon. The 45th President of the United States of America consistently makes the city of Chicago his punching bag, and there are several reasons for this.

Trump has publicly slammed Chicago at least nine times since his inauguration.

While Chicago does indeed have a very serious problem with violent crime, it is far from the hellscape dystopia Trump makes it out to be. More than a dozen American cities have a higher per capita murder rate than Chicago.

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Paul Pogba £89.3m Deal to Seem Cheap in Near Future Says Jose Mourinho


Former Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp said last week that Spurs midfielder Dele Alli is worth more than Paul Pogba. If Alli does hit the open market, I guess we’ll find out if that’s true or not. Pogba, the world’s most expensive player, returned to Manchester United this past summer for a transfer deal worth £89.3 million, or $115 million or 103 million Euros.

In any currency, it’s a TON of money. #Pogback was no doubt a HUGE deal, but if the French national teammate and friend of Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, leaves Atletico Madrid for United this summer the record could be broken again.

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FA Cup 6th Round Draws: Manchester United vs Chelsea FC the Headliner

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Manchester United, the current holders of the FA Cup, advanced past Blackburn Rovers 2-1 today on the strength of goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The fifth round triumph sets them up to take on Chelsea FC, the current leaders of the Premier League, in what will be the marquee fixture in the round of eight.

The FA Cup draws have been held, and made public, with still two more slots to be determined in the quarter-finals. The field of 10 will be whittled down to eight.

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Video of Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goals as MUFC Triumph in FA Cup


Manchester United fell behind 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers today, but battled back to advance to the FA Cup sixth round. Marcus Rashford equalized for United, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to provide the game-winner on a goal beautifully set up by a really nice Paul Pogba pass.

Here’s the footage:

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Gabriel Jesus Injury Woes Could Hamper Man City’s Premier League Season


Manchester City’s star striker, Gabriel Jesus, could miss the rest of the season after crashing out 13 minutes into City’s 2-0 win against Bournemouth. Jesus was pictured limping off the pitch in pain and tests conducted the morning after the game revealed that he had suffered a foot fracture.

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2017 NCAA Tournament Bracketology (Bracket Projection)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.  Check back for bi-weekly updates on our bracketology, which has been more accurate than Joe Lunardi’s entry.

Enjoy! If you have issues with something here, let it out in the comments section below.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lists 10 Rules to Be More Like Him


It’s another platform for Zlatan being Zlatan, as the Manchester United scoring sensation took over the club’s official Instagram account on Friday. Ibrahimovic is United’s leading scorer by a very wide margin. The Swedish superstar striker is also the Red Devils biggest public personality by a very large gap.

One of Ibra’s most interesting posts on the Man Utd IG account listed out how to be more like him. Thus, if you’re a Zlatan fanatic and hoping to emulate your hero…

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David Luiz Knocks Over a Chelsea TV Presenter in Training (Video)


Chelsea FC stole the thunder on transfer deadline day by bringing popular defender David Luiz back to London with an 11th hour signing. David Luiz “won that internet” that day due to the move that no one saw coming.

Now he wins the internet again with this take down of Chelsea TV presenter Lee Parker. While Parker was in the midst of his stand-up previewing the Blues next match, Luiz comes flying out of nowhere to hilariously take him down, WWE style.

Watch Nathaniel Chalobah afterward, which only adds to the humor.

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Man United Injury Report vs Blackburn Rovers: Mkhitaryan, Jones, Carrick, Rooney


Three Manchester United players, (Forward Wayne Rooney, Midfielder Michael Carrick and Defender Phil Jones) missed the team’s last training session prior to the Europa League win over St. Etienne. Heading into the FA Cup fifth round clash against Blackburn Rovers, two of the three are doubtful, while the third might be back.

The last time United Manager Jose Mourinho spoke on this topic he said:

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