No Escape to Manchester United Woes Until Front Office is Revamped

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Considering their former glory and the standards and expectations that accompany it, the current status quo at Manchester United is absolutely miserable. If you look at how many points the Old Trafford outfit has taken from this stage in the season, three years running, it’s been a substantial decline.

What makes United’s current misery, in 2019-20, all the more frustrating is that this season has mostly been (quoting Paula Abdul) “two steps forward, I take two steps back.” It has not been a linear regression, which at least in theory could lead to an entire house cleaning. Instead it’s been a yo-yo (although the end result is a treadmill or hamster wheel) and that gives the people in charge a leg to stand on when it comes to retaining same leadership.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Tranmere Rovers (FA Cup 4th Round) 

Manchester United have only lost one (44W7D) of their last 52 meetings against non-top flight sides in the FA Cup competition. That was against Leeds United, and it was close to a decade ago. So on one hand, you got to like their chances Sunday at Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup 4th round.

On the other hand, they just lost, and lost very badly to Burnley at home, in a Premier League fixture for the first time since 1962. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, aware of all the fans that continue to leave Old Trafford early as the losses and bad performances mount up, gave a “colorful” analogy about the current state of the club.

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Man United Transfer Update, FA Cup Preview vs Tranmere Rovers

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Manchester United are on upset alert as they head to Prenton Park to take on Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup 4th round on Sunday. And it’s not just because the team was utterly shambolic in mid-week at Burnley FC, Tranmere are tied with Millwall as holders of a unique record.

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992-93, no team that has never resided in the top flight has knocked more Premier League sides out of the competition. Millwall and Tranmere have done it seven times! Of course, most United fans don’t care as much about what happens in this competition here as they do what transpires (or more accurately what’s not transpiring) in the January transfer window.

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Jose Mourinho Takes Swipe at United Over Bruno Fernandes Transfer Saga

Jose Mourinho may have lost his first and only game against Manchester United since the club sacked him, but he did land a pretty hard jab against his most recent former club. On one hand, now is not the time for the Portugese to be throwing shade at Old Trafford, given how Tottenham, his current side, are still looking up to them in the standings, albeit on tie-breaker.

On the other hand, the United transfer saga with Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes has become laughably protracted, and annoyingly tedious. The failure of the two sides to finally get this deal done is easy fodder for criticism.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Fernandes, Bellingham, Haaland

We have just nine days left in the January transfer window and Manchester United are yet to sign a single new player. Is it any wonder club legend and strongly opinionated pundit Gary Neville slammed the club’s transfer policy so badly?

Who will be the first player signed this window? Well, everyone thought it was going to be Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who was potentially set to move to United in the summer, but for whatever reason, MUFC just didn’t make it happen. Here we are in the winter window, and again, people thought the Fernandes move was actually going to come to fruition. Now, the deal is very much in doubt.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Burnley FC

Burnley is sitting 14th in the table, but they’re still only five points above the drop zone. Losers of four of their last five (although that win was over a very impressive Leicester City side), the Clarets have a pretty bad defense, and it’s that failure to stop the opposition that could see Sean Dyche’s side in the danger zone.

However, they don’t have to contend with the Red Devils’ leading scorer, Marcus Rashford, tomorrow night at Old Trafford as he’s now sidelined for a couple months. So now it’s up to Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, and some heroes whom we might not expect to step up and fill the void. 

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Man United vs Burnley Team News: Rashford, Pogba, Gudmundsson

Manchester United lost 2-0 to arch-rival Liverpool yesterday and the result was actually much worse than that scoreline might indicate. The Red Devils were beaten pretty thoroughly, but this time “LiVARpool” found video assistant referee not being their friend, as it has more often this season.

United have a long LONG way to go to catch their rivals, but for now the focus is on trying to get into the top four. Chelsea keep leaving the door open but United can’t seem to get up and walk in. Up next is a Wednesday night home match against Burnley. Let’s go through the team news.

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Marcus Rashford Out 2-3 Months with Double Stress Fracture in Back

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly made a rash decision to say the least on Wednesday night. He played his team’s leading scorer, Marcus Rashford who has 19 goals, in a FA Cup replay match while the young man was carrying a single stress fracture in his back.

He was also playing through the pain of a piece of floating bone in his ankle. Rashford further injured his back in the midweek win over Wolves and came off after just 16 minutes. During the telecast of today’s rivalry match at Liverpool, which United lost 2-0, a Marcus Rashford injury update was given.

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Man United Reportedly Pursuing Luis Campos for Football Director Job

On the eve of the rivalry grudge match, part two, we likely have a major development in the works at Manchester United. If/when this comes to fruition, we will/would have some giant news to analyze ahead of the big match at Liverpool tomorrow.

According to the Daily Mail, citing The Sun, United are currently working towards bringing Luis Campos, the current Football Director at Lille, over to Old Trafford to work in the same capacity. The Portugese, who has been hailed as a transfer genius, and the man who discovered Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Anthony Martial among others, is reportedly at the top of the wish list.

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Jurgen Klopp Finds Manchester United’s Counter-Attacking Style Strange

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Both sides have no issues with motivation and inspiration when Manchester United and Liverpool get together. The most heated of rivalries, emotions always run high, and tomorrow it could be even more ramped up, given what happened in the last meeting.

United were the first, and so far only, team to take any point from a Premier League meeting with Liverpool this season. The Reds will no doubt be looking to get one back on the Red Devils for ruining their unblemished season. And if United needs some more added motivation, LFC manager Jurgen Klopp just gave them some bulletin board material. While saying that he’s not throwing shade, he essentially threw shade at his rivals’ playing style.

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Harry Maguire Named New Man United Capt. as Ashley Young Exits

Manchester United have confirmed the departure of Ashley Young, and named the player who will take up his post as team Captain. With Young finalizing a move (reported to be just £1.5 million) to Inter Milan today, it is another defender, Harry Maguire, who will be wearing the captain’s arm band for the rest of the season.

“Harry has come in and been wearing the captain’s armband and he will keep wearing it,” said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær at his weekly Friday news conference. “He has been a leader in the group and I have been not surprised but impressed with his leadership skills.” [Read more…]

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he made a rash decision on Wednesday night and it backfired. The Manchester United manager played the team’s leading scorer, Marcus Rashford, in the FA Cup replay against Wolves, a match where perhaps the Mancunian might have been best served with a night off.

He got hurt and unless he’s absolutely positively 100% full fitness, then he should likely sit out United’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday. So what does OGS do now- Mason Greenwood?

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