Three games into the Premier League this season, Manchester United find themselves in a pretty reasonable position with a total of seven points, while last yeara s champions Chelsea struggle to get into single digits, ranking 10th in the table just below Arsenal with four points. Even though the table boasts vast improvements from the single point that United managed in Louis Van Gaala s first three games last season, the results have been fortuitous than anything else.   Defensively definitely more astute yet creatively fatally flawed, Van Gaala s United are clearly still a work in progress.   With the transfer window coming to a close in the next one week, United have done smart business this summer, when considering the a throw the money at anyonea attitude from the past few years. A few gaping holes apart, the squad is slowly taking shape as the club prepares for European football, which is all but secured with the […]

Manchester United v/s Newcastle United Old Trafford 22nd August 2015; 1245 BST *** Manchester United will take to Old Trafford again this week for the third league fixture of the season as Louis Van Gaala s men host Steve McClarena s Newcastle United. After the a Memphis Paradea Tuesday night, which saw the Red Devils batter Belgian side Club Brugge 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League play-off, Van Gaal will be hoping for something similar this Saturday as United hope to continue their winning ways. Meanwhile, the Magpies travel for their second continuous away fixture, coming off of a 0-2 loss at the Liberty Stadium with only a point in the bag thus far, from the 2-2 draw in the opening game against Southampton. Team News and Predicted Line-up Manchester United The Manchester United starting XI seems to be settling down relatively quickly, as the same squad took to the field in both their previous fixtures. With […]

High-quality football was played all around Europe in the season just concluded. It was a season that saw the mighty Barcelona become the first team in history to lift a second European treble, when the Scudetti fell agonizingly short, nonetheless with heads held high, as Juventus brought back Italian football to its former European glory. Several fresh footballing philosophies were practiced on the pitch and a host of other young, dynamic, bold managers earned the due recognition in the European football circuit. However, years later when a particular season is being referred to in retrospect, the primary talking point more often than not is some of the most memorable games the season had to offer. There are a number of parameters to judge a game of football. While we all love to see exciting, scintillating pieces of action on the field, there are several other considerations too that one must not neglect while judging the quality of a game. Managerial […]