Manchester United and Ajax are set to lock horns in the Europa League final on Wednesday. Once heavyweights of the game, Manchester United and Ajax have seen their fortunes dwindle into mediocrity. Two sides with a rich history and a huge fan following across the world are set to compete for European club football’s second-highest honour. While the club from England have been the favourites since a host of big names from the competition were eliminated in the Round of 32 and 16, they cannot underestimate the threat Ajax’s fledgling outfit can pose as they are looking to pull off their greatest result of the century. United go into this contest with the advantage of experience, and arguably boast a strong and a deeper squad that on its day can make the strongest of sides look meek. However, it hasn’t quite worked out for them this season. Still, on the back of a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the league on […]

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have shared a bitter rivalry for over 80 years. Some of their encounters ended in stalemates while some matches went down into football folklore. On eve of the derby TheHardTackle takes a look at five such memorable matches beteween the two big Kolkata sides.