Louis van Gaal's Manchester Untied won their opening fixture on the manager's birthday, edging Tottenham Hotspur 1-0. While an own goal from Kyle Walker settled the score, United dominated most of the exchanges following the goal. The battle of the game was largely concentrated in the midfield, while recurring problems of service to forward players prevented United from making any meaningful plays. Tottenham made a late charge in the dying stages of the game, but were impeded by dAi??buting 'keeper Sergio Romero and centre-back Chris Smalling, both playing a vital part in keeping United in the lead.

Despite dropping De Gea, and not having Schweinsteiger and Rojo, Louis van Gaal's summer spending has ensured United have more strength in depth. With a rare fully fit squad, Van Gaal can now pick and bench players based on form and not necessity. New boys Darmian and Depay are all likely to make their premierleague debuts, while schneiderlin could start his first match for Untied against former manager, Mauricio Pochettino

A new season is at hand and after a long time Tottenham prepare to start a season with the same manager as they did in the last season. What can we expect from them this time? Mauricio Pochettino will shine a Tottenham have had an inconsistent set of managers ever since the departure of Harry Redknapp. In a game where consistency in manager-ship is key to success, Spurs have struggled to find the right man for the job. Every manager that has completed a term has often made the excuse of having to use players he wouldna t have otherwise picked. Pochettino this season will not be able to state the same. As after an aggravating yet fruitful season last year, the Argentine manager has learnt and got used to the squad. With major changes being made and a lot of dead wood being rid, Pochettino will look to strengthen the team with players who are in sync with his […]

. Liverpool FC and Tottenham have been cleared to sign Dnipro winger Yehven Konoplyanka after he confirmed he is prioritising a move to England. Dniproa s chief executive Andriy Rusol had earlier said that several clubs are interested in the 25-year-old, who has been a Liverpool FC transfer target since January 2014 when the player nearly moved to Anfield only for Dnipro to not sanction the deal in last minute. It was widely reported earlier in England that both, Tottenham and Stoke were interested in bringing the winger to the Premier League with Liverpool FC dropping interest in the player. When asked if the player may join Stoke, Rusol told BBC Radio Stoke: a Maybe. Ita s internal information. There are a lot of clubs interested in Konoplyanka but now I cana t tell you anything about his future.a The player himself confirmed that he prefers a move to England rather than Spain, where Europa League winners Seville are said […]

Great things were expected of Tottenham Hotspur as they started the season with a new manager, Mauricio Pochettino. The tactical wizard was appointed with the task of bringing the North London side to finish at least fourth, a task last achieved by Redknapp. With the likes of Van Gaal and Frank De Boer being likely candidates, the appointment of Pochettino was a surprising one and subject to a lot of debate. Having finished 8th with Southampton, it looked as if Spurs were taking a step backwards. However, the general consensus was that if he could carry a team to their highest ever finish, he would do a lot better with a squad considered stronger, at least on paper if not on field. Pochettino did bring an improvement to Tottenhama s season, having finished one place above where they landed in the previous season and reached the Capital one Cup FInal. Fans thankfully seem to have realised that Pochettino has brought […]

  Chelsea FC are set to earn a record A?99million in total price money following their Premier League title success according to official figures – the most ever earned by a single club in one season. Around a quarter of that cash came from prize money for finishing top of the table, but the largest amount came from overseas broadcast rights, with all 20 top-flight clubs receiving over A?27.5m from that stream.   .   The previous years winner Manchester City had earned around A?96.5m with Liverpool FC who finished second place being the top earner on A?97.5m. Manchester City were second in the table again, this time around with A?98.5m, but Manchester United are the next highest earners (A?96.8m) despite finishing fourth since they were live on the television more than third-placed Arsenal, who are fourth in the money table with A?96.5m. Liverpool FC dropped from top earners last season to fifth ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. QPR will take […]