Following one game at Old Trafford last season, then-Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was questioned about a team selection decision he had made.
"It is easy for you to ask this after the game. I have to make the decision before the game," he replied. Barcelona's Luis Enrique has said similar this season when faced with outrage after his side had the audacity not to win a football match.
Only victory quells the perennial online anger of the modern football fan. When Jose Mourinho named his...
Manchester United have dropped more points from late goals than any other Premier League team, raising questions about why.
They have frittered away seven points from late goals conceded, in the final 10 minutes, with three of those games ending in draws rather than wins -- and one other match ending in a defeat rather than a draw. All of the games in which they had the lead were 1-0, going into the final 10 minutes.
To suggest that Bastian Schweinsteiger has climbed a mountain to work his way back into Manchester United's first-team squad in recent weeks would be something of an understatement. He hasn't reached the summit yet by any means, with Jose Mourinho once again overlooking him for his matchday squad at Everton on Sunday, but the fact that he was even in contention is an achievement in itself.
Not only has the German persuaded Mourinho to admit he was wrong to banish him to the reserves during preseason,...
LIVERPOOL, England -- It was an appropriate choice of music by the Goodison Park tannoy operator as Everton and Manchester United trudged off the pitch at the end of a forgettable 1-1 draw.
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John drifted throughout the stadium at full-time and the line suggesting that "things can only get better" perhaps summed up the current state of two teams who are seriously under-performing this season.
For Everton, who had gone into this game having won...