Football thinker Jonathan Wilson has done a tactical review of the season, which is here for those of you who would like to analyse that kind of activity in the Premier League this season. Luckily for Manchester United, noted progressive Michael Carrick is joining the backroom staff at Old Trafford in order to keep things fresh, modern and challenging.
Marcus Rashford is one of the United players who has made his way into the England World Cup squad. He might feature on the wings for the national side this season, and while he is still very young, he is approaching the point where he has to show not just promise, but something that justifies keeping him in the starting line up every single match. Time away from the conservative Jose Mourinho might aid that.
Mourinho has also talked about his chances of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. He has described any chance of a move as, ‘prohibited,’ suggesting his had a steer from their joint agent, Jorge Mendes. Ronaldo seems more settled than ever in Spain, and he is on the cusp of getting yet another Champions League medal if he can do the right thing against Liverpool.
Owl Eyes, as Zito Mado puts it, is going to miss the World Cup in the Russia this season. Anthony Martial is dropped from the French squad for the summer’s tournament, but Paul Pogba is included in the squad. It seems to be the most exciting, if not necessarily the best, squad that has been assembled so far.
And lastly, Manchester United’s quarter three financial results have been released, with guidance kept roughly in line from previous projections. There’s plenty more money to be made for the Glazers, so there’s little hope of them being booted out from the club in the near future.