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When Romelu met Anthony: A budding Manchester United love story

It was a wonder Romelu Lukaku managed to open the scoring against CSKA Moscow. “He hardly moves,” said Michael Owen before Manchester United’s crushing 4-1 victory, “but because he’s so big and powerful, he just barges people out of the way”. When evidence to the contrary was provided within four minutes – Lukaku collecting possession…

Mkhitaryan: Why the maestro is the key to Manchester United’s success this season

Mkhitaryan: Why the maestro is the key to Manchester United’s success this season

Dortmund lit up the Bundesliga in the 2015/16 season, scoring like it was nobody’s business and ultimately, even though the Bavarians will never admit it, instilling fear into Bayern Munich’s icy heart. Although Bayern eventually triumphed over their rivals with a 10-point gap, Dortmund ended the season as arguably the Bundesliga’s most entertaining side –…

They’re back: Why Manchester United are genuine Premier League contenders

Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United had swagger, confidence and skill. Old Trafford was a fortress that teams dreaded visiting, and above all, major silverware was the norm every season. All those things, though, got increasingly suppressed in the years that followed Fergie’s retirement, all thanks to David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal. Average performances…

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