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The Busby Babe Jan 12, 2018
Manchester United could bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic

Manchester United could bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic

They want to please The Man Manchester United have launched a “dazzling £35 bid” for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. Manchester City remain the favourites for the player, but United could force City’s hand into upping their bid, and cost them a fair whack too. At the very least, the twin interest will help Sanchez’s agents scrape more money from wherever he ends up. Sanchez would be a handy player to stick on the right wing instead of Juan Mata, but he would also be a better replacement than Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the times that Romelu Lukaku is given a rest. United face...
The Busby Babe Jan 10, 2018
Romelu Lukaku considering legal action over “voodoo” claims

Romelu Lukaku considering legal action over “voodoo” claims

Manchester United’s number 9 is unhappy with Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri. Today in stupid man says stupid thing, a religious special. Speaking at Everton’s AGM, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri told the assembled throng that Romelu Lukaku had rejected a new, better deal at Goodison Park because: he was on a pilgrimage in Africa or somewhere and he had a voodoo and he got the message that he needs to go to Chelsea. Obviously, he didn’t go to Chelsea in the summer; he went to Manchester United. Equally obviously, Lukaku — a Roman Catholic — was none to happy...
The Busby Babe Jan 5, 2018
Manchester United 2-0 Derby County: Reds rewarded for patience in FA Cup clash

Manchester United 2-0 Derby County: Reds rewarded for patience in FA Cup clash

United left it late, but saw off Derby County 2-0 in Friday’s FA Cup clash. José Mourinho pulled no punches in his team selection for Friday’s FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Derby County, though he had to wait 84 minutes before Jesse Lingard broke the deadlock and paved the way for Romelu Lukaku’s stoppage time second. United comfortably controlled the game, but profligate finishing and impressive goalkeeping gave rise a rather nervy affair, ending 2-0. The first half was a tale of missed opportunities for United, largely thanks to Marcus Rashford’s continuing poor...
The Busby Babe Jan 5, 2018
Manchester United vs. Derby County: Live stream, Time, TV schedule and how to watch FA Cup online

Manchester United vs. Derby County: Live stream, Time, TV schedule and how to watch FA Cup online

United host the Rams in the third round of the FA Cup. Manchester United host Championship side Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday, hoping to continue their very impressive UNDEFEATED record in 2018. Yes, it’s just been the one match, but nevermind that. The Rams will be no pushovers, as they are one of the teams in the division below with aspirations of gaining promotion to the Premier League this season. There is some good news for United, as José Mourinho has confirmed that Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku are both back available for selection. At the back,...
The Busby Babe Dec 30, 2017
Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Insipid Reds fall flat against Saints

Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Insipid Reds fall flat against Saints

United played out another disappointing draw at home in the league. Manchester United fell to third in the Premier League table after failing to find a winner against Southampton at home. Jose Mourinho’s side once again spent much of this match lacking cohesion and inspiration in attack, without looking particularly solid in defense either. Romelu Lukaku should have put the Reds in front in the 4th minute, but after getting in front of his defender, could only direct Juan Mata’s cross wide. It was an opportunity that the Belgian likely would’ve buried early in the season, and...
The Busby Babe Dec 29, 2017
Lukaku needs a rest, but Mourinho says he can’t give him one

Lukaku needs a rest, but Mourinho says he can’t give him one

Mourinho also says that Zlatan and Lukaku won’t be playing together until both are fit and in form. Romelu Lukaku’s drop off in production has been well documented. After starting the season like a house on fire, Manchester United’s number 9 has just 3 goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions. While his form has picked up of late, it’s been clear for some time that Lukaku is in need of a rest. José Mourinho has admitted that he’s running Lukaku into the ground, but does not believe that he can afford to give the Belgian any time off. “No, I can't [give Lukaku a...
The Busby Babe Dec 18, 2017
Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 West Brom

Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 West Brom

Phil Jones was a rock at the back, Matić controlled the midfield and Lukaku proved a threat up-top, here are our player ratings. Romelu Lukaku got back on the scoresheet again with a signature header, while Jesse Lingard’s deflected shot gave Manchester United a commanding lead going into half-time. However, Mourinho’s men made hard-work of the game, allowing West Brom back in with a soft goal. Nevertheless, the Reds hung on and took all three points back to Manchester. David De Gea: 6 The in-form goalkeeper was fairly untested for the majority of this game, with West Brom’s biggest...
The Busby Babe Dec 18, 2017
VIDEO: Manchester United 2-1 West Brom highlights

VIDEO: Manchester United 2-1 West Brom highlights

Good first half, poor second half, three points secured. Manchester United just about got out of a Premier League trip to West Brom with all three points, thanks to a decent first half performance and goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard. The less said about the second half performance the better. Check out the highlights of Sunday’s win below. Your browser does not support HTML5 video.
The Busby Babe Dec 17, 2017
United 2-0 West Brom: Lukaku and Lingard secure a nervous three points

United 2-0 West Brom: Lukaku and Lingard secure a nervous three points

It wasn’t entirely convincing, but United have slashed the gap at the top of the table to 11 points. Manchester United picked up their 13th win of the season with a performance that was comfortable for 70 minutes, then a chaotic slog for the final 20 or so. Goals from Romelu Lukaku — his 15th of the season — and Jesse Lingard were enough to secure the three points, even though West Brom threatened to ruin Jose Mourinho’s evening. United got off to a slow start, dominating possession but failing to test Ben Foster in the West Brom goal. And then, after 26 minutes, they were ahead,...

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