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Marcus Rashford's Post-Lockdown form: Rust on Gold?

Marcus Rashford has been one of the best players for Manchester United this season, and if his on-field performances weren’t enough, his heroic efforts off the field won the hearts of every football fan out there. All these efforts gained him plaudits before, and during the lockdown. But today we are going to look at his post-lockdown form.
Before we get started, it should be noted that Rashford suffered a serious injury blow before the lockdown, which kept him away for all fixtures from the end of January, and with not a great idea of the amount of recovery he has made, it isn’t easy to rate his post-lockdown performances. With this article, I’ll be attempting to analyse his performance post-lockdown for the five matches he has played in till now and then sum up with a conclusion. Let’s get started -A bumpy start:
Rashford made his return right from the first match post-lockdown, which was against former manager Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. While the fans watching from home expected the…

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Preview

Key Details Teams: Aston Villa vs Manchester United Date: Thursday 9th July 2020 KO Time: 20:15  BST Stadium: Villa Park Managers: Dean Smith and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Referee: Jonathan Moss Build Up On Saturday, Manchester United’s attack put in probably their performance of the Premier League season so far against Bournemouth. They smashed in 5 goals, which certainly could’ve been more, had Aaron Ramsdale not pulled off some excellent saves and Rashford not been penalised unfairly by VAR. Meanwhile, the defence looked a little shaky, especially as went 1-0 down and could’ve even allowed Bournemouth to make it 3-3 at one point. 
Nonetheless, the team got the job done and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it 16 games unbeaten, with 3 wins in a row for the second time as manager of Manchester United. Next up, it’s Aston Villa, a very winnable game as the race for the Champions League hots up even more. Team News For Aston Villa, Wesley and Tom Heaton are ruled out for the rest of the season, e…

#GlazersOut - What next and what can be done?

I think it is fair to say that every true Manchester United fan is opposed to the Glazers ownership of Manchester United but how much do we actually know about what they have done, what are the realistic expectations of removing the owners from the club and what can us fans do to solve this massive problem at the club we love? Here's all you need to know:
What have the Glazers done to turn a whole fanbase against them?First, a little history; the Glazers began their rapid and constricting takeover of Manchester United in 2003 in which they owned a small percentage of shares in the club totalling 3.17%. Over the next two years, they would coil around the other shareholders like a python and choke the shares out of them and leave them with 100% ownership by early 2005. This cost Malcolm Glazer and his family around £800m at the time which would be approximately £1.1b today. It was realised later that this money used was in the forms of loans that the Glazers would then pay back by ta…

Jadon Sancho Transfer Deadline Set

Borussia Dortmund have warned Manchester United they must sign Jadon Sancho by August 10th or the deal is off, according to reports. The Bundesliga club are not willing to get embroiled in a transfer circus throughout the summer after slapping a £108 million price-tag on the England winger.
Reports suggested United were only willing to stretch to £50million for the winger considering the coronavirus pandemic. That falls some way short of Dortmund's £100m valuation, and they are not prepared to accept anything less as they feel they could still command that figure next year.
Sancho's contract runs until 2022, which means Dortmund would be in a weaker bargaining position at the end of next season. Nevertheless, German publication Ruhr Nachrichten report that Dortmund have still demanded United make their approach to get the deal done by the end of the month, or forget about it for another year. Dortmund will also feel the constant transfer speculation regarding their key player co…

The story of Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League triumph

Perhaps the less famous of United’s recent European triumphs, our last Champions League success secured a League and Cup double. It was the club’s third European Cup win and fifth continental trophy overall, alongside success in the Super Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup at the start of the 1990s.
In this article, we will re-live the Red Devils’ European campaign, from the group stages through to the nail-biting success over Premier League rivals Chelsea in the Final. It’s a success that remains a vivid memory for any United fan who followed the club during this period.
2008 Champions League Final.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea.

The shootout.
The slip.
The agony.
The ecstacy. — B/R Football (@brfootball) May 21, 2020
Group stages United automatically qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, where they were drawn against tricky opposition in the shape of Roma and Sporting Lisbon, alongside underdogs Dynamo Kyiv.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men would face their t…

Post-Lockdown Player Ratings

It's been a good few weeks for everyone associated with Manchester United. Three straight wins and a draw from four league matches with free-flowing high intensity football, the Red Devils are a joy to watch. We will look at every single Manchester United player who has been involved on the pitch after lockdown in this short article.

David De Gea - 5.5

Certainly not the 'coming back' he hoped for. A bad attempt at saving Bergwijn's drilled shot potentially costing us two points in the first match against Spurs, earning angry comments from box-office pundit Roy Keane was the worst start he could have looked forward to. Another poor display to allow The Cherries to take the lead at Old Trafford, completely getting his angles wrong at the near post, points out that De Gea is not near to his best. But neat performances and two clean sheets against Sheffield United and Brighton and that beautiful save he produced from Son's shot does enough to earn him a rating of not les…