Tag: MU

MUACOL players at AFCON 2023

Five MUACOL players were called up to their respective national team squads for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which somewhat confusingly took place in January 2024, in the Ivory Coast. There wasn’t a huge amount to celebrate for any of them as they all experienced somewhat disappointing campaigns. You can read a summary of […]

Mid-Season Report: Manchester United

Manchester United Men: It has been a pretty dire first half of the 2023-24 season for Manchester United. Their injury hit squad has struggled in the Premier League and crashed out of two cup competitions with barely a whimper. Off-field controversies surrounding Mason Greenwood, Antony and Jadon Sancho were a distraction, as was the drawn-out […]

Bilbao and Lyon top big five leagues for home-grown players

The Football Observatory at the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) has published a world ranking of football clubs showing which have fielded the most home-grown players in domestic league matches so far this season. The results make for very interesting reading from the perspective of this website because Athletic Club and Olympique Lyonnais are […]

Brighton next up for United

Roberto De Zerbi’s high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion are the next test that Manchester United will face in the Premier League this season. The Seagulls are scheduled to visit Old Trafford for a traditional three o’clock kick off on Saturday the 16th of September, just after the international break. Brighton have started the season well, […]

Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United

Manchester United’s second away fixture of the 2023-24 Premier League season was another trip to North London and it had many parallels with the first, ending, as it did, in a defeat in which United had enough good chances to have won the game despite not playing particularly well. New signings Altay Bayindir, Sergio Reguil√≥n […]