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Vital 48 Hours Awaits Louis van Gaal and Manchester United
The next 48 hours will be pretty huge for Manchester United's short-term future.
This is written in the immediate aftermath of an incredibly average performance from the Red Devils against a very good Swansea City side. However, while Garry Monk and his men deserve plenty of credit for their win, the manner of the defeat came as little surprise to United fans.
They were lacking in quality up front, in-goal and at centre-back. They were predictable and ponderous with the ball. For the first time so far this season they were also porous without it—Swansea being comfortably the best side they have faced so far, exposed the frailties that remain.
All this means that as things look right now, Louis van Gaal will need his club to pull off a late miracle in the transfer market if he is to succeed this season. ...
Why Liverpool Need to Make Late Move For a Winger This Summer
The Liverpool side that limped to a miserable 3-0 defeat at the hands of Slaven Bilic’s decidedly mediocre West Ham United on Saturday afternoon looked far from the finished product, and Brendan Rodgers’ post-match assertion that he is happy with his squad as we head into the final days of the transfer window is worrying. The insipid performance that Rodgers’ Reds offered—overthrown by goals from Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho and compounded by a 52nd-minute red card for attacking talisman Philippe Coutinho—suggests that one more dip into the transfer market may be required before Liverpool can truly compete for a top-four finish in 2015/16.
But we’re unlikely to see one, so the manager says. ...
GWIV: Palace Victory At The Bridge Helps Earn Ade £2,000
Game Week IV will go down in history, as Crystal Palace became the lowest backed team in uMAXit Football history to win, with only 2% of people backing what appeared to be a hopeless cause. As we approached the final game of the weekend, only Ade Olukolu remained in contenion, needing a Swansea City victory to bag the entire 'Game Week 4' prediction pot ... which Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis duly noted, giving the Swans a well deserved 2-1 victory over Manchester United. ...
MOTW: Crystal Palace Claim Shock Win Over Chelsea At Stamford Bridge
Jose Mourinho's 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win at Stamford Bridge in 33 years. ...