Manchester United Find Their Man
After a disappointing start to the season for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho was sacked. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was immediately put in as an interim manager for the red devils. Ole was a former player for Manchester United, but didn’t have a lot of experience managing at the top level. Especially not a big club like Manchester United, having coached at Molde, a team in Norway who competes in Eliteserien. There were many doubters who didn’t think he could turn around their season. When Ole stepped in charge he transformed Manchester United into an attacking team. Under Mourinho they were very defensive. Ole was a forward when he played so it made sense that he was attacking minded. Ole and his side went on an unbeaten streak and managed to get 14 wins from the 19 games he was in charge. They have closed the gap behind Arsenal in 4th to just two points. They also managed to comeback against French giants PSG to advance in the Champions League. Due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s success so far as interim manager of Manchester United, he has been rewarded with the full-time manager position with a three year contract. This ends speculation of Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino possibly taking over the spot. What lies in the future for Ole and Manchester United, given this promotion? We will just have to watch and find out.
Biggest Game Yet of The Premier League!
The biggest game of the season concluded yesterday as Manchester City beat Liverpool 2-1. This was a huge game between the top two teams in the league at this point in the season. Going into the game Liverpool had a 6 point lead at the top of the table. Liverpool were unbeaten through 20 games at the time. Manchester City are the defending champions and they needed to win this game to try and catch Liverpool in the title race.
Not only did this game mean a lot to both teams, it also provided in gameplay. In the first half, Sadio Mane hit the post off of a through ball from Mo Salah. There was a miscommunication between John Stones and Ederson and Stones tried to clear the ball but Ederson blocked it. The ball spun towards City’s goal, and looked surely in. Stones made a last second clearance with at least 80% of the ball over the line. Later in the first half Sergio Aguero opened the scoring to put City up at halftime. In the 64′ minute Roberto Firmino pulled one back for Liverpool with a header from close range. Not long after in the 72′ minute Leroy Sane scored off a counter attack to put Manchester City up 2-1. The game was a war until the end but Manchester city came out victorious to pull within 4 points of Liverpool. The title race is back on and Liverpool can’t afford to slip up again.
Jose Mourinho Sacked
Big news coming from Manchester United as they have sacked their manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho is widely regarded as one of the best and decorated managers in the world. Him and Manchester United have had a very poor start to the season and Mourinho has been on the hot seat for a long time. They are currently in 6th position in the Premier League, a large eight points behind 5th placed Arsenal. They have struggled to get results, they have only a zero goal differential, and fans have been upset with their play for a long time. Also, there have been turmoil between Mourinho and some of his players specifically Paul Pogba. Pogba is one of the biggest names in football, but he and Mourinho never had the best relationship. Mourinho has frequently dropped him from the squad and they have had run ins in the past. Mourinho is a very successful manager winning trophies at almost every club he has been at but, his time at Manchester United is up. Manchester United have already appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season. He is a former player for United and he has a very hard task in front of him trying to salvage this season.