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Martial Goal Against Burnley

We brought home full points from Turf Moor with Martial superb goal made the difference between the two sides.

Michael Carrick to retire at end of season

The captain will retire at the end of 2017/2018 season and reportedly is going to take a first team coaching role at United under Jose Mourinho.

The underrated ex-England midfielder was key in several title winning teams under Sir Alex Ferguson. I am sad to see him retire but glad that he’s staying at Manchester United.

Legend!

David De Gea in FIFA Team of The Year

Well deserved!

Full team:

  1. David De Gea (Manchester United)
  2. Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  3. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  4. Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan)
  5. Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain)
  6. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  7. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  8. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  10. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
  11. Lionel Messi (Barcelona).

Manchester United vs Stoke City – All Goals

Incredible goals!

Antonio Valencia 1-0

Anthony Martial 2-0

Romelu Lukaku 3-0

De Gea is Staying

Mourinho, like any other sane person will, had asked the club’s board to take their rights to extend 27 year old Spaniard goal keeper’s contract for another 12 months.

That’s how you keep your best players on board.

Rivals are Dropping Points

Sunday game sees Liverpool beat Manchester City at home while 6th place Arsenal losing 3 points from winning position over at Bournemouth.

League champions Chelsea held by Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs was brilliant on their 4-0 beating of Everton.

A win at home on Monday night is increasingly important given our mediocre run of results on the festive period of December let the Merseyside’s reds catch up on league points.

I’ll definitely put my money on a home side’s a win if I am put a bet on Manchester United with a UK bookmaker however games against Stoke City are almost always tricky. I would hope though that we can capitalize the turmoil at Stoke that ended with United’s legend Mark Hughes sacking.

The gaffer confirmed there’s no injury as his team returned fresh from warm weather of Dubai back to the Theater of Dreams.

Will United Extend Mourinho’s Contract?

I certainly hope so.

He’s doing alright despite the mediocre at times shown by his team especially in busy period of December, therefore I fail to see why they will not.

We were 6th in the league around same time last season now we’re 2nd and currently still in 3 competitions. So I wasn’t surprised when I hear the club reportedly have been in detailed discussions with Mourinho and his representatives for the past month over an extension to his contract.

Give him some more time and the players he wants. Manchester United can surely have those luxuries.

Lingard Firing On All Cylinders for United

It is hard to argue that Jose Mourinho has underwhelmed at Manchester United since his appointment. Many at Old Trafford, from board members to supporters on the terrace, were expecting a much bigger fight for domestic glory in the Premier League, the trophy that has eluded the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

However, despite the likelihood that, much to the club’s disgust, the Premier League title looks like it is going across the city of Manchester to Pep Guardiola and the once “noisy neighbours” at the Etihad Stadium, there is still plenty to be positive about at Old Trafford.

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Juan Mata is Guardian’s Footballer of The Year

The Guardian Footballer of the Year is an award given to a player who has done something truly remarkable, whether by overcoming adversity, helping others or setting a sporting example by acting with exceptional honesty.

His initiative in Common Goal project, in which players and managers donate 1% of their salary to charity, makes him a worthy recipient.

Juan is a truly remarkable person. I am happy to see him wearing the red devil shirt. More at the Guardian.

Marcus Rashford in 100 Best Footballer of the Year List

I am not surprised with many of the recipients. Happy to see youngster Rashford on the list though.

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