Cain Smith

Covering Manchester United for VAVEL, ArchBallUK & UtdDistrict | Tactical Analysis for BreakingTheLines | Find me on Twitter: @cainsmithMU

Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester United vs Chelsea

Manchester United will host Chelsea on Thursday evening at Old Trafford following United’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, which has all but squashed their chances of a top four finish in the Premier League. Mike Dean has been confirmed as the man in charge for this battle between Thomas Tuchel and Ralf Rangnick’s sides. With Chelsea …

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Erik ten Hag’s former captain labels him as “one of the best coaches in Europe”

Tobias Schweinsteiger was Erik ten Hag’s captain between 2013 and 2015 for Bayern Munich II. He revealed the Dutchman’s influence in his own managerial career and claims the soon-to-be Manchester United manager is “one of the best coaches in Europe”. Brother of Bastian — who played for United for two seasons after he signed for …

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Confirmed Match Officials: Arsenal vs Manchester United

Craig Pawson has been confirmed by the Premier League as the Match Referee for Manchester United’s trip to The Emirates to face Arsenal on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils were embarrassed against their arch-rivals Liverpool on Tuesday evening. In the wake of the result, Ralf Rangnick has said that “it doesn’t make sense” to speculate …

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Erik ten Hag: Working at Bayern Munich with Pep Guardiola “was like winning the lottery”

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag made an unconventional decision in his managerial career when he left his management role at Go Ahead Eagles to work as a youth coach at Bayern Munich, however he claimed that the experiences, such as working under Pep Guardiola, was “like winning the lottery” and stresses the importance …

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Manchester United rebuild is “tailor-made” for Erik ten Hag, says lifelong friend of the Dutch manager

Leon ten Voorde has been a lifelong friend of soon-to-be Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. He has suggested that despite the task at hand being a big one at a club that has just been humiliated against their biggest rivals twice in one season, the rebuild that United need to go through is “tailor-made” …

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Confirmed Match Officials: Liverpool vs Manchester United (Premier League)

Martin Atkinson has been announced as the match referee for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Liverpool on Tuesday evening. The Red Devils are coming off the back of a 3-2 win against Norwich, but have a huge task on their hands to try and get a result away at Anfield. Last time …

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Roy Keane’s hilarious response to Gary Neville trying to sign Steven Gerrard for Man United

Roy Keane was one of Manchester United’s greatest ever captains, known for his seriousness on the pitch. But his response when asked about Gary Neville’s attempt to sign Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard for United was hilarious. On an edition of Monday Night Football back in January, Neville had told Jamie Carragher about a time where …

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“How on earth is he the problem”: Owen Hargreaves hits out at Cristiano Ronaldo haters following hat-trick vs Norwich

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s stellar showing against Norwich, Owen Hargreaves has hit out at the forward’s haters, asking “how on earth” he’s the issue at the club. Ronaldo was the man of the moment at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon where he scored his second hat-trick in his last three Premier League games to dispatch Dean …

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