It couldn’t have been timed better. Mauricio Pochettino, almost exactly a year after being dismissed by Tottenham Hotspur, reappeared on
On September 27th, 2020, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City fell to an unexpected 5-2 defeat to Leicester City at the Etihad
While the two have some work ahead to reach their rearranged finals in Portugal and Germany respectively, you would think that a Manchester derby for the Super Cup Final is not as remote a possibility as one would expect.
Solskjaer challenges United players to bounce back from FA Cup defeat and secure Champions League spot
United need only to avoid defeat in their last two games to guarantee a place in the top four – a feat that was improbable at the start of the year.
In 1998/99 Manchester United won the league, FA Cup and Champions League, lifting all three in the space of 10 memorable May days. But in the Premier League their record of 79 points is the second lowest of the 13 titles, as they edged past Arsenal by a point. In a poll conducted by MM, Mark Stillman finds out just why that iconic season is considered the best.
It’s no secret who the best two sides in the country are. A massive hint being the 34 mile trip across the M62 to play each other reflects the local veracity when Man City and Liverpool come head to head.
The Premier League has been blessed with rivalries through the decades whether it was the two Manchester clubs being split on the final day by that Aguero goal or the continuous title charges from Liverpool to knock Manchester United off their perch.
Since the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City following Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at Liverpool all the attention has been on this clash of the titans.
But is this a flash in the pan or the dawn of a new era of total possession colliding with gegenpressing in epic contests for years to come.
With football cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the outbreak of coronavirus, MM have created an ultimate combined Manchester United and Manchester City XI using players since the Premier League began.
From Munich to Morecambe… how Bolton Wanderers went from European glamour nights to brink of League Two
How Bolton Wanderers were on the cusp of Champions League football, but fell away. It is hard to believe that the same club, currently bottom of League One, were incredibly close to entering Europe’s elite competition amongst the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan.
Interview: Clive Tyldesley talks to MM about his Bury roots, Barcelona 1999 and the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’
As Britain settles in for an unprecedented three-week period of self-isolation and social distancing, one can imagine the voice of Clive Tyldesley will, once again, become a mainstay in the lives of many.
Debate: Are Guardiola’s Man City drinking at the last chance saloon or is Madrid Champions League victory a sign of things to come?
Pep Guardiola knows this run in the UEFA Champions League could be last chance saloon for his excellent Manchester City side.
Pep Guardiola was appointed Manchester City manager to win them the European Cup, and this year he comes up against competition masters Real Madrid in the round of 16.