Herrera magic, 5-3-2 and Reece James – Four things we learned from LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United

The Louis Van Gaal era at Manchester United got off to a flying start in the Dutchman’s first pre-season game with a hugely impressive 7-0 win over LA Galaxy at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium in LA. Briefly, here are some things we learned from game one of the new ‘Oranje Red Devils’: 5-3-2 could [...]

Remy, Markovic, Can…Why it’s an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan

by Simon Denavi Liverpool lived and died by the sword last season, with a simple philosophy to score more goals than they conceded. In the wake of losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Brendan Rogers is having a second crack at this age-old football mantra. Liverpool’s shopping spree began with the acquisition Southampton forward Rickie Lambert, [...]

Steven Gerrard retires from international football – who do England turn to next?

After a dazzling 14 years and 114 caps at international level, England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement. As we pointed out in England’s World Cup Post-Mortem – an ongoing series on Just Football looking at World Cup flops – given his age Gerrard’s international career was always likely to die out after a [...]

Generation Next: Kingsley Coman seeks fresh start after joining Juventus

by Marc Nielsen Having shaken off a great deal of interest from clubs around Europe, Italian champions Juventus have won the race to sign French sensation Kingsley Coman. Coman, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder, was available for free after his contract with PSG ended last month, before Juventus swooped in and secured another talented French player. [...]

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Spain

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? And what next? We continue now with a look at the World Cup 2014′s biggest fall from grace: former World champions Spain… Part I – [...]

Brazil World Cup 2014 post-mortem

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Brazil

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? And what next? We continue now with a look at arguably the World Cup 2014′s biggest (and most surprising) disappointment: Brazil… Part I – Portugal [...]

Louis Van Gaal Manchester United

6 reasons why Louis Van Gaal is the right man to restore Manchester United’s pride

he Louis Van Gaal era at Manchester United has begun as the Dutch manager took his first press conference at the club before heading off on United’s pre-season tour of the United States. But will Van Gaal succeed where his predecessor David Moyes failed? Sandra Melo gives six reasons why the answer is ‘yes’… He [...]