The first half of 2020-21 was not ideal for Manchester United by any stretch of the imagination. But in the final fourteen Premier League matches, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took Manchester United on an unbeaten run, culminating in a final day triumph over Leicester City to secure Champions League football and third place in the table. It was a finish worth celebrating and with Bruno Fernandes firing on all cylinders, Manchester United fans will be hoping for better times ahead. But another year gone by without Premier League glory, Solskjaer and co. would have been hoping for silverware elsewhere. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, they crashed out of every one of their cup competitions at the semi-final stage. So even with Bruno Fernandes and a powerful trio of attackers alongside him, the Red Devils will undoubtedly be turning their attention to the transfer market for new additions. Anything less than Premier League or Champions League glory is simply not enough to satisfy the Manchester United faithful's. Here is a Transfer Market Analysis of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United and who they can sign to achieve the dream of getting back to that level.
It's almost the end of the year, so it's only fitting that we count down the top 100 footballers of 2019. Check out the start of the list (100-91) right here.
With over 100 articles written this year across The Mastermind Site and its affiliated enterprises, it's time we look back at some of the very best of the year. Here are the nominees for Best Article of 2019 on The Mastermind Site.
Leicester City have had an exceptional start to the 2019-20 Premier League season, losing just 1 of their opening 7 matches. If it weren't for the all-star cast and crew of England's top two teams, the Foxes could very well have found themselves in a similar position to where they were at this time back in 2015-16 when Claudio Ranieri led Leicester to a league title. Brendan Rodgers has done an incredible job since taking over as Leicester manager for Claude Puel back in late February and has turned the Foxes back into one of England's top sides after a couple of years of nothing more than mid-table success. Here is The Mastermind's Tactical Analysis of Leicester City so far in 2019-20 under Brendan Rogers.
Although the past few weeks has seen a slight dip in form, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit the ground running with Manchester United in 2019. After taking over for Jose Mourinho at the end of December, Solskjaer has won 15 of his 22 matches, which equates to a win percentage of nearly 70%. But in nearly every position on the pitch, it is very evident that upgrades are needed. It is unquestionable that Manchester United need to freshen up their squad in the summer and they should look no further than these five players in order to do that.
When it comes to footballers, it isn't all about looks. A lot of what makes a footballer, manager or referee special, is their personality. It's their ability to make people laugh, their crazy hairstyles, strange outbursts and hilarious press conferences that keep us entertained for weeks. Although most let their play on the pitch do … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Football Personality of the Year
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to the champions of two seasons ago, Leicester City. LEICESTER CITY INTRODUCTION After becoming the most surprising champions … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Leicester City
The Premier League is beginning to wind down with Chelsea all but walking away with the league title, but as March would have it, the race for relegation, top four and more are just heating up. March was another strange month in the Premier League in the sense that some teams played twice, some played … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month March 2017
The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League continues to amaze. Up to this point this has been one of the best ever UCL tournaments and we have seen so many surprise results and surprise performances. March 14-15 witnessed two of those surprise results as Leicester City came out victorious against Sevilla and AS Monaco made an incredible comeback … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Round of 16 (March 14-15)
If you had asked anyone who would advance to the Quarter Finals in the UEFA Champions League between Sevilla and Leicester City, they would all have said Sevilla. Even Leicester City fans, who were in heaven for all of last season would have likely had no faith in their side's chances at advancing to the … Continue reading Leicester City Defy Odds To Advance To UCL Quarter Finals
What an entertaining round of fixtures Matchday 26 was in England's top flight. Although two matches had to be postponed due to the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United, there was still more than enough excitement for all to enjoy. Spurs and Chelsea both grabbed massive results as they continue to battle it … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 26
It's been a long time coming and now the wait is finally over. You voted, fought and debated over who the winners should be for each and every award and now the time has come to reveal the winners. These are your 2016 Mastermind Award Winners! Footballer of the Year Nominees: Antoine Griezmann; N'Golo Kante; Robert Lewandowski; … Continue reading Winners Revealed: The Mastermind Awards 2016