Author: Michail-Angelos Grigoropoulos

Writer for The United Journal. Host of Juego Bonito Podcast.

We are nearing the end of another league campaign which means it is almost time for another summer transfer window. A busy summer is expected at Old Trafford in terms of outgoings and incomings. With Erik Ten hag set to take over the helm, United brass will want to get their new manager his preferred targets. With Ten Hag coming in it is expected that he will try to bring at least one of his current Ajax players alongside him to Old Trafford. The dream for everyone would have been Ryan Gravenberch but he is set to go to Bayern…

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In a season where it seems everything has gone wrong for Manchester United, the one bright spot has been the academy. The U18s have made the FA Youth Cup Final against the winner of Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest  on April 30th. That is the first time United have made the final in that competition since 2011. Any guesses on who one of the main stars of that team was? It was none other than Paul Pogba alongside Ravel Morrison and Jesse Lingard. This crop of players are just as talented if not more talented than that 2011 team with players…

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Manchester United are in a situation where 15 contracts are due to expire in the next 18 months and among those contracts is David De Gea’s contract. De Gea signed a 4 year contract extension in the fall of 2019 worth 375,000 pounds a week and the contract had a 1 year option as well. That contract made De Gea the richest GK in the Premier League and is currently the third highest paid player in the league. Over the last month there have been many rumors surrounding De Gea contract as first there were rumors United were willing to…

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2021/22 season is one Marcus Rashford is going to want to forget and there are still 3 months left. Manchester United’s 24-year-old winger is in the worst form of his professional career and it does not seem like the rut will break soon. There was optimism for him before the winter break after he scored 2 in 2 against Brentford and West Ham off the bench, but since games restarted in February all he has is one assist to his name in the game against Southampton. The game against Atletico Madrid in the UCL on Wednesday seemed like the final…

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The 2021 summer transfer window brought hope to United fans after signing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and the return of the prodigal son Cristiano Ronaldo. The moment Cristiano Ronaldo signed with United the expectations changed and it became a title or bust season for United, yet the complete opposite has happened. Cristiano Ronaldo is no ordinary 37-year-old footballer but the decline has been coming for a few years now and the struggles of Manchester United have put more of a highlight on the decline of CR7. That first day the club signed him the main feeling was a nostalgia as…

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The January transfer window was a frustrating one for United fans as there was no incomings and there were a few outgoings on loan. In a season where United are in a Top 4 race and still have UCL knockout football it was expected that United reinforce in certain areas. By the time the transfer window closed on January 31st, United looked a lot weaker in certain areas. Loaning Martial, Amad, and Donny meant United were weaker in attack and in the middle of the park. Due to recent events United only currently have 2 strikers and both are in…

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