Articles by Sarthak Dev
Jun 12, 2019
Copa America 2019: 'Messiah' Lionel Messi, Argentina and quest for acceptance at yet another major tournamentArgentina, and indeed Messi, have stumbled, got back up, and stumbled again. They have three silver medals from four major tournaments in the last five years. Silver
Apr 24, 2019
Premier League: Manchester derby could be most important fixture of season with title race and top-four spots at stakeManchester City today are everything Manchester United were once the picture of, and that realisation will hurt most this Wednesday evening when the two teams lock heads with painfully contrasting targets to play for.
Apr 10, 2019
Champions League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's resurgent Manchester United face litmus test as Lionel Messi's Barcelona come callingManchester United's magic potion so far has been an infectious sense of self-belief under Solskjaer, and they must play with the same vigour on Wednesday night
Feb 24, 2019
Premier League: Rejuvenated Paul Pogba fuels Solskjaer's bid to make Liverpool fresh victims of his Manchester United revolutionUnited come into their biggest match since that cold December night against Liverpool on a mazy run of eleven victories in thirteen games, including wins at Wembley, Emirates, and Stamford Bridge
Feb 20, 2019
Champions League: Juventus might be favourites but Atletico Madrid relish prospect of facing familiar foe Cristiano RonaldoWhile it may evoke a few chuckles or some queasy groans from the Atletico fans, you would expect Diego Simeone to relish the prospect of coming up against a familiar foe
Jan 13, 2019
Premier League: Manchester United winning at Wembley will reinforce Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's claim for permanent roleA win at Wembley may not change United's position on the table by much, but it will go a long way in reinforcing the faith in Solskjaer’s methods, and maybe, his case as the new permanent manager at the club.
Dec 16, 2018
Premier League: Liverpool's clash against Manchester United a vital inflection in both teams' fortunesIn the long history of Manchester United-Liverpool classics, Sunday's match won't as much be a postscript. Yet today, as we see balances tilting, it remains a vital point of inflection in their fortunes.
Dec 03, 2018
Premier League: Unai Emery stamps his class on Arsenal as Gunners secure win over Tottenham in North London derbyArsenal are still some distance away from making a case as title contenders, but if this North London Derby was any sign, this new chapter at Arsenal is going to be greatly exciting.
Nov 06, 2018
Champions League 2018: Manchester United need another turnaround against Juventus in TurinIf Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United can come out of Turin with their pride and knockout round spot intact, the clouds will move farther away.
Sep 30, 2018
Premier League: Manchester United's problems down to players who don't care and a manager who can't inspireManchester United were in deep muck before the referee blew the kick-off whistle at the Olympic Stadium. At 2-1 down, they could smell the gunpowder from inside the barrel and yet couldn’t bring enough out of their mental and physical faculties to close down an opponent with the ball.