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Can United Win the League With This Defense

Chris Smalling FPL DefenderCan Manchester United win the Premier League title with this defensive lineup? I believe that they can. I recently wrote an article for World Soccer Talk discussing the flaws and positives regarding Manchester United’s current center back pairings.

You can head over to World Soccer Talk to read the article in its entirety:

At the moment Manchester United continue to be in talks with a few defenders, most notably Nicholas Otamendi, while the most recent reports state that the Sergio Ramos deal is dead.
This leaves Louis van Gaal with his current center backs of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Jonny Evans, Tyler Blackett, and Paddy McNair. All these defenders are still very young and ready to fulfill their potential, but they are still lacking in confidence and leadership.
For fantasy Premier League managers, this is still important information to remember. There is some value to be had in Manchester United’s center backs with Chris Smalling being the most expensive at £6.0. He was also the highest scoring United defender last season, but only the 37th best defender in FPL scoring.
A healthy back line will make all the difference for Manchester United title bid, but I do believe they have what it takes with this current crop. This is especially true if Chris Smalling can continue to build his qualities as a leader at the back.
If you are looking for some fantasy gambles, look no further than this United defense. Chris Smalling still has a great chance to put in some solid FPL points, but Luke Shaw is probably the best bet to go with, particularly at just £5.5.Matteo Darmian is another to look at picking up, if he can get enough games, at £5.5.
There are plenty of options in this Manchester United defense and most of them have had a year of instruction under Louis van Gaal’s tutelage. It is now time for them to fulfill their potential and win the Premier League title back for the Red Devils.

Crystal Palace Poised to Land Yohan Cabaye

Recent reports have Crystal Palace set to sign Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint Germain for a club record fee of £10m that includes a possible £2.5m extra. Cabaye has spent the past season and half with the Ligue 1 champions after his £19m move from Newcastle United back in January of 2014. Unfortunately for him, this time has not been very prosperous. Instead of solidifying his place in the French National team side, he is now in a position of having to worry about losing this place. Continue Reading

The Possible Liverpool Revolution

They may have been bundled out of the Copa America in Chile but Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino must have left Santiago a rejuvenated person. The Hoffenheim striker was willing to impress and successfully did so, with his eye-catching performances attracting attention from all over Europe, mostly England. Manchester United’s manager Louis van Gaal was reportedly the first to be keenly following Firmino’s progress, but it was Brendan Rodgers who had the last laugh. The Red Devils faithful had already set foot in a world of utopia, relishing a dream union of the Brazilian prodigy with the already acquired Dutchman Memphis Depay but their nemesis had a well-calculated work plan. Continue Reading

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