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Matt Gault

Football writer

Matt is 22 and currently writes for several football publications, including 90min.com, These Football Times, Back Page Football and Four Four Two.com. He has also been featured on The Guardian and World Soccer. Matt supports Manchester United, but also follows the fortunes of FK Qarabag in Azerbaijan for something a little different.
Fumbling Foxes Prepare For Pep's City With Mounting Pressure On Ranieri's

Fumbling Foxes Prepare For Pep's City With Mounting Pressure On Ranieri's Shoulders

As we prepare for the end of what has been a year rich in the most fantastical football stories, let's rewind back to February. It was a piercingly cold midwinter afternoon in Manchester, but Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City were a stubbornly blistering force that scorched through another examination in their hunt for Premier League supremacy.
09/12/2016 16:38 GMT
Claudio Ranieri Faces Fresh Challenge as Italian Tries to Hold Leicester City's Champions

Claudio Ranieri Faces Fresh Challenge as Italian Tries to Hold Leicester City's Champions Together

The Premier League was the first top-flight title Ranieri has lifted, so the forthcoming season is as alien to him as it is to the Leicester supporters. The first assignment will be to persevere through a trying pre-season of speculation and counter-speculation to portray a togetherness and keep producing the fairytale football that shaped the most compelling narrative last season.
28/07/2016 16:36 BST
Danny Drinkwater Leads Leicester City's Band of Brilliant Unsung

Danny Drinkwater Leads Leicester City's Band of Brilliant Unsung Heroes

Drinkwater, any of his team-mates will tell you, is a consummate professional and he's moulded his strengths into becoming an uber-reliable defensive shield who has kept Gokhan Inler, a man who has made 89 appearances for Switzerland and won two Coppa Italias with Napoli, out of the team.
12/02/2016 17:51 GMT
Why It Doesn't Matter That Manuel Pellegrini Did a Good Job at Manchester

Why It Doesn't Matter That Manuel Pellegrini Did a Good Job at Manchester City

It's difficult not to feel sorry for Pellegrini. The Chilean has always conducted himself with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, overseeing some of the most thrilling football the Premier League has ever seen. Yet, he's always been pacing the managerial corridor of uncertainty, his future dictated by the deeds of another coach...
19/01/2016 18:16 GMT
Memphis Depay Must Show Manchester United He's Much More Than a Frustrating

Memphis Depay Must Show Manchester United He's Much More Than a Frustrating Enigma

United face a hectic schedule in the lead-up to Christmas, playing seven games in the next four weeks and there's no better place for Memphis to recapture the hearts of United's supporters than under the floodlights next Wednesday night against his old team in the Champions League. He could be the hero that night, but it's up to him to ensure that happens.
18/11/2015 17:24 GMT
Defensive Solidity and Winning Mentality Spearheading Arsenal Title

Defensive Solidity and Winning Mentality Spearheading Arsenal Title Charge

Last season, Arsenal were good for long periods without ever fully hitting top gear and challenging Chelsea. This time round though, Wenger is nicely perched at the top of the table, level on points with City, while his arch-nemesis Jose Mourinho is wallowing in the depths of footballing despair, a familiar foe walking on dangerously thin ice...
04/11/2015 17:42 GMT
Chris Smalling Faces His Toughest Test in Stopping a Rampant Manchester

Chris Smalling Faces His Toughest Test in Stopping a Rampant Manchester City

Smalling has historically struggled on some big occasions, but at 25, it finally looks as though he has developed a leadership mentality for Van Gaal. Unlike this time a year ago, he can be entrusted with the responsibility of stopping United's bitter rivals and in a game that could wrestle the momentum away from the Blue half of Manchester...
23/10/2015 17:48 BST