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Chilean press report Vidal is coming to United

Chilean press report Vidal is coming to United

Reports from Chile today claim that Arturo Vidal is a number one priority for Louis van Gaal and would cost United just over £30m. La Tercera claims that Van Gaal is “obsessed” with with signing Vidal and has been since he was the manager of Bayern Munich. Van Gaal apparently wanted to sign him from [...]

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Racist bins off Liverpool after dragging their name through the dirt

Racist bins off Liverpool after dragging their name through the dirt

Luis Suarez has left Liverpool for Barcelona just six months after signing a new 5-year-deal with the Merseyside club. “I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term,” said Suarez at the time. “I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for The Metro about the ending of the Nike deal. Scott writes for Bleacher Report about 10 most pressing issues for LvG to address. United Rant talks about Fellaini. The Guardian discusses the latest Sneijder rumours. The Mirror discusses the latest Di Maria rumours. Don’t forget you get 15% off Campo Retro United [...]

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City player: United manager is the best I’ve had

Martin Demichelis won the Premier League in his first season with Manchester City, playing for Manuel Pellegrini, but the defender insists that Louis van Gaal is the best manager he’s played for. The fact that Demichelis left Bayern Munich after Van Gaal dropped him from the squad, following several clashes, says a lot about how [...]

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Louis van Gaal – a managerial heavyweight

Louis van Gaal – a managerial heavyweight

With the pressure that owners, boards of directors and fans seem to put on their managers in modern football growing year by year, managerial cycles seem to become shorter and shorter. Consequently, it’s now harder to become a so-called managerial heavyweight: a manager who instils respect and awe – mixed with a mild dose of [...]

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Prepare for Evra exit…and Vidal arrival?

It looked as though Patrice Evra was certain to leave Manchester United this summer after David Moyes had made it quite clear that Leighton Baines would have forced the Frenchman out of the team, if he hadn’t turned us down to stay at Everton. As the season progressed, Luke Shaw’s link with United grew stronger, [...]

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PICTURE: What would our shirt look like if Adidas made it?

PICTURE: What would our shirt look like if Adidas made it?

After it was confirmed that Nike will not be renewing their kit deal with United, fans have been getting excited about the prospect of Adidas designing our kits again. Here’s a picture of one mock-up that has been doing the rounds on the internet. ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable [...]

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Van Gaal straight from World Cup to United

Manchester United have confirmed in a statement today that Louis van Gaal will be on the tour with United, meaning he will be joining up with the squad almost as soon as the World Cup finishes. Holland play in the semi-final against Argentina tomorrow, but if Holland make the final, they will be playing on [...]

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What are Nike set to lose out on?

After rumours yesterday, followed by a reported denial today, Nike have this evening confirmed that they will not be renewing the 15 year kit deal with Manchester United when it expires next year. Some might consider this to be a strange move, considering no football club in the world sells more shirts than United. Going [...]

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Welcome to the Republik

Welcome to the Republik

You could buy the new shirt, with Nike and Manchester United clearly big fans of The Republik of Mancunia, complete with nasty looking sponsor on the front, or you could dig out your old shirt. Or you could go to Campo Retro and get a special discount exclusive to RoM readers. Simply enter ROM15 when [...]

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Nike shirts no more

Manchester United’s shirt deal with Nike expires next year and Reuters has reported that the deal won’t be renewed. Warrior are reportedly desperate to agree a deal with United whilst Puma might also be an option, after they have taken Arsenal’s shirt deal from Nike. Adidas would presumably be the preferable option though. RoM has [...]

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VIDEO: United’s new kit launch

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for The Metro about how Fergie should have been more like Van Gaal. Scott writes for Bleacher Report about some of Fellaini’s worst moments at United. The Guardian says we’re still in the hunt for Vidal. The Telegraph sings the praises of Van Gaal. The RoM season review and World Cup PDF are [...]

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Vidic: I want to wear my United number at Inter

Nemanja Vidic wore the number 5 shirt when playing for Serbia and number 26 at Spartak Moscow. Having been unveiled at Inter Milan today, Vidic has said he hopes he gets to wear number 15 in Italy, the name number he wore at United. “I would like to have number 15, my number,” he said. [...]

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Pogba: Scholes is my role model

Paul Pogba, who has been earning plenty of column inches recently thanks to his performances for France at the World Cup, has spoken about which players have inspired him over the years. Whilst he names several, Paul Scholes and Andrea Pirlo are the two he singles out. “At the start I was a forward, then [...]

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