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Liverpool Preview: The Joy Of Six

Liverpool Preview: The Joy Of Six

United welcome the visit of bitter rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford this afternoon having now put together a run of five consecutive wins. A 2-1 victory at St Mary’s on Monday evening ensured the Reds moved back into the top three after an injury-ravaged opening to the season. In truth, besides the three points it’s [...]

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Southampton Preview: Give Me Five

Southampton Preview: Give Me Five

A fourth consecutive victory for United on Tuesday night leaves the Reds on the cusp of returning to the top three of English football, remarkably for the first time since the opening weekend of last season. Marouane Fellaini continued his impressive form scoring the game’s opener, before a teasing Juan Mata free-kick found its way [...]

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Stoke Preview: Without Our Guardian Angel

Stoke Preview: Without Our Guardian Angel

Stoke City are the visitors to Old Trafford this evening as United look to put together a fourth straight victory with Southampton’s third place coming increasingly within touching distance for Louis van Gaal’s side. United’s emphatic victory over Hull City on Saturday was marred only by a hamstring injury suffered by Angel Di Maria, which [...]

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The Month: That’s better, Manchester United

In the month that Andy Townsend peaked, we say: That’s better. And, well, it is: Manchester United have played at such a poor standard in the past 16 months that a run of wins — precisely three — is considered good progress, only slightly damning since they’d held aloft a Premier League title not too long [...]

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Hull Preview: Taming The Tigers

Hull Preview: Taming The Tigers

  Last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal could be described as many things; undeserved, lucky, a robbery, a tactical masterstroke? Whichever way you’d wish to label it, it was undeniably both hilarious and brilliant at the same time. With some firmly set in panic stations – wondering how a fourth placed finish could possibly be [...]

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Arsenal Preview: All’s Well That Ends Welbz

Arsenal Preview: All’s Well That Ends Welbz

  In the modern era, any Arsenal v Manchester United offering has signified a table topping battle for domestic glory and all-important bragging rights. This season’s first serving may represent a slightly less appealing dish as a result of each side’s positively under-whelming beginning to proceedings. At sixth and seventh respectively in the table after [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part IV: Hugo Borst on Van Gaal’s aim at United, almost joining Liverpool and selling Welbeck

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part IV: Hugo Borst on Van Gaal’s aim at United, almost joining Liverpool and selling Welbeck

Print journalists, radio presenters, biographers, TV personalities, pundits; there are a lot of jobs in football, even if you are not a former professional. Hugo Borst has done it all though. Starting out as a journalist for esteemed Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, Borst made his strides through journalism before ending up at Algemeen Dagblad, [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part III: Hugo Borst on Van Gaal’s history in Holland, Verheijen’s criticism and influence on Guardiola

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part III: Hugo Borst on Van Gaal’s history in Holland, Verheijen’s criticism and influence on Guardiola

Print journalists, radio presenters, biographers, TV personalities, pundits; there are a lot of jobs in football, even if you are not a former professional. Hugo Borst has done it all though. Starting out as a journalist for esteemed Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, Borst made his strides through journalism before ending up at Algemeen Dagblad, [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part II: Hugo Borst on Rooney, Van Gaal’s philosophy and Fergie comparisons

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part II: Hugo Borst on Rooney, Van Gaal’s philosophy and Fergie comparisons

Print journalists, radio presenters, biographers, TV personalities, pundits; there are a lot of jobs in football, even if you are not a former professional. Hugo Borst has done it all though. Starting out as a journalist for esteemed Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, Borst made his strides through journalism before ending up at Algemeen Dagblad, [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part I: Hugo Borst on Van Gaal obsession, signing Strootman and Gay Pride

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Part I: Hugo Borst on Van Gaal obsession, signing Strootman and Gay Pride

Print journalists, radio presenters, biographers, TV personalities, pundits; there are a lot of jobs in football, even if you are not a former professional. Hugo Borst has done it all though. Starting out as a journalist for esteemed Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, Borst made his strides through journalism before ending up at Algemeen Dagblad, [...]

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Palace Preview: Making Up For Lost Ground

Palace Preview: Making Up For Lost Ground

It would be nice to say that last Sunday’s derby defeat had been completely forgotten about but unfortunately that isn’t the case. The defeat at the Etihad can however be looked back upon for some positive reasons despite the Reds leaving empty handed and a further two defenders down for the visit of Crystal Palace [...]

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City Preview: Make Mine a Bitter

City Preview: Make Mine a Bitter

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will take charge of his first Manchester derby on Sunday, as the Reds travel to Wastelands looking to close the gap between the two sides to just a point. Vast improvements in the side are plain to see, and though the last two matches have resulted in only a [...]

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PREDICTIONS: Derby day – journos and fans on City vs United Part II

PREDICTIONS: Derby day – journos and fans on City vs United Part II

Danny Taylor, The Guardian’s chief football writer PREDICTION: 3-2 City The strange thing is that while everyone has been obsessed with United’s defence – and let’s not pretend it’s been pretty – City have kept only two clean sheets from their nine Premier League matches as well. They have looked strangely subdued at times and [...]

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The Month: United remain fun to watch in October

Manchester United could do with more points, at least to avoid the annoying, if true, suggestion that it’s going the same way as it did under Moyes. Thing is, even with all that’s happened, United are a lot more fun to watch — and to think, talk and write about — this season, an opinion [...]

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PREDICTIONS: Derby day – journos and fans on City vs United Part I

PREDICTIONS: Derby day – journos and fans on City vs United Part I

Mike Keegan, Sports writer, BBC Sport PREDICTION: 2-1 City Expecting City to bounce back here. For me, United’s draw with Chelsea papered over the defensive cracks. Drogba is not Aguero. Yes, United might score, but who would bet against City failing to respond? There are too many mismatches for me to see anything other than [...]

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