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De Gea insight I: “He is very, very happy in Manchester, but Atleti fans wouldn’t begrudge Real move”

De Gea insight I: “He is very, very happy in Manchester, but Atleti fans wouldn’t begrudge Real move”

Reports in most newspapers at the moment claim that Manchester United are lining up a deal with Real Madrid that would see David de Gea leave the club with Gareth Bale signing for us. Adam Crafton, who is a journalist for The Daily Mail, has written several articles on De Gea and has a good [...]

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QPR Preview: Five Keys To Victory

QPR Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Away points have been hard to come by for Louis van Gaal’s side this season, which will prove no different this Saturday with a vital trip to Loftus Road. United’s performances have been way below par of late, ever since appearing from the second half at White Hart Lane in our final match of 2014. [...]

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Southampton Preview: Old Trafford, An Almost Injury-Free Zone

Southampton Preview: Old Trafford, An Almost Injury-Free Zone

No you’re not imagining it. Manchester United go into their second tie with Southampton in little over a month with just one name on the first team injury list. Just one.  Ashley Young remains the solo casualty in Louis van Gaal’s squad, with a hamstring injury due to keep the England international out for around [...]

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TOP FIVE – Manchester United Transfer Rumours That Never Happened

TOP FIVE – Manchester United Transfer Rumours That Never Happened

Everyone loves transfer rumours, right? Well, okay, perhaps not everyone. For some people they mean that the pain of the summer without football is doubled by the idle speculation about which big names will be rocking up at Old Trafford in a brand new Chevy that they would otherwise not be seen dead in. One [...]

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Yeovil Preview: Sweet FA

Yeovil Preview: Sweet FA

More failure at the Britannia in United’s attempts to recover lost ground over the Premier League’s top two confirms that the club’s most likely avenue for silverware this season will come through the FA Cup. The competition’s joint most successful team with 11 titles begin their campaign this year with a trip to Huish Park, [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

February 19th 1910 saw the curtain rise on the new Old Trafford home, a venue considered the most modern in the land, with tip up seats and a playing surface akin to a billiard table. The setting was perfect. The result was certainly not. As on the previous Saturday, United shared seven goals with their [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

So, A. Turnbull was now on the Manchester United pay-role, making his debut in red, along with his former blue team mates, against, ironically enough – Aston Villa and he ran out behind captain Charlie Roberts to a rapturous welcome from around forty thousand supporters. The pitch, however, wasn’t as welcoming as the fans, as [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story I: From City to United

Sandy Turnbull’s story I: From City to United

The noise was deafening, incessant, vibrating through his whole body, making the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end, creating a nervous tension, a feeling surpassing all others. But this wasn’t a familiar arena such as Hyde Road or Ewood Park, nor was it the more familiar, much loved environs of the [...]

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Stoke City: A Tall Order

Stoke City: A Tall Order

Rewind a year. As another year notched on the calendar, United entered 2014 in lowly 7th place, preparing for what would be a 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham – our sixth loss in the league that season. Despite being just two points better off at the turn of the year this time around, things are [...]

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Spurs Preview: Ending The Year On A Good Note

Spurs Preview: Ending The Year On A Good Note

Is it just me, or are things beginning to feel a little 2012/13? Robin van Persie is consistently scoring, Wayne Rooney is effective in a central midfield position (minus the transfer request), Liverpool flirt with mid-table mediocrity and – most importantly of all – United are consistently winning matches. Order almost restored. It’s almost as [...]

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Villa Preview: The Season To Be Jolly

Villa Preview: The Season To Be Jolly

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A resounding 3-0 victory over Liverpool last week sees United travel to Villa Park on Saturday having put together six wins in succession. Further woes for Southampton leave Louis van Gaal’s side three points ahead of fourth placed West Ham, with the Saints and Arsenal a [...]

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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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