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Hope and Expectation

Hope and Expectation

  They say it’s the hope that kills you. For Manchester United fans, then, these past eighteen months have felt like death by a thousand cuts. Think back to all those years of glory under Sir Alex Ferguson. Okay, the first few were a little rocky but, once we finally got that first illusive title [...]

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Moyes: Januzaj is like Cruyff

Former Manchester United manager, David Moyes, lead his new team, Real Sociedad, to a 1-0 win over Barcelona this week, to keep the Catalan club off top spot. In an interview with FourFourTwo, Moyes has spoken about Adnan Januzaj, who shone from the first moment Moyes saw him play. Moyes reckons the Belgian youngster is [...]

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PNev: United fans would give Moyes a standing ovation now

Phil Neville, who was appointed one of David Moyes’ coaches last season, claims the former Manchester United would be greeted fondly by supporters if he was ever to go to Old Trafford. “If he walked back into Old Trafford now he’d get a standing ovation,” he said. “The fans recognise he had guts taking that [...]

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After the dark days of David Moyes, the future looks bright at the Theatre of Dreams

After the dark days of David Moyes, the future looks bright at the Theatre of Dreams

When it comes to the Premier League, the Christmas period is an unforgiving time. Matches come thick and fast; fixture after fixture as the football calendar waits for no man. Pressure mounts as title-challenges and relegation battles are made and broken. Nothing is ultimately decided at this time of the year, but it can certainly [...]

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The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

Something very peculiar appears to have happened to Wayne Rooney. You may have noticed it during Manchester United’s defeat at the Etihad, then again when England beat Slovenia at Wembley, only for the strange phenomenon to be repeated on Tuesday night, as England were victorious once again, against Scotland. In all three encounters, Rooney ran [...]

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Fergie: Moyes text me to ask had he lost his job

Sir Alex Ferguson has updated his autobiography to include details of David Moyes’ eight months in charge as his replacement. Ferguson reveals that when the newspapers broke the story that Moyes was going to be sacked following the 2-0 defeat against Everton, he received a text from Moyes asking whether there was any truth to [...]

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Moyes: United wrong to sack me

David Moyes gave an interview with the BBC which was aired this morning, where he claims he was shocked when United sacked him after taking the champions to 7th in the league in just a few months. Whilst no one expected Moyes to retain United’s title in his first season, a top four finish was [...]

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Offering a rational outlook to United fans. There are plenty of reasons to be positive…

Five points from his first five Premier League games was not what Louis Van Gaal had in mind. Although the Dutchman’s new sides are notoriously slow starters, not many would have predicted Manchester United picking up such a lowly points tally against three newly promoted sides, Sunderland and Swansea City. The 5-3 loss at Leicester [...]

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Thank You, David Moyes

Thank You, David Moyes

Thank you, David Moyes. It’s not something most Manchester United fans ever thought they would say, given the horrendous season the Scot oversaw at our club. Still, I’ll say it again. Thank you, David Moyes. There were points, last season, when it felt like United were in danger of spiralling into irrevocable decline. So many [...]

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Louis van Gaal Must Make Old Trafford a Fortress Again

Old Trafford. It is a name that conjures many memories, most of which, given over two decades of unparalleled success, are happy ones. It is also a name that, during the last quarter of a century, has struck fear into the hearts of those who have visited it, for it had become a fortress; more [...]

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David Moyes’ embarrassing PR exercise

Initially, there was almost unanimous support for David Moyes when the wheels started to come off during his time as Manchester United manager. Whilst there had been huge concerns over his appointment, given he hadn’t won a thing during his managerial career, fans were sympathetic and wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. [...]

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VIDEO: Van Gaal vs Moyes’ press conferences

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How “player power” might have saved Manchester United

How “player power” might have saved Manchester United

Following the sacking of David Moyes, there has been a lot of criticism for our players, suggesting that they contributed to him losing his job. The fact that he didn’t mention them or thank them in his parting statement, where he did express gratitude to the fans and staff, suggests Moyes probably agrees. Player power [...]

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PICTURE: Club photoshop Moyes out of season ticket renewals picture

PICTURE: Club photoshop Moyes out of season ticket renewals picture

Yesterday, I received through the post the booklet about renewing my season ticket. On the front of the glossy thing they sent was a picture of the team with David Moyes standing alongside the players and fans. However, on the e-mail that fans have received, Moyes has been photoshopped out.

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Should the players be ashamed of themselves?

Manchester United are not a sacking club. It’s easy to make statements like that when you’ve shown faith in a manager in the 1980s, when you were in the relegation zone, and he’s gone on to prove himself as one of the greatest managers of all time. When David Moyes struggled, the board, the fans [...]

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