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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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TOP 5: Manchester United non-summer signings

As Manchester United hurtle towards the end of the winter transfer window without a single signing, fans can count themselves lucky that the club have once again avoided the pitfalls of the break. The risks are obvious: there’s no value in the market, none of the players United want are available, and it’s hard to [...]

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Saha: Still Got Fergie Hairdryer After Scoring Twice

Saha: Still Got Fergie Hairdryer After Scoring Twice

Two weeks after signing for Manchester United and on his second game for the club, Louis Saha scored twice against Everton within the first half an hour. He had scored a goal on his debut too so was feeling rather chuffed with himself. When United went off 3-0 up at half-time, Saha was expected a [...]

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STATS: Ronaldo, Saha, Rooney, Tevez and Berbatov – What Have They Contributed?

STATS: Ronaldo, Saha, Rooney, Tevez and Berbatov – What Have They Contributed?

Here you will find how many goals, assists and combined goals and assists our players have contributed since we first won the title against in 2007 up until the season just gone. To give some perspective, the percentage of the total goals scored in that season has also been given. Louis Saha has been included [...]

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Saha: United Mates On The Phone After Chelsea Win

Louis Saha had to leave Manchester United because we couldn’t afford to compete in four competitions with a striker who was so unreliable thanks to his injuries. When fit and ready to play, Saha really was a good striker for us and scored some important goals. It was his performances in the League Cup 2006 [...]

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VIDEO: Louis Saha Is Still A Red

———— 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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Saha: Everton Move A Step Down

Three former United players made up the Everton starting XI today, the most recent of these to move being Louis Saha, who spent too much time on the treatment table to keep his place in our squad. When fit for sustained periods of time, most recently for the first half of the 2006-2007 season, there [...]

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You Mean, Saha Actually Has To Pass A Medical??

Louis Saha is a player I’ve stuck up for on numerous occasions, before my patience ran out. It’s not him personally, I’m sure he’s fine, but we simply cannot afford to be relying on a player who is injured as often as he is. He is the only player we have in his position, which [...]

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Saha Ready For 100% Fitness… So We Can Sell Him

Louis Saha is a player I have defended on several occasions when reds get on his case, however, half way through last season, I had lost my patience with him. He’s tried, there’s no denying that, but if we are going to dominate in the way we should, we need a striker we can rely [...]

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Saha’s Still Not Satisfied – Are We?

Manchester United earned their three points yesterday rather easily. There could have been reason to fear when looking at the line-up. Our fourth and fifth choice central midfielders, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick, started in the middle, Nani replaced Giggs on the wing, Louis Saha, who is still struggling for match fitness, filled in for [...]

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Saha’s Injury History – Is It Time For Him To Go?

Louis Saha signed for United for £12.8 million midway through the 2003/2004 season. He scored his first goal for us just eighteen minutes in to his debut, scoring our first in a 3-2 win over Southampton. The following week he scored two against Everton, his first coming on nine minutes, in a 4-3 victory at [...]

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Where Does Tevez Deal Leave Saha?

When news broke that we’d signed Tevez a few weeks back, I thought it had to be too good to be true. Over the following days, that statement seemed quite literal, and it looked as though the deal was going to fall through. As we’ve waited for the FA to pull their finger out, the [...]

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Saha vs Ruud?

Before I say anything, let me make it clear for the whole time Fergie has been playing Saha over Ruud, I’ve been desperate to see Ruud start a game. Whilst understanding why Fergie was playing Saha, because his scoring form was better than Ruud’s, I still figured that sooner, rather than later, Ruud had to [...]

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Was Fergie Right To Drop Ruud?

Alex Ferguson has made some debatable team selections over recent years, and yesterday, in the Carling Cup final, he made another. He dropped Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has scored an impressive 22 goals from 34 starts for United this season, as well as topping the Premiership goalscorers table, for 3rd choice United striker, Louis Saha. [...]

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