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The Month: Van Gaal thinks August is overrated

The Month: Van Gaal thinks August is overrated

August for Manchester United didn’t go as expected considering the ridiculously easy set of opening fixtures and associated betting odds – but then it sort of went exactly as expected, in the back of our minds, at least since David Moyes made it his mission to make us all a little more humble. It turns [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for ESPN about the importance of getting a result against Burnley. Scott writes for Bleacher Report about the players we could sign before the window shuts. The Daily Mail reports on Zaha’s return to Crystal Palace. The Guardian discusses the appointment of Rooney as England captain. The Telegraph reports on the 15-year-old wonder [...]

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RoM Reads

Graham Hunter gives his expert opinion of Angel Di Maria. Scott writes for The Metro about Ed Woodward’s performance in this transfer window. The Guardian reports on Van Gaal’s lack of shock over the 4-0 humiliation vs MK Dons. The Telegraph looks at the impact Di Maria can have. The Guardian says Real Madrid will [...]

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VIDEO: Manchester United 0-3 York City

Manchester United 0-3 York City Barnes 24, 51(pen), Barras 53 Manchester United: Pilkington, Parker, Irwin, McGibbon, Pallister, P Neville (Cooke 46), Davies (Bruce 58), Beckham, Sharpe, McClair, Giggs. Sub (not used): Tomlinson. Booked: Beckham 35 (foul). Sent-off: McGibbon 50 (professional foul) York City: Kiely, McMillan, Hall, Pepper, Tutill, Barras, Murty, Williams, Barnes (Atkin 89), Peverell [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Sunderland vs United

De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Blackett; Valencia, Cleverley, Fletcher, Mata, Young; Rooney, Van Persie. Subs: Amos, M. Keane, James, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck, Januzaj.

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for Bleacher Report about reasons to be hopeful of Champions League qualification. The Daily Mail reports on Ancelotti’s claim that Di Maria has said goodbye. Scott writes for The Metro about Danny Welbeck. The Guardian sings the praises of Gary Neville’s punditry.

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RoM Reads

The Daily Mail reports on Di Maria’s absence from the Real Madrid squad yesterday. The Telegraph has an excellent interview of Louis van Gaal by Gary Neville. The Guardian reports on Louis van Gaal’s matchday press conference. Pride of All Europe discusses tactics, signings and the Glazers. The Independent looks at United’s worse ever signings. [...]

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RoM Reads

The Guardian looks at how the Glazers thrive whilst United suffers. The Daily Mail says we are going for Di Maria and Khedira. The Telegraph claims Welbeck has been told he can leave the club. United Rant looks at how a preference for young players may have cost us. Beautifully Red has GIFs from United’s [...]

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Marcos Rojo has potential but plenty to prove to expectant United fans

It has been a summer of frustration at Old Trafford. After the early arrivals of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, it seemed there was about to be a much needed overhaul at United. But during the last two months, we have been forced to be patient as new boss Louis Van Gaal gave the current [...]

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Newcastle fan on Obertan and wanting Wayne Rooney

In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United. Mark Jensen owns The Mag. Scott: How did you rate 2013-14 for Newcastle? Mark: A typical Newcastle United season under [...]

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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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PICTURE: Nani’s hero’s welcome at Sporting

PICTURE: Nani’s hero’s welcome at Sporting

After joining his former club, Sporting Lisbon, on a year long loan, Nani was given a warm welcome in Portugal.

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Sunderland fan on Wembley and RvP

In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United. Colin Randall is the editor of Salut! Sunderland. Follow @salutsunderland on Twitter. Scott: How did you rate 2013-14 for Sunderland? [...]

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Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

It was bound to happen. It always does with a new relationship. The first few months are like a fairytale, they draw you in and fill you with hope and before you know it you’re swept into a whirlwind romance showing no signs of letting up. It wasn’t like this last time around. The last [...]

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Tottenham Hotspur fan on re-signing Bale and last summer’s transfers

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Tottenham Hotspur fan on re-signing Bale and last summer’s transfers

In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United. Spooky owns Dear Mr Levy. Follow @Spooky23 on Twitter. Scott: How did you rate 2013-14 for Spurs? Spooky: It was [...]

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