Martin Skrtel has been charged by the FA for stamping on David de Gea in the final seconds of Liverpool’s defeat against us yesterday. He will likely face a three match ban, meaning Kolo Toure will likely feature for Liverpool in their games against Arsenal, Blackburn and Newcastle.
No sooner had Danny Welbeck’s inevitable winner hit the back of the net on his return to Old Trafford, were “#narrative” klaxons sounded off left, right and centre as Manchester United were confined to competing on just one front as another trophyless season beckons. United turned in another frustrating showing in which they failed to [...]
Scott writes for umaxit about the impact Di Maria could have in the remaining games. The Guardian reports on the FA’s report regarding Evans’ spitting. The Independent has Paul Scholes’ column where he reveals his liking for Van Gaal’s system. The Express reports on United’s snub for Costa. The Telegraph discusses half and half scarves.
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur meet at Old Trafford on Sunday with big implications on the top four at stake. Of the teams in the top six competing for the Champions League places, Manchester United have the toughest remaining fixtures on paper, whilst Tottenham have the kindest. Neither side can really afford to lose this [...]
Scott writes for ESPN about Welbeck’s goal celebration. Scott writes for The Metro about the inconsistency of refereeing following Di Maria’s red card. The Express reports on United’s day out at Cheltenham races. The Guardian discusses Louis van Gaal’s philosophy. The Telegraph looks at the Depay transfer rumour.
Louis van Gaal has reflected on last night’s defeat against Arsenal, claiming that United gifted the opposition a win last night. Having gone a goal down, United equalised almost immediately. However, in the second half, Antonio Valencia played Danny Welbeck in to put Arsenal 2-1 up. We didn’t lose to them, we lost [because of] [...]
Good evening comrades, and welcome to the latest Republik of Mancunia Live Blog, as Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. It’s the plum tie of the round, and whoever wins it should fancy their chances of picking up silverware at Wembley this May
With United negotiating an all-important Premier League away victory at St James’ Park on Wednesday evening, focus shifts back from our attempts to secure a top four finish, and instead the visit of Arsenal as the Reds go in search of a first FA Cup success since 2004. Champions League football for next season may [...]
Scott has written for ESPN about the spitting incident. The Guardian reports on the sexist chanting from United fans. The Telegraph looks at which sides have the hardest run in. The London Standard reports on Wenger’s claim about Welbeck’s bright future. Made in Manchester is available to download as a PDF or for your Kindle. [...]
Another fixture rolls along and once again, Manchester United fans can only speculate as to whether this (finally) could be the week that things begin to click into place. Saturday brought another three points at home to Sunderland after — you guessed it — another sub-par performance, with agents Brown and O’Shea collaborating to see [...]
Scott has written for The Metro about Angel di Maria. The Guardian reports on Rooney’s backing for Di Maria. The Telegraph says Van Gaal needs to show faith in Mata. The Mirror looks at James Wilson. Mainline are running a competition which will see the winner receive a year’s worth of Adidas trainers. All you [...]