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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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VIDEO: Rooney and Van Persie goals vs Newcastle

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VIDEO: Falcao goal vs Villa

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LIVE BLOG: Aston Villa v Manchester United

Good Afternoon comrades, and welcome to Republik of Mancunia’s Live Blog coverage of Manchester United’s visit to the second city, where opponents Aston Villa lie in wait. Injury and absences aplenty, for once this season United perhaps go into the game with the fewer selection headaches. Six league victories on the spin, the form hasn’t [...]

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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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VIDEO: Rooney, Mata and Van Persie goals vs Liverpool

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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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VIDEO: Van Persie’s goals vs Southampton

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Southampton vs United

De Gea, McNair, Smalling, Rojo, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Young, Mata, Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Herrera, Fletcher, Januzaj, Wilson, Falcao. Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand; Davis, Mané, Wanyama; Long, Tadić, Pellè.

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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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VIDEO: Smalling, Rooney and Van Persie’s goals vs Hull

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Hull Preview: Taming The Tigers

Hull Preview: Taming The Tigers

  Last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal could be described as many things; undeserved, lucky, a robbery, a tactical masterstroke? Whichever way you’d wish to label it, it was undeniably both hilarious and brilliant at the same time. With some firmly set in panic stations – wondering how a fourth placed finish could possibly be [...]

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VIDEO: United’s goals in 2-1 win over Arsenal

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