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Why Mourinho should NOT be United’s next boss

Why Mourinho should NOT be United’s next boss

Rumour has it that Louis van Gaal has got one game to save his career and, if he is sacked, Jose Mourinho might end up getting the job he has always wanted. Before looking at the reasons why he shouldn’t get the job, read about why Mourinho should get the job. Style of play Three [...]

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United have improved under LvG but something has to give now

Three weeks ago, as news broke that Paul O’Connell’s rugby World Cup and test career with Ireland had come to an end after a serious injury, a famous clip of the former Munster captain reappeared across social media. In the video, filmed before a Test match against France, O’Connell rallies his team mates in the [...]

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LvG is no better than Moyes and is making Manchester United worse? Yeh, ok!

After reading a ridiculous article about Louis van Gaal, I thought I would respond to a few of the claims being made about Louis van Gaal. What does a new manager, a famed philosophy and £250 million worth of new signings get you? Well, in Manchester United’s case not a great deal. Louis Van Gaal [...]

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PICTURE: Why does this referee only send off United players for touching him?

PICTURE: Why does this referee only send off United players for touching him?

Joe Hart went head to head with Michael Oliver on derby day this season, but the referee dealt no punishment. Cesc Fabregas shoved Oliver out of the way this season, but the referee dealt no punishment. Vincent Kompany put both hands on Oliver when complaining about Crystal Palace’s first goal this evening, but the referee [...]

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What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

On March 19th 2011, Manchester United took on Bolton at Old Trafford, with just nine games of the Premie League season remaining. We were three points clear of Arsenal, but they had a game in hand, so this match was a must win. Ideally, we could have done with quite a few goals too because [...]

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Was ref right to award Rooney a penalty?

With United 2-1 up against Preston last night, Phil Dowd awarded a penalty after Wayne Rooney went to ground in the box. A penalty is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences in the penalty area in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or [...]

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STATS: United, corners and Phil Jones

STATS: United, corners and Phil Jones

Last season, United averaged 5.7 corners per game and this season it is 5.4. 15% of the corners we took last season lead to chances, and this year it is 13%. Just 1.4% of our corners last season resulted in goals and this year, so far, it is 2.5%. In real terms, that means this [...]

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How did Wilshere get away with it?

How did Wilshere get away with it?

With an hour left to play yesterday, Arsenal should have gone down to 10 men after Jack Wilshere tried to headbutt Marouane Fellaini. Standing at just 5 foot 7, Wilshere’s forehead could only reach Fellaini’s chest, but obviously the height difference between players isn’t mention in FIFA’s laws of the game when giving criteria for [...]

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Have United sold their soul?

If you hadn’t heard already, United have dissolved the academy and now intend to break the transfer record with every new signing. Like Chelsea and Manchester City, we don’t play any of the players we have produced ourselves, we don’t nurture top division quality talent, and are just attempting to buy success. We have next [...]

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Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

For the first time since 2010, the anti-Glazer movement has begun to take shape again, with fans becoming frustrated with the lack of investment. Under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson, who repeatedly worked miracles with our players, many fans have grown apathetic to the Glazer ownership. In the past eight years, United have won [...]

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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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Glazers and Woodward risk leading club in to decline

Manchester United finished last season as the 7th best team and have since lost several key players. Nemanja Vidic, the captain, Patrice Evra, the vice-captain, as well as two of the most experienced players in the squad, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand. When you consider that takes away three of our back four, as well [...]

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Reaction to Rooney captaincy

I used to love Wayne Rooney. I knew he joined the club as an Everton fan but he seemed to really get what playing for United was all about. Rooney would repeatedly talk about how he wanted to spend his entire career here, how he wanted to be viewed by the fans in the same [...]

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Quest for a ‘classy’ United

The word ‘classy’ appears in football prattle with increasing regularity, now considered the acme of all behaviour; gestures, non-gestures, tweets, messages of support, banners, all of that. Truth is, one of the things that’s so compelling about football is the opportunity to ignore a goodly chunk of these precise mores and pressures, because, after all, [...]

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Racist bins off Liverpool after dragging their name through the dirt

Racist bins off Liverpool after dragging their name through the dirt

Luis Suarez has left Liverpool for Barcelona just six months after signing a new 5-year-deal with the Merseyside club. “I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term,” said Suarez at the time. “I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and [...]

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