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Please sack him – now

I genuinely wanted to support whoever replaced Sir Alex Ferguson until the bitter end. I’ve always enjoyed the siege mentality that our former manager instilled in us and was ready to back his replacement. When David de Gea replaced Edwin Van der Sar, the press ate him up for breakfast. That first game against City [...]

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PICTURE: What did Guardiola want Rooney to do?

PICTURE: What did Guardiola want Rooney to do?

With just minutes to go in in last night’s 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger was sent off for a second yellow card for a foul on Wayne Rooney. Pep Guardiola immediately made a ‘diving’ gesture on the touchlines but this didn’t stop the referee from sending off the German’s goalscorer. There’s no denying [...]

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Moyes: United look comfortable at this level…

David Moyes has often been criticised this season for having the wrong mentality to be the Manchester United manager. Maybe it was when, ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Old Trafford, he vowed we would make it as difficult for them as we possibly could, that did it. Or maybe it was, after getting thrashed by [...]

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Spurs in danger of putting us in Europa League

Yet another dreadful result for Tottenham Hotspur today, showing that some clubs even manage to be worse than us in the big games this season, but they still remain above us in the league. They’ve played against Arsenal on three occasions and have lost all three of them. They lost 4-0 to Chelsea, 6-0 to [...]

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Would Moyes get more time at another club?

Manchester United fans stuck with David Moyes for longer than they probably should for fear of “doing a Chelsea”. The west London club have regularly sacked their manager and this has been widely criticised. I wrote at length about this at the beginning of the month, pointing to the fact Chelsea have hardly struggled for [...]

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Would sacking Moyes make us another Chelsea?

Manchester United fans rightly don’t want the reputation of being an unsupportive club that sacks the manager at the drop of a hat. One of the arguments that is regularly put forward for keeping hold of David Moyes is that “we don’t want to become like Chelsea”. Whilst I’d argue that Chelsea’s policy of sacking [...]

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Where it all started to go wrong for Moyes

When Manchester United appointed David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, most supporters were fairly surprised, given that the former Everton manager hadn’t won a single trophy and had never managed a side in the Champions League. Whilst finding a manager with a CV that matched Ferguson’s was impossible, the difference in quality between the [...]

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Why are the press linking Cantona masks to fan’s death?

This morning, ahead of United’s game against Crystal Palace, Phil Neville posted a picture of Eric Cantona on Instagram. What’s the link? Cantona attacked a Palace fan who verbally abused him, calling him a “motherfucker” and telling him to “fuck off back to France”. Turns out Simmons had been on BNP and National Front rallies, [...]

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PICTURE: Zaha has a pop at Moyes on Instagram

PICTURE: Zaha has a pop at Moyes on Instagram

Perfect timing Wilf Zaha. The day after United drop points at home to Fulham, with fans beginning to turn on the manager and opposition players claiming we play like a Conference side, Zaha decides to pop up on social media with a dig at David Moyes. The winger may feel hard done by after barely [...]

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Mentally soft? Don’t do it Dave!

Following United’s dismal 2-2 draw with Fulham, yet another occasion when points have been dropped against one of the worst teams in the league, David Moyes claimed they were mentally soft. “Today was as bad as it gets,” he said. “How we didn’t win, I have no idea. It’s goals that count. You can have [...]

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Suck it up, Wazza

In October 2010, Wayne Rooney claimed that he would not be staying at the club because he feared that it didn’t match his ambition. Having just missed out on the title by one point the season before, following three successive Premier League crowns, he sounded more than a little foolish. By the end of the [...]

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Time to increase Rooney’s salary again?

Judging on his performances so far this season, Wayne Rooney has justified the club’s decision to keep hold of him in the summer after some interest from Chelsea and Arsenal. Both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho confirmed their desire to sign the player but in the end  the most either club were prepared to offer [...]

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Was Van Persie wrong to celebrate after Arsenal goal?

Was Van Persie wrong to celebrate after Arsenal goal?

Robin van Persie gave the best years of his career to Arsenal, his boyhood club, but even when he was the Premier League’s top scorer, winner of the PFA and Football Writer of the Year awards, he had no medal to show for it. The only trophy he won in his time with the North [...]

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Is Arsenal manager right about refereeing decisions?

Is Arsenal manager right about refereeing decisions?

Having waited for Sir Alex Ferguson to retire first, Arsene Wenger has claimed that our former manager influenced the referees to give us favourable decisions. It would be ridiculous to argue that United don’t get the rub of the green at times but that is a luxury all clubs at the top tend to enjoy. [...]

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The Month: The Possible Job

The Month: The Possible Job

You hear it a lot, and will probably hear it a lot more, but managing Manchester United is not the “impossible job”. It’s a difficult one, of course, exclusive to those who have learned, then earned. It’s the pinnacle for a lot of people, but, it’s only the pinnacle, only something to work to because, [...]

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