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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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Mourinho’s “young eggs” – don’t believe the hype

Mourinho’s “young eggs” – don’t believe the hype

Just after Chelsea had fallen behind to Basle in the Champions League last night, the Sky Sports commentator asked whether Chelsea’s youngsters truly had it in them to drag themselves back into the game. I thought it seemed a fairly astonishing thing to say given the experience within the Stamford Bridge team’s first x11, and [...]

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Should United offer Rooney a new deal?

Should United offer Rooney a new deal?

When Wayne Rooney confirmed that he was not prepared to sign a contract extension in 2010 it appeared as though there was no way back for him at United. Whilst some fans don’t want to believe it, Rooney, through the work of his agent Paul Stretford, had been in talks with Manchester City and planned [...]

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RoM Reaction To The Transfer Window

Most transfer windows have been fairly disappointing occasions for United fans since the Glazers bought the club and we have become used to this. More often than not, if we do dip in to the transfer market, we buy the sensible player. A player that makes sense and has the potential to be good enough [...]

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United fans might make it impossible for Moyes to succeed

I have spent my life as a football fan, bathing in a river of negativity… Self imposed, I might add. Every match that I attend, I put myself through an excruciating ritual of superstitious nonsense, purely so United will not lose. What doesn’t help is I have convinced myself over this thirty year period of [...]

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More Rooney PR in The Mirror

Last month The Mirror served as a mouthpiece for Wayne Rooney in his “transfer saga” with him looking for a move away from Manchester United again. With a few weeks having gone by and United rejecting an offer from Chelsea, Paul Stretford has been a busy bee and has briefed the newspaper yet again. This [...]

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