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PREDICTIONS: Derby day – journos and fans on City vs United Part II

PREDICTIONS: Derby day – journos and fans on City vs United Part II

Danny Taylor, The Guardian’s chief football writer PREDICTION: 3-2 City The strange thing is that while everyone has been obsessed with United’s defence – and let’s not pretend it’s been pretty – City have kept only two clean sheets from their nine Premier League matches as well. They have looked strangely subdued at times and [...]

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Has Pellegrini not watched United this season?

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s derby, Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that United aren’t any stronger this season compared to last. Similar. I think that both teams are similar. We are not stronger. I think Manchester United bought very important players this year. I think also they are at the moment where you start with a new [...]

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LvG: Media invented Rooney’s injury

In the run up to derby day, the media reported that Wayne Rooney was a doubt for the game, but Louis van Gaal has said there is no problem with the striker. Rooney was not injured. The media was writing that but he was never injured. Maybe his shoes were too tight, that is possible, [...]

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LvG: Giggs showed me how much the derby means

Louis van Gaal has spoken of his understanding of the importance of getting a win against City on Sunday. Van Gaal noticed a difference in how Ryan Giggs, who has played in more Manchester derbies than anyone, delivered the pre-match analysis. It is one of the 38 matches we have to play but, for the [...]

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STATS: Best Manchester XI

STATS: Best Manchester XI

Ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby, statistics released by EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Ultimate Team have put paid to fan arguments across the country and revealed the best combined starting XI of the two clubs. Much has been made of the supposed shift in power in Manchester and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the [...]

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STATS: Is Kolorov right about United and City?

Manchester City defender, Aleks Kolarov, has claimed that United have been been inferior to City over the past five or six years. United has a great history but in the last five or six years, I think we have been superior to them. United is always United, a great club with a great history and [...]

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STATS: Glazers ensure lower spending than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Tottenham

STATS: Glazers ensure lower spending than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Tottenham

In first eight years of Glazer ownership, Manchester United spent 54.32% of their income on transfers and wages, lower than any rival.

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Scholes: Empty seats everywhere at City

Paul Scholes has had a pop at Manchester City fans for failing to sell out yet another big game at the Etihad. “The crowd need to get behind this team they need to create a special European atmosphere,” Scholes said. “I was lucky enough to play at Old Trafford and we always talked about the [...]

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United’s record with youth compared to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Blackburn

United’s record with youth compared to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Blackburn

In response to Mike Phelan’s claims that Manchester United had “lost their way” following the sale of Danny Welbeck, Jason Burt wrote for The Telegraph about United’s history of youth team players. He claimed “it is a myth that United have always had a team overbrimming with local players and youth team products”. Whilst we [...]

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Rodgers: I copied Van Gaal’s model

Rodgers: I copied Van Gaal’s model

An old interview with Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, has emerged where he sings the praises of Louis van Gaal. When managing Swansea, Rodgers was interviewed by The Blizzard, and claimed that he was inspired by the current Manchester United manager’s style of play. “Our philosophy was to feel confident in a possession game and keep [...]

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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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Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Around the start of April, it all seemed to be incredibly bleak. Manchester United were persevering with David Moyes. Moyes was a disaster, and it didn’t seem that he was learning. If anything, it seemed like a substandard manager had made things so bad that he’d never get out of the deepening hole. Nevertheless, the [...]

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VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone again

VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone again

Everyone’s favourite racist, Luis Suarez, has bitten an opposition player for the third time in his career. Suarez ran at Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and bit in to his shoulder. Just like with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic before him, Chiellini hadn’t provoked Suarez in any way. He was given a ten match ban for that bite and [...]

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PICTURE: Liverpool fans graffiti Busby Babe’s bridge?

PICTURE: Liverpool fans graffiti Busby Babe’s bridge?

Billy Whelan joined the United ranks when he was just a teenager and made his debut for the club when he was 19-years-old. The following week he scored his first goal for the club. Whelan went on to play 98 games for United and scored an incredible 52 goals. He was on the plane with [...]

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Most Memorable Manchester Derbies

Manchester City visit Old Trafford later in the month and the prospect fills most United fans with a feeling of dread akin to a starting XI containing William Prunier. After a couple of maulings in recent seasons, some supporters were actually grateful for the penalty shoot-out defeat in the semi-final of the League Cup against [...]

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