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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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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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Louis van Gaal: Who wouldn’t want to see a 90s revival?

Of all the attempts to knock the enthusiasm out of Louis van Gaal’s arrival at Old Trafford, the least cutting jibe of them all has been the one about the Dutchman being some throwback who was only big in the 90s. Besides being inaccurate—his post-2000 title-winning spells with AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich, and the [...]

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TOP 5: Manchester United shirts

TOP 5: Manchester United shirts

5. 1892, Newton Heath home shirt – a green and gold classic Not so much “Green and Gold till the club is sold”, more “Green and Gold and really old”, United’s kit before we were United was a thing of beauty. Two panels, one yellow, one green, with the yellow intruding onto the green around [...]

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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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Louis van Gaal – a managerial heavyweight

Louis van Gaal – a managerial heavyweight

With the pressure that owners, boards of directors and fans seem to put on their managers in modern football growing year by year, managerial cycles seem to become shorter and shorter. Consequently, it’s now harder to become a so-called managerial heavyweight: a manager who instils respect and awe – mixed with a mild dose of [...]

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Luke Shaw – Overpriced?

If last summer taught me anything, it was not to get excited about any transfer, regardless of how certain it appeared to be, until the contract was signed and pictures were posted of the player awkwardly posing with our shirt. Cesc Fabregas wanted to leave Barcelona and was interested in a move to United, yet [...]

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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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Herrera – A major part of Van Gaal’s rebuilding process

It’s fair to say that Guillermo Varela, David Moyes’ first signing, hasn’t made a great impact at Old Trafford. But you can expect much more from Ander Herrera. As his £29 million fee suggests, the Basque midfielder will be major part of the rebuilding process under Louis van Gaal. Herrera starred as a dynamic number [...]

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Herrera – Don’t be fooled by the baby face

Don’t be fooled by the baby face – in Ander Herrera Manchester United have signed a leader on the pitch and a mature man off it. As comfortable as marauding into the opposition’s box as sitting back and organising the play, he is the versatile midfielder the team have been crying out for ever since Owen Hargreaves’ [...]

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From the terraces to the boardroom

From the terraces to the boardroom

Over the last twenty years the notion of what it means to be a football fan has undergone a radical transformation in this country. For most of the game’s history fans were customers, happy to limit their involvement at the club to paying at the gate. The board were free to run things as they [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – I hope Holland win World Cup for Robin’s sake

Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFC to talk to us at RoM. As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC and he recently took part in a training camp with the UFC’s Brad Pickett who taught him what it really means [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Disappointed to miss out on LvG doing things differently at United

Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFC to talk to us at RoM. As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC and he recently took part in a training camp with the UFC’s Brad Pickett who taught him what it really means to Feel The [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – What happened with Kenyon and Chelsea

In part two of RoM’s exclusive interview with Rio Ferdinand, who was speaking to promote the launch of EA SPORTS UFC, our former defender talks to Noorudean Choudry about life at United. Ferdinand’s popularity amongst the fans took a hit when negotiations over a contract were fairly drawn out in 2005, following his eight month [...]

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