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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s attack

RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s attack

United scored 62 goals this season, which is our second worst tally in Premier League history, only beaten by the 58 goals we scored in 2014-15. Wayne Rooney is our top goalscorer with 14 goals, which is the lowest record for our highest scorer since Frank Stapleton’s 13 goals in 1981-82. All in all, it’s [...]

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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s midfield

RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s midfield

Yesterday, the defenders were rated for their performances in the 2014-15 season, and now it’s the midfielders’ turn. After years of frustration at Sir Alex Ferguson’s refusal to buy new midfielders and improve this area on the park, we finally now have a half decent midfield. In fact, the midfield is now our strongest position. [...]

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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s defence

RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s defence

RoM will be rating the performances of our players a position at a time, starting today with the defenders. For all the criticism they have received this season, it’s worth pointing out that only Chelsea (32), Southampton (33), and Arsenal (36) conceded fewer goals than United (37) this season. However, when you consider that David [...]

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Nicky Butt – A scrapper not a fighter

Nicky Butt – A scrapper not a fighter

Watching football, and United in particular, is a visceral experience, a sharp, intense mess of bodies, noise and smells. So it’s not surprising that the majority of fan favourites are linked by a single trait: they are men with whom it is deeply unwise to fuck. In my own lifetime, that includes Remi Moses, Bryan [...]

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Manchester United’s Player of the Year: Ander Herrera

Manchester United’s Player of the Year: Ander Herrera

Although the season has seen a marked improvement in league performance, there’s no doubt that it’s been a long way from a perfect season. We ought to have challenged for the title and didn’t. We ought to have finished ahead of Arsenal and didn’t. We ought to have seen the best of players like Angel [...]

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David Beckham will always be “one of us”

David Beckham will always be “one of us”

The rise of David Beckham through the Manchester United youth system was, in some ways, a curiosity. He was not one of the fiercely humble local lads that have come to symbolise the famous Class of 92 of which he was a member. He was a Londoner, a little bit flash even then with his [...]

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Made in Manchester

Made in Manchester

70 years ago today Sir Matt Busby was given the job as Manchester United manager and the history of our football club was changed forever. His dedication to giving young, local players a chance set him apart from all other managers at the time. To mark the anniversary, RoM has brought out a PDF which [...]

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De Gea insight II: “He misses Hernandez and could be torn over Real Madrid move”

Reports in most newspapers at the moment claim that Manchester United are lining up a deal with Real Madrid that would see David de Gea leave the club with Gareth Bale signing for us. Adam Crafton, who is a journalist for The Daily Mail, has written several articles on De Gea and has a good [...]

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De Gea insight I: “He is very, very happy in Manchester, but Atleti fans wouldn’t begrudge Real move”

De Gea insight I: “He is very, very happy in Manchester, but Atleti fans wouldn’t begrudge Real move”

Reports in most newspapers at the moment claim that Manchester United are lining up a deal with Real Madrid that would see David de Gea leave the club with Gareth Bale signing for us. Adam Crafton, who is a journalist for The Daily Mail, has written several articles on De Gea and has a good [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

February 19th 1910 saw the curtain rise on the new Old Trafford home, a venue considered the most modern in the land, with tip up seats and a playing surface akin to a billiard table. The setting was perfect. The result was certainly not. As on the previous Saturday, United shared seven goals with their [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

So, A. Turnbull was now on the Manchester United pay-role, making his debut in red, along with his former blue team mates, against, ironically enough – Aston Villa and he ran out behind captain Charlie Roberts to a rapturous welcome from around forty thousand supporters. The pitch, however, wasn’t as welcoming as the fans, as [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story I: From City to United

Sandy Turnbull’s story I: From City to United

The noise was deafening, incessant, vibrating through his whole body, making the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end, creating a nervous tension, a feeling surpassing all others. But this wasn’t a familiar arena such as Hyde Road or Ewood Park, nor was it the more familiar, much loved environs of the [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on starting Wilson against Liverpool and O’Shea’s goal at the Kop

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on starting Wilson against Liverpool and O’Shea’s goal at the Kop

Louis Saha played in six games against Liverpool, including the game at Old Trafford which saw Rio Ferdinand score an injury time winning header, as well as when John O’Shea scored at the death in front of the Kop, which put United nine points clear at the top of the table. In an exclusive interview [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on Moyes’ failure and plans to become a manager

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on Moyes’ failure and plans to become a manager

Louis Saha joined Everton in the summer of 2008 after struggling to maintain his fitness at Manchester United. As he was injured at the time of signing, Saha offered to train for free at Everton until he was available to play. In an exclusive interview with The Republik of Mancunia on behalf of 888Sport.com, who [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on replacing Van Nistelrooy in League Cup final and Falcao injury advice

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on replacing Van Nistelrooy in League Cup final and Falcao injury advice

Ruud van Nistelrooy was one of the greatest strikers Manchester United has ever seen but left the club in the summer of 2006 after a falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson. After being the top scorer in the competition, Louis Saha was chosen ahead of the Dutchman when United took on Wigan in the League [...]

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