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What Did Ozil Say Again?

What Did Ozil Say Again?

When Mesut Ozil, who had been linked to United, amongst other clubs, signed for Real Madrid for £16.6m, our fans wanted to know what on earth was going on. Ozil cost less than Chris Smalling and Bébé, who were unveiled yesterday, leaving fans to question why Sir Alex Ferguson hadn’t tapped in to this value [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Interview With Rafael: United Dream, City’s Cash and Brazil Call-Up

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Rafael: United Dream, City’s Cash and Brazil Call-Up

Since being spotting by Manchester United scouts when they were 15, with the da Silva twins have gone from strength to strength, Rafael in particularly. He’s close to half a century of appearances for the first team despite only being 20-years-old. With Gary Neville, Wes Brown and even John O’Shea occupying his preferred right-back position, [...]

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All You Need To Know About United Under New Homegrown Rule

All You Need To Know About United Under New Homegrown Rule

- Homegrown players are defined as those having been trained at a club or clubs in England or Wales for three years before the end of the season in which they became 21. – Homegrown players do not have to be English. – Clubs are also permitted to register and play an unlimited number of [...]

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STATS: Which Teams Spend The Most?

STATS: Which Teams Spend The Most?

Continuing on with the theme of buying success, I was pointed in the right direction of an article in The Mirror which looked at every Premiership season’s top spender. It is interesting to note that only on 5 occasions have the summer’s biggest spenders gone on to win the title the following season. 1992-93: Blackburn [...]

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STATS: Chelsea, City and United – Buying Success

STATS: Chelsea, City and United – Buying Success

Before the debate of Chelsea or City’s money was brought to the Premiership, jealous fans of other teams used to talk of Manchester United ‘buying’ success. As City and Chelsea have kindly proven for us since then, having a load of money isn’t the be all and end all to success. There are several elements [...]

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Leaders – Comparing Arsenal To United

Leaders – Comparing Arsenal To United

I was having a conversation with an Arsenal fan about what his club will do about the captaincy this season if Barcelona aren’t permitted to buy Cesc Fabregas. The lad has repeatedly stated his desire to join his boyhood club and if he stays at Arsenal it’s nothing to do with his own wishes, rather [...]

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A Big Thanks To John Terry… Again

A Big Thanks To John Terry… Again

Ahead of Manchester United’s 3-0 thrashing of Chelsea in the 2008-2009 season, the fans booed routinely as the opposition’s team sheet was read out. “…number seventeen, Jose Bosingwa” booooo, “… number 20, Deco” boooo, “… number 26, John Terry” yehhhhh! This was the first time most of our fans were confronted with the man who [...]

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What Makes A Football Supporter

What Makes A Football Supporter

Manchester United supporters have been spoilt over the past couple of decades. You go to Old Trafford expecting a win, regardless of the opposition. You start the season in August expecting at least one trophy come May. In the 20 years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s first trophy with us in 1990, the only seasons we [...]

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RoM’s In Depth Review: Stories of the Season I

August 2009 15th: RoM previews the season What will 2009-2010 bring? 19th: Interview with a journo Rob Smyth of The Guardian has a chat with RoM. 21st: Carlos Tevez is a blue, he hates Munichs The City faithful are proud of their latest Munich reference… whilst their new favourite player speaks of his love and [...]

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RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: January-May

RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: January-May

JANUARY 2010 United started the year with an uninspiring 1-1 draw away to Birmingham. They took the lead with a scrappy goal just before half-time before own goal saved our skin again. Our equalising goal was ruled out for offside initially but the right decision was made with the referee spotting that the final touch [...]

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RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: August-December

RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: August-December

AUGUST 2009 United kicked off the season with a modest 1-0 win over Birmingham, with Wayne Rooney opening his account for the season. Michael Owen got his first 15 minutes at Old Trafford, which was weird, but he was warmly greeted. It was an underwhelming start but at least it was three points on the [...]

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STATS: Are Injuries A Valid Excuse?

STATS: Are Injuries A Valid Excuse?

Manchester United fans have been accused of sour grapes when mentioning the injuries we’ve had this season. Whilst injuries hit every club every season, it is how your injuries compare with your rivals that make the difference. Have a read and a decide the difference for yourself…. Chelsea’s defence Petr Cech – 34/38 (89%) Jose [...]

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STATS: More Reasons To Keep Jose Mourinho Away From United

STATS: More Reasons To Keep Jose Mourinho Away From United

I have been very vocal on the reasons why Jose Mourinho should never be manager of Manchester United. Whilst there’s no denying that he is a big character, and that is something you would imagine the man to replace Sir Alex Ferguson might have to be, and that he has had lots of success in [...]

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STATS: Berbatov at Spurs vs Berbatov at United

STATS: Berbatov at Spurs vs Berbatov at United

Manchester United forked out £30m for Dimitar Berbatov after Daniel Levy stuck to the asking price we didn’t want to pay. The downside for us was we had to pay over the odds for a player Sir Alex Ferguson really wanted, whilst Tottenham had a load of money in the bank but couldn’t do anything [...]

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Watching United 50 Years Ago: Fulham v Man United, March 26th 1960‏

Ahead of our game against Fulham, Giles Oakley has reflected on United vs Fulham over the years. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by experts on our new signings, and [...]

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