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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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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Leaving Leeds for us and wanting to stay forever

EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Leaving Leeds for us and wanting to stay forever

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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STATS: If only Rooney fulfilled his potential…

STATS: If only Rooney fulfilled his potential…

It should come as no surprise that Wayne Rooney was on the receiving end of plenty of stick from England fans following Saturday night’s defeat against Italy. Rooney didn’t have a good game, being shifted around in a variety of different positions, and struggled to provide Leighton Baines with much cover when on the left. [...]

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Jonny Evans – The Frank de Boer of Belfast

Jonny Evans – The Frank de Boer of Belfast

It’s been a quietly remarkable couple of years for Jonny Evans. Following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, he is now the most senior and dependable central defender at Manchester United; quite the turnaround for a player who was all but written off by those too impatient or pessimistic to give youth a [...]

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Top Journo Amazed By The Bile Rooney Attracts

Top Journo Amazed By The Bile Rooney Attracts

Speaking to RoM for the World Cup preview, Sam Wallace, the chief football writer at The Independent, has discussed at length the importance of Wayne Rooney to England. It never ceases to amaze how much bile he attracts. You might say Rooney’s curse was to be born English at the wrong time. There are so [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players’ World Cup Moments

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players’ World Cup Moments

As with any good list, some ground rules are needed. The first is that the player in question had to be playing at United at the time at which their World Cup moment happened – sorry Fabien, you don’t make the cut, though I suspect the fact that you won the thing probably eases the [...]

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Nani: Sporting Connection Set To See Nani Thrive At The World Cup

Nani: Sporting Connection Set To See Nani Thrive At The World Cup

Portugal go into their eighth successive major tournament at the upcoming World Cup. Reaching three semi-finals (Euro 2000, WC 2006 and Euro 2012) and one final (Euro 2004) in the last decade and a half is a remarkable achievement for a country that is among the nani poorest and smallest in Western Europe. Hopes of [...]

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Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

On the world stage, Antonio Valencia is unarguably the most famous Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is the only man from his country to have played in a Champions League final and the only one to have won a pair of league titles in one of Europe’s biggest leagues. His achievements are a great [...]

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Don’t go, Danny

Don’t go, Danny

Days after Danny Welbeck was first linked with a move away from Manchester United, David Moyes was sacked. Coincidence? I think not. Getting embarrassed by our rivals, failing to qualify for the Champions League, employing dire football, showing little to no tactical nous and dithering over transfer targets might be the popular understanding for why [...]

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Ryan Giggs – the end of an era

For Manchester United fans of my generation, this week we experienced the end of an era. It was a day of conflicting emotions, with the appointment of Louis van Gaal, a man who clearly possesses the qualities demanded of the manager of this great club, a cause for celebration, but tainted with an enormous pang [...]

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