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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Sunderland vs United

De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Blackett; Valencia, Cleverley, Fletcher, Mata, Young; Rooney, Van Persie. Subs: Amos, M. Keane, James, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck, Januzaj.

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for Bleacher Report about reasons to be hopeful of Champions League qualification. The Daily Mail reports on Ancelotti’s claim that Di Maria has said goodbye. Scott writes for The Metro about Danny Welbeck. The Guardian sings the praises of Gary Neville’s punditry.

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RoM Reads

The Daily Mail reports on Di Maria’s absence from the Real Madrid squad yesterday. The Telegraph has an excellent interview of Louis van Gaal by Gary Neville. The Guardian reports on Louis van Gaal’s matchday press conference. Pride of All Europe discusses tactics, signings and the Glazers. The Independent looks at United’s worse ever signings. [...]

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PICTURE: Ferguson treads dangerous path of self-delusion

PICTURE: Ferguson treads dangerous path of self-delusion

Simon Barnes, The Times. August 23rd 1995. Throughout the summer, it seemed that the FA Carling Premiership was suffering from a collective bout of insanity, the main symptom of which was the furious, compulsive spending of sums that would make a lottery winner bleed with envy. The we noticed that Manchester United were taking the [...]

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STATS: Danny Welbeck compared to other strikers at his age

STATS: Danny Welbeck compared to other strikers at his age

One of the biggest criticisms against Danny Welbeck is that for a striker he doesn’t score enough goals. Even the biggest Welbeck enthusiasts can’t argue with that. He’s scored 20 goals in the league over the past three seasons, which is still more than £50m man Fernando Torres, but nowhere near what you would expect [...]

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RoM Reads

The Guardian looks at how the Glazers thrive whilst United suffers. The Daily Mail says we are going for Di Maria and Khedira. The Telegraph claims Welbeck has been told he can leave the club. United Rant looks at how a preference for young players may have cost us. Beautifully Red has GIFs from United’s [...]

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Marcos Rojo has potential but plenty to prove to expectant United fans

It has been a summer of frustration at Old Trafford. After the early arrivals of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, it seemed there was about to be a much needed overhaul at United. But during the last two months, we have been forced to be patient as new boss Louis Van Gaal gave the current [...]

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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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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Newcastle fan on Obertan and wanting Wayne Rooney

In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United. Mark Jensen owns The Mag. Scott: How did you rate 2013-14 for Newcastle? Mark: A typical Newcastle United season under [...]

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Louis van Gaal Must Make Old Trafford a Fortress Again

Old Trafford. It is a name that conjures many memories, most of which, given over two decades of unparalleled success, are happy ones. It is also a name that, during the last quarter of a century, has struck fear into the hearts of those who have visited it, for it had become a fortress; more [...]

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PICTURE: Nani’s hero’s welcome at Sporting

PICTURE: Nani’s hero’s welcome at Sporting

After joining his former club, Sporting Lisbon, on a year long loan, Nani was given a warm welcome in Portugal.

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Sunderland fan on Wembley and RvP

In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United. Colin Randall is the editor of Salut! Sunderland. Follow @salutsunderland on Twitter. Scott: How did you rate 2013-14 for Sunderland? [...]

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United youngsters to keep on eye out for

United youngsters to keep on eye out for

For this article, I thought I would look at the 3 players who I think have improved the most over the current season for the U-18 team. It’s been a disappointing season in the main but that can partly be put down to the fact that a lot of this year’s crop are either first [...]

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Rojo: It feels like a dream to be a Manchester United player

Marcos Rojo has confirmed on Argentinian radio, Radio Continental, that he has signed for Manchester United. “It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player,” he said. “Leaving Sporting wasn’t easy.” He also mentioned the fact he’s moving to another club Sebastian Verón played at. “He told me about them when we played [...]

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