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City player: United manager is the best I’ve had

Martin Demichelis won the Premier League in his first season with Manchester City, playing for Manuel Pellegrini, but the defender insists that Louis van Gaal is the best manager he’s played for. The fact that Demichelis left Bayern Munich after Van Gaal dropped him from the squad, following several clashes, says a lot about how [...]

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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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Holland – Replacing Clockwork Orange with Pragmatism

Holland – Replacing Clockwork Orange with Pragmatism

Nine wins and one draw in the World Cup qualifiers, an attack speared by the topscorer in the European part of those qualifiers accompanied by one of the most unstoppable dribblers in the world and entering the tournament in Brazil as vice-World Champion. However, the defence lacks recognised talent and in Kevin Strootman, Van Gaal’s [...]

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Prepare for Evra exit…and Vidal arrival?

It looked as though Patrice Evra was certain to leave Manchester United this summer after David Moyes had made it quite clear that Leighton Baines would have forced the Frenchman out of the team, if he hadn’t turned us down to stay at Everton. As the season progressed, Luke Shaw’s link with United grew stronger, [...]

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PICTURE: What would our shirt look like if Adidas made it?

PICTURE: What would our shirt look like if Adidas made it?

After it was confirmed that Nike will not be renewing their kit deal with United, fans have been getting excited about the prospect of Adidas designing our kits again. Here’s a picture of one mock-up that has been doing the rounds on the internet.

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Van Gaal straight from World Cup to United

Manchester United have confirmed in a statement today that Louis van Gaal will be on the tour with United, meaning he will be joining up with the squad almost as soon as the World Cup finishes. Holland play in the semi-final against Argentina tomorrow, but if Holland make the final, they will be playing on [...]

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What are Nike set to lose out on?

After rumours yesterday, followed by a reported denial today, Nike have this evening confirmed that they will not be renewing the 15 year kit deal with Manchester United when it expires next year. Some might consider this to be a strange move, considering no football club in the world sells more shirts than United. Going [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Europe vs South America

Prior to the tournament starting, many people thought the dream final would be Brazil vs Argentina, as the tournament has progressed and now into the semi-final stages, it may be an altogether different case even if it is a very likely possibility. Both sides have reached this stage without overly impressing and relied on their [...]

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Welcome to the Republik

Welcome to the Republik

You could buy the new shirt, with Nike and Manchester United clearly big fans of The Republik of Mancunia, complete with nasty looking sponsor on the front, or you could dig out your old shirt. Or you could go to Campo Retro and get a special discount exclusive to RoM readers. Simply enter ROM15 when [...]

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Nike shirts no more

Manchester United’s shirt deal with Nike expires next year and Reuters has reported that the deal won’t be renewed. Warrior are reportedly desperate to agree a deal with United whilst Puma might also be an option, after they have taken Arsenal’s shirt deal from Nike. Adidas would presumably be the preferable option though. RoM has [...]

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VIDEO: United’s new kit launch

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for The Metro about how Fergie should have been more like Van Gaal. Scott writes for Bleacher Report about some of Fellaini’s worst moments at United. The Guardian says we’re still in the hunt for Vidal. The Telegraph sings the praises of Van Gaal. The RoM season review and World Cup PDF are [...]

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bwin blogger’s league: Dutch Delight

In the final game of the Quarter Final stages, Holland take on the surprise package of the tournament in Costa Rica. Whilst there are no easy games at these stages in major tournaments, Holland must be quietly relieved that they’ve got, at least on paper the easiest route to the semi-final. Mind you, I’ve thought [...]

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Vidic: I want to wear my United number at Inter

Nemanja Vidic wore the number 5 shirt when playing for Serbia and number 26 at Spartak Moscow. Having been unveiled at Inter Milan today, Vidic has said he hopes he gets to wear number 15 in Italy, the name number he wore at United. “I would like to have number 15, my number,” he said. [...]

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Pogba: Scholes is my role model

Paul Pogba, who has been earning plenty of column inches recently thanks to his performances for France at the World Cup, has spoken about which players have inspired him over the years. Whilst he names several, Paul Scholes and Andrea Pirlo are the two he singles out. “At the start I was a forward, then [...]

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