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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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Herrera: Signing for United is a dream come true

Having finally completed his transfer to Manchester United, Ander Herrera has spoken of his delight at getting to wear our shirt. Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true,’ said Herrera. ‘I have played at Old Trafford for Athletic Club in the Europa League and it was one of the highlights of my career [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Germany wins the war & Belgium complete hat trick

Following a successful last outing let’s try to keep the momentum going with a few more winners and keep posting your tips in the comments because we need all the help we can get. Today Germany take on USA, we’ve seen both the good and bad of Germany as they terrorised Portugal but struggled against [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Vidal and Schweinsteiger

Arturo Vidal – 27 Years Old When discussing the best central midfielder in the world the debate typically revolves around two players, Yaya Toure and Arturo Vidal. The Chilean is a destructive and creative force, combative in the heart of midfield, Vidal’s performances for Juventus in the last few seasons have been outstanding and has [...]

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Bid rejected for Ander Herrera

Following reports all week that Ander Herrera was set to sign for United, after reportedly visiting Carrington yesterday, Athletic Bilbao have released a statement claiming they have rejected a bid for the player. They claim that United have offered £28.85m (€36m) for the midfielder but that price does not meet their estimation. The statement read: [...]

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VIDEO: Straight red card for Valencia against France

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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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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VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone again

VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone again

Everyone’s favourite racist, Luis Suarez, has bitten an opposition player for the third time in his career. Suarez ran at Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and bit in to his shoulder. Just like with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic before him, Chiellini hadn’t provoked Suarez in any way. He was given a ten match ban for that bite and [...]

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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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Van Gaal’s Golden Willy

During Holland’s 2-0 win over Chile, confirming their place at the top of the group, Louis van Gaal made two substitutions. Fer was brought on the pitch at 75 minutes, then scored on 77 minutes. Memphis was also a second half sub and he scored Holland’s second goal. Arjen Robben was asked about how Van [...]

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Bwin Blogger’s League: Hosts and Holders

With the start of the final round of group games, most teams are still in the hunt for a spot in the knockout rounds, whilst others who have had the misfortune of being eliminated now have nothing to fear when they take to the field next. Today’s fixtures feature the hosts Brazil taking on Cameroon [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott wrote for Bleacher Report about Wayne Rooney’s most memorable international moments. The Guardian reports on Louis van Gaal’s claims that FIFA are giving Brazil preferential treatment. The Independent discusses Wilf Zaha returning to Crystal Palace. United Rant has stats on our defence compared to other teams in the league. ———— The Republik of Mancunia [...]

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