Whilst waiting for the 2014-15 season to begin, The Republik of Mancunia’s season review for the 2013-2014 season will make good reading. The three articles looking at Louis van Gaal’s career and personality in top detail, with great anecdotes, are certainly worth a read.
Without being doom and gloom, the RoM season review identifies the problems of last year as well as highlighting the positives, with a group of fantastic journalists, United supporting football writers and fans all chipping in.
United legend, Gary Neville, conducted an exclusive interview, where he discusses the failings of last season, the players he is impressed with, his feelings on the club and his plans for the future.
Journalists have also given their verdict on the season, discussing their feelings on Moyes, as well as pinpointing likely signings and giving their opinion on the future. Daniel Taylor (The Guardian), Henry Winter (The Telegraph), Oliver Holt (The Mirror), Tim Montgomerie (The Times), Mark Ogden (The Telegraph) and Darren Lewis (The Mirror) all answer a series of questions on the club, whilst Mike Keegan and Rob Dawson (MEN) write short summaries on the season.
Sam Pilger (FourFourTwo) and Paul Ansorge (United Rantcast) dissect Moyes’ appointment and performance. Daniel Taylor (The Guardian) discusses the accusation of United “lacking class”. RoM columnist, Zac Hann, runs through the highlights of the season. Justin Mottershead (Pride Of All Europe) bigs up Danny Welbeck as the most improved player this season. Michael Shepherd and Ian Scullion (ManUtdTactics) look at the tactical changes Moyes brought in why they didn’t work. Alexander Netherton blames the Glazers for all the failings of 2013-2014.
Nooruddean Choudry (@BeardedGenius) writes about signing Juan Mata. Brett Atkinson (@bifurcated_mufc) wishes a fond farewell to Nemanja Vidic. Three United fans accustomed to watching United on the road talk about their favourite away game of the season.
Laurie Hanna discusses the magical return of the Class of ’92. Gabe Turner, who directed “The Class of ’92″, talks about what it was like working with those players. An expert of United’s youth team, who has been watching the reds at this level for 25 years, singles out three youngsters to look out for next season. Giuliano Maiorana, who joined United as a youngster and played in the first team, reflects on his time at the club in a Q&A.
Paul Gunning writes about our transfer policy of last season as well as writing in detail about a variety of options for us this summer. Musa Okwonga looks to the future.
Three Dutch football writers, Elko Born, Mohamed Moalim and Michiel Jongsma, have written at length about Louis van Gaal, looking in detail at why he is well-suited to manage United, his prior experience, and what, if any, characteristics would make elements of the job a struggle.
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