Nipun Chopra

Nipun (@NipunChopra7) finds time for both neuroscience and the beautiful game. You can find his ULF podcast (@ULFPodcast) on iTunes, Stitcher or the Apple store. A Manchester United fan, Nipun has appeared on the World Soccer Talk podcast, Yahoo Sports Radio and NBC sports radio.
The case of Ander Herrera playing a more pivotal role for Manchester United
The case of Ander Herrera playing a more pivotal role for Manchester United

In the last few years, Manchester United has preferred to play wingers and forwards in center midfield over actual central midfielders. Going back to the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, the legendary Scot famously picked the likes of Rafael, John O’ Shea and Ji-Sung Park ahead of Paul […]

Top 5 Recommended Soccer Podcasts
Top 5 Recommended Soccer Podcasts

Finding quality soccer podcasts is sometimes like trying to find a needle in the haystack, such is the sheer quantity available. But to make your life easier in your search of the best of the best, here are the top 5 recommended soccer podcasts out there along with my video […]

Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings
Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings

For the second week in a row, Manchester United has a very lucky win under its belt. Everton deserved a point from this game, and played very well in the second half. Manchester United will need to improve their play significantly to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City; whom […]

Reasons Against Manchester United Playing Midweek Friendlies Abroad
Reasons Against Manchester United Playing Midweek Friendlies Abroad

I would argue that no one who understands soccer thinks that Manchester United should play midweek friendlies abroad. However, as has become apparent, understanding soccer is not a prerequisite of being a club executive anymore. Before I outline why I think these friendlies are a bad idea, let me assure […]

Manchester United vs. West Ham United Predicted Lineups
Manchester United vs. West Ham United Predicted Lineups

The yearly center-back crisis at Manchester United has arrived. A couple of seasons ago, in spite of having five center backs in Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to deploy Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick in central defense. For that […]

Manchester United’s August-September Progress Report
Manchester United’s August-September Progress Report

Manchester United fans have had one performance to hang their hats on. The 4-0 win against QPR buoyed the United faithful who had seen their team go winless in the first three games and get embarrassed in the League Cup. Coming into the game against newly promoted Leicester City, the […]

Manchester United Desperately Looking For Home Victory Against QPR
Manchester United Desperately Looking For Home Victory Against QPR

In his pre-match press conference, manager Louis Van Gaal revealed that wingback Ashley Young and defender Phil Jones are injured for the game against QPR. The Dutchman also indicated that Luke Shaw, Rafael and Ander Herrera are close to full fitness and will likely be involved in Sunday’s game. Given […]

The Major Talking Points From Round 3 Of The English Premier League
The Major Talking Points From Round 3 Of The English Premier League

Howard deserves criticism for his performance against Chelsea Asking for improvement from a goalkeeper who has conceded six goals isn’t brain surgery. For the last couple of seasons, Tim Howard has been rightly heralded as one of the best goalkeepers in the league. His performances in the World Cup, particularly […]

4 Reasons Why Danny Welbeck Should Leave Manchester United
4 Reasons Why Danny Welbeck Should Leave Manchester United

On Friday morning, reports suggested that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal had told Danny Welbeck that he could leave the club. During his press conference, Van Gaal was typically evasive in his answer about Welbeck’s future. At no point, however, did van Gaal suggest that Welbeck had a future […]

Top 4 Feel-Good Stories From Opening Premier League Weekend
Top 4 Feel-Good Stories From Opening Premier League Weekend

The Premier League is back in our lives again after a three month break. And there were already several feel-good stories to put a smile on my face (and hopefully yours too). Here’s my top 4: 4. Southampton’s fight against Liverpool New Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has seen half of […]

How Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia Saved Their Manchester United Careers
How Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia Saved Their Manchester United Careers

The pre-season tour of the USA could not have gone any better for Manchester United. Wins against elite European opposition and against the old enemy has buoyed Manchester United fans worldwide. Clearly, the Dutch manager has lifted the spirit of the entire club and instilled belief into the players once […]

Whether Liverpool Should Sell Luis Suarez: A Liverpool and United Fan Discuss
Whether Liverpool Should Sell Luis Suarez: A Liverpool and United Fan Discuss

Editor’s note: The following debate features Nipun Chopra (a Manchester United supporter) and Gabe Smith (a Liverpool fan) discussing the pros and cons of Luis Suarez staying at or leaving Liverpool. Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) record the Liverpool and United Fans podcast. You can find the podcast online or on […]