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Author Archives: Nipun Chopra

About 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.

Read Our Progress Report on Manchester United’s Performances For October-November

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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Since the last progress report, Manchester United have played six games, winning three, drawing two and losing against Manchester City. Compared to the abysmal results at the start to the season, this would be considered progress. Certainly, the team is … Continue reading

Top 5 Recommended Soccer Podcasts

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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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 … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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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 … Continue reading

Reasons Against Manchester United Playing Midweek Friendlies Abroad

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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 … Continue reading

Manchester United vs. West Ham United Predicted Lineups

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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 … Continue reading

Manchester United’s August-September Progress Report

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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. … Continue reading

Manchester United Desperately Looking For Home Victory Against QPR

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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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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 … Continue reading

Glazers Are Not to Blame For Lack of Squad Quality at Manchester United

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Danny Welbeck Should Leave Manchester United

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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, … Continue reading

Top 4 Feel-Good Stories From Opening Premier League Weekend

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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 … Continue reading

How Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia Saved Their Manchester United Careers

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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 … Continue reading

Top 5 USA Players Most Likely to Be Signed By Premier League Clubs This Summer

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The USA World Cup soccer team won the plaudits of so many people worldwide. Tim Howard has to be considered the most influential player for the US over the four games, keeping the team in games at the most opportune … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Germany vs Ghana Preview: Die Mannschaft Will Face Tough Challenge Against Ghana Team

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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History suggests that Germany will not win the next game. In recent World Cup tournaments, Germany has been fast out of the blocks, navigating their first game comfortably and then seemingly faltering at the second hurdle. Will history repeat itself? … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney May Get Pushed Out At United Due to Louis Van Gaal’s Favoritism For Robin van Persie

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney tweeted yesterday that he is looking forward to working with Louis Van Gaal. And I sincerely believe that is true. Perhaps Rooney, Robin van Persie and Van Gaal can propel United to heights forgotten. However, … Continue reading

5 Highlights of David Moyes’ Tenure As Manchester United Manager

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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While most of the media coverage today will be on all of the mistakes that Manchester United and Moyes have made in the past 12 months now that Moyes’ reign has come to an end, let’s take a look at … Continue reading