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Archives: Manchester United

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Allow The Sweeper to hurtle you through this past week’s best stories at the speed of Mario Balotelli racing through Milan’s streets in a Ferrari with his queasy pet Rottweiler by his side. 1. “Think Outside the Ibrox” Picture Ben Roethlisberger … Continue reading

Shinji Kagawa Reportedly Transferring To Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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As Louis van Gaal settles in as Manchester United’s newest manager, he has made it very clear that he is interested in selling a number of players. Shinji Kagawa is on the list of players for sale, and the Japanese … Continue reading

Arturo Vidal To Stay At Juventus, Says Massimiliano Allegri

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking ahead of his team’s Serie A opener against Chievo, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has responded to the latest rumors surrounding Chilean midfielder, Arturo Vidal. “He’s [Vidal] a fundamental player for Juve and he will stay with us,” Allegri said … Continue reading

Manchester United Still Waiting For Marcos Rojo To Secure A Work Permit

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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A little more than a week ago, Manchester United confirmed the £16 million transfer of Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo. Shortly after the Argentina international was announced as a member of the twenty-time champions of England, United manager Louis van Gaal … Continue reading

How Angel Di Maria Can Avoid Being The Latest British Transfer Record To Flop

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, “X”. For those who don’t instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players — make a note of the eventual answer, because it’s a nailed on pub … Continue reading

Daley Blind Will Only Be Sold For ‘Absolute Top Price’, Says Ajax Official

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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AFC Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has told the Dutch Newspaper De Telegraaf that any club interested in signing Daley Blind will have to pay an “absolute top price” for the Netherlands international. Blind has been a rumored target of Manchester … Continue reading

Angel di Maria Capture Only One Piece Of The Manchester United Jigsaw Puzzle

Posted on by Sam Okpo
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Manchester United officially announced the signing of Angel di Maria amid the backdrop of a 4-0 insult at the hands of impudent league one side MK Dons. So abject was their display that if you were watching both teams for … Continue reading

Angel Di Maria Insists He Never Wanted to Leave Real Madrid

Posted on by Jord Willis
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Angel Di Maria has released a personal statement following his transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United, in which he insisted he never wanted to leave the Spanish capital. Di Maria, 26, spent four years at Madrid, capitulating a superb … Continue reading

Assessing The Louis Van Gaal Selection Predicament

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The new Premier League season is only two weeks old and Manchester United under Louis van Gaal are already playing catch-up. The pre-season tour feels like a very long time ago now. The Red Devils have placed a significant number … Continue reading

Manchester United Signs Angel Di Maria For British Transfer Record of £59.7m

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Manchester United has smashed the British transfer record to sign Argentina and Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria for £59.7million. Typically when a transfer is made, clubs are reluctant to confirm the price they paid to sign a footballer. But in … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League and League Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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There’s no rest for the wicked with Manchester United, Celtic, Millwall, Porto and other clubs playing today in mid-week action in the League Cup and UEFA Champions League. For viewers in the US, the TV/Internet schedule is: MK Dons vs … 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

Manchester United Agree Record Breaking £63.9 Million Fee For Angel Di Maria, Says Report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Manchester United have agreed to pay Real Madrid a British transfer record fee of £63.9million for Angel Di Maria. Balague broke news of United’s impending move for the Argentina international late yesterday and is … Continue reading

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s Sunderland-Manchester United match gives United manager Louis Van Gaal an opportunity to get United off to a better start than the 2-1 loss to Swansea last week. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown on: Sunderland vs Manchester … Continue reading

Sunderland vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Derek Morriss
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Sunderland entertain Manchester United on Sunday afternoon in what will be the latest indicator to Louis Van Gaal as to how much work still needs to be done to this broken United squad. Sunderland go into the game as the … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti Confirms That Angel Di Maria Is Leaving Real Madrid; Could Be United Bound

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Fresh from yesterday’s news that Manchester United are on the verge of signing Angel Di Maria, Real Madrid manager has informed the media that the player has said his goodbyes and is leaving the club. Speaking at a press conference … Continue reading

Why Soccer Clubs Should Adopt a Doctor Who Model of Coaching

Posted on by Robert Hay
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At the beginning of last season, the average tenure of a manager in the Premier League was 2 years and 2 months.  This is comparable with the tenure of managers in Serie A and La Liga, and slightly less than … Continue reading

Manchester United Close In On £55 Million Signing Of Angel Di Maria

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Reports from Spain and England are gathering momentum, as it appears Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed that the Argentina international is expected … Continue reading