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Tag Archives: Manchester United

Burnley vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Manchester United head into what Louis van Gaal has labelled a ‘derby match’ with Burnley on the cards next up. Sean Dyche’s side hope to recreate the heroics of the 2009 team which defeated United 1-0 on their last visit … Continue reading

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

Clubs Silly To Continue Paying Over The Odds For British Players

Posted on by Ben Weich
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It’s often claimed Premier clubs pay a premium for British players – a homegrown tax, if you will. But what does it look like when we actually compare fees for British players with those for their foreign counterparts? At first … 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

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

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

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

Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Formation at Manchester United

Posted on by Søren Frank
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During the World Cup 2014 at Brazil, millions of soccer fans and thousands of experts saw the renaissance of the 3-5-2, the classical continental formation of the 1970s and 1980s. Louis van Gaal, who throughout his managerial career has stood … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal’s Patience Breeds Confidence at Manchester United

Posted on by Nicolas Hallett
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It was the 37th minute in a preseason friendly against Roma when new boy Ander Herrera played an ingenious through-ball, slicing open the Italian side’s defense and playing his compatriot Juan Mata in one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Mata couldn’t apply … Continue reading

Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal Targets Alexis Sanchez As His First Major Summer Signing

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal may still be focused on his current job as coach of the Netherlands national team but he’s already planning ahead with United with his intention to sign winger Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. As Barcelona … Continue reading

Malcolm Glazer’s Legacy Is Manchester United’s Debt Burden

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Before starting this piece in earnest, I think it’s only fair to acknowledge my personal view about the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United. I’ve never been a fan of the takeover, nor do I agree with the way in … Continue reading

Ed Woodward Can’t Dither In Selecting Manchester United’s Next Manager

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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In Ed Woodward’s ideal world, he would be congratulating David Moyes on delivering the Premier League title. The midfield duo of Cesc Fàbregas and Thiago Alcantara – both signed early in the transfer window thanks to the combined convictions of Woodward … Continue reading

The Writing Was On The Wall For David Moyes’ Managerial Career at Manchester United

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Anyone remember a player by the name of Teeratep Winothai?  Yes? No?  David Moyes may not recall him but Winothai scored the winner for the Singha All Star XI as Manchester United succumbed 1-0 in the Scot’s first game in … Continue reading

Why the Trend Towards Younger Managers is a Positive Sign For Ryan Giggs at Manchester United

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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With David Moyes finally getting the chop at Manchester United, the search for Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor goes back to square one. Since taking over from Ferguson last summer, Moyes has never looked entirely comfortable at the helm and his … Continue reading

Top 5: David Moyes’ Worst Matches as Manchester United Manager

Posted on by Tom Gatehouse
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So it ends. David Moyes’ 10-month reign as Manchester United manager came to an abrupt, rather unexpected conclusion this morning, with the Scot finally relieved of his duties after an exasperating 51-game stint in the toughest club job on the … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Will Continue To Pursue Toni Kroos

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Daily Telegraph’s Oliver Brown recently wrote: “More than William Carvalho at Sporting Lisbon, or Ilkay Gündogan at Borussia Dortmund, it is Kroos who potentially offers the single most effective antidote to United’s midfield malaise.” What Toni Kroos represents to … Continue reading

The Sleeping Giants at Manchester United Might Finally Be Waking Up

Posted on by Sam Okpo
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When Sir Alex Ferguson gave his final, impassioned speech as manager on Old Trafford’s hallowed turf last May, he urged the Manchester United fans to stick with the new gaffer even through the tough times. After the win against Wigan … Continue reading

Manchester United Supporters Will Lift Their Club To One More Night Of European Glory

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Manchester United is staring at what could be its last Champions League home match for some time when it … Continue reading