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Tag Archives: Manchester United

New Rules Needed To Safeguard Players Health On International Duty

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The tug-and-pull situation the world’s top soccer players find themselves in is an enviable one for 99% of the sport’s players. These players have to balance between playing for their employer club and representing their country at the international level … Continue reading

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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All the headlines were about Manchester United capturing Radamel Falcao, while Arsenal merely “settled” again after missing bigger targets. But in my mind Arsenal has done a shrewd piece of business in acquiring Danny Welbeck for £16 million, while Manchester United’s … 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

Analyzing Manchester United’s Summer Transfer Window

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Going into the off-season, we wondered how the mighty Manchester United would react. Or more pressingly, how would they respond to their inter-city rivals winning the title. What could we expect to see from the players as they respond to … Continue reading

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