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Manchester United Could Win The Title, But Probably Won’t

We are now roughly halfway through the season and United lie in sixth position,  but after the most recent games in the Premier League they are only 3 points behind Tottenham and Man City in 3rd and 4th. Thanks to Spurs beating Chelsea on Wednesday United have finally gained some ground on Jose Mourinho’s old …

United Need A Leader More Than Anything Else

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Ron Atkinson bought Bryan Robson. Alex Ferguson bought Roy Keane. As far as captains go, they don’t come any better than these two. Keane, in fact, is the most successful captain United have ever had and Robson would have been close had he been playing with better quality in the team around him. Since the …

Manchester United And The Europa League

This is a strange marriage of little, if any, convenience. The winners from this unlikely union, when it reaches it’s inevitable conclusion, will be the competition. Wherever United play they will virtually guarantee a full house and a worldwide TV audience. This cannot help but raise the profile of the tournament. What will United gain …

The “Where To Play Wayne Rooney” Conundrum Is Finally Solved

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Having watched Manchester United beat Leicester City 4-1 without Wayne Rooney the conclusion has to be that they are now a better team without him. Yes, they lost against Feyenoord without him, so the opposite argument can be put forward but, for that game, he would have made little, if any, difference as too many …

Paul Pogba and the mad world of the football transfer market

The football world went crazy a few years ago. All that has happened since is that it has become steadily more crazy with each passing season. It started, more or less, when Cristiano Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid for £85 million. This became the benchmark for the world’s “top” players and, at the time, …

What United need to do to have any chance of winning anything

Manchester United sit six points away from fourth position in the Premier League. They are due to face Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup and they have a second leg Europa League tie in which they need to turn around a one goal deficit, but have the advantage of an away goal. If another manager …

How Louis Van Gaal Can Get The Fans Back Onside

Manchester United have a squad capable of winning the Premier League. That was evident at the start of the season and, for any doubters, the fact that £258 million more had been spent on improving the squad which finished fourth the season before, should have confirmed it. So what has happened? Injuries? Every team has …

Not All Of Van Gaal’s Reign Has Been Negative

I have been asked to write an article about any positive influence had on Manchester United since the appointment of Louis van Gaal as manager. Never in my life have I been asked to look for the proverbial ‘needle in a haystack’, but my first impression is that it would have been a more preferable …

King Louis’ Stay of Execution

It would seem as though Louis van Gaal will not be leaving Manchester United in the near future. He will continue to dine on Chinese delicacies at Wings and hold press conferences at Carrington. He will continue to amuse, delight (occasionally), bemuse and annoy United fans for a while yet. Why is this, I hear …

Who next for Chelsea?

Chelsea are working on the assumption that, somewhere in the world, there is a better manager than Jose Mourinho. Having just sacked Mourinho, they must be. The questions now begin. Is Guardiola a better manager than the Special One? Has Roman Abramovich acted at just the right time, whereby he brings in Hiddink until the …

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez Left United Reluctantly

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez would have walked all the way from Mexico, (with a bit of swimming thrown in as well), to England if he had been told that was what he needed to do to play for Manchester United. It was his dream, his one wish in life and, when it came true, he was …

United have improved? Really?

Louis van Gaal has stated that facts prove the team this year is better than the team last year. I won’t go down the road of disputing facts, there can only be one winner there. Whether or not they prove that the team is better than last year is debatable, circumstances have certainly been different. …

The Big Question – Why Did Valencia Choose Gary Neville and Why Did Gary Agree To Go?

A quick check with Wikipedia confirms what I thought. It WAS Johnny Nash who sang the song, ‘There Are More Questions Than Answers’. It reached number nine in the UK charts and did nothing anywhere else. That was the song I was humming, (or was I whistling?), when I heard the news that Gary Neville …

Manchester United Have A Chance Of Winning The Premier League This Season

Man United don’t have this chance because they have the best players. They don’t have this chance because they are the best team. They don’t even have this chance because they have the best defensive record, which, in truth, they have. No, the reason they have a realistic chance of winning the title is because …