Tag: Old Trafford

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Manchester United: revitalised or reckless?

Its been clear for quite a while now that the powers have shifted in Manchester, with the blue half adorned with the title of “Champions” and the red half, desperately searching for players that would make them competitive with their bitter

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Captain Rooney: Manchester United’s new leader

Manchester United begin their new season on Saturday at home to Swansea in the lunch time kick-off in front of an Old Trafford faithful with high expectations. It will be new manager Louis van Gaal’s first competitive game in charge and only

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Can Louis van Gaal revive Manchester United?

When Manchester United hired David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, it was always going to be a tough job. Several senior pros at the club were the wrong side of thirty and no new golden generation

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Manchester United’s revolving door: five players that look destined to leave

Manchester United’s pre-season tour of USA drew to close with a 3-1 victory over fierce rivals Liverpool, clinching the International Champions Cup in the process. Goals from captain-for-the-night Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and youngster Jesse Lingard gave new manager Louis Van

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Moyes must take the blame for United’s struggles

So many times this season we have heard the phrase “it can’t get much worse for United than this”. Well on Sunday afternoon it really was the lowest of the low for the Premier League champions after they were hammered 3-0

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Anderson: what might have been and what he could still become

Amid the furore of Juan Mata’s dramatic arrival at Manchester United, the Spaniard’s predecessor in the number eight shirt exited Old Trafford without so much as an eyebrow raised. The scarcely publicised departee was eight-time Brazilian cap Anderson, who joined

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Nothing new for David Moyes

In all the debate over how well or badly David Moyes is doing at Manchester United, one thing hasn’t quite been covered yet: his Everton side were notoriously slow starters but finished strongly and, when the final table was read, the

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Moyes chooses names over tactics

Tuesday afternoon saw a flurry of media attention around Manchester United. The Red Devils were being linked with big-money moves for Chelsea’s Juan Mata and Bayern Munich’s Dante. As soon as this rumour started to filter through I struggled to get my