Apathy is a strange concept. Often an emotion that follows the understanding of inevitability. Like waking up every day to a Tory government, or the sound of your own biological clock ticking and increasingly the fact that our most beloved are dying while many continue to breathe our limited oxygen.
You know that the world continues to lose the most important people to ever grace the planet while Piers Morgan, Katie Hopkins and Donald Trump ignore the cries for petitions of a group suicide pact.
Louis Van Gaal has claimed Manchester United will not suffer the same kind of decline that has seen Liverpool go without a league title in the last 26 years.
United have not won a trophy since lifting the title in 2013 and look unlikely to end their drought this season but Van Gaal was adamant United’s decline is only momentary and will not stretch much longer.
Manchester United scored three goals for the first time since 17 October but returned from Newcastle with just one point after conceding a late equaliser.
Having gone two up within 40 minutes, United surrendered their lead yet again before a Wayne Rooney wondergoal fuelled hopes of a second consecutive league win, only for Paul Dummett’s superb strike to deny them three points.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he was “petrified” at the thought of wearing the shirt that had belonged to David Beckham.
The Portuguese, not the sort of man one would normally associate with a lack of confidence these days, arrived at Old Trafford a month after Beckham had departed for Real Madrid and revealed he had no intentions of taking on the famous number 7 shirt.
Louis Van Gaal has admitted he’s been left “bored and angry” by watching Manchester United this season, although he insisted his side’s struggles were also due to other teams setting up defensively against them.
United travel to Newcastle tonight having won their last two consecutive matches in all competitions but knowing that no other team in the top six has scored less goals.
Louis Van Gaal has explained he replaced Juan Mata on Saturday because he was not satisfied with the Spaniard’s effort in covering the role he was given.
Mata was largely anonymous against Sheffield United until he was replaced in the 60th minute by Memphis Depay, who went close with a long-range effort before winning a penalty in the third minute of added time.
Paul Scholes has claimed he would be depressed if he was playing for the current Manchester United side.
United edged past Sheffield United and into the fourth round of the FA Cup thanks to a late Wayne Rooney penalty after an utterly dismal performance that saw them fail to muster a shot on goal until late in the second half.
Ander Herrera has echoed the thoughts of most United fans by admitting he would prefer United to be drawn away in cup competitions.
Louis Van Gaal’s side welcome Sheffield United in the third round of the FA Cup this afternoon but the Spaniard, who has previously spoken of his admiration for United’s travelling support, said he would like United to play away from home if they beat the League One side.