Jun 27 2015

Why United must get the business done quickly

CHThSElWIAACMm1Get the business out of the way early on should be Manchester United’s mantra this summer.

At this time of the year 12 months ago, United were desperate to make signings, a task made more necessary and yet more difficult by the mess Louis Van Gaal inherited by David Moyes.

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Jun 15 2015

Five keepers who could replace De Gea

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 8:30 am

Man Utd want Benzema in exchange for De Gea – report-media-1With David De Gea edging closer to a move to Real Madrid with each passing day, it’s almost guaranteed that Manchester United will begin next season with a new goalkeeper but who will replace the Spaniard?

De Gea was named United’s player of the season in the last two campaigns and has emerged as arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, which leaves Louis Van Gaal in a delicate situation as he seeks to avoid a repeat of the scenario that followed Peter Schmeichel’s departure.

United need to replace De Gea with the right goalkeeper and here’s five candidates for the position.

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Jun 14 2015

Why United must buy with an eye to the future

Neville: Premier League surprised Van Gaal-media-3With the transfer window set to open in just over two weeks, United fans are filled with a strange mixture of feelings, from sheer optimism to an hard-to-dislodge sense of urgency.

After an appalling  2013-14 campaign, the Reds endured an up and down season which saw them finish in fourth place and qualify for a Champions league playoff spot.

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Jun 04 2015

Five players who could leave United this summer

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 8:39 am

Manchester+United+v+Chelsea+Premier+League+QShMn7Uk2ozlWith the official opening of the transfer window less than a month away, Manchester United have already been linked with a host of players, as Louis Van Gaal is expected to continue his rebuilding process.

However, while there might be a number of players passing through the arrival gates this summer, the departure lounge could be just as busy, as a number of players look set to leave the club.

Here’s five players who could leave United this summer.

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May 25 2015

10 talking points from United’s season

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 11:55 am

Manchester-United-v-Manchester-City-Premier-LeagueManchester United’s stalemate draw at Hull brought the curtain down on Louis Van Gaal’s first season at the club. Following nine months of highs and lows, United are again on the Champions League’s doorstep after a year-long hiatus and, so far, it is a case of job done for the Dutchman.

However, while United have laid the foundations for their future, a lot of work remains to be done if Van Gaal is to transform his side from also-rans to title challengers in 2015-16.

Here’s five positives and five negatives from this season.

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May 21 2015

Liverpool reject United approach

Tag: Manchester United @ 1:39 pm

Raheem-SterlingManchester United’s approach for Raheem Sterling has unsurprisingly been turned down by Liverpool, who have told United that the 20-year-old will not leave Anfield this summer.

United made a surprise approach for Sterling, who has told Liverpool he will not sign a new deal after claiming he felt bullied into extending his existing contract, but the inquiry has been swiftly rebuffed by Brendan Rodgers’ club, according to the Liverpool Echo.

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May 21 2015

United could bid for Sterling

Tag: Manchester United @ 8:16 am

Manchester United v Liverpool, Barclays Premier League, Old Trafford, Britain - 14 Dec 2014Manchester United look set to make an surprising bid for Raheem Sterling, as they hope to gain advantage of the impasse between Liverpool and the 20-year-old.

Sterling is understood to have told Brendan Rodgers that he will not renew his contract with the club, as he felt Liverpool tried to “bully” him into signing a new deal and while the Merseyside club has stated that Sterling will not leave the club in the summer, the player is expected to demand a move away.

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Apr 21 2015

A year after Moyes, United are on their way back

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 6:18 pm

hi-res-61ae1517d7ebebebdfc50f4d2d84c026_crop_northA year ago yesterday, Manchester United lost 2-0 at Goodison Park, as goals form Kevin Mirallas and Leighton Baines propelled Everton towards a Europa League spot, while United’s travelling support watched on aghast.

David Moyes’ wretched spell at United had been brought to an end on the same turf where the Scotsman had forged his reputation, one which had convinced his predecessor that he would be the right man for the job.

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