Aug 14 2014

Striker on his way out while bookies suspend betting

WelbeckSteve Bruce is apparently preparing an audacious £14m bid for Manchester United striker, Danny Welbeck.

Welbeck, who came through the ranks of United’s Academy, divides opinion amongst United fans and is reportedly interested in the switch if his chances are like likely to be limited this season as he plays second fiddle tomWayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.


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Aug 13 2014

Excuse The Negativity.

rp_669062996_bb455f5455.jpgI’m not normally one to moan. Okay, maybe just a little bit. But when news filtered through last night that Mr Wayne Rooney had been announced club captain, my stomach sank, and all the pre-season excitement vanished.

What have we done?

In Wayne Rooney, Manchester United possesses one of the great players in the Premier League, but they also possess one of the most disruptive the club has ever had on it’s books.

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Aug 12 2014

Arturo and our midfield woe

Vidal; a tale of desperation and despair.

Vidal; a tale of desperation and despair.

The Oxford dictionary defines despair as ‘the complete loss or absence of hope’. Most United fans may have different definitions. Watching Ashley Young receive the ball 30 yards inside the opposition half, turn, and play the ball back 60 yards to the keeper. Eagerly awaiting the team sheet only to see Anderson and Tom Cleverley are the starting midfield pair.

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Aug 06 2014

The future under king Louis

Two sides of an entirely different coin.

Two sides of an entirely different coin.

As David Moyes put out his cigarette, got out of bed, dressed and left without saying goodbye, Manchester United Football Club curled up in the foetal position wondering why any of this had happened.

Why degrade yourself like this? Why lower your standards? Why put up with such inadequacy. After spending so long becoming who you are, why let one moment of weakness fill you with a lifetime of regret?

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Aug 03 2014

‘Maybe’ Is A Big Word.

Louis-Van-GaalFor a large percentage of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United tenure, he has been bombarded with questions regarding his transfer plans. It’s something which is only being fuelled by the noises coming from the board of a limitless budget.

So far, as United tour the USA, van Gaal has humoured journalists with responses filled with a level of patience. LvG has arrived under a cloud of him being a dictator, so you sense he’s keen to dispel this by giving his current crop a chance.

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Aug 01 2014

Vidal is about to join United one way or another

rp_Arturo-Vidal1-200x200.jpgAnother day another barrage of clickbait articles posted from around the World regurgitating all the rumours surrounding the endless list of names reported to be targets for Manchester United’s summer spending spree.

The last 24hrs have been especially so with the rumour mill doing overtime on the Arturo Vidal case, but has respected Italian agent, Andrea D’Amico, thrown us the biggest clue yet that perhaps, just perhaps, Vidal really is on his way out of Juventus and into the welcoming arms of Manchester United or can Vidal’s name be added to the illustrious list of those that never happened?

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Jul 30 2014

The View From Europe: Thoughts Of A Travelling Red Devil

Louis van Gaal and assistant manager Ryan Giggs of Manchester United watch their team train in LAManchester United is a club synonymous with football fans worldwide. The name is something recognised by all lovers of the game and is very much related to the giants of world sport.

So when the team collapsed on the pitch last season, as it became embroiled in farce, the eyes of the world couldn’t quite believe what it was seeing. There was a sense of jubilation amongst the, once green eyed monsters, in Britain, who took great satisfaction in the club’s turmoil.

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Jul 28 2014

Video: Mr Mujac on the impact of LvG

Unied v City AcademyI think you might find this interesting if, like me, you’re interested in the history and the future of Manchester United’s Academy system.

Tony Park, AKA @MrMujac, is a lifelong United supporter with a knowledge far richer than most, especially about United’s youth system. Regularly found following the youth teams home and away, Tony’s views are certainly to be respected.

In this short video, Tony talks about the impact Louis van Gaal may have on United in general, why particular youth players went on tour and what van Gaal’s introduction means to players hoping to make the step from youth football to the Premier League.

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