Are Manchester United the Tortoise, the Hare or Just Not There?

Are Manchester United the Tortoise, the Hare or Just Not There?

This season was always going to be an interesting one for Manchester United. After the disastrous reign of David Moyes, which saw United finish seventh in the league and more importantly miss out on a Champions League spot, the summer saw big changes at Old Trafford with the arrival of Louis Van Gaal as manager. Van Gaal brought experience to the club and acted quickly in the transfer market to bolster his squad. All of this left Tatts betting and similar …
Cambridge United vs Manchester United | FA Cup Preview

Cambridge United vs Manchester United | FA Cup Preview

Manchester United will make the 160 mile journey to Cambridge looking to avoid an FA Cup upset in Friday night's fourth round tie. Despite the bizarre scheduling, the hype is already building around the Abbey Stadium, and talk of a giant killing has already begun. Cambridge are currently sitting 12th in League Two, and will go into the game full of confidence after dispatching Newport County 4-0 at the weekend. The U's only reached League Two last season after being …
Comparing Van Gaal to David Moyes is Unfair, Despite the Points Tally

Comparing Van Gaal to David Moyes is Unfair, Despite the Points Tally

To state that Louis Van Gaal can be a little spiky in his press conferences is somewhat of an understatement. An unfortunate journalist felt the Dutchman's wrath recently, in the wake of United's home defeat to Southampton, when he alluded to the fact that Van Gaal's team now had the same amount of points that his predecessor David Moyes had at the same stage last season. The current United manager angrily retorted that the journalist in question had been waiting …
Manchester United - Blinded by Injuries?

Manchester United - Blinded by Injuries?

This one places Manchester United third on the rather dubious EPL Injury table just below Everton and Newcastle. With 10 injuries at the moment, Louis Van Gaal's side has been ravaged by a series of short-term and long-term injuries alike throughout the season, hampering any possibility of getting a consistent run-out with his favored group of players. This International week has particularly given him more to worry about, with key first team players in David De Gea (Finger), Michael Carrick …
Assessing Managerial Changes| Van Gaal, Pochettino, Koeman, Warnock, Irvine

Assessing Managerial Changes| Van Gaal, Pochettino, Koeman, Warnock, Irvine

The past summer saw five managerial changes in the league. Three of the five managers had not managed a Premier League club before this and with the exception of Ronald Koeman, all of them have taken some time to adapt to the rigours of football in England's top flight. Here's an in-depth analysis of each of their reigns three months into the 2014/15 season. 1) Crystal Palace: Neil Warnock 2013/14 position: 11th| Current position: 16th Just two days before the …
Man City v Man United 13-14 | What did the fans think?

Man City v Man United 13-14 | What did the fans think?

The first Manchester derby of the 2013-14 season was played on September 22nd 2013 and ended in humiliation for United Manager David Moyes, as his team were comprehensively outclassed and beaten 4-1 by a rampant City side. The hosts outperformed United in almost every part of the pitch, Sergio Agüero opening the scoring just past the quarter hour mark and Yaya Toure adding a second just before the break. Any hopes the visitors had of resurrecting a point were shattered …
What Lies Ahead for Manchester United

What Lies Ahead for Manchester United

"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time." Sixteen months have passed since that infamous day in May of 2013. A day in which football, not only in England and Europe, but throughout the entire world was rocked with the news that Sir Alex Ferguson was to step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the Premier League campaign. Having spent 26 years at Old Trafford, the …
Where does Di Maria fit in at Manchester United?

Where does Di Maria fit in at Manchester United?

In Angel Di Maria, Manchester United have made a real coup by getting one of the top 10 players in the world at the moment and arguably La Liga's best player last season. Over the first four official games of his tenure, Louis van Gaal has started off with a similar formation to the one he used predominantly with the Netherlands during the World Cup: five at the back with two strikers upfront, a template that has been used to …
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