SEA View: Welbeck or Falcao – Short Term vs. Long Term

Welcome to a new feature on Stretford End Arising called SEA View. Throughout the season members of SEA’s writing team, moderators & forum users will share their thoughts on a topical discussion point. Today we discuss whether the club has made the right long term decision by bringing in Radamel Falcao and releasing Danny Welbeck. […]

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Sporting Lisbon Fan Discusses Marcos Rojo

By Gonçalo Rojo initially struggled and had a tough start to life at Sporting. We all could see he was technically excellent (considering he is a central defender) and his physical attributes were very good (fast and strong, which is a promising mix), however his positioning was poor, and as a team we were a […]

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5 Things We Learned: Burnley 0-0 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United travelled to Burnley in search of their first win of the season having been buoyed by the arrival of Angel Di Maria during the week. The Argentinian made his debut in midfield before a lack of match fitness took its toll, and the Reds laboured to a disappointing 0-0 […]

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The Curious Case Of Nani

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha; if only his list of match winning performances was as long as his name. However, despite undoubted talent Nani (as he is more commonly known) has produced a Manchester United career to date lamentably characterised and beset by one thing: inconsistency. Having joined the club on […]

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5 Things We Learned: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1. Something has to give When Louis van Gaal started work in July his first dilemma was how to fit his best 3 players into the same team. Having judged that his wide options were not good enough to play his favoured 4-3-3 system his solution was to play a 3-4-1-2 formation […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

By Jason Freeman 1. History suggests things will improve There weren’t many positives to take from yesterday’s game, it was an awful performance and result. After a good pre-season with 6 wins out of 6 things looked good, when it really mattered today the players didn’t produce though and that is a big disappointment. The […]

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Season Preview 2014-15 – A New Era

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) As the start of the 2014/15 campaign begins to rise above the hills on the horizon, Manchester United fans are highly anticipating the second new dawn in the space of 12 months. The pessimism and gloom of the Moyes era has been swiftly overrun by the encouraging performances of pre-season under […]

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Join SEA’s Fantasy Football League 2014-15

As we head towards the start of a new football season, StretfordEndArising.com has created a Fantasy Football league on the Official Premier League website. We would like to invite you to join for free and compete against fellow Manchester United fans. How to join: 1. Log in to the Official Premier League website CLICK HERE. […]

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Aye, Aye Captain

By Matthew Jones MANCHESTER United finally look like we have, in Louis van Gaal, a captain capable of steering the club through the troubled waters of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement that hit us like an iceberg striking the Titanic. We have our new Ahab, but the question remains as to who will be his skipper […]

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Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United: Confidence, Direction and Industry

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) What a difference 12 months can make. An underwhelming start for a manager beset by trepidation and uncertainty has been replaced by the optimism and direction of another unequivocally at home in his surroundings and supremely confident in his vision. With Holland impressing at the World Cup and Louis van Gaal […]

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