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Shawly It’s Only The Beginning

By Matthew Jones WHAT’S that old saying about buses. You wait all year for one and then…ahh you get where I’m going with this. What a week it was for Manchester United. Just as the transfer rumour merry-go-round was about to go into meltdown, the nightmarish summer fever that we succumbed to in 2013 was […]

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The Baby Face From Bilbao

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) One of the most exciting World Cups in recent memory may be in full flow, but already thoughts are turning back to domestic competition. For many associated with Manchester United, the festival of football in Brazil is merely providing the opportunity to scout potential targets and perform an early assessment of […]

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Giggs: The Greatest

By Matthew Jones It’s hard to justifiably sum up 23 years in one article. But in the most simplistic form: Ryan Giggs is Manchester United. Forget the record appearances, the trophies, the medals – Giggs ‘gets’ United. Early on, Giggs knew, when he first burst onto the scene, that in order to have a successful […]

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End Of An Era, But It’s Time To Move On

By Matthew Jones RIO Ferdinand has been a truly wonderful servant for Manchester United. It’s now time to press ahead with finding his replacement. They say there’s no room for sentimentalism in football. I totally disagree, but while we pen the epilogue to Ferdinand’s glorious 12 years as a Manchester United footballer, the need for […]

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A ‘Vida’ Derci

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) Nemanja Vidic arrived at Manchester United from Spartak Moscow in January 2006 in the same transfer window as a man he would go on to play the majority of his games in a red shirt alongside in Patrice Evra. Quite possibly one of the Red Devils’ greatest ever signings, the central […]

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Juan Hell Of A Statement

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) A strange atmosphere enveloped the United faithful following the club’s exit from the league cup in a farcical penalty shootout defeat to Sunderland. Despite the loss, which most would accept was probably deserved on the evidence of the two legs, a buoyant mood was growing fuelled by the tantalising prospect of […]

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Class With The Brass: An Ode To Ando

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira; thankfully just Anderson or ‘Ando’ to most. If recent reports are to be believed a United career characterised by fitness concerns and unfulfilled potential has seemingly come to an end. Even if the reports are premature, an appearance record which has moved from drastically diminishing towards […]

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Ryan Giggs is 40

By Iain McCartney So, Ryan Giggs is 40, or at least he will be by the end of the week. It must be something that they put in the water or the milk in Wales, as another United winger, Billy Meredith (who hailed from Chirk) played until he was 50. Meredith, however, was not a […]

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The Wayne Rooney Saga

By Matthew Jones WAYNE Rooney’s future has been thrust into the spotlight again after he finally broke his silence on his summer of discontent. Talking to the media while preparing for crucial World Cup qualifiers with England, the stand out sound bites from the Rooney interview included him blaming his disillusionment on Sir Alex Ferguson […]

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Keep Your Hair On, Fellaini’s Here

By Matthew Jones WHEN relative unknown marketing guru Ed Woodward was announced as David Gill’s successor at Manchester United earlier this summer, it was reported that he would remain largely in his Mayfair base in London rather than relocate to Stretford. After the flak he has taken for his handling of United’s transfer window dealings […]

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