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What do you want, blood?

By Nathan Lewis Last weekend’s defeat in the Manchester derby has given renewed impetus to the doubting Thomas’ both inside and outside United’s support. Concern over defensive frailties persist with Louis van Gaal forced to field a central pairing of Michael Carrick and Paddy McNair for a large portion of the second half at Eastlands, […]

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SEA View: Underwhelming And Impressive Performers

By Alan Brennan In this edition of SEA View: Alan shares his thoughts on the players that have had an impressive start to the season and the players who have not. It has been a bizarre start to the season to say the least. Going forward we have been fantastic to watch and the pace […]

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SEA View: Louis Van Gaal: The Good And The Bad

In this edition of SEA View: David, Bob and Matthew discuss what has impressed them about Louis van Gaal and what could he do better. What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below CLICK HERE. David (writer) Louis van Gaal arrived at Manchester United on the back of an unmistakably disastrous campaign and […]

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SEA View: Reflections On The Season So Far And Lessons Learned

In this edition of SEA View we discuss the season so far, the lessons learned and what we’d like to see improved in the immediate future. What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below CLICK HERE. Jason (writer and moderator) We are 7 league games into the Louis van Gaal era and it’s […]

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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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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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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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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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A New Dawn – Louis van Gaal

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) A season to forget has been ended with what will hopefully prove to be an appointment to remember. The short and ultimately ill-fated tenure of David Moyes has swiftly been brushed aside and the announcement of Louis van Gaal as the man to clean up the mess has finally come. And […]

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