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5 Things We Learned: West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United

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It was tepid, limp, lethargic, and possibly most damning of all, it was entirely predictable as Manchester United were dispatched back to the North West having been soundly beaten at the London Stadium. Here are five things we learned: 1. There was a lack of quality There was a moment in the Sky Sports commentary in the second half of…

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Mourinho & United: A Tale Of Two Wounded Animals

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Ego can be referred to as ‘Your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability’. When Jose Mourinho announced himself to the British Press as the ‘Special One’ in 2004, he truly believed it. Soon after, so did everyone else. Mourinho’s Chelsea side between 2004 and 2006 displayed a dominance that sent shockwaves through…


Match Report: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United

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Premier League Arsenal vs. Manchester United Venue: Old Trafford Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017 Kick-off: 17:30 GMT Manchester United secured a massive 3-1 victory away at Arsenal despite Paul Pogba’s second half dismissal. Captain Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard scored inside ten minutes, only for Alexandre Lacazette to bring Arsenal back into proceedings no sooner had the second half began.…

Introduction to the Youth Players included in the Pre-Season Tour Squad

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World Cup summer’s generally present an obstacle in two areas: the transfer window and pre-season preparation. As the saying goes however, in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. The opportunity in this scenario is afforded to some of the young talents on the periphery of the first team who have been given the chance to shine on the US…

Book Review Of ‘Manchester United: Busby’s Legacy’

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By Nathan Lewis As a Manchester United fan of 23 years of age, I have been brought up watching my football club enjoy year after year of success, I watched as a dynasty was established. On the day that Sir Alex Ferguson retired, I remember a tweet from former player Stan Collymore who declared: ‘Manchester United fans. Welcome to mortality…