Posts Tagged ‘Man Utd’

Van Gaal is master craftsman who will be let down by his tools

Posted on: August 10th, 2014 by Scott No Comments

There is a very different feeling around Old Trafford. The gloom of last season has lifted and been replaced with a wave of optimism and a feeling that the empire is about to strike back. That change is all down to the arrival of one man – Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman has swept into [...]


Manchester United physio scoops Fabrice Muamba Award

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Long-serving Manchester United head physiotherapist Rob Swire has won the Fabrice Muamba Award at the North West Football Awards. The ceremony was held at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, on Monday night. Swire is the second winner of the ‘Fabrice Muamba Award for Medical and Sports Science Professional’, [...]


Community Shield 2013 Preview

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Manchester United vs. Wigan   Manchester United and Wigan Athletic will contest the 91st Community Shield (formerly Charity Shield) at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. It will be the first time since 1980 that a side from outside the top division has featured in the shield match, with FA Cup winning Championship side Wigan, taking on [...]


Opinion: Fellaini is the last resort United just don’t need

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

According to various reports, Manchester United have turned their attention to Everton’s Marouane Fellaini as their search for a central midfielder goes on. After twice failing with bids for Cesc Fabregas and seemingly failing to identify any other big name targets, David Moyes looks set to raid his old club for the 25-year-old Belgian.   [...]


David Beckham: A Career Unfulfilled

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

David Beckham has announced his retirement from football. In truth, David Beckham the footballer was lost a while ago. This retirement marks the end of the brand appearing on a football field. David Beckham is a football icon, a global superstar, recognised the world over. But did he really achieve enough as a footballer and [...]


Ferguson Retires as the Greatest Manager in History

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

November 1986. Ron Atkinson departed Manchester United and was replaced by Alex Ferguson. After initial struggles, Ferguson has overseen a quarter of a decade of dominance at Old Trafford and retires as the greatest manager the game has ever seen.   To stay at one club for so long is an incredible achievement in itself. [...]


Stoke slide continues as United get back on title track

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Robin van Persie ended his Manchester United goal drought as the Premier League leaders bounced back from derby defeat to extend their advantage over Manchester City to 15 points with a win at Stoke.   It was a solid, professional if unspectacular job from Sir Alex Fergusons men, who took an early lead from Michael [...]



Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

When Manchester United signed Nani in 2007 he was the bright young prospect from Portugal. He had all the skills, pace to burn and looked to be a man who would light up the world stage. Six summers on and reports are that Nani is heading for the Old Trafford exit door. Just what will [...]


THE MONDAY COLUMN: 11th March 2013

Posted on: March 10th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Real Madness   Last weeks Champions League tie between Manchester United and Real Madrid was the game ‘the world would stop for’ in the words of Jose Mourinho. If they did they will have seen a Manchester United side control Reals’ superstars and look like much the better side at Old Trafford last Tuesday. That [...]



Posted on: March 10th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

This time last year Antonio Valencia was turning defenders legs to jelly. He was a strong, quick, aggressive winger capable of destroying an opposition on his own. He was a contender for player of the year. This year he is a contender for worst player of the year.   He looks a shadow of the [...]