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Louis van Gaal – A New Era For Manchester United

Louis van Gaal – A New Era For Manchester United

  The summer arrival of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United has sparked excitement amongst many United fans as well as raising concerns from rival fans, but when looking at the wreckage of last seasons dismal campaign, how can one man make such a difference? The key change that the former Barcelona, Bayern and Holland manager has made in his ... Read More »

Argentina Squeeze Past Dutch On Penalties To Make Final

Argentina Squeeze Past Dutch On Penalties To Make Final

Maxi Rodriguez’s blast of a penalty sent Argentina to the World Cup Final on Wednesday night in Sao Paulo, with the Newell’s Old Boys player powering his attempt past Dutch ‘keeper Jasper Cillessen to send the hoards of Argentinian fans in attendance into delirium. The goal capped off a one-sided penalty shootout that was dominated by Argentina following a dull ... Read More »

The Cost of Great Defenders

The Cost of Great Defenders

Yesterday, England defender Luke Shaw joined Manchester United for £27m on a four year contract. The £27m price tag sees Luke Shaw become one of the most expensive youngsters in modern football, and at the age of just 18 he promises to fulfill his potential after a strong season at Southampton. The art of defending appears to be dying out, ... Read More »

What do we know about James Wilson?

What do we know about James Wilson?

18-YEAR-OLD Manchester United striker James Wilson could not have enjoyed a better Premier League debut as he notched two goals as Manchester United beat Hull City 3-1 in their final home game of what has been a difficult season. The England youth international bagged a goal each side of half-time to put United into a two-nil lead. This wasn’t just Wilson’s ... Read More »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Louis Van Gaal

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Louis Van Gaal

So it seems that Louis Van Gaal could be set to take the reigns at Old Trafford, taking over from legendary Player/Manager Ryan Giggs at the end of the current season. It’s been a strange old time for fans of the club, with seemingly hundreds of records being broken (in a bad way) in a single season without Sir Alex ... Read More »

Who do United turn to next? Odds on the next manager

Who do United turn to next? Odds on the next manager

With those in charge of Manchester United making the decision to remove David Moyes as their manager this week, Footyblog.net takes a look at who could be the next permanent manager of the 2012/13 Premier League champions and the odds on the next manager of the club. Ryan Giggs – Odds: 20/1 The 40-year-old has been appointed ‘caretaker manager’ until ... Read More »

Why Moyes’ Time Had Run Out

Why Moyes’ Time Had Run Out

Being the immediate successor of Sir Alex Ferguson was never going to be an easy job but David Moyes’ tenure as the “Chosen One” has already been brought to an end after a troubled ten months at Old Trafford. Having failed to qualify for the Champions League, and even a consolation prize of the Europa League looking in doubt, and ... Read More »

Why Moyes May Have To Endure Even More Woe

Why Moyes May Have To Endure Even More Woe

A few months ago, I wrote an article on this website detailing what David Moyes had to do to salvage Manchester United’s wretched season. Since then, it has gone from bad to worse. Surely the club are now at their lowest ebb for decades having been humiliated at the weekend by their fierce rivals Liverpool who, for so long, have ... Read More »

Video: Watch ‘United’ online

Video: Watch ‘United’ online

Today is the 56th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, which killed 23 people, including a number of Manchester United players and staff. The football team was returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), against Red Star Belgrade. The flight stopped to refuel in Munich and heavy snow made take off a real danger. After a ... Read More »

Will it Mata? Can £35 million Chelsea star save United’s season?

Will it Mata? Can £35 million Chelsea star save United’s season?

Reports are circulating that Manchester United have tabled a £35 million bid for Chelsea attacking midfielder Juan Mata. Mata hasn’t featured as much under Jose Mourinho as often as he would have liked to this season and Chelsea may look to sell, especially with the recent addition of Nemanja Matic and in order to help the club comply with the ... Read More »