Stories about Manchester United

Barclays Premier League: Which team will take home the title this season?

May 11, 2014 will mark the end of the Barclays Premier League and one team will be crowned as champion of the season. But the astonishing nature of the league this season is such that not many can say who will win the title this time. Sheer, unadulterated unpredictability is the league’s defining feature this season. Past decades have shown us, what was known in football circles as the Big Four’s hegemony – Manchester United FC, Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC – each club wielding and strengthening its grip on victories and titles. We saw Arsenal become invincible and dominate the league in the early years of the last ...

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David Moyes: The reason Manchester United are champions no more

Old Trafford Stadium, known as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ for Manchester United FC, has unfortunately become a theatre of nightmares under David Moyes’s managerial reign. With another poor performance against their arch rivals Manchester City FC, and a sixth home defeat of 3-0, fans have become greatly disconcerted. As part of the aftermath, many stewards were seen guarding the ‘The Chosen One’ banner at the Stratford End, as fans wanted to take the banner down. The defeat has left United reeling 12 points behind first-place Arsenal FC. During the 2013-14 season of the Barclays Premier League, United secured one victory while playing against English Premier League’s top five football clubs, ...

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Is David Moyes the end of Manchester United?

Manchester United has by far been the most successful team from England. They have 20 league titles and 11 Football Association (FA) cups in their trophy cabinet to prove their dominance – more than any other team in the country. And they have one man to thank for all this success and glory, Sir Alex Ferguson.  Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out as Manchester United manager at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters It was always going to be a tough task to follow in Ferguson’s footsteps. Although the Scot himself chose David Moyes to continue his legacy at Old Trafford, the selection raised some eyebrows since many ...

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Let the Premier League transfers begin: 3 transfers that will complete the puzzle

For football fans, the January transfer window always serves as the best New Year gift. The rumour mill has already been fuelled by magazines, critics and eager football fans. The English Premier League (EPL) has been the most competitive league in Europe this year and if the clubs play their cards well then it will certainly be the most unpredictable league too. Let’s take a look at some of the moves that the big guns of EPL can make. Javier Pastore to Liverpool The 24-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has found himself down the pecking order of their new manager Laurent Blanc. After appearing in only 12 games ...

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Who will win UEFA Champions League 2013-14?

The UEFA Champions League is certainly European Club Football’s biggest and most anticipated spectacle. It is followed the world over as fans watch the top teams from the best leagues in the world – from La Liga of Spain to England’s Barclays Premier League and Germany’s Bundesliga among many – battle it out to achieve ultimate glory. The 2013-14 editions have been no different as all four teams from both England and Germany have made it to the knockout stages while three out of the original four Spanish teams have qualified as well. One team each from Russia, Turkey, Greece, Italy and France has made it ...

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Can Arsenal win the Premier League 2013-2014?

The 2013-14 Premier League season is said to be the most anticipated one in recent years. The competition is fiercer than any other league in the world, with six clubs battling it out for glory. Every club, who is entering this year’s campaign, has its own distinct story. Jose Mourinho’s return has instilled new spirit within Chelsea, while David Moyes is struggling to fill in Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes at Old Trafford. Tottenham’s new summer signings are starting to bear fruit and Andre Villas-Boas is intent to prove that the Spurs are still a quality side without Gareth Bale. Manuel Pellegrini is looking to bring ...

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5 reasons why Arsenal will win the English Premiere League

“Football fans are fickle in nature.”  This is the claim that I am sure Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger, will make for the rapid turn his fortune took within the span of a few weeks. Just a few weeks ago, however, on the opening day of the season when Arsenal suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Aston Villa, its fans were chanting,  “You don’t know what you are doing.” Needless to say that the atmosphere was all doom and gloom then. However, six weeks after that Villa disaster, the tide has completely turned in Wenger’s favour and Arsenal is currently sitting ...

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Has Wayne Rooney lived up to his potential?

The world of football has seen many wonder kids over the years enter the field, showing great promise. However, most don’t live up to their expectations while a few end up making history. In August 2002, Everton introduced a prolific talent to the world, with a keen eye for goal. Wayne Rooney had made his breakthrough in the Premier League, at the tender age of sixteen years and ten months. Two months into his senior professional career, Rooney made headlines all across England as he scored a last-minute goal against Arsenal and grabbed three very important points for Everton. As a ...

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Don’t waste time, Moyes: Sign Thiago as midfielder now!

It is July and David Moyes is now officially Manchester United’s new manager. The new era has begun. After going on a much-needed summer break ahead of a difficult job, Moyes is back and acquainted with his new players for the first time. Having started work at his new club, the 50-year-old must get into the nitty-gritty of the transfer business before the Premier League season starts next month. The only transfer made so far under the new boss has been Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela. The Scottish manager has made an attempt to raid his former club Everton but a £12m bid ...

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Beckham: An extraordinarily charismatic but, at most, an ‘ordinary’ player

David Beckham has finally drawn curtains on his glamorous 21-year career. Notice the word “glamorous” in my opening sentence and the absence of a single word about football. I won’t shy away from saying I did that on purpose because the notion I’m going to present in my piece here is something that has divided the opinion of the footballing world throughout the glittery career of the former England captain. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Imran Khan didn’t look like he did or didn’t have a charming personality? Would he still have the crazy fan following that ...

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