Tag Archives: Manchester United

Arsène Wenger, the Premier League and the Dearth of Elite Managerial Talent

The Premier League’s top clubs are in a strange place right now. With unprecedented amounts of money filling their coffers faster than they can re-route the cash to La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in exchange for the continent’s … Continue reading

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The Stage Is Set For An Innovator At Manchester United

After yet another chastening defeat at Old Trafford, the $64,000 question is “where do Manchester United go from here?” The fanbase seems to be in unanimous agreement that they have to spend big this summer and reinvigorate a stale squad … Continue reading

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The Truth About Wayne Rooney

There is a bizarre nostalgia that affects people when they discuss Wayne Rooney. The prevalent view seems to be that he had all the talent in the world, demonstrated it with carefree abandon during his teenage years and then got … Continue reading

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Why David Moyes Cannot Save Himself Or Manchester United

Outdated tactics I never thought I would see the day when British journalists would mutter the word ‘crossing’ as though it were some kind of vulgarity, but it has arrived. That a manager can get pilloried for his reliance on … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United: Tactical Preview

This article originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. Following on from a hiding that fans will remember as a low point for years to come, Tottenham have pretty much the worst possible match in prospect. It is always a daunting task when … Continue reading

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Bayern, Barça, Man Utd & Co Must Form A Super League To Save Football

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Tuesday was a day of watershed moments that more or less established Bayern Munich as football’s latest pre-eminent force and confirmed in my mind the need for a European Super League to make the … Continue reading

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Why I Would Rather Have Adel Taarabt Than Wayne Rooney

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Rare is the time when something said by Alan Shearer leads to thoughts of anything bar a single act of swift and merciless anti-Geordie violence, but his prolonged attempts to end Adel Taarabt’s career … Continue reading

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