Manchester United will finish in the top four this year

We've made it fam. The transfer window is over and the new season is upon us. It's not surprising that Manchester United fans are completely divided about to feel heading into this season. It's been like that for like four years now so why should we expect anything different? It's funny because most of those …

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Here’s my problem with Ashley Young being Manchester United’s captain

Man Utd: “David’s obviously in contention, [but] Ash, when he's on the pitch, will carry the armband. When Ash starts, he'll be carrying the armband,” said Ole in his post-match press conference. When asked if this meant that the right-back had replaced Valencia - who moved to L.D.U. Quito in the summer - as club captain, …

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What we’re looking for this pre-season from Manchester United

If he's done nothing else Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought the fun back to the preseason. It's fun to see the young players play alongside the senior players. It's fun to form wildly over-optimistic expectations for how much the kids will be able to contribute this year. That's what the tour is all about. Last …

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Why Manchester United’s hands are currently tied in the transfer market

The two biggest financial giants in world football both realized something this year. Manchester United and Real Madrid needed to rebuild. They needed to cut dead weight, they needed to add firepower, and they needed to get younger. Armed with unparalleled revenues and spending power one would assume this shouldn't be a difficult task for …

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Salary Caps regulate finances not sporting fairness

I'm in the midst of reading the original version of Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski's Soccernomics, which let me tell ya, is an absolutely fascinating read 10 years later. Anyway, they dive into a chapter about whether it's good or bad that Manchester United win every year (remember, it's 2009). They remind us that back …

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All’s quiet on the Paul Pogba front

Last week you couldn't look at any English publication without seeing headlines about Paul Pogba going to Real Madrid. The way the newspapers were speaking, it almost seemed inevitable (hyperbole is one of the English media's strong suits after all). Over the past five days there's been almost nothing written about Paul Pogba. That's weird. He's …

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