If ever there was ever any confusion as to why Manchester United have not been able to challenge their noisy neighbours for the title this season it was cleared up and summed up in a tepid defeat against Chris Hughton’s excellent Brighton & Hove Albion.
Sat, 05 May, 2018
For a fixture that has offered us the Battle of the Buffet, the sight of Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane snarling at each other like a pair of Rottweilers on steroids in the Old Trafford tunnel, this was a particularly low-key, some might say sad, way for Arsene Wenger to bid farewell to Manchester United.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
While Jose Mourinho has reiterated Manchester United will continue their fight for the Premier League title until the final weeks of the season, even the great master must be growing deeply envious of Manchester City’s magnificence.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
Sad-looking southerners shuffling about in dribs and drabs were everywhere in Manchester city centre on Saturday. They already looked beaten, and shrunk under the catcalls of locals. But enough of Conservatives attending their Party conference; how were the Super Eagles?
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
Manchester United’s long-awaited return to the Champions League proved a rather routine affair as they comfortably overcame Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford but an injury to Paul Pogba, on the day he was made captain, leaves them waiting nervously to see how long the talismanic midfielder will be out.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
In another of our occasional series ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey José’, let’s take a peek at substitution fetishisation. (Oo-er.) Now there’s a phrase you won’t be used to seeing, not least because I just invented it.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
It wasn’t pretty, it was more mechanical than magical and got even uglier with a late double sending-off, but Manchester United may have taken a massive step in the post-Ferguson era after they reached the Europa League Final by drawing 1-1 with Celta Vigo — to put both silverware and place in the Champions League in their sights.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
Marouane Fellaini managed to drag a Manchester derby that had been interesting rather than memorable into pure chaos at the Etihad last night, earning a red card for a headbutt on Sergio Aguero some six seconds after being booked for a foul on the same City forward.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
United fans tends to look after their old lags. Any ex-player who didn’t blot his copybook whilst at Old Trafford can usually count on Reds to back him up in his future ventures, or at least give him the benefit of the doubt.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017