IT said it all about the predicament in which Manchester United find themselves that their 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday night felt like a huge deal for the visitors but, in a very strange way, just more of the same for those home supporters who clogged the exits with ten minutes still to play.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
As the embers of the Manchester derby begin to cool, Manchester United legend Roy Keane is leading calls for his former club to buy an entire new defence this summer to ensure that being second best doesn’t enter United’s DNA for good.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
There was no miracle comeback last night for Ole Gunner Solakjaer and Manchester United, 20 years on from his greatest day in football and one round on from that famous victory against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League last 16.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s magical reign as Manchester United boss survived its biggest test to date at St James’ Park last night, his second- half substitute Romelu Lukaku scoring with his first touch of the game and helping to write his interim manager into the record books.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2019
It was predictable that Tottenham fans would mock Jose Mourinho with chants of “sacked in the morning” but it’s increasingly looking like a question of when rather than if after another humiliating experience, writes
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
IT may be misplaced confidence, it may be over-optimism, it may be kidology, but United’s Ander Herrera is adamant that bitter rivals, City, are not on the verge of an era of dominance in English football, even if they lift the Premier League trophy today by winning the Manchester derby.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2018
As a 1970s Mancunian boy, I lived in fear of Manchester City winning the league title. As a 1980s teenager, that fear faded as City declined. As a 1990s man, I grew to think it would never happen in my lifetime, so comical had MCFC become.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2018
United’s miserable defeat at Newcastle, yesterday, was perhaps in keeping with a dark-hued week. The extended Munich commemorations had cast a strange light over the club. Legions of older Reds went out to Munich for a sort of grand get-together, drink-up, and remembrance, which put many in a ruefully thoughtful mood as they came home.
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018
The elation felt by Manchester United fans following the double drama of Jose Mourinho’s new contract and Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in transfer deadline week is already over after Tottenham ruthlessly exposed their defensive problems in a deserved victory at Wembley.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018
Jose Mourinho suggested his entire Manchester United team should come to the press conference to explain themselves after this bizarre surrender at newly-promoted Huddersfield but, showing the same sort of resolve they had displayed for the previous 90 minutes, his players firmly ducked the challenge.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017