If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought he had written the biggest moment in Manchester United’s European history when he scored the winning goal in the 1999 final, Marcus Rashford wrote one that may prove to be every bit as significant in the 93rd minute of an astonishing last 16 tie in Paris last night.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2019
Louis van Gaal may ignore the mounting evidence to the contrary and insist there is no dire need to add to his body of strikers before the summer transfer window closes at the end of the month but when the answer to the Manchester United manager’s problems is “Marouane Fellaini,” then the Dutchman is clearly asking the wrong question.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
A couple were winched to safety on rescue helicopters after becoming stranded in Dublin Bay; a hoax bomb in Cork may have been a warning to a guest; Ballymun went from high hopes to broken dreams; and the post-mortem on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
Darren Fletcher’s Manchester United’s credentials are so unquestionable that the West Brom midfielder, 15 years a player at Old Trafford, admitted he lined up on the wrong side of the tunnel before his new team’s surprise victory.
Mon, 04 May, 2015
Last week, when sounding a warning note about the next fence in United’s so-called ‘easy run-in’, I doomed: “In football as in life: never drop your guard when approaching the city of the damned.” What a joyless told-you-so this is.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
Ah well. I did take care to insert a giddy-warning in last week’s column, and it turned out to be well-founded. United’s unexpected spring offensive duly found out that Stamford was indeed A Bridge Too Far.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2015
Gasp! I’m writing this ten minutes after the final whistle and I can barely type. Not, for once, because I’ve been overdoing the sauce, but because my entire being seems to be buzzing uncontrollably.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
The pre-match debate was whether top four or a trophy is more important in modern football. Now, with Manchester United guaranteed to go two years without silverware for the first time since 1989, you only have to look at the faces of their distraught fans to know the answer, writes.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015