Radamel Falcao

Deadwood

“When you purchase other players you get another stimulus in the group and you need that. Our selection is out of balance and we have managed to be fourth in the league but we have to manage to be the champions. So it shall be a rough summer I think for a lot of players.” […]

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Rant Cast 231 – a season’s farewell, Old Trafford

Manchester United's last home fixture of the season was a hard-earned, if ultimately disappointing, draw at Old Trafford last Sunday. United dominated for large periods even if the home side lacked for real penetration in a 1-1 against … more

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Manchester United v Arsenal, Premier League, Old Trafford, 17 May 2015

United v Arsenal: Reds in last push for third

Europe it is then after Liverpool's draw at Chelsea last weekend effectively sealed Manchester United's position in next season's Champions League; the Merseysiders' home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday confirmed it. Louis van Gaal's side is … more

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Data Rant: in search of goals

Manchester United has qualified for next season's Champions League and a good result against Arsenal - together with any further slip-on on the London side’s part - may even see the Reds sneak directly into Europe’s premier club competition. United … more

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50 reasons to still Love United, Hate Glazer

It is 10 years to the week since the Glazer family confirmed the hostile leveraged buyout of Manchester United for £790 million. In the process the Glazers loaded the club with debt, alienated supporters and began the long road to inevitable … more

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Rant Cast 230 – vote United for Europe!

Europe awaits after Manchester United's hard-fought (i.e lucky!) victory over Crystal Palace in south London on Saturday. Combined with Liverpool's draw at Chelsea, Louis van Gaal's side has now effectively secured fourth place in the Premier … more

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Europe awaits – now United must prepare

Short of a 15 goal swing to Liverpool over the final two games of the campaign Manchester United's return to Europe's élite is all but confirmed, with Louis van Gaal's side set to enter the Champions League at the play-off stage next August. After … more

Crystal Palace v Manchester United, Premier League, Selhurst Park, 5.30pm 9 May 2015

Crystal Palace v United: Carrick out for the season

It is not often that Manchester United loses four games in succession. Not, indeed, since 1979 - a record even David Moyes failed to break during a calamitous 10 months at Old Trafford. Yet, Louis van Gaal's side travels to south London on Saturday … more

Memphis Depay

Profile: Memphis Depay

After two seasons of a seemingly scattergun approach to the transfer market Manchester United made a decisive move on Thursday to capture PSV Eindhoven player Memphis Depay. The 21-year-old winger will join the club, subject to the usual medical, for … more

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Van Gaal faces critical tactical choices in the weeks ahead

José Mourinho believes possession can be dangerous; his biographer even asserted that the Portuguese manager sometimes instructs his team to get rid of the ball. The argument is that a team with the ball is more likely to make fatal mistakes by being … more

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Rant Cast 229 – a season on the edge

Remember when Manchester United was good? No, not during Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, but that period when Louis van Gaal's side won six games on the spin. Seems a long time ago now. Defeat at Stamford Bridge, hammered by Everton, and now a home … more

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion, Premier League, Old Trafford, 2 May 2015

United v West Brom: Fletcher returns to Old Trafford

In a season of mixed lows and the occasional high Manchester United's defeats to Chelsea and Everton were, remarkably perhaps, the first time Louis van Gaal's side had lost in consecutive games. The data point is a surprise - perhaps a measure … more

David De Gea

Reds face tough choice in search for De Gea alternative

It is football's equivalent of Oscar Season; that time of year when the gongs are handed out and the focus is on individuals rather than teams. This year Manchester United's sole nominee at the Professional Footballers Association ceremony, held last … more