Nani plays as Reds start season short

Nani starts for Manchester United against Kansas City Wizards tonight but Sir Alex Ferguson will begin the new season short of key players through injury and recuperation. Indeed, the Scot may not have a fully fit squad until the Autumn, with United navigating four domestic fixtures before the Champions League begins in September. Without Rio […]

United unveils new star striker

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson attempts strike the ball through a target 51 feet away during a United for UNICEF charity event in New York yesterday. The manager missed, as did Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher and Edwin van der Sar. Luxury watchmaker Hublot had promised $1 million for UNICEF had any of […]

United tops Forbes list again but should fans care?

Forbes Sports Value List

Forbes, the US business magazine, publishes annually lists of the leading sports franchises, players and – separately – football teams. Yesterday, the magazine published the two former lists, placing Manchester United on top as the most valuable club in sports globally at $1.84 billion (£1.2bn), ahead of a swathe of US sports franchises. United retains […]

No Union city blues for red kids

Gabriel Obertan Philadelphia Union

Manchester United scored another victory on the North American Tour but Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had to work hard for the win in front of around 40,000 supporters in Philadelphia. Gabriel Obertan, the French youngster who joined the Reds last summer, saved United’s sometimes disjointed display with late goal. By full time, with the game played in near […]

Glazers claim 50k season tickets sold

The Telegraph reports that Manchester United has sold 50,000 season tickets, with the Premier League campaign beginning in under four weeks. After an aggressive summer marketing campaign the total falls 6,000 short of last season’s total. The club confirmed that this figure does not include executive seats sales. Last season’s total executive seat numbers of 7,500 were […]

Duh, duh duh duh, duh duh duuuuh

Nani and Van Der Sar

Manchester United’s players recreated the famous Rocky Balboa sprint up the 72 Philadelphia Art Museum steps yesterday afternoon, although in this case it was more of a gentle stroll with the squad meeting a swathe of confused local reporters a the top. The squad – save for Dimitar Berbatov – wore a smart-casual Nike-branded white, […]

Want an alternative to Glazer’s shirt? Here you go…

Green and Gold

It’s every customer’s choice whether to offer or withhold business. After all the customer is always right. Manchester United is no different and for those fans not willing to line the Glazer family’s pockets any more than they have to there is an alternative shirt or few. From the MUST edition and classic originals, to […]

Vidic set on move but will Reds let go?

Let’s be honest, Nemanja Vidic wants out of Old Trafford. The only question is whether Sir Alex Ferguson will countenance a sale with no obvious replacement available. More to the point the Serbian defender, 28, has not been offered a new deal at the club despite only two years remaining on the defender’s contract. It’s […]

It was the summer of ’95

Manchester Untied 1995

Summer 1995 – Alex Ferguson chose to dispose of the influential Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis and club legend Mark Hughes. The Manchester Evening News ran a poll in which Manchester United supporters purportedly called for the manager’s job. It was a close-season of chaos in which all but the Scot nearly lost their heads. The player sales […]