Preview: Arsenal v United

Arsenal Manchester United

Which side will crack under the pressure? Manchester United, having lost five of nine games in 2014, slipping to seventh place in the Premier League; or Arsenal, just two points from the league summit, but a team in shock having been smashed by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday? United’s draw with Fulham on Sunday afternoon […]

Preview: United v Fulham

Rene Meulenstein

If Manchester United’s dismal performance in losing to Stoke City last weekend isn’t a season’s nadir then these indeed are desperate times. Fulham arrive at Old Trafford on Sunday as one of few sides actually in worse form than United; Rene Meulenstein suffering a disastrous run of results since taking over at Craven Cottage in […]

Preview: Stoke City v United

Robin van Persie v Stoke City

The best front three in the Premier League: David Moyes’ perhaps generous assessment of his attacking options ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League fixture with Stoke City this weekend. Generous in that the triumvirate is as yet untested as a combination; yet almost £90 million worth of exciting talent nonetheless. A hint too at the […]

Preview: United v Cardiff City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“And Solskjær has won it!” – Barcelona, 25 May 1999 – the words that will define Clive Tyldsley’s career as a broadcaster and journalist; the moment that encapsulates Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s time as a Manchester United player. In the intervening 15 years little has transpired to erode the love felt for the Norwegian striker at […]

Preview: United v Sunderland

David Moyes

It is not as if David Moyes lacks for practice this season, but the Scot does an increasingly impressive line in dead pan comedy. At least that is one interpretation of the Moyes’ reaction to United’s latest – the ninth – defeat of a frankly disastrous season. “We were unlucky,” said Moyes in the aftermath. […]

Preview: Chelsea v Manchester United

David Moyes, Jose Mourinho

Rarely, over the past decade, can Manchester United have been such outsiders for a trip to Stamford Bridge. True, Chelsea’s financial doping has bridged the chasm in size between the clubs since Roman Abramovich acquired the west Londoners in 2004, but rare indeed have the Reds been at such a comparatively low ebb. Victory over […]

Preview: United v Swansea City

Manchester United v Swansea City

It takes a little gallows humour to find mirth in the ‘records’ achieved by David Moyes this season. They include, among others, a first defeat to Everton at Old Trafford since 1992, the first reverse to Newcastle United in Manchester for 41 years, and the first defeat to Swansea City at home, ever. West Bromwich […]

Preview: Sunderland v United

Adnan Januzaj

Rarely in recent times can a League Cup fixture have been so important. Seventh in the Premier League and dumped out of the FA Cup, the Capital One Cup now represents Manchester United’s best – perhaps only – realistic shot at silverware in a season that has lurched from one crisis-of-confidence to another. While it […]

Preview: United v Swansea City

Manchester United v Swansea City

It has been a decade in the waiting, but the FA Cup might just be important to Manchester United once again – for the season at least. The club last secured the famous old trophy on 22 May 2004 when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat Millwall at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. In the intervening […]

Preview: United v Tottenham Hotspur

Danny Welbeck

It is just a month since United last faced Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, but the contrast in fortunes could hardly be more stark. Following a 2-2 draw between the sides at White Hart Lane, David Moyes’ Reds lost successive matches against Everton and Newcastle United, prompting an over-zealous charge of crisis at Old […]