Preview: United v Manchester City

Manchester United v Manchester City

What a difference seven days makes. Sunday week, Manchester United’s season had unravelled and manager David Moyes was living on borrowed time less than a year into the job. Following humiliating submission to Liverpool at Old Trafford even the most patient observers had seemingly drawn a line under the former Everton manager’s time at the […]

Preview: West Ham United v United

Adnan Januzaj, West Ham United

David Moyes can’t win. Certainly not off the pitch where the Scot has been repeatedly criticised for his bizarre approach to media relations this season. Little over a week ago Moyes publicly mused that Liverpool was favourite to emerge victorious at Old Trafford, and the former Everton boss took more than a little heat for […]

Preview: United v Olympiakos

Wayne Rooney, Olympiakos

It is hard to be sure of the protocol; whether to rubberneck at the car crash happening in Old Trafford’s heartland, or to look away, hoping that it’ll be alright. Certainly, the brutality of Manchester United’s defeat to Liverpool on Sunday does not bear another viewing, except perhaps for David Moyes and his coaching team. […]

Preview: United v Liverpool

Robin van Persie

One might hope by now that David Moyes’ confidence was such have that the Scot had grown a metaphorical pair. Not so, with Moyes seemingly more out of his depth with each passing week spent at Old Trafford. Even victory over West Bromwich Albion last weekend – and a comfortable one at that – has […]

Preview: Olympiakos v United

Olympiakos

Strange season, this. So poor has Manchester United’s Premier League campaign been that many suspect even the Reds’ 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday could be another false dawn. Yet, the cynicism surrounding United’s domestic campaign has, in part at least, dissipated on European nights. After all, David Moyes’ side is unbeaten in six […]

Preview: Crystal Palace v United

Eric Cantona, Crystal Palace

It is a strange period for Manchester United. Three disappointing results in succession against Stoke City, Fulham and then Arsenal were followed by the sojourn to Dubai for warm weather training – and no little activity with local sponsors. Whether the break drives better results in the coming weeks will be the only relevant proof […]

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 […]