Mid-season report 2014/15

Louis Van Gaal

Well it really couldn’t get any worse at Manchester United after David Moyes’ disastrous freshman – and only – year at the club. In the context Louis van Gaal could hardly fail during his opening six months at Old Trafford, although there have been times that the pressure on the Dutchman has steadily creeped north. […]

Mid-season report 2013/14

David Moyes

The post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Even six months after the dawn of a new époque in Manchester United’s history the words sound strange. The king is dead, long live the king. But Moyes will live long – a six-year contract handing the Scot security of tenure that seems anathema in modern football. This is a […]

Mid-season report 2012/13

It is one of the stranger seasons in Manchester United’s recent history. Sir Alex Ferguson’s reaction to Manchester City’s Premier League title victory on goal difference was to bolster his attack, while largely ignoring obvious problems in other areas. Ferguson spent more than £40 million on Robin van Persie, Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell last […]

Mid season report 2011/12

Squad Photo 2011/12

How does one characterise Manchester United’s season to date? After all Sir Alex Ferguson’s side lies second in the Premier League after 18 games, with only goal difference separating the Reds from cross town title rivals Manchester City. Despite an ever lengthening injury list, the American owners’ parsimonious attitude to the transfer market, and City’s […]

Mid-season report 2010/11

Manchester United turn the year leading the Premier League, comfortably qualified for the Champions League knock-out stages and unbeaten – at least in the competitions that matter. On the surface Sir Alex Ferguson’s side reaches the mid-point of the season in prime place to challenge on three fronts come the spring. But United’s story is […]

Poll: what will United win this season?

Manchester United has suffered six defeats in all competitions this season and the worst injury crisis of Sir Alex Ferguson’s managerial career. But his side lies just four points adrift of Chelsea in the Premier League, faces AC Milan in the Champions League round of 16, takes on Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final […]

Mid-season report 2009/10

Manchester United’s loss to Fulham at the weekend marked the midway point of the Premier League season and – in terms of defeats – United’s worst position at Christmas since 2001, when the club finished the campaign in third. But Sir Alex Ferguson’s side is just a point worse off than at the same time […]