Conspiracy theory suggests Giggsy, not Van Gaal, has been in charge of parking the Man United bus

Appearances can be deceiving. For the better part of the season–which has ironically also been the worst for Man United fans–manager Louis van Gaal has faced withering criticism over the squad’s cautious approach to matches. With rare exceptions, virtually every eleven the Dutchman has sent onto the pitch has seemingly preferred to play keepy-uppy than going for […]

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Swallowing some bitter medicine may prove the cure to Manchester United’s managerial woes

Manchester United fans holding their breath in hopes the club would somehow persuade Pep Guardiola to manage in the same city as old Barça cohorts Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, but not the same club–myself included–can now go back to wistfully fantasizing about winning the lottery. Truth be told, the odds the vested Catalan vagabond would […]

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Hold the pink slip: United beat Derby

If there was any possibility defeat at the iPro would cost Louis van Gaal his job, Derby County proved to be among the glaring minority sympathetic to the Dutchman’s precarious situation. I say any possibility because the Manchester United board and the club’s supporters have grown far apart. Not that they were ever attached at the hip, but […]

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Man United personals: Damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armor

Despite the degree to which divorce has become commonplace in society, there’s a reason the vicar still utters the phrase “until death do you part” when performing a marriage ceremony. While it’s now acceptable to walk away from a relationship when it isn’t working–and why not? a masquerade isn’t the real thing–the strongest partnerships endure through complete […]


A really big stick and a whole lotta s**t

It was almost nine years ago now when Jorge Valdano decided to voice his displeasure at English football. The high drama that took place in the Champions League semi-final match between Liverpool and Chelsea didn’t quite wash with old Jorge. The one-time world cup winner was dismayed at the lack of technical quality Messrs Mourinho […]


Rowlesy’s Ramblings: Anfield was the sweetest of wins, but time to kick on!

Regardless of time, place, date, league standings, or level, there is no better feeling as a Manchester United fan than beating Liverpool on their own patch. If we have had to endure some bitter pills where results are concerned, most notably last month, this victory tastes particularly sweet in comparison. People have found it too easy to […]

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Van Gaal has perfect setting in search of a new dawn

Functional, mechanical and rigid was replaced by adventure, excitement and entertainment on Tuesday night. The change in the much maligned philosophy, which frustrated fans have been craving to see come to fruition, somewhat ironically did not yield the same outcome that the start of 2016 brought, a victory. The re-found cavalier, attacking enterprise came at […]


Ray Bobbins: “LvG can’t make it right, because he doesn’t agree that he’s wrong”

The inimitable @Rayzor74 provides his characteristically candid cogitations on his beloved club, who he first watched at Old Trafford in 1955. Stretty News TV was founded by a group of matchgoing Mancunian Reds. We always strive to deliver authentic Manchester United content which gets to the heart of our beloved club. All our work is […]