Manchester United

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Squaefootball's Team of the Week - Week 38

After a season full of thrills and spills there were no final day shocks in the Premier League as Manchester City beat West Ham United to pip Liverpool to the title. Here is our final team of the week for the 2014/15 season. Goalkeeper: John Ruddy (Norwich) Ruddy may not be on the plane to Bra...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Man United: Moyes should never have replaced Sir Alex

Replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford hot seat was always going to be an impossible job. For David Moyes, the Chosen One, that turned out to be the case as the Red Devils went from champions to seventh in less than 10 months. But the former Everton manager should never have been given the...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Squarefootball Team of the Week - Week 34

Liverpool kept the Premier League title in their own hands as they saw off a resilient Manchester City side at Anfield on Sunday, but Chelsea are still on their tails following their hard-fought victory at Swansea - building up to one colossal match between the two a week on Sunday. Spurs also s...

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 33

The race for the title is really hotting up, but so too is the battle for fourth asEvertonpile the pressure on struggling Arsenal. Liverpool returned to the top on Sunday following comfortable victories for Chelsea and Manchester City the previous day. Brendan Rodgers men were made to work at Upt...

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How Arsenal and Man United are set to rewrite Champions League history

What were you doing in 1995? Its an awful long way to think back and its the last time the premier European competition didnt see either Manchester United or Arsenal in the draw. Evertons win on Sunday means we might be about to see it happen again. United and the Gunners have been two of the most ...

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Thursday, 03 April 2014

Manchester United: Should Evra stay or should he go?

When Patrice Evra was hauled off at half-time on his Manchester United debut in 2006 not too many people thought hed still be at Old Trafford eight years later. The Frenchman, signed from Monaco for £5.5 million, was given a stern introduction to English football in a Manchester derby. United lo...

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 32

Arsenal took a point off title-chasing Manchester City but Liverpool were undoubtedly the biggest winners of the weekend. Brendan Rodgers men strolled past a feeble Tottenham to top the table following Chelseas shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Everton, Manchester United, Southampton, Swans...

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Manchester United v Bayern Munich: Can United defeat the German giants?

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are two of the biggest names in world football. Between them they have been crowned kings of Europe eight times, their national leagues 44 times and have huge fanbases around the globe. But despite their dominance, meetings between the two have been few and far...

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Can the unpredictable Aston Villa cause an upset at Man United?

Following Sunday’s hammering at home to an average Stoke side Villa pretty much confirmed themselves as the most unpredictable side in the Premiership. To lose 4-1 at home to a side that was level on points before kick-off was hard to take, but surprisingly it wasn’t that embarrassing.The main r...

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Manchester United v Manchester City: Will United derail City's title hopes?

Manchester United boss David Moyes has bought himself some time at Old Trafford with timely wins over Olympiakos and West Ham United - games that, lets be honest here, United should be winning - but he could truly endear himself to the crowd if he were to beat their title-chasing City rivals tonight...

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Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 31

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger marked his 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners with a 6-0 drubbing by title rivals Chelsea. The lunchtime kick-off was the springboard for the second biggest goalfest in Premier League history. The past weekend provided us with goals, goals, goals. But they werent ju...

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Champions League last eight: Top quality or same old, same old?

When Manchester United struggled through to the last eight of this years quarter-finals it ensured that the last eightshowed a striking resemblanceto the Forbes and Deloittes lists of the wealthiest clubs in the world. The last eight come from the English, Spanish, German and French leagues. With t...

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Do Chelsea or Manchester United have a chance of winning the Champions League?

Premier League leaders Chelsea and current champions Manchester United this week booked their place in to the quarter-final draw for the Champions League, but can they actually go on and lift the most sought-after prize in club football? Well if you look at the latest odds from SkyBet the answer is...

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Manchester United: It's do or die time for Moyes, Roney and co

Manchester Uniteds hopes of finishing in the top four were torn apart by a rampant Liverpool on Sunday. Their fiercest rivals left Old Trafford with a 3-0 win, one that Wayne Rooney described as one of the worst in his life. And it could have been even more emphatic had Gerrard scored a hat-trick...

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Squarefootball'sTeam of the Week - Week 30

Aston Villa blew the title race wide open on Saturday evening with their shock win over leaders Chelsea. Jose Mourinho had Willian and Ramires sent off and he too was shown to the stands by referee Chris Foy. To compound his misery, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all won too. It was a me...

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Manchester United v Liverpool: Can Gerrard leave Old Trafford with title hopes still alive?

Englands two most decorated sides clash at Old Trafford this afternoon but, for the first time in a long while, its Liverpool who go into the game in the hunt for the title. The Premier League era has been dominated by Manchester United while Liverpool have been forced to take a back seat following...

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 29

Arsenal booked their place in the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend alongside Hull City and Sheffield United, while Manchester City were dumped out by current holders Wigan Athletic on their home patch. Meanwhile, back in the Premier League under-fire David Moyes saw his United side leave West Br...

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Fulham look doomed, but who will be dropping in to the Championship?

Fulham are rooted to the foot of the Premier League and Saturdays defeat at Cardiff City could have a devastating effect on their hopes of beating the drop. The Cottagers lost that massive six-pointer in Cardiff and their 13-year spell at the top table of English football looks to be coming to an e...

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Friday, 07 March 2014

Where will Robin van Persie be come the start of the 2014/15 season?

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie enraged Gooners around the world when he turned his back on the club in 2012 to sign for arch-rivals Manchester United. The Dutchman insisted the move had nothing to do with money and everything to do with competing and winning silverware. Van Persies deci...

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Thursday, 06 March 2014

Benteke joins Rosenthal, Torres and Van Vossen in the worst misses ever club

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a sensational strike for the struggling Premier League side on Sunday in a rousing 4-1 home win over Norwich City. He left Villa Park the hero as he made a goal out of nothing to beat Norwich keeper Jon Ruddy. The big Belgian controlled the ball on his c...

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Tuesday, 04 March 2014

Arsenal, Mourinho, Pardew, City and Liverpool: Five things we learned this week in the Premier League

Week 28 in the Barclays Premier League proved to be an eventful one, especially for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew. The former West Ham and Reading boss used his head - but in the wrong way - against Hull Citys David Meyler and will now surely have the book thrown at him by the FA. Elsewhere...

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Captial One Cup: How Sunderland can do Manchester United a big favour

In the normal run of things, Manchester United fans would want Sunderland to trip up their city rivals in the Capital One Cup Final, but this weekend Old Trafford fans have even more reason than usual to want a Black Cats win. One of Englands three Europa League qualifying places goes to the win...

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Premier League: Moyes or Mel - who is next to be axed?

The Premier League used to be a place of relative security for managers compared to Europes other top competitions but thats all changed now. In what has already been frenetic season, even as we approach March, there are managers under threat. Even in his worst nighhtmares David Moyes couldnt have ...

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Can Manchester United Turn It Round Against Olympiakos?

More gloom settled over Old Trafford after a bad defeat in Greece but what are the chances that David Moyes could still salvage something from what has become a car wreck of a season? The statistics for European two leg ties dont carry much consolation for Red Devils supporters. Across the years...

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 27

Premier League leaders Chelsea left it late to see off Everton at the weekend but the chasing pack of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool remained hot on their taills with vital wins of their own. Arsenal destroyed Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland at the Emirates, City struggled to see of...

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Manchester United: Has Rooney lost his senses by staying on at United?

If Press reports are to be believed, Wayne Rooney is about to commit his future to Manchester United in a deal worth £300,000 a week. But has the England international turned down the opportunity to become a true football great by opting to remain at Old Trafford? A few years ago Rooney threate...

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Arsenal v Manchester United: Can the Gunners bounce back from Anfield drubbing?

What a difference a few days make. On Saturday afternoon, most Gooners were feeling suicidal having watched their heroes ripped apart by a ruthless Liverpool side. Their 5-1 drubbing, combined with Chelsea’s convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle, saw the Blues topple the Gunners. It looked as though We...

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 25

Does anyone really want to win the Premier League title? This weekend Arsenal were embarrassed at Anfield and Manchester City drew a blank for the second consecutive game against Norwich City, allowing Chelsea to march to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Newcastle. There were also huge ...

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Friday, 07 February 2014

Manchester United: Vidic to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has revealed that he will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. The 32-year-old Serbian international was reportedly angered that he had not been offered a contract extension by David Moyes and Italian giants Inter Milan look favourites for his sign...

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Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 24

It wasnt a good week if you were a fan of Manchester United, Man City or Newcastle United. All three of them suffered big defeats this past weekend, but its Swansea City defender Chico Flores who has taken most of the flak following his disgraceful play acting at Upton Park. Chico went down like h...

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Monday, 03 February 2014

Arsenal: Would you have RVP back at the Emirates?

Arsenal fans around the globe will no doubt be having a little chuckle at the fortunes of Robin van Persie and Manchester United this season. As Arsenal start Monday morning on top of the league, the champions are holding yet another inquiry following defeat in the league. Robin van Persie was t...

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Friday, 31 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 23

Everton were mauled by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby while Spurs were destroyed by the new league leaders Manchester City. Arsenal dropped points and a place as Manuel Pellegrinis side took full advantage of the Gunners slip-up at St Marys. However, who has found themselves a place in the Sq...

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 23

The Barclays Premier League. Dont you just love it! What a set of midweek fixtures weve just had, with major implications at the top and bottom of the league. Arsenal squandered top spot to Manchester City, Chelse failed to score past West Ham United while Sunderland and Crystal Palace continue ...

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Manchester United: Should club do all it takes to keep Rooney at Old Trafford?

They say nobody is bigger than the team - but Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is coming awfully close to achieving it. Contract talks between the club and the England international are currently taking place with reports suggesting that Rooney will pocket a cool £300,000 a week and be kept f...

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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Manchester United: The club's 10 most expensive players

Manchester United smashed their record transfer fee to acquire the services of Spanish midfielder Juan Mata from Chelsea. A fee of £37.1 million was enough to convince the Blues to part with the talented 25-year-old and now the Spaniard is relishing the new challenge under David Moyes at the Theatr...

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Chelsea: Has Mourinho pulled a blinder in selling Mata to Manchester United?

When Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea he told the waiting media that he no longer wanted to be referred to as the Special One. He wanted to be known as the Happy One. But having agreed a deal to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United for £37 million, should Jose pick up his former title? There was a...

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Manchester United: Can Juan Mata rescue United's top four hopes?

Manchester United have been knocked out of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup and their hopes of finishing in the top four look bleak given their current form, but can their record signing Juan Mata rescue their Champions League hopes? The defending Premier League champions look set to unveil the Sp...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Squarefootball Team of the Week - Week 22

Premier League leaders Arsenal retained their place at the top of the tree with a tough 2-0 win over Fulham, but Manchester City and Chelsea remain within touching distance following wins over Cardiff City and Manchester United respectively. Week 22 proved to be another action-packed installment...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Manchester United: Cabaye or Mata - who would you prefer?

Manchester United boss David Moyes is a whopping 14 points off Premier League leaders Arsenal but the former Everton chief refuses to rule the champions out of the title race. Either Moyes is extremely optimistic or hes coming down with some degenerative eye disorder and cant see whats in front of...

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 22

The Premier League produced 30 goals at the weekend - and thats before we even get to tonights game between West Brom and Everton. Weve had own goals, red cards and a number of inept displays. But who has made it into Squarefootballs Flops of the Week this time? Goalkeeper - Allan McGregor (Hu...

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

UEFA team of 2013 v Premier League all stars

UEFA caused a stir this week by releasing its team of 2013 without choosing Barcelonas magic man Lionel Messi. The Argentine play maker is one of the greatest players of all time, but was overlooked for this accolade. Worse than that, only one current Premier League player made the grade and that w...

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Chelsea v Manchester United: No Rooney, No RVP, No chance?

The champions head to Stamford Bridge this afternoon without their too biggest stars and everyone has written United off before a ball has been kicked, but could David Moyes be the man to end Jose's remarkable home record? Manchester United have not had a great season so far, with a place in the to...

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Going Down - but which three sides will be exiting the Premier League?

The Premier League title race is the tightest it has ever been, but the battle to beat the drop is just as intense. Just six points separate Hull City in 10th place and basement boys Crystal Palace and any one of 10 teams could be relegated this season. But which three clubs will be digging out the...

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Arsenal: Could Nani be back on Wenger's radar?

In the summer it was rumoured that Arsene Wenger was interested in bringing Manchester United winger Nani to the Emirates. The move never came off, but with talk that David Moyes may now be willing to let the Portuguese international leave, could Wenger return with an official bid? The season-en...

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Manchester United: Who does Moyes need to axe?

The January sales are well under way and the great Manchester United clearout may be about to start too. Reports in the Press this week claim midfielders Anderson and Nani could be first victims of David Moyes new regime, but who do you think the former Everton boss should boot out of Old Traffor...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 21

It proved to be a great weekend for the top seven sides in the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal started it on top but were replaced by Chelsea, then Manchester City, before gaining their place with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa. Things are also hotting up at the bottom of the table with just six poin...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 21

Arsenal started the weekend as Premier League leaders before Chelsea then Manchester City took occupancy with victories over Hull City and Newcastle United respectively. But the Gunners regained top spot on Monday night with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. It was a good weekend for the top seven sid...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014

Manchester United: Is it time for Moyes to cash in on Rooney?

They say you should never write off Manchester United, but having suffered their sixth league defeat of the season and been knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea on Sunday, I think its fair to say that United have about as much chance of retaining the Premier League as Tom Cleverly has of actually...

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Friday, 03 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 20

Theres nothing worse than starting a new year on a downer, but the likes of Manchester United, West Ham, Newcastle and Sunderland did just that on New Years Day with defeat in the Barclays Premier League. Sunderland and West Ham occupy the bottom two places following poor results against Aston...

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Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 20

2014 started with a bang in the Barclays Premier League as Arsenal left it late to beat Cardiff City, Man City were too strong for the Swans and Chelsea put three past Southampton to ensure the top three sides all kicked off the new year with three points. Liverpool bounced back from consecutive de...

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