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The Ashley Young Bird Incident Conspiracy Theory

Posted on 18 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

Strange and wonderful things happen on the internet, like this brilliant cartoon describing alternative theories to what happened to Ashley Young during the Manchester United loss to Swansea, and why it might something other than a bird defecating in his mouth. More

Manchester United – Louis van Gaal Knows He Has Work to do

Posted on 17 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

Reality hit Manchester United and it’s manager, Louis van Gaal, in the face on the opening match of the new Premier League season. Wayne Rooney did score a goal, but it was far from enough against an alleged inferior opponent. The combination of new and changing tactics, young and ill-positioned players with similar problems to those from last season resulted in a terribly disappointing performance. More

Manchester United – Complete, Utter, Continuous Failure

Posted on 26 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s something to be said about a manager, David Moyes in this case, who has months to prepare in his head for the biggest match Manchester United have this season, and he decides to go with a lineup and especially a midfield combination that he knows is his worst. You can field all the Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney type players in the world up front, but when the rest of the field is in shambles, the result will be like the one we’ve come to expect from this side this season. More

Manchester United – Juan Mata Made an Immediate Impact

Posted on 29 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

A step in the right direction, but far from vindication. Bringing in Juan Mata to spark this ailing Manchester United team into life seems to be a needed investment, but it still remains to be seen if David Moyes can find the right tactics to make his new signing, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney work together in the same lineup. More

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Manchester United – David Moyes Can’t Handle the Truth

Posted on 2 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

What’s different between this Manchester United, the one David Moyes is managing, than the one from last season? The players are the same, give or take a few injuries. And yet the under pressure manager is trying to make it seem like he’s doing an excellent job, taking his frustration out at the referees instead of himself and his own players, while making it seem like the quality he has to work with just simply isn’t as good as it actually is. More

The Day After – Manchester United vs West Ham

Posted on 22 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

A win? At Old Trafford? Something must be wrong, or probably finally going right for David Moyes and Manchester United. More consistency in the lineup, making the right choices, while the Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck partnership is working out quite well up front, and Adnan Januzaj continues to show his fantastic development into what might be someday a world class left winger. More

Aftermath of Stoke vs Manchester United

Posted on 19 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Manchester United, in a season that hasn’t been going according to plan, need to try and cling on to any possible silver lining they can get, even if it comes in the form of Ashley Young, a player many would like to see the club getting rid of. More

Manchester United Finally Finding The Right Lineup?

Posted on 11 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

A 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk isn’t what will take the pressure off of David Moyes or suddenly turn Manchester United into a machine that will run off on the Premier League, but a lineup and formation used by David Moyes late in the match, which had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj all playing together might be a partial answer to the team’s problems in the league. More

Diving Footballers – Every Big Team Needs One

Posted on 7 Nov, 2013, by in Featured

Diving in football is an epidemic, but one of the biggest problems is that some of the world’s most famous players do it quite consistently, on the biggest stage possible: From Critstiano Ronaldo, maybe the most recognizable athlete in the world, to Ashley Young, who isn’t a big star, but plays for the most popular side, Manchester United. More

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Can’t Be This Wasteful

Posted on 6 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

When Ashley Young keeps lowering the bar for cheating and diving and Marouane Fellaini has yet another awful performance for Manchester United, Robin van Persie should be one of the players David Moyes trusts with his eyes closed. However, the Dutchman proved just as lacking as some of his teammates. More