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What Makes Manchester United Great

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Manchester United is the greatest club in the world. Yes, some people might want to throw some arguments here and there about Real Madrid, Barcelona or Liverpool, but this is a fact. It doesn't matter whether you’re a football fan or not, Manchester United is a club you surely have heard of. Manchester United is also the most celebrated football club in the game’s history. It is also the most successful club in the Premier League history. One thing that has kept United unparalleled at the top is the love that the fans have for the club. The fans have stood together supporting the club making them one of the most special groups of supporters in the game's history. You remember the traumatising moments post-Fergie era, the fans stuck to it, unlike other fans who kept changing teams. As a result, I will not include the fans on the list of what makes the club great because fans are a constant.

Here are some unique things about United that makes it not just great but the best:

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Reds on International Duty Preview

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A short synopsis of each Manchester United player that has been selected to represent their respective countries during the international break. Woe is me. International Break has reared its injury-filled head again and although it may be good for some of our players to get some game time, it can be a bit of a crisis considering that we always have one or two players that come back either fatigued or injured. Thankfully this is the last international break for the season, so hopefully after this our players can fully focus on the Premier league and the Champions League. The following is a list of players who will be representing their countries in the upcoming break.

England: With “Mike” Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and injury-prone Phil Jones not making the cut, it was assumed that Luke Shaw would be one of the players selected in this international break. Fantastic news up until he suffered an injury. We seem to have the worst of luck just as things were turning out well. Shaw has be…

Invasions must die: A problem for society and football

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Image taken from the Birmingham Mail - Via Google Images

Pitch invasions have been a part of football since the beginning of time. Often harmless, the game has seen fans entering the pitch in their thousands after their team has been involved in a famous win. We have seen individual fans run on to the pitch naked and in modern times, fans coming on to the field of play to try and get a selfie with one of their heroes. In general, there has been an acceptance that this is football, a sport where all human emotion lives whether it be good or bad.

However in the last two weeks we have seen pitch invasions that have disgraced this great sport that we love and even more worryingly compromised the safety of football players. We have seen Rangers captain James Tavernier being confronted by a Hibernian fan, Manchester United’s Chris Smalling shoved by an Arsenal supporter and the worst of them all, Birmingham City fan Paul Mitchell who punched Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish during the Seco…

Mason Greenwood - The Real Deal?

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When you hear the term “young talent,” most people think of names such as Marcus Rashford, Kylian Mbappé, or Jadon Sancho. Well, it’s time to add another name to that ever-growing list – Mason Greenwood.

The 17 year-old Manchester United academy player has been able to see more of the pitch in recent weeks, notably United’s 3-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champion’s League, and their 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League. Greenwood was a substitute in both games, coming in for Ashley Young in the PSG game in the 87th minute and replacing Nemanja Matić in the 80th minute against Arsenal.

What have we learned about Mason Greenwood? Although Mason Greenwood has only been able to see the pitch towards the end of games, anyone watching can see that he doesn’t play with nervousness about him, like most 17 year-olds play with. If I were to describe young Greenwood in one word, it would be ‘aggressive.’ The kid plays with next to no fear. In the game against PSG, Greenwo…

Women’s FA Cup – Reading Ladies 3 -2 Manchester United Ladies

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Women’s FA Cup – Reading Ladies 3 -2 Manchester United Ladies 

Manchester United Ladies fell to a narrow defeat against Women’s Super League outfit Reading Ladies in this weekend’s Women’s FA Cup Quarter Final.

The Royals started the game brightly, dominating proceedings thanks to some slick passing, but Casey Stoney’s Red Devils ensured that Reading had nothing to show for their efforts. England international Siobhan Chamberlain was called into action just before the 30-minute mark, tipping Rachel Furness’ goal-bound header over the bar to keep the scores level. United had their chances at the other end, with Millie Turner’s effort scraping past the post after a pinpoint delivery from Alex Greenwood.
Just after the break, United were lucky not to be one down. An intricate set piece routine from Reading saw England legend Fara Williams pick out striker Brooke Chaplen just outside the penalty area, but her blistering shot was deflected out for a corner off the ever-present Millie Turner, …

Dean Henderson: Another Top Class United Goalkeeper?

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The 22-year-old Manchester United goalkeeper has become one of the best in the Championship this season, having signed for Sheffield United last summer on a season-long loan and Henderson will be hoping his performances and potential promotion to the Premier League will catch the eye of United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

Henderson has kept seven consecutive clean sheets in his last seven outings for the Blades as Chris Wilder’s men target automatic promotion to the Premier League. ‘Deano’ as nicknamed by the Blades fans, signed a new two-year deal at Old Trafford in the summer, with the option of a third. His contract was coming to an end, but his stellar performances which helped his old side Shrewsbury Town make it all the way to the League One play-off final and him personally making League One Team of the Year, saw United reward him for his fine form. Henderson has also had successful loan spells at Stockport County and Grimsby Town since joining United.

Sheffield United beat of…

Wolves vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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When the Red Devils drew Wolves for the FA Cup Quarter Finals, every United fan knew that a trip to the Molineaux Stadium wasn't going to be easy at all. But no one could have predicted what happened last night. Manchester United succumbed to a 2-1 defeat. Defeats are a part of the game, but the manner of the defeat is what makes it such a hard pill to swallow for United fans across the world. United were timid throughout the game and before Rashford's last gasp goal, United had mustered just 1 shot on target, that too from 40 yards.

Starting XI Romero, Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Martial, Lingard, Rashford.
Ratings
Sergio Romero(GK): 6/10
The Argentine international was impressive against the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in previous rounds of the Cup and for more than an hour on Saturday evening, he would continue that brilliant form. He made two sensational saves, one off Raul Jiminez from a corner and second one from Diogo Jota in a 1v1 situation. B…