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Paul Scholes - A Short History

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Paul Scholes is a former Manchester United midfielder who came up through the ranks of the United academy. A one-club man. He was declared the best midfielder in the history of the Premier League, and it is no wonder why. He was a maestro of the pass, dictated the tempo of a game like a symphonist, had the shooting technique of a centre forward and was a master tackler of the ball. Well, not really but he knew how to get stuck in. the best midfielders to ever grace the footballing world Born in Pendleton, November 16, 1974, the Scholes family would move from Pendleton to Langley, Greater Manchester. From a young age Scholes excelled in both cricket and football while at school. His first team that he played for was for Langley Furrow. Fortunately, a scout saw the talent in him and signed him up to the Manchester United Academy.He first trained with Manchester United at the age of 14, signing for them as an apprentice on leaving school in 1991 and turning professional in 1993. He was on…

“Manchester United’s Name Used In Transfer”: What does it mean and why is it a problem?

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Due to Manchester United’s commercial success over the past decade in particular, they are viewed across the world has one of the wealthiest sports teams on the globe. They are a brand that are recognised throughout the world, even if you’re not a football fan. The prestige that comes with this has the obvious positives. However on the footballing transfer market it has become an hindrance for United and their ambitious supporters.

What has become clear over the past 10 years and even more recently as social media has become much more influential, is that other football teams, in England and especially in Europe have a lot to gain from having an association with a club like Manchester United. What we see in the transfer market from smaller clubs and to certain degree even clubs of a similar statue to United, is sometimes they will fabricate a link between themselves and United to enhance their own reputation. For example if a football club is lo…

Are the Glazers the Agents of Chaos?

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A very damning report this week by Football finance blogger Swiss Ramble has brought much attention on Manchester United and the Glazer family as it is reported they have invested the least amount of money into the club since the beginning of the 2014/15 until the end of the 2018/19 season.
What is even more staggering is that the Glazers have taken at least £89 million and even more out of our club in the time they have been in charge. If you look at other Premier League clubs in that period of time, then only six of those clubs have had net cash outflow with Tottenham coming in at £40 and Newcastle with £18 million respectively. If you look at the reverse of this, Chelsea have had £440 million injected by their owner Roman Abramovich in the last five years.
The running of the club has been called into question even more over our transfer dealings in the summer transfer window. Though we have seen the arrival of Donny Van Beek from Ajax, United fans have been expecting to see more mo…

Manchester United Season Predictions

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Millsy’s View is here for The United Devils to make my predictions and hopes for this season with Manchester United. Last season there were signs of hope, and we did well to prove that we were the third best team in the Premier League last season, but this year is when we get serious. I would like us to make a run for the Premier League title and perhaps improve our position of third from last season, whilst also making a run to the Champions League Quarter Finals at least. The FA Cup and League Cup have much less of a significance for me this time around, I would like a run and perhaps the first of many trophies for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but otherwise they should just be used to give our youth prospects playing time.Premier LeagueThere are countless people giving countless predictions regarding Manchester United’s possible performance in the Premier League this season. BBC Sport are the most recent ones to post an article talking about how Manchester United might perform. In my opini…

Chris Smalling to be involved in a swap deal with Inter Milan

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Intermediaries are working on a potential swap deal between Inter and Manchester United that could involve Ivan Perisic and Chris Smalling according to a report from Italian news outlet FCInterNews. Inter and Manchester United have excellent relations and the basic idea is to do a swap deal between 2 players as both are valued at approximately around €15 million.
Chris Smalling enjoyed a renaissance kind of season at AS Roma and was wanted by Paulo Fonseca but due to Roma not offering or matching the price which United had set, they signed Marash Kumbulla from Hellas Verona for €8 million. Antonio Conte is an admirer ofChris Smalling and is keen to have him in his squad while Manchester United are chasing Jadon Sancho but the deal has hit a dead end and are now looking for options other than Sancho in the right-wing. Inter to sell Perisic who had a great season with Bayern Munich winning the league and Champions League. Bayern rejected the deal to sign him on a permanent basis and henc…

The Never-Ending Transfer Saga Continues: Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United went into the 2020/21 summer transfer market with Jadon Sancho as their priority target. For what is expected to be the biggest signing of the summer, everyone knew that this deal wasn't going to be easy. Borussia Dortmund has been ever-adamant on the €120 million price tag they've set for Sancho, while Manchester United continue to apply their "negotiation tactics". Let's have a look at how this saga has been developing...
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The Sancho Transfer Saga
Manchester United went into the summer transfer market with Jadon Sancho as their priority target
Let's have a look at how things have proceeded if they have proceeded in any manner#MUFC#MUFC_FAMILY#MUFCTransfer#WoodwardOutGlazersOutpic.twitter.com/MDIEv6Dyhn— Hitanshu Samantaray (@hitanshu_5979) September 16, 2020I've prepared a Twitter Thread of how the Sancho deal has developed since the start of the summer transfer windowManchester United have been the only club vying for the signa…

Gareth Bale - A Sancho Alternative?

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It's another summer transfer window and Manchester United are being linked with everybody on the planet but it still has been a disappointing transfer window for them as only Donny van De Beek has been signed till now and the window slams shut in about a week. Like all transfer windows, Gareth Bale has been linked with a move away from the Los Blancos with him not being wanted there and his unwillingness to play for them. Bale has been linked with United ever-since he emerged on the scene as a young and promising left-back at White Hart Lane. We take a look at whether or not going for him this window would be a good idea.AN ALTERNATIVE TO SANCHO?Manchester United's principal target Jadon Sancho was supposed to be the player to compete our attack as we lacked a specialist right-winger (No offence but Mason Greenwood is a striker not a right winger). However Dortmund played hardball and Ed Woodward failed again to land the former Manchester City youngster as he refused to pay wh…

Premier League Grades: Matchday 1

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Matchday 1 ResultsFulham vs Arsenal 0-3 Crystal Palace vs Southampton 1-0 Liverpool vs Leeds 4-3 West Ham vs Newcastle 0-2 West Brom vs Leicester 0-3 Tottenham vs Everton 0-1 Sheffield United vs Wolves 0-2 Brighton vs Chelsea 1-3
Matchday 1 Grades:FULHAM 4/10 It was a poor performance and the goals were very avoidable. They only had maybe one or two chances to score and failed to take them. I don't think this alone spells a crisis but it's certainly not the right way to get the season up and running. 
ARSENAL 8/10 A very good performance from Arsenal. The goals were created by Willian and one scored by Gabriel Maghales were perfect debuts for the Brazilians. Aubameyang and Lacazette scored as well and the fans will be happy with that. While this is nothing to get overexcited about, especially with a few nervy moments at the back, this is a good win for Arsenal and a perfect statement for Arteta's Gunners to make. 
CRYSTAL PALACE 7.5/10 This was a good win for Palace but they could have…

Three ways Manchester United can set up thier midfield this season

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Manchester United's latest signing Donny van de Beek has added to the depth of the Red Devils' squad. But with seasons set to begin next week, question still remains - What will be the best three-man midfield setup for Manchester United this season? Keep reading as we break down the current midfield problems and state how midfield can be setup effectively.What to fix?Starting with deficiencies in Manchester United midfield, the primary concern was depth. An injury to Bruno Fernandes or Paul Pogba last season would've limited Red Devils' creative output and allowed the opposition to sit back and wait for perfect counter attack opportunity. This concern has fortunately been fixed with the arrival of Donny van de Beek, who likes to play #10, and makes clever runs into box to get goals.
Another aspect of midfield that causes problems to us is defensive midfield position. Nemanja Matic has been the anchor of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad, and his presence has always stopp…

Diogo Dalot: Analysing the situation for one of the best right backs from Portugal

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Manchester United aren’t great sellers and everyone knows that for a fact. So, far in this window, Manchester United have sold only Alexis Sanchez where no fees were involved, getting rid of his wages was considered as a massive success.While the fans want deadwood like Rojo, Smalling, Jones and Andreas to be sold. The most interesting case is Diogo Dalot where United seem confused regarding what to do. It’s a known fact that the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t fancy the Portuguese international at any of his fullback position. So, what should United do?Diogo Dalot moved from Porto for £19m deal, at the time, the United manager Jose Mourinho labelled his compatriot to be a long-term presence in the right-back spot who was brought in as a replacement for club captain Antonio Valencia. Injuries haven’t been kind to Dalot, and he has made just 34 appearances for United in his two years with the club.Currently, one position which United has replacements and options in abundance is th…

Thiago Alcantara: A Transfer Update.

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One of the most intriguing transfer stories in this transfer window has surrounded the future of Thiago Alcantara. Around the start of the return to football in Germany at the end of May, Thiago looked certain to sign a new contract at Bayern Munich. In the words of the club “We thought he was ready to sign, everything was agreed”. However something at the 11th hour changed the mind of the player, prompting Bayern to brief the media saying “The player has informed us he would like to try something new”.

Since that point, there’s been an assumption that “The something new” meant that he would be leaving the German Champions to join the English Champions, Liverpool. There has been multiple stories throughout the summer claiming that Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has spoken to Thiago to convince him to join. There has even been claims that Thiago has agreed personal terms with Liverpool and all that’s left is for Liverpool to agree a €30 million fee with Bayer…