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The Manager: The all-seeing, all doing Everyman

Power is a wonderful thing. It gives a man authority. It gives him a sense of one-upmanship over his compatriot. It instills brewing self-confidence. It sews fatal seeds of non-existent capability. 1,496 more words

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Handy Scandis: The Forgotten Men of Manchester United's Treble Season

By Ben Stebbings       @Stebbiino  

History inevitably forgets those characters not deemed essential to the accepted narrative; who can honestly lay claim to remembering anything Jeremie Aliadiere did in his ten appearances during The Invicibles’ unbeaten season? 2,205 more words

Premier League

Full post: Ferguson mess undermines both, but van Gaal is no Moyes

Handsome journalists on the internet were proven correct last month when a 1-0 loss to Southampton saw Manchester United give Ronald Koeman’s upstarts third place in the Premier League. 2,154 more words

Manchester United

Moyes, van Gaal, Part IV: The confidence to see a legend's faults

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Compared to Moyes, van Gaal’s shortcomings have been small, even if he does run his mouth in his press conferences. 405 more words

Manchester United

Moyes, van Gaal, Part III: Finally reversing Ferguson's arc

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Moyes’s faults do not absolve United. He still deserved two years of support. It just means that without that support, he had to be a genius to survive, and while van Gaal has yet to show any genius streak of his own, he has at least begun addressing the problems he inherited. 761 more words

Manchester United

Moyes, van Gaal, Part II: Dealing with Sir Alex's problems

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Trophies obscured reality, but when Ferguson finally left Old Trafford, the squad obviously needed improvement. By the time Moyes arrived, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, linchpins for United’s last Champions League winner, needed to be phased out, but quality was lacking in the leftovers: Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones. 657 more words

Manchester United

Ferguson's mess has undermined both, but there's a big difference between Moyes and van Gaal

Handsome journalists on the internet were proven correct last month when a 1-0 loss to Southampton saw Manchester United give Ronald Koeman’s upstarts third place in the Premier League. 231 more words

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