Manchester United

Manchester United far from pretty but Jesse Lingard sinks West Brom

An intriguing question is whether Manchester United fans would accept a 21st title playing the Louis van Gaal way. The answer is surely in the affirmative so perhaps the degree of criticism aimed at the manager is unfair – especially as he is currently achieving the right results. Tuesday evening’s victory over CSKA Moscow placed […]

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

1) Liverpool should not expect an instant akloppalypse Has any Premier League managerial appointment ever generated such hyperbole? Part-hipster, part-everyman, Jürgen Klopp’s arrival sent the media into overdrive this week. Man turns up for work! Man goes out for drink! Klopp may have arrived on Merseyside with a smile and a wink but everything he […]

Manchester United’s ‘fantastic’ Anthony Martial needs time, warns manager

Louis van Gaal warned Manchester United’s supporters not to expect too much too quickly from Anthony Martial after the youngster marked his debut with the final goal in their 3-1 defeat of Liverpool. Martial’s dramatic impact as a second-half substitute offered an indication of why United have made him the costliest teenager in world football, signed for […]

Manchester United indicate they are relaxed about David de Gea’s move falling through

Manchester United have indicated they are relaxed about David de Gea’s move to Real Madrid having fallen through, with Louis van Gaal expecting the goalkeeper to maintain his high professional standards should he remain at the club. United view Real’s tactic of leaving their bid late for De Gea as having backfired on the Spanish […]

Manchester United is ‘most valuable football brand’

Manchester United is the world’s most valuable football brand, replacing Bayern Munich, according to a report from consultancy Brand Finance. Despite winning no trophies again last season the Old Trafford club’s brand is estimated to be worth $1.2bn (£789m). Six of the top 10 most valuable club brands were English. Barcelona, who won the Champions […]