Author: Rhys James

Sports journalism student, positive United fan, Red Devils Den podcaster and website editor.

(Image: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images) It is no secret that Manchester United have failed to produce results this season and following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have begun the recruitment process for a new manager. Coach Michael Carrick will lead the team out for the forthcoming games. While we can’t expect to see much change under him given his lack of experience and the fact he was at the club anyway, there are several things the next United manager needs to do if he is to improve the way things have gone this season. Get the…

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Image credit: AP A long awaited team performance, Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 away from home on Saturday. In stark contrast to recent games, especially the thrashings taken against Leicester City and Liverpool in recent weeks, it was a strong showing for the whole 90 minutes – which has been incredibly rare this season. Arguably, the only other time we’ve seen such a performance this season was against Leeds United in the first Premier League game. The difference however, with this game compared to all the others the Red Devils have played this season, was the system. A much…

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Image: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images Playing with confidence for the first time in far too long, Jesse Lingard hit the form of his career last season at West Ham – and despite talk of a permanent move in the summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided against cashing in, and kept the England international.  There was a high amount of criticism around this decision. Understandably, United fans wanted a defensive midfielder and with most people still believing Lingard would barely play at United, it seemed sensible to sell him to make way for that midfield signing to come in. Although…

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Manchester United win 2-1 over West Ham at the London stadium, as David De Gea makes a sensational late penalty save in the Premier League. The game was quite even early on with a couple of sights at goal for both teams. Just as The Hammers started to enter a spell where they were taking control of things around halfway through the first half, Said Benrahma hit the net first due to a deflection off Raphael Varane – which left De Gea helpless. The home team weren’t leading for long though, only minutes later Bruno Fernandes struck a fantastic cross…

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The 2021 summer transfer window was a huge one for Manchester United. After a season of “Almosts” from The Red Devils – finishing runners up in both the Premier League and the Europa League, as well as reaching the semi finals and quarter finals of the Carabao Cup and Fa Cup respectively – the club was expected to make the signings necessary in order to push the team over that final hurdle. This article will go through all of the first team signings, loans and sales United made and reach a conclusion on whether or not the window was successful.…

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Shortly after the European Championships, it was announced by Manchester United that forward Marcus Rashford would undergo surgery on a shoulder injury that had been plaguing him for the majority of last season. Currently the England international is recovering and is expected to be back in the next couple of months, but there is no doubt he is and has been a huge player for United – while injured he will be missed massively and his presence on the pitch may even have been one of the things lacking against Southampton on the weekend. Rashford, although ending last season somewhat…

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The 21/22 season looks like one of the most exciting campaigns in recent memory. Both Manchester clubs, as well as Chelsea, should all be up there challenging for the title, and for United fans in particular I think there are several reasons why we should be positive. So, here are my five main reasons why we should be optimistic going into this season. The signing of Jadon Sancho Jadon Sancho is a fantastic addition to the side. There isn’t a player at the club who you could say is definitely more talented than him – he is immensely gifted. Not…

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As it stands right now, Manchester United’s squad probably isn’t good enough to win a league title if it’s competing against a team with the quality and domestic consistency of Manchester City. I do think though that there are some real qualities in the current crop of United players that make them the most exciting group the club has had in years. Potential For me, the most exciting thing about United’s squad is just how good it can be if the large quantity of young, promising players reach their potential. Out of all the players who made Premier League appearances…

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Since Diogo Dalot signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2018 for a fee of £18 million, some fans have not been convinced about his talent and potential. However, I believe there are several reasons as to why he should in fact stay at United next season. To briefly analyze his career since joining United, he started well in his first season, impressing in multiple performances such as his debut in a 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League and in a Premier League match versus Fulham where he won the Man of the Match award. At…

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Since the managerial appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December 2018, Manchester United have gone about things slightly differently when compared to previous years, and not just on the pitch. This article will explain what important changes we know of occurred and attempt to explain why they happened. Firstly I’ll start with one of the more high profile and widely recognised changes to United’s structure. For years, particularly since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and former chief executive David Gill, United fans have longed for the arrival of a director of football and a technical director as additions to…

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