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Reclaiming Its Identity Is The Key to Manchester United’s Future Success

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I was eleven years old when Manchester United beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. At the time, I was not aware of treble implications, David Beckham's unanticipated introduction into the starting eleven, or even Sir Alex's construction of a football dynasty. The only thing I understood was that the team in red never gave up, never surrendered, and never lost faith.

Man Utd confirm Moyes exit after disappointing season

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By FRANCO PANIZO

This always seemed inevitable.

Manchester United announced on Tuesday that they have fired manager David Moyes after a disappointing first season and Ryan Giggs will serve as head coach of the club on an interim basis.

Moyes more than struggled to replace legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson this season, failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995 and enduring an inconsistent and subpar year that will see Man Utd finish with their lowest-ever points total in the Premiership.

5 Highlights of David Moyes’ Tenure As Manchester United Manager

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While most of the media coverage today will be on all of the mistakes that Manchester United and Moyes have made in the past 12 months now that Moyes' reign has come to an end, let's take a look at five of the highlights of his short career in charge of the Red Devils:

5. Manchester United vs Wigan (Community Shield) – August 11, 2013

Had it been any other trophy, it surely would be #1 on the list.

Sir Alex Ferguson is to Blame for Manchester United’s Poor Season

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Despite scoring first against Bayern Munich both home and away, Manchester United were totally outclassed over the two legs, and the gulf between both sides was plain to see, where the best Manchester United could do was to block their penalty area with eight players in hopes of stifling Bayern.

After losing 4-2 on aggregate to Manchester United, and exiting the UEFA Champions League, the season for the Red Devils is effectively over.

Man Utd scouts watch PSV defender Santiago Arias

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Manchester United scouts have been watching PSV right-back Santiago Arias, according to reports. We reported in March that United were being linked with the Colombia international and it seems they are now stepping up that interest. The Red Devils have had the 22-year-old watched on several occasions in recent weeks, claims Dutch website Voetbal [.

Newcastle Ready To Break 83 Year-Old Record Today

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We beat Manchester United in early December at Old Trafford 1-0, and that was the first time we had beaten the Red Devils in that fixture since 1973, and the last time we had beaten the Red Devils twice in the league we estimated at around 100 years and of course that was tongue [...]

Moyes succeeds where others have failed

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Manchester United, having gone into the match tasked with avoiding further humiliation in this most abject of seasons, produced a hugely spirited display and will be disappointed to head to Munich next Wednesday with merely a 1-1 draw to show for their efforts.

That the Red Devils produced such a result against the odds attributes a lot to their counter-attacking game-plan.

Pardew Understatement – We Need Some Freshening Up

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It was really bad news this morning to read that it looks like Loic Remy is a real doubt for the home game against Manchester United on Saturday, because his return to the side could have provided the big spark needed to get a result against the Red Devils, who are nothing like the teams [...]

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

For Tim Howard and Everton, Tuesday could not have been much been better.

The Toffees leapfrogged Tottenham and further solidified their place in next season's European competition by going on the road and picking up a 3-0 win against Newcastle United.

Man United vs Man City, Arsenal vs Swansea and Newcastle vs Everton: Open Thread

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One of England's biggest matches of the season kicks off today under unfamiliar circumstances with the current Premier League title-holders playing against the team that is battling to win the title, while the red half of Manchester are fighting to finish in a European qualification spot.

Today's Manchester derby gives United an ideal opportunity to smash City's title chances, while finishing the season with some pride as long as Red Devils manager David Moyes can get his team into Europe by the end of the season.

United look to continue their winning form in Manchester Derby

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Manchester United will look to continue their winning form as they face local rivals and noisy neighbours Manchester City tomorrow at Old Trafford in the last derby game of this season. After two convincing wins against Olympiakos and West Ham United, the Red Devils will hope to take this winning mentality and momentum to beat title contenders City.

David Moyes Needs to Change Manchester United’s Tactics to Accommodate Juan Mata

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has his back against the wall if some media reports are to be believed. Despite signs that the manager was beginning to get the Red Devils turned in the right direction, time and again when the big tests have come his side has failed. The latest defeat was a shocking capitulation at Old Trafford against Liverpool, the club's biggest rival.

Brendan Rodgers, the Catalyst for Liverpool’s Remarkable Rise

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Manchester United supporters bellowed out "20 times, 20 times" in the final minutes of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Despite being 3-0 down to their great rivals after an insipid display, they remained resilient, reminding the traveling fans from Merseyside of their decorated past.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Listen to Our Live Commentary From 12:15pm-2:30pm ET

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Nineteen years after Eric Cantona kung fu kicked a spectator in the crowd at Selhurst Park, Manchester United return to Crystal Palace in a much different scenario. That season, Crystal Palace were relegated while Manchester United lost the title on the final day of the season to Blackburn Rovers.

Wayne Rooney extends contract, commits to Manchester United unitl 2019

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Wayne Rooney has finally put speculation around his Manchester United future to rest by signing a 4 year contract extension with the Red Devils. It is now official that Rooney will stay at the club until June 2019, giving him an "outstanding chance" to become club's all-time goalscorer. The new deal also provides Rooney an opportunity to become a club ambassador when he retires from the

Pardew Wants To Do Better Than Manchester United

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Darren Bent scored in the fourth minute of added time in the Fulham game at Manchester United on Sunday, and once again the Red Devils slipped up badly and got only one point in their home game against bottom of the league Fulham. David Moyes struggling Manchester United manager That put Manchester United only [.

WATCH Manchester United 2-2 Fulham Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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In a match where everybody expected Manchester United to come out with three important points, the Red Devils were held by a Fulham side who sit bottom of the table.

It looked more of a mismatch with the quality of players Manchester United had in their starting line-up against a struggling Premier League side who are currently trying to avoid the relegation zone.

Manchester United Supporters: Order Your Juan Mata Number 8 Shirt

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If you're looking to buy a Manchester United shirt with Juan Mata's name and shirt number on the back of the official jersey, they're now available to order via World Soccer Shop.

Mata recently completed his transfer for a club-record fee of £37.1 million.

Mata, 25, has 32 caps for the Spanish national team and has played 135 times for Chelsea, scoring 32 goals since signing from Valencia in 2011.

Reports Manchester United Considering Huge Cabaye Bid

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Yohan Cabaye is a better central midfield player than Manchester United have at their club at the moment, so in that way if the Red Devils bid for the Newcastle star midfielder and were successful, they would improve their current side which seems surprisingly ordinary this season, and just one point better off than [.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore may have recently celebrated Sunderland's advancement in the Capital One Cup, but he is still looking to break a scoring drought that dates back to early December.

He should have a good chance to do that this weekend.

Sunderland will turn their attention from one cup to another on Saturday, as they host Kidderminster Harriers of England's fifth division in an FA Cup tilt.

Manchester United Put US Summer Tour Plans On Hold, Says Report

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Plans for Manchester United's tour of the United States this summer for a series of friendlies in mid-July could be disrupted if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and have to play in the early rounds of UEFA Europa League qualification, depending on where the club finishes in the league this season.

David Moyes is The Only One to Blame For Manchester United’s Decline

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Whilst Manchester United manager David Moyes is still trying to get used to being manager of the biggest club in the world, I have been adapting to life as a married man. My darling wife has zero interest in English football, to the extent that she thinks Peter Crouch is famous for being married to Abbey Clancey.

Manchester United Defenders Let David Moyes Down In 3-1 Defeat to Chelsea

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David Moyes was courageous in his tactics today attempting to take the game to a Chelsea side that has never lost a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho. The tactics that led to an open game were not typically what we see from a Moyes side away from home, but with the Red Devils excellent recent record on their travels, they could have been fancied to get something today.

Manchester United Remains Undefeated at Old Trafford when Antonio Valencia Scores

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Manchester United's midfielder from Ecuador, Antonio Valencia, showed his professionalism and skills off Saturday at Old Trafford by scoring the first goal in a 2-0 win over Swansea City.

After a scoreless first half while playing without stars Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney and their team stuck in the middle of the pack in the EPL standings, there were lingering doubts for fans of the Red Devils.

Sacking David Moyes Would Be a Setback For British Football Managers

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The media frenzy about David Moyes's ability to handle the Manchester United job has reached a boiling point with countless tabloid articles and speculation about the manager's future. But as a supporter of a rival club who enjoys seeing the Red Devils suffer, let me explain why I have a soft spot for Moyes and ultimately would like to see him succeed in some way.

Sunderland vs. Manchester United: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

With their chances of an English Premier League title growing dimmer by the week and their elimination from the FA Cup last Saturday, Manchester United enter the first leg of the League Cup semifinals knowing that it could be their best chance at bringing home silverware this season.

Manchester United Manager David Moyes Must Be Given More Time

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If you simply read posts on social media, you'd believe a majority of Manchester United fans want David Moyes sacked. But when you interact with thoughtful long-term supporters of the club, you realize the sentiments on the Internet do not represent the ethos of the club or its long-term supporters.

Snapshot: Man Utd Lose Again At Home – Is David Moyes’ Job Still Safe?

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By Alan Duffy

Yes, it might sound a bit melodramatic, but even when you factor in the natural teething problems at the beginning of a new manager's tenure, surely Man Utd's fall from grace, particularly at home, is putting the pressure on David Moyes.

With retention of the Premier League title pretty much out of the question, the FA Cup could have provided the Red Devils with a bit of glory this season.

Injured Wayne Rooney Stalling On New Contract at Manchester United: Nightly Soccer Report

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Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney is unwilling to discuss a possible contract extension partly because the 28-year-old wants to see whether the Red Devils will qualify for the UEFA Champions League at the end of this season.

Rooney has been stalling talks for several months, and will reportedly discuss his future at United after the World Cup this summer.

Manchester United 1-2 Spurs: Devastating Loss to Tottenham Calls Into Question United’s Progress

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For the second consecutive season, Tottenham Hotspur held off a furious Manchester United rally to claim three points at Old Trafford. But unlike last season when the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson would cruise to the league title, this season the club is wobbling badly particularly at home.

Manchester United entered today's match on a six match winning streak in all competitionsagainst an underachieving Spurs side.

Don’t Sleep on Manchester United’s Premier League Title Chances

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David Moyes has been the subject of much derision this season. But as the epic Boxing Day comeback against Hull City indicates, the reigning champions have plenty of fight in them. The character demonstrated by the Wayne Rooney captained side at the KC Stadium was a shot across the bow to the teams ahead of the Red Devils in the table.

Will Manchester United’s Current Woes Force the Glazer’s Hand?

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Much of the frustration and analysis of casual observers regarding Manchester United's dip in form this season has been around new manager David Moyes. But the analysis has failed to recognize the slip in competitive position in the transfer market inflicted by the club's American owners.

The Red Devils commercial revenues worldwide are roughly similar to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, but both of those clubs have twice or three times the spending power of United currently.

Are Newcastle The Real Deal This Season?

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Manchester United fans may just have to suffer for their team like the rest of us have done at Newcastle for many years, and some didn't take too kindly to Newcastle beating the Red Devils yesterday, as they streamed out of the ground before the end of the game, and booed the team off at [...]

Manchester United v Newcastle United Pre-Match Facts

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Both Manchester United and Newcastle United had a midweek to forget as David Moyes charges falling to his former club Everton at Old Trafford for the first time since 1992, while Newcastle were soundly beaten by Swansea at the Liberty stadium despite the absentee's of Michu and Bony but it didn't stop Alan Pardew picking up the Manager of the Month for November and with that taken on board and the lack of wins at Old Trafford I'd go for a comfortable home win for the Red Devils.

Why Fellaini needs to step it up against Newcastle

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Wednesday evening was one of great significance to Everton. The Toffees' board had the job of replacing David Moyes in the summer their manager of 11 years but this week the Merseyside club had the opportunity to face up against the man who left them for Manchester United.

Ryan Giggs turns 40 and continues to inspire us

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs turns 40 today. On March 2, 1991 Giggs made his league debut (as a substitute) for the Red Devils against Everton at Old Trafford. After breaking into the first team at a young age of 17, he has never looked back since. Giggs made his full Manchester United debut in the Manchester derby on May 4, 1991.

The Rest

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

After Arsenal and Manchester City's home victories on Saturday, the pressure is on Chelsea to maintain their pace in the title race with a victory against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's unbeaten 2013-14 home record and their recent streak of success against the Red Devils will both be on the line as a desperate Man United squad comes to town.

Two creative midfielders, a centre back and a left back.

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Nobody ever said it would be easy, but David Moyes' first half a season in charge at Old Trafford has been nothing short of disastrous. However relieving the Scot of his duties is not the answer although it has become obvious that the Red Devils need to bring in some new faces and offload some deadwood.

PART IV: Bill Foulkes and the End of the Rainbow in ’68

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The Holy Grail in Europe

Everyone at Old Trafford and indeed throughout football, if not the wider world, knew that Matt Busby was obsessed with winning the European Cup. He never put it into words but everyone assumed he saw it as the only possible way of vindicating his original decision to enter Europe back in 1956, with all its tragic consequences two years later.

Wayne Rooney Lashes Out at Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney took to twitter to lash out at Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness regarding commentary made during the Red Devils 2-2 draw at Cardiff City on Sunday. Rooney even referred to the former Liverpool legend Souness as "Sourness."

Just watched game back.