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  1. Phil Jones proving his best position is central defence

    Michael Cox

    One of Manchester United's underrated strengths throughout the Sir Alex Ferguson era was the number of versatile, reliable squad members who adapted to any position against any opposition and performed an unfashionable job for the team. Not always re...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  2. Cox: Phil Jones deserves to be at the heart of Man United's defen...

    Michael Cox

    One of Manchester United's underrated strengths throughout the Sir Alex Ferguson era was the number of versatile, reliable squad members who adapted to any position against any opposition and performed an unfashionable job for the team. Not always re...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  3. Time for Man United to replace Nemanja Vidic?

    Michael Cox

    When judging a footballer's probable impact over the next couple of seasons, there are certain rules you must never break. The longer you follow English football, the more reluctant you are to break them. Here are three: 1. Never judge a player ex...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  4. Lack of Moyes' identity to be tested vs. Everton

    Michael Cox

    A recent development in our expectations of football managers is the insistence that they boast an overarching managerial "philosophy" or "ideology." It's apparently no longer enough to simply pick the correct players and formulate tactics to get the...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. Patrice Evra's resurgence makes him hard to ignore

    Michael Cox

    Patrice Evra's first appearance in English football was in a derby at Manchester City, and it proved a baptism by fire. Surprisingly named in the Manchester United side just four days after signing, he endured a horrendous afternoon at Eastlands,...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. Title rivals put credentials to test

    Michael Cox

    Miguel Delaney previews a big clash in the title race as Chelsea host Manchester United.

    Preview | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  7. How does RvP fit into United's plans?

    Michael Cox

    Signing the captain of a rival side and the league's reigning top goal scorer is quite a statement, but on paper, it's difficult to see where Robin van Persie fits in at Manchester United. It was already hard to understand what Sir Alex Ferguson was...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  8. How does RvP fit into United's plans?

    Michael Cox

    Signing the captain of a rival side and the league's reigning top goal scorer is quite a statement, but on paper, it's difficult to see where Robin van Persie fits in at Manchester United. It was already hard to understand what Sir Alex Ferguson was...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  9. Michael Cox -- Five biggest surprises in Premier League this seas...

    Michael Cox

    In the most unpredictable Premier League season in memory, Michael Cox shares his five most surprising moments.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  10. Michael Cox -- City's supporting cast superb in crucial derby win...

    Michael Cox

    With tensions high and the stage set for an epic confrontation, Manchester City comfortably handled its crosstown rivals to take the advantage in the race for the Premier League title, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  11. Premier League -- Rebuilding projects popular, but Martin O'Neill...

    Michael Cox

    All but one Premier League club has resisted the urge to sack its manager this season, but sometimes making a change -- as Martin O'Neill has proven -- is the right move, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  12. Michael Cox -- How Michael Carrick has inspired Manchester United...

    Michael Cox

    Finally given a starting nod in November, Michael Carrick has steadied United's midfield and inspired the Red Devils' strong run in league play, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  13. Manchester United vs. Chelsea -- Old Trafford will be Andre Villa...

    Michael Cox

    Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has gotten off to a strong start, but make no mistake: It's the match against Manchester United on September 18 that will be his first true test, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2011
  14. Manchester United vs. Manchester City Community Shield preview --...

    Michael Cox

    It is the first time in 55 years that the Community Shield -- England's curtain raiser for the season -- is a Manchester derby, as United and City get set to wage battle.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2011
  15. Alex Ferguson's legacy in Europe -- Michael Cox -- soccer

    Michael Cox

    While Sir Alex Ferguson has made United the most successful side in the history of English football, he still has plenty of work to do in Europe, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  16. John Obi Mikel's mission: Stop Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford - Soc...

    Michael Cox

    He isn't the star of the team, but John Obi Mikel may prove to be the key for Chelsea in its match against Manchester United, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011