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  1. End of season review: Manchester United

    Musa Okwonga

    The season following Sir Alex Ferguson's departure was an eventful one, to say the least. Beneath the optimism, several seasoned observers were concerned by the appointment of David Moyes, and their fears proved prescient. The former Everton manager ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. After David Moyes, all's well that begins well

    Musa Okwonga

    After a desperately disappointing 10 months, David Moyes has left Old Trafford, having made a statement of rare dignity. Ryan Giggs has been appointed as Manchester United manager for the final four games of the Premier League season. He has invited...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  3. Does Ferguson regret hiring Moyes?

    Musa Okwonga

    David Moyes has been accused of many things this season, but until recently, time travel hasn't been one of them. However, this league campaign has the flavour of the pre-Premier League days about it; with Liverpool making a goal-fuelled charge towar...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  4. "Golden Boy" Anderson's bronze career at United

    Musa Okwonga

    It looks, at long last, as if this will be a farewell to Anderson. The extraordinarily talented Brazilian midfielder, who last troubled the selectors of his national team five years ago, is reportedly making a loan move to Fiorentina, apparently as a...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Moyes' struggles may shift focus to Glazers

    Musa Okwonga

    Today's reading starts in the New Testament, in the Book of John, chapter 8, verse 32: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." And the truth is this: Manchester United are not going to win the Premier League this season. They...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. The Promised Land

    Musa Okwonga

    Rating: It's been a busy book-buying fortnight for Manchester United fans, since the past couple of weeks has seen the release of not one but two essential purchases. The first of these, Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography, has set records for sale...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. Manchester United can take a leaf from Tottenham's book

    Musa Okwonga

    As David Moyes continues his difficult start to life at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson, by notable contrast, could apparently not be happier. Ferguson has just given an hour-long TV interview in the United States, and is about to embark upon a ci...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  8. Neville and Giggs give Moyes a United front

    Musa Okwonga

    Former Manchester United utility man Phil Neville returns to the club in a coaching role with the first team at Old Trafford -- a move that several supporters might meet with a quiet and sharp intake of breath. Sir Alex Ferguson's departure was gr...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  9. Phil Jones, Captain America and the new Vidic

    Musa Okwonga

    Phil Jones is still only 21. Given the maturity of some of his performances last year, this is something that is sometimes difficult to believe. Jones has, of course, been something of an affectionate figure of fun -- his impressive array of facial e...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. David Moyes: Not so much continuity after all

    Musa Okwonga

    When David Moyes was appointed as Manchester United manager, the watchword of many of us in the media was "continuity." With him in the job, the club would be assured a smooth transition to further success. Trouble is, on reflection, it's not all...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  11. Sir Alex's reign draws to a close with fitting thriller

    Musa Okwonga

    There it is. A draw to close it all. West Bromwich Albion 5, Manchester United 5. Sir Alex Ferguson's final game as manager ended, fittingly, with his side chasing a last-minute goal. The score line was one that neither Ferguson nor the Premier Leagu...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  12. Chelsea move could rejuvenate Rooney

    Musa Okwonga

    It looks as though Wayne Rooney may be on his way from Old Trafford, following his pointed omission from the squad for Sir Alex Ferguson's final game. Though Ferguson has said that the England forward is not for sale, this can just as easily be inter...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  13. United delivered perfect swan song for Sir Alex

    Musa Okwonga

    Anyone tuning in to watch Manchester United's 2-1 win over Swansea Sunday could be forgiven for forgetting that there was a game in the middle of it all. The match was overshadowed by a variety of narratives, chief among them the retirement of Sir A...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  14. Manchester United: the pre-Fergie era

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United before Sir Alex Ferguson: how to describe them? A slumbering giant, a sleeping beauty? Well, perhaps neither. Having been relegated in the mid-'70s, and largely chastened in the First Division since their return, there was for a lon...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  15. Sir Alex Ferguson, 1993 and Jay-Z

    Musa Okwonga

    Twenty years ago today, Manchester United, led by Sir Alex Ferguson, won their first league title in a generation. Not since 1967 had they reached the peak of the domestic game and suddenly, joyfully, here they were again. It was as if an aging rock ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  16. Manchester United: Returning like Roger Federer

    Musa Okwonga

    So Manchester United have clinched their 20th league championship with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa. In their grand duel with Manchester City, this was the equivalent of Roger Federer dragging Novak Djokovic back to one set apiece. This was a title...

    Blog | April 23, 2013