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  1. Sunderland, Mata and metaphors

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United's loss to Sunderland had, if we are to be optimistic, one significant positive, which is that the penalty shootout provided the perfect metaphor for the club's struggles this season. The penalties summed up everything that David Moy...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. To beat Sunderland, Moyes can think of Swansea

    Musa Okwonga

    Going into the second leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal tie at Old Trafford, Manchester United trail Sunderland by a single goal. The home side have already signaled their intentions to raise the atmosphere, offering entry to under-16s for just ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Four suggestions for Manchester United fans

    Musa Okwonga

    So. Three defeats in a row for Manchester United, for the first time since 2001 (and the first time they have lost three inside a week since 1992). United are currently looking as groggy as Superman after a swig of a kryptonite smoothie. Meanwhile, t...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Stoke offer a chance for United to build momentum

    Musa Okwonga

    Here it is at last: the proverbial cold, possibly wet night at Stoke, and the question is whether Manchester United can do it. All of a sudden, the Capital One Cup has assumed a greater importance for the Old Trafford club. They are emerging from an ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. Phil Jones, the closer of Old Trafford

    Musa Okwonga

    In football, the concept of "big-game players" is a familiar one. In baseball, they call them "clutch". One of baseball's most clutch players of all time, the New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera, has just retired, amid much reverence. And rightly so...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  6. Chelsea prevail on Fright Night

    Musa Okwonga

    Astonishing. This Capital One Cup clash between Chelsea and Manchester United seemed determined to exceed their recent Premier League tie for drama. And, remarkably, it arguably succeeded. It had everything -- well, except a sending-off or two -- an...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  7. Rooney's return leads to League Cup triumph over Newcastle

    Musa Okwonga

    This was a League Cup match of unusual significance. The tournament is sponsored by Capital One, a credit card company, which is somewhat fitting given the cloud of debt that currently envelops Manchester United and the wider economy. Old Trafford wa...

    Blog | September 26, 2012