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  1. Van Gaal's early silence speaks volumes

    Musa Okwonga

    If there was ever any doubt that new manager Louis van Gaal was in charge at Manchester United, all such illusions have gone now. For several months, the club has been linked with three targets -- Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho, Bayern Munich's T...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. A word of caution ahead of van Gaal's appointment at Man Utd

    Musa Okwonga

    Louis van Gaal is widely considered to be the next Manchester United manager and depending on the groups of journalists you speak to, the views on his appointment could not be more divergent. Speaking with those who mostly cover the Premier League, t...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  4. Van Gaal to United: Januzaj as Litmanen and Zaha as Kanu

    Musa Okwonga

    The moment is almost at hand. Louis van Gaal has not yet been appointed -- or anointed -- as the manager of Manchester United, though the indications are that he will formally take over at some point next week. Rio Ferdinand, like several of his team...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. Wilson shows the way for Man United

    Musa Okwonga

    This was a match which, though it should have had an end-of-term feeling about it, still contrived to produce several moving moments as Man United beat Hull 3-1. There was the sight of Ryan Giggs, winner of 13 Premier League titles, bringing hims...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  6. Lack of intensity, finishing doom United

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United 0, Sunderland 1. This result, the host's seventh home loss of this most disappointing of seasons, was one that almost resolved the campaigns of both teams: the visitors look highly likely to survive in the Premier League for another...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  7. Van Gaal and the politics of succession at Man Utd

    Musa Okwonga

    Reports have suggested that Wayne Rooney is concerned at Louis van Gaal's possible arrival at Manchester United, given the Dutch manager's apparently close relationship with Robin van Persie. Rooney's fear that he may not be picked shows just how pr...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. Can Ryan Giggs be a successful manager?

    Musa Okwonga

    This weekend, Ryan Giggs sat on the Old Trafford throne for the first time and looked entirely at home. The 4-0 victory over Norwich City, an opposition as accommodating as Manchester United could have hoped for, was cathartic following the depar...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  9. Before recruiting stars, a new Man Utd manager is critical

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United are in pursuit of Edinson Cavani: a sentence which might inspire widespread delight among the club's supporters if the year were, say, 2012, but it is not. Cavani is 27 years old, the club is apparently considering paying someth...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  10. 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
  11. David Moyes: The infrequent highs and copious lows

    Musa Okwonga

    With news breaking of David Moyes' dismissal, it's as good a moment as any to reflect on the highs and lows of the Manchester United manager's time at Old Trafford. Given the brevity of his tenure, it seems that the highs are few and far between, so ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  12. Bernard, Koke and shades of Fergie

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United's quest for replacements and reinforcements to their squad is in full swing. All the talk is of strengthening their midfield -- of which more later -- but they are apparently also paying careful attention to their need for at least...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  13. United's season is effectively over. Time to talk transfers.

    Musa Okwonga

    It is not quite mid-April and Manchester United's season is all but over. This is an unfamiliar situation at Old Trafford and the only consolation must be that it allows for early planning to start for next season. At the beginning of any new era, th...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Which is more painful for United fans: Liverpool or City winning ...

    Musa Okwonga

    As a Manchester United fan, I have been asked to answer the question of who I would rather see win the Premier League: Manchester City or Liverpool. My immediate reaction is Chelsea. I hope, on Sunday, that these teams draw. But, having attempted un...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  15. In defeat, Evra reminds Man United who they are

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United left the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night with an unsurprising margin of defeat but a surprising amount of pride. Their 4-2 loss on aggregate to Bayern Munich was slightly less resounding than had been projected but the grea...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  16. Message to Moyes: Gamble

    Musa Okwonga

    Patrice Evra, in typically candid fashion, revealed recently that Manchester United's players found it easier to motivate themselves for European games than domestic ones which, given the upcoming UEFA Champions League match away to Bayern Munich, is...

    Blog | April 08, 2014