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  1. Manchester United: A shambles wrapped in a maelstrom

    Mark Payne

    Even the sacking is bundled it seems. On Monday the message became clear: David Moyes was to be relieved of his duties as Manchester United manager after a season from hell. On Tuesday, Ryan Giggs officially took over, with a permanent replacement to...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Welbeck sounds alarm as United feeble again

    Mark Payne

    Everton have always been a respectable side with plenty of grit and organisation. In this 2-0 victory over Manchester United they were made to look like Real Madrid. This match was over by half time and United were feeble in the extreme. There was no...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  3. Glazers set marker as Moyes meets his makers

    Mark Payne

    Two teams will take the field this Sunday at Goodison Park but only one has even a passing interest in what remains of the season. And it isn't Manchester United. The spotlight will naturally fall on the demeanour of the two managers. One is much ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Will Man Utd learn from their transfer shambles last summer?

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United have not learnt from the mistakes they have made over the past nine months -- despite unanimous agreement that last summer's transfer window was an abject failure, the club are shaping up to repeat the blunders that landed them in t...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Lost weekend provides stark reminder

    Mark Payne

    Contrary to the prevailing mood, Manchester United's season is not over. Not quite yet anyway. Despite the fact that United have now been dumped out of the Champions League and do not have a fixture this weekend, the season still has business unfinis...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  6. Class tells as Bayern advance at United's expense

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United delivered one final moment of glory before losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. In a tie they had been expected to lose heavily, United led through a glorious Patrice Evra strike with 33 mi...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. United rally before trip to Germany

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United have started to find some rhythm now and the 4-0 victory over Newcastle at St. James' Park allows them to enjoy consecutive weekends in which everything has gone well. Whilst both the result and the performance were pleasing on Satu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  8. Man United must be wary of Newcastle's fate

    Mark Payne

    Editors' note: Since this article was published, David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney has suffered an injury and will miss Saturday's game at Newcastle and, possibly, the Champions League quarterfinal second leg vs. Bayern Munich. Echoes o...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Man United gains a chance for redemption

    Mark Payne

    For Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and quite possibly Ryan Giggs, this quarterfinal tie against the European, Club World Cup and German champions could well be their last for Manchester United. They did not look like men who want to go quietly into the...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  10. United win to ease the pressure on Moyes

    Mark Payne

    David Moyes led Manchester United to a routine 4-1 victory over Aston Villa and has answered his critics for the time being. Nobody thinks that the crucial corners have yet been turned, but at least United have not careered further off course. By ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  11. Boiling point reached for United

    Mark Payne

    It costs more than 800 pounds for a Manchester United season ticket. Along with matches in cup competitions and travelling to games, the annual expenditure of the committed match-going supporter easily breaches the 1,000-pound mark. This is a signifi...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. Humiliation now commonplace for United

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United were not completely without fight, but they did not have the class to impose themselves in the 0-3 humbling to Manchester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. The mighty have fallen, they have fallen far and they have tumbled quic...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Rooney volley not all to see in United victory

    Mark Payne

    Some games will always be remembered for just one thing. It doesn't matter what else happens; every now and then an event occurs that grabs the attention above all else. Saturday at West Ham's Upton Park, Wayne Rooney volleyed home from 55 yards to o...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  14. West Ham up first as United prepare for Bayern

    Mark Payne

    Of all the teams in all the competitions in all the world, Manchester United had to go and draw Bayern Munich on the back of a treble and in a season that sees them 20 points clear in the league and idly deciding which record they are going to topple...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  15. Something to shout about

    Mark Payne

    Old Trafford reached fever pitch. When Robin van Persie's free kick hit the back of the net and clinched his hat trick, all control was lost. Months of frustration were released at that moment; belief that had wavered was reborn. At the weekend, Manc...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  16. United destroyed as Gerrard twists the knife

    Mark Payne

    The Liverpool fans in attendance began cheering every pass with "ole" after 70 minutes at Old Trafford. The blood and thunder had gone out of the game by that point. Steven Gerrard had already scored two penalties in this 3-0 victory and United had o...

    Blog | March 16, 2014