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How would the greatest Premier League players be valued in today’s market

The Premier League is so named for a reason. It’s not just the best league in English football; it’s arguably the best league in the world. Some of the greatest players in the game have played in the Premier League, many while at the top of their game. In recent seasons, the amount of money […]

What is in store for Man United next season?

Manchester United, arguably one of the greatest Premier League teams, had a challenging 2014/15 season under Louis Van Gaal. It wasn’t a completely wasted season, for the club finished fifth in the face of all those damaging odds, but the writing was on the wall for Van Gaal. Now that Jose Mourinho has taken the […]

David De Gea Finally Speaks on Real Madrid Transfer and His Future at Old Trafford

United highly-rated goalkeeper De Gea has given a defensive answer over his Manchester United future by declaring he wants to stay.  The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Spain for quite some time now. The Spanish shot-stopper was at the center of the transfer wrangle, and almost left the Old Trafford club during […]

Real Madrid the Big Winners as English Teams Suffer In Latest Round of Champions League Matches

The first legs of all the last 16 matches in the Champions League have now been played and we are starting to get a clearer idea of which teams might well be heading for glory in Lisbon in May. It proved to be a surprisingly fruitful round of games for the away teams with six […]

German press claim Manchester United will sign Real Madrid midfielder

German newspaper, Bild, has reported that Manchester United are set to make a bid of £38m+ to sign Mesut Özil from Real Madrid. Josep Pedrerol, who is a presenter on Spanish football TV programme Punto Pelota, claims that the deal is dependent on Gareth Bale’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. “We have already reported that Real […]

The cars Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona stars drive

It’s no secret that the lads in the top flight of football are earning an absolute fortune, but once they have finished buying women, houses with swimming pools, pedicures for their wives’ Chihuahuas and more women, believe it or not, but they often still have enough left over for some pretty fancy cars. British used […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Lewandowski to Manchester United, Arsenal target to Juve and Cavani to Chelsea

Lewandowski to Manchester United 12/12/12: Hans-Joachim Watzke, club executive: “As often as I am talking to Robert, I do not have the impression he wants to leave us. We will have to make decisions in this case at the end of the season. We may decide on economical factors. Would it be best to cash […]

Their troubled history – Chelsea boss and former Manchester United star

When Jose Mourinho was manager of Chelsea the first time around he blamed his side’s failure to keep up with Manchester United in 2006-2007 on the referees, particularly in light to a penalty Cristiano Ronaldo won against Middlesbrough. “The whole world knows how Mourinho is,” Ronaldo responded, when asked about Mourinho’s comments. “He always has […]

Former Manchester United man – The boy who will never be king

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. The ‘second’ greatest player in the world and of his generation. Lionel Messi must haunt him on a daily basis as he goes about his business being the best player Real Madrid currently have past, present and future. Comparison after comparison, record after broken record. If you were to feel […]

Santiago Bernabeu and Matt Busby: The history of Real Madrid and Manchester United

‘The game that the whole world wanted to see’ was how Manchester United’s recent clash with Real Madrid was built up. Unlike the endless nauseating Skysports promotions for mundane Premiership fixtures this game was a genuine mouth-watering prospect. It may be a forbidden opinion inside the walls of Barcelona but this was the locking of […]

Reactions To Manchester United’s Defeat Against Real Madrid

1) Having been on such an impressive stretch of form of late and after our impressive performance against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu I was fully expecting us to go through to the next round. Although Mourinho’s men had been in fine form themselves recently with back-to-back wins over Barcelona, but the amount of […]

Ronaldo – A Manchester United perspective: Loving him, to loathing him, to…?

It seems strange to think now but when I heard that Manchester United had sold Cristiano Ronaldo for £80m I was glad. He had stropped his way through that last season, but still amassed an impressive 26 goals, and was a crucial element in us winning that record equalling 18th title. Following the heights we […]

Bookies making Real mess of El Clasico betting

Bookmakers are number crunchers 99.99 per cent of the time, setting their football betting odds based on statistics and other forms of important data such as injury and suspension news. But, when it comes to Barcelona, it seems that logic goes out of the window and irrationality takes over. Apologies to Celtic versus Rangers, Boca […]

The tactics Manchester United need to employ for Real Madrid

Here’s a look at few selection and strategy options for Manchester United ahead of their Champions League second leg fixture against Real Madrid on March 5th.   Central Defence If all players remain fit, the dilemma for Sir Alex will be whether to stick with the same central defensive partnership that started at the Bernabeu […]

Reactions to Manchester United’s draw with Real Madrid

1) What a game! After our win against Everton on Sunday I started to feel nervous and anxious just thinking about our game against the Spanish giants which made it all the more bizarre that I felt extremely confident a few hours before kick-off. Normally I’d have been physically shaking at the prospect of us […]

Fan fight: Manchester United vs Real Madrid – Ronaldo chants, starting XIs and managers

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League round of 16 game between Real Madrid and Manchester United, Phil Kitromilides, presenter and commentator at Real Madrid TV, squares up to  Scott from The Republik of Mancunia. What’s your form like ahead of the big game? Phil: Madrid’s form is relative. Overall it has not been great, but we […]

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