When Manchester United appointed Louis Van Gaal as their first non British manager it was not only because of the Dutchman’s illustrious pedigree but also to get back a sense of style as far as their overall game was concerned.
Manchester United vs Chelsea is no longer the top of the table clash that it used to be but nonetheless it still generates the same amount of passion that it did when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United & Roman Abramovich had just taken over.
The idea of Manchester United playing mid week friendlies abroad in the absence of European competition this season has resulted in a huge debate amongst the various people connected with the football club. Manchester United have never been afraid to chart out their own path even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way. One of the most famous instances highlighting this fact is from the summer of 1956 when The Red Devils became the first English team to compete in the European Cup. The English FA were against United entering the competition and had stopped Chelsea from competing a season earlier. Their rationale was that the European Cup would take away some of the sheen from the domestic league and would undermine its integrity. But United & Sir Matt Busby did not budge and took part in the competition and since then the club have had a storied relationship with the European Cup. Fast forward 43 years […]
This edition of Footballistic by our resident cartoonist Vikhyath features reveals why Manchester is red.
Manchetser United's departure from the Champions league group stage in unceremoniuos circumstances sent shock waves through Europe and even amongst the Red Devils around the globe. However, the season is far from over, THT looks at Sir Alex Ferguson's two major headaches in the near future and how he must tackle the problems at hand.
At Man United there are a lot of things to admire, the club itself stands as a paradigm for others to emulate. However has Old Trafford developed some cobwebs that bloat the real beauty of the place and need to be swept away for the greater benefit of this glorious club? At THT we look at the seven deadly sins that have steadily and gradually set in at the Theatre of Dreams.
Andre Villas-Boas' Chelsea travel to the Theatre of Dreams to take on the champions on their own turf. TheHardTackle gives a know down on the game this weekend with an eye on all the team news, tactical information and facts on the biggest game of the season yet.
Manchester United make a short trip to the Reebok Stadium to face Owen Coyle's Bolton Wanderers. TheHardTackle gives the preview, team news and prediction for the game.
Owen Hargreaves is in line for a shock move to the Blue half of Manchester after spending four seasons at Old Trafford and the Englishmen's desicison is sure to ruffle some feathers among Old Trafford faithfuls. Here is THT's look at both sides of the coin as resident authors Nitin and Nipun put forward their points in favour and against Hargreaves' decision.
Depleted Gunners travel to Old Trafford to face an in-form Manchester United side. Can United continue to their perfect start to the season or will Arsenal turn the tide and silence their critics. TheHardTackle gives the team news, prediction and lots more about the big game.