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Premier League
Not the best week for Premier League goalkeepers
08:01 Friday 13th March 2020

How many times have you heard it said goalkeepers are a breed apart? It isn’t a lie. The game's last line of defence exerts tremendous pressure. No one minds your back when you fluff your lines. The ball nestles in the back of the…

Fa Cup
Turns out Solskjaer can use a flat track bully after all
09:00 Sunday 8th March 2020

For those who remain fervently #LUHG and by extension #OleOut, one of two things will happen in this afternoon’s Manchester Derby, guaranteed. Either Manchester United will scratch out a result to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘extreme…

Premier League
Can Solskjaer double down in the Manchester Derby?
15:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

The clock struck the 94th-minute, prompting referee Paul Tierney to bring the game to a close. Rings of, "Ole, Ole, Ole" in a Norwegian rather than Spanish accent echoed around Old Trafford as Manchester United's babyfaced assassin,…

Womens Football
Record breaking Manchester Derby signals growing appetite for women's game
09:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Women’s Super League showpiece opener between Manchester City and Manchester United was my first live experience of a ladies football match. Like many others, I had watched the summer’s World Cup in France from the comfort…

Premier League
Money now dominates the Manchester Derby
09:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

As mentioned in previous ramblings, I didn't come to football until later in life. I grew up in Canada, played hockey in the street and schoolyards all year round, only kicking a ball during recess at school, where hockey sticks were…

Premier League
Irony: Paul Pogba may have just saved Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
08:00 Tuesday 10th April 2018

It was halftime at the Etihad. Jose Mourinho was facing a defining moment in his time in charge at Manchester United. His side were trailing 2-0 to Manchester City but could have easily been further behind were it not for Raheem Sterling’s…

Premier League
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: A game of two halves
08:30 Sunday 8th April 2018

The Dickensian term is the best way to sum up this Manchester Derby. It was indeed a game in which each side dominated one half. In the end, Manchester City were beaten at home in the league for the first time since December 2016 when Manchester…

Premier League
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: Pogback!
08:00 Sunday 8th April 2018

In the 176th Manchester derby, the so-called noisy neighbours had the chance to be crowned Premier League Champions at the expense of their more storied rivals. Halfway through the match, City was up 2-0 and it should have been more but, in…

Premier League
It is Derby Day in Manchester
10:00 Saturday 7th April 2018

"On derby day in Manchester, the city is cut in two. The Blues and the Reds invade the streets, and if your team wins the city belongs to you." -- Eric Cantona Robin van Persie's late winner, City's 6-1 demolition of United,…

Premier League
Manchester United should carry Swansea swagger into derby
18:30 Saturday 31st March 2018

Incongruous. Unsettling. Manchester United's swagger against Swansea City was like watching a vintage sit-com. You occasionally laugh at dated humour, indulge in nostalgia, but always with a niggling sense…

Premier League
Manchester derby aftermath: Mourinho admits title race probably over
11:00 Tuesday 12th December 2017

It was dubbed by many as the match that would reignite the title race. Not only for Manchester United, but the chasing pack still hopeful of a slim chance to get back in the hunt. In a sense United was not just fighting for self. It was…

The Manchester derby doesn't matter anymore
18:16 Thursday 27th April 2017

The Manchester derby no longer carries anywhere near as much gravitas as it did even five years ago - why you might be asking? Well, let me explain..... The managers Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho aren't exactly lifelong fans of their current…

Three things to observe in tonight's Manchester derby
17:30 Thursday 27th April 2017

Premier League games don't come any bigger than the Manchester derby, which takes place tonight. Here are three things to look for when the Etihad Stadium welcomes two English footballing giants for an epic battle. It is a battle of the titans…

Premier League
Liverpool Karma Through Christian Benteke Eases Manchester Derby Tension
09:40 Tuesday 25th April 2017

Six degrees of separation and the butterfly effect combined forces on Sunday, causing Liverpool to unintentionally make life easier for both United and City as those two clubs prepare for the Manchester Derby.

Three things we learned from Manchester United's hard-fought victory over Manchester City
17:30 Thursday 27th October 2016

It was a toiling display from Manchester United as they claimed a diligent 1-0 victory at home over crosstown rivals Manchester City in the second Manchester derby of the season. Both the sides came into the game with some dreadful results.…