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  • Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:00:34 +0000: I know what we shouldn't have done last summer: what Premier League clubs would change | Jonathan Wilson - Manchester United | The Guardian

    Tottenham and Manchester City are among the clubs who would probably make very different decisions if they could reset the Premier League as if it were Football Manager

    The season must be completed. The season must be abandoned now. As the arguments gabble on, only occasionally acknowledging their own hypothetical nature given how little we know about how the virus will proceed, how long the lockdown may last and whether there may be a second wave of infections when it is lifted, it’s tempting t o dip into another hypothetical. What if this were like a game of Football Manager? What if we could quit without saving and go back and start again last summer? What would Premier League clubs, given their time over, do differently?

    Let’s start with the obvious one: Tottenham’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino and replace him with José Mourinho. Once a path has been embarked on, there is perhaps some logic in pursuing it to its conclusion, but would Daniel Levy really take that road again? Tottenham are without a win in their past six games. They’ve gone out of the FA Cup and Champions League. They’re seven points adrift of fourth. They’ve kept three clean sheets in 26 games under Mourinho. For Spurs, this season has been a shambles.

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  • Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:32:21 +0000: Manchester United will offer fans ticket refunds if season is not completed - Manchester United | The Guardian
    • Club remain committed to finishing current season
    • Pro-rata rebates an option if games played without fans

    Manchester United remain committed to finishing the current season, but have informed fans they can expect a pro-rata rebate or refund if matches are played behind closed doors or cancelled.

    The coronavirus suspension appears certain to be extended beyond the end of April and talk continues to rumble on about how best to conclude this season.

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  • Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:40:05 +0000: When football played on during world war one and inflamed a London derby - Manchester United | The Guardian

    The 1914-15 season, which was played out to the backdrop of a world war, is one of the most controversial in history

    By Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport Network

    These are unprecedented times, but the Football League also had to face the prospect of postponing or cancelling the season when war was declared on 4 August 1914. The league’s management committee met a few days later and concluded that it was business as usual, with one caveat: a number of grounds would be used for mobilisation purposes. White Hart Lane was requisitioned as a site for manufacturing protection equipment, such as gas masks, so Tottenham had to play their home matches at Highbury.

    Many people believed the war would not last for longer than a few months. So, on 1 September, the Division One season kicked off with two fixtures. Manchester City beat Bradford City 4-1 in front of 9,000 fans at their Hyde Road ground while a crowd of 12,000 saw The Wednesday (they did not become Sheffield Wednesday until 1929) overcome Middlesbrough 3-1 at Hillsborough. On the same day, there were Division Two games at Arsenal, Clapton Orient and Grimsby.

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  • Sun, 22 Mar 2020 14:24:25 +0000: My favourite game: Manchester United v Brighton, 1983 FA Cup final replay | Philip Cornwall - Manchester United | The Guardian

    Back in the 1980s the FA Cup final was a huge event but my friend and I, aged 15, somehow managed to get tickets to this replay

    It is hard for anyone much under 40 to grasp how important the FA Cup final used to be, how simultaneously desirable going to the Wembley showpiece was to an English football fanatic growing up in the 1970s and 80s. One of only two matches you knew would be televised live (along with England v Scotland), it overshadowed league football in a way unthinkable today.

    In 1983, aged 15, I travelled to watch the 1983 final at the home of a Manchester United-supporting friend who lived at the far end of the London Underground line that runs through Wembley. Neither my friend Simon nor I settled down to watch United play Brighton with any thought of what might happen next.

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  • Sun, 22 Mar 2020 12:22:38 +0000: Old Trafford 'racist assault' not caught on CCTV, family told - Manchester United | The Guardian

    Camera was pointing in another direction when Kamarl Nelson, 19, was allegedly attacked

    An alleged racist assault against a teenage Manchester United worker by security staff outside Old Trafford was not captured by CCTV as the cameras were pointing in the wrong direction, his family have been told.

    Kamarl Nelson, 19, was allegedly slammed against a wall and put in a choke hold in what is said to have been a racially aggravated incident involving the club’s security guards before a Europa League match last month.

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  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:33:15 +0000: Rooney future 'could clog up pre-season' - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC
    Wayne Rooney's future needs to be resolved to stop it "clogging up" Manchester United's pre-season, says Gary Neville.
  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:44:33 +0000: Preston sign Manchester United's Harrop - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC
    Preston North End to sign Josh Harrop on a four-year deal when his Manchester United contract expires on 3 July.
  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:36:49 +0000: Fabinho would be 'tempted' by Man Utd - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC
    Monaco midfielder Fabinho would be tempted by a move to Manchester United, who have strengthened their backroom staff.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:45 +0000: 'Shocking that Man Utd do not have women's team' - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC
    Ex-England keeper Rachel Brown-Finnis on what Man Utd are missing out on as the biggest club in the world without a women's team.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:15:32 +0000: Man Utd cleared in £89.3m Pogba deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC
    Manchester United are cleared by Fifa of wrongdoing in the £89.3m deal to sign Paul Pogba last year, but Juventus face charges.