The Manchester derby at Old Trafford in April 2019.
The clubs no longer 'belong' to the fans - they have become instruments in an ideological war between Western capitalism and the rent hungry sheikhs of the Gulf states.
Football is supposed to be the 'people's game', but the English Premier League is easier and cheaper to follow if you are a fan of a club based in London or the prosperous southeast.
The former Manchester United player has a special place in the club’s history which boosts his leadership qualities when dealing with players.
Having a huge emotional connection to the club and its fans means Solskjaer could lead Manchester United more effectively than Mourinho.
The former Manchester United manager.
Once again, the Special One has become the Unemployed One. Here's the case for a period of rehabilitation.
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So far, Manchester United's poor performance on the pitch has not hurt its bottom line. But it's only a matter of time.
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy has been told to use social media less by coach Pep Guardialoa.
Social media is key when it comes to connecting clubs with fans and building a brand identity. But with great power, comes great responsibility.
Scotsman Alex Ferguson: the most successful manager in the history of English football.
It took a Scotsman to organise a professional football league in England.
Will England's top-flight teams really decide to weaken their global blockbuster brand?
Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsenal beating Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final.
World soccer is the story of hyper-capitalism. What would fan and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon have thought about the state of the sport?
It's not all about United and City – sport defines Greater Manchester, boosts the economy and is essential to the overall health of the region.
The fight is on.
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As United and City go head-to-head in their first encounter of the football season, their rivalry reaches new levels on and off the pitch.
The party was over before it started for Louis Van Gaal.
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The sacking of Manchester United's Louis van Gaal shows football really is a funny game. But was anyone else to blame?
Level playing field? Jamie Vardy causes panic in the Manchester City defence.
Moneyball tactics and a deluge of new money have served up a season of shocks and drama.
Getting bums on seats.
Fans are notoriously reluctant to let their clubs play fast and loose with clever ticket pricing, but it might be better for everyone.
All eyes are on Jose Mourinho to take over at Manchester United. But does he have what it takes?
Manchester United supporters lucky enough to see high-profile signings Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria in action for the first time at Old Trafford at the weekend may have done well to remember we look…
Fickle fans get too used to success.
The signs did not augur well for David Moyes. He began his career as the Chosen One, anointed by no less a person than Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in Manchester United’s history. Very…
Taking the heat. Moyes exits.
Patience at Manchester United has run out. David Moyes has been sacked possibly sooner than was expected, but entirely predictably given the huge financial pressures that were looming if the team continued…
Becks gets his first lesson in posing for the cameras.
Since Alex Ferguson resigned as Manchester United’s manager he has been credited with everything from reversing the recession to single-handedly putting Manchester itself on the global map. One person…