Arion Armeniakos

Manchester United writer for UtdDistrict. Prep Sports journalist based in California.

Ethan Laird: 2021/22 Loan Review

Entering December of 2021 – before a domino effect of bad fortune ensued – Ethan Laird was standing out on loan at Championship side Swansea and looked like a sure-fire challenger for the right-back spot at Manchester United next season.  Constantly marred by injuries as a youth, Laird somewhat unexpectedly took to the physical demands …

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Opinion: Ralf Rangnick has failed Manchester United’s youngsters in favour of underperformers

Known for having an eye for young talent and his successful recruitment track record, Ralf Rangnick has failed to utilize one of the most talented crops of players the Manchester United academy has ever pushed out in favor of consistently underperforming seniors.  United are firmly in cruise control against Brentford at Old Trafford. It is …

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Brandon Williams has the qualities that Erik ten Hag will want in his Manchester United squad next season

With all of the pressing issues within the current Manchester United squad, the left-back position may be one of a few that does not need immediate attention. It could use with a light touch up, though.  Having witnessed the Alex Telles experiment in full, there is an argument to be made that United already had …

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Player ratings: Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United

Manchester United went into the reverse fixture of the Manchester derby this season with mixed emotions.  The team has not been losing in the league since Ralf Rangnick’s appointment, but still, the feeling around the club has been somewhat bittersweet. It just doesn’t feel like United are heading in the direction that they are supposed …

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Anthony Martial’s exit signifies the end of a certain era at Manchester United

Anthony Martial leaving Manchester United — in a way — very much signifies the end of a certain era of this football club. Granted, it is only a six-month loan to La Liga‘s Sevilla with the Spanish side not having an option to buy the Frenchman. But for the longest time, all signs have been …

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka is far from the weakest link in Manchester United’s defence

The reactionary culture of football fandom on social media can be quite hard to grasp at times. The pendulum of the constant game of opinions swings from one extreme to another — there is rarely a middle ground to be found. The backlash from Aaron Wan-Bissaka‘s sending off against Young Boys on Tuesday is a …

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Match preview: Young Boys vs Manchester United

Following an excellent start to their domestic campaign, Manchester United are jetting off to Switzerland with the aim of translating the good form onto European turf. The Reds will take on Swiss champions Young Boys tonight in the Champions League curtain raiser. After being drawn in the outright group of death for last season’s Champions …

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Match report: Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle

Finally, after a seemingly never ending international break, Manchester United were back in front of a packed Old Trafford. Saturday, September 11, 2021 will long be remembered as the homecoming of Cristiano Ronaldo. The hype around a Premier League clash against Newcastle was one like never seen before. After 12 long years, Ronaldo’s and United’s …

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