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Manchester United’s key lesson to be learnt from nine years of failure: The need for continuity

As Manchester United approach their first summer since restructuring their front office, key lessons need to be learnt to avoid repeating the mistakes made over the last nine or so years. The 2013-2022 tenure of Ed Woodward had little to no continuity with contradictory managerial appointments, contrasting signings and rash gap-plugging decisions. The result, in …

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Ed Woodward at Manchester United: A Review

The recently announced promotion of Richard Arnold as the new Manchester United Chief Executive Officer effectively sees him replace outgoing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, in turn making him the first man to hold the title of CEO at the club since 2012. Arnold’s promotion comes as part of a planned restructuring by United’s Glazer family …

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Match Report: Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Ralf Rangnick saw his spell as interim boss get off to a positive start this afternoon as his new-look Manchester United side saw off Crystal Palace 1-0 in a tie dominated by the hosts. The reds performance echoed Rangnick’s constant emphasis on a need for control in games, as an assured performance throughout was capped …

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3 Players Rangnick could bring to Manchester United   

During his stint as director of football for both RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg, Ralf Rangnick built a reputation for identifying, signing and developing relatively unknown players into top-class talents who could be sold for double and even triple their original fees. As Rangnick is set to remain in a consultant role until 2024 following …

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Who is Ralf Rangnick? His philosophy, tactics & suitability at Manchester United 

Manchester United are appointing former RB Leipzig manager and director of football, Ralf Rangnick on an initial six-month contract before retaining him for two years in a consultancy role. In his latest job, Rangnick was working as Head of Sports and Development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow. As the man at the helm for the next …

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Match Report: Villarreal 0 – 2 Manchester United  

Manchester United began life after Ole Gunnar Solskjær with a win as two late goals including a club first for summer signing Jadon Sancho secured a 2-0 win against Villarreal which saw United qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with a game to spare.    There were eyebrows raised as the red’s line-up was released before the game with …

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Mauricio Pochettino: Influences, tactics, style 

The rumour mill is fully underway following the announcement that Ole Gunnar Solskjær had been relieved of his post as Manchester United manager. With the Norwegian losing his job after a string of poor results over the last two months. The hardest job in football management is once again available and the suitors have been linked with the …

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