Ed Woodward became the most important person at Manchester United and that helped nobody except Ed Woodward
The executive chairman's departure was marked by a series of articles reflecting on his time but they only underlined the key problem with Woodward's Manchester United - Woodward.
8th Jan, 2022 - 5 min read
Dion Fanning: Manchester United have stopped fetishing tradition, but how long can they commit to their latest vision?
The appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Manchester United's interim manager should lead to an immediate improvement but those who caused the mess at Old Trafford haven't gone away.
27th Nov, 2021 - 4 min read
Why the Premier League’s growth seems to be able to withstand all challenges
The Premier League announced a new deal for their US rights which doubled their previous deal. For the big clubs elsewhere in Europe it may have increased their urgency about a Super League.
20th Nov, 2021 - 4 min read
Alex Ferguson remains the force of nature concealing the power vacuum at Manchester United
Manchester United are no longer a club run on sound principles, but the talk of tradition and the Manchester United Way should be seen for what it really is: a dependence on superstition.
30th Oct, 2021 - 5 min read
Voyages around Alex Ferguson: Glasgow, Sligo and sport’s timeless connections
A viewing of the Alex Ferguson documentary Never Give In prompted Tommie Gorman to reflect on his encounters with the great manager and how sport and the memories it generates lead us to what matters.
21st Aug, 2021 - 10 min read
After a forgettable season, the Premier League returns with a promise of old glories in a changed world
Manchester United are the team best equipped to challenge an awesome Manchester City in a Premier League season that might be more normal but also more routine.