United Writing

United Writing
Two lifelong Manchester United fans, two broadsheet writers, one essential newsletter
Created 23 Oct 2020
  • Rangnick isn't working
    03 Apr 2022 4 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: United 1, Leicester 1 For the 16th time in the league this season, United dropped points. Their performance was ragged, sloppy, incoherent until the last 25 minutes. The fo...
  • Out of his League
    16 Mar 2022 4 0
    FIVE ASIDES Champions League: United 0, Atletico 1 (agg 1-2) It was good to see Michael Carrick at Old Trafford last night, but there was just one problem: he wasn’t in the technical area. Carrick had...
  • The Ronaldo show
    13 Mar 2022 1 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: United 3, Spurs 2 Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano Always a pleasure and a privilege to share some thoughts and ideas with another GOAT… 👏🏽👊🏽 March 13th 202233,032 Retweets...
  • The demolition derby
    07 Mar 2022 5 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: City 4, United 1 (we’ll spare you the highlights) That wasn’t a derby, we said after the 2-0 defeat by City in November. It was a minor surgical procedure. Well, this was a...
  • More than one of those days
    27 Feb 2022 3 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: United 0, Watford 0 It was just one of those days – but United’s problem under Ralf Rangnick is that they haven’t had just one of those days. They’ve had a whole series: Wo...
  • The boy who lives up to his chant
    24 Feb 2022 1 0
    FIVE ASIDES Champions League, first leg: Atletico Madrid 1, United 1 United were saved, and not by David de Gea for once. Their saviour at one end was the bar, rattled three times by Atletico; their s...
  • Up for the fight
    23 Feb 2022 2 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: Leeds 2, United 4 After doubling their usual tally against Brighton, United doubled it again here. And they still managed to blow a lead. The crowd was half the size of Old...
  • Go fourth and multiply
    17 Feb 2022 4 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: United 2, Brighton 0 A win! A clean sheet! A second goal! Even if it didn’t arrive till the 97th minute. It was worth the wait: a classic United counter-attack, choreograph...
  • Rangnick is driving us mad
    13 Feb 2022 3 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: United 1, Southampton 1 Football on BT Sport @btsportfootball Jadon Sancho has his first goal at Old Trafford! 🙌 A lightning move from Man Utd as Southampton are carved op...
  • Another case of floodlight robbery
    11 Feb 2022 3 0
    FIVE ASIDES Premier League: Burnley 1, United 1 Another 1-1, another floodlight robbery. Against Middlesbrough, United were pegged back by a goal that would never have happened without a blatant handb...
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