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The Busby Babe 7 hours ago
United fans’ new Romelu Lukaku song is stupid and racist.

United fans’ new Romelu Lukaku song is stupid and racist.

Let’s not mince words. Recently, a number of simpletons at Old Trafford have begun singing a chant that is meant to celebrate Romelu Lukaku. The song is painfully shit, and under other circumstances, it would have died a natural, welcome death. Unfortunately, the chant is not only unfunny, but patently racist. As such, it has garnered outsized attention in the football media, and has spurred much discussion among Manchester United supporters. Let us not mince our words here. The song is not “a bit of banter.” Whether is meant to be malicious is besides the point. Whether or not you,...
The Busby Babe 8 hours ago
Ashley Young: From average winger to United’s most reliable utility player

Ashley Young: From average winger to United’s most reliable utility player

Young’s days as an inconsistent right winger are long gone. These days, he might just be the best left-back at the club. Last Tuesday evening, as Paul Pogba limped to the bench after only 19 minutes, José Mourinho tossed the captain’s armband to Ashley Young. Social media predictably reacted with shock and derision at the manager’s move. Whether Young deserved the temporary captaincy or not, supporters should get used to seeing him out on the pitch. Back from a four-month injury layoff, it looks like he’s about to get the next crack at making the Manchester United left-back...
The Busby Babe 17 hours ago
Manchester United face problems over racist Lukaku chant

Manchester United face problems over racist Lukaku chant

The Romelu Lukaku song should be stopped, say Kick It Out. THE BIG DEBATE. Between Manchester United’s power and Mancheter City’s technique. It’s a pretty racist framing of a debate, given United have Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford, who are all technically adept, and instead they focus on the fact that Romelu Lukaku is a big bloke. While he’s not exactly Lionel Messi with the ball at his feet, he’s hardly a big oaf, and you get the sense that United are getting reduced to ‘power’ because they have plenty of players who...
The Busby Babe Sep 18, 2017
United midfielder set to sign contract extension

United midfielder set to sign contract extension

Ander Herrera is reportedly expected to sign a new deal before December. Ander Herrera has made only one Premier League start so far this season, with not even Paul Pogba’s injury enough to buy the Spaniard a slot in José Mourinho’s starting lineup. However, That doesn’t appear to have changed anything on the contract front, with the 28-year-old reportedly set to sign a new deal in the coming months. The latest report comes courtesy of the Manchester Evening News, who claim that “Herrera is calm and in no rush to extend his deal - which technically expires next year - and expects...
The Busby Babe Sep 18, 2017
Five Thoughts from Manchester United’s win over Everton

Five Thoughts from Manchester United’s win over Everton

Pogba was still missed. The goals are being spread around. Matić continues to impress. Here are some thoughts on Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Everton. Not My Pogba Replacement I recently wrote an article about how Marouane Fellaini has turned into a game changer at United, and I think he has, but he’s not a starter. On top of that, he is no replacement for the injured Paul Pogba. Pogba is a threat in the midfield that Fellaini will never be and it was noticed today. When United got into the final third, the usual threats we are used to seeing and loving were stifled because of...
The Busby Babe Sep 18, 2017
Player Ratings: Manchester United 4-0 Everton

Player Ratings: Manchester United 4-0 Everton

Matić was immense. De Gea was unbeatable. It was a fiercely fought contest but Manchester United always seemed in control. Everton provided some moments of promise, yet United’s strong defense and the combination of Fellaini and Matić proved too great to breakdown. Three goals in 10 minutes capped off a good performance for Mourinho’s side. David De Gea: 7 The Spaniard wasn’t often called on, but he cleaned up excellently when asked. A big save against his old teammate Wayne Rooney shortly after the start of the second half was arguably the most important save. A delightful top...
The Busby Babe Sep 18, 2017
Jose Mourinho threatens Wayne Rooney return to Manchester United

Jose Mourinho threatens Wayne Rooney return to Manchester United

Jose Mourinho thinks Wayne Rooney will come back ‘home’. The lovely thing about Jose Mourinho being Manchester United’s manager is, when he’s not going over the top, that he can absolutely hack off any other manager at will. He’s dismantled Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez long ago, but he’s getting to both Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp too. His provocation of Pep Guardiola was a thing of beauty while the two of them were in Spain. But now he’s even getting on people like Ronald Koeman’s nerves, simply by saying Everton have lofty ambitions after spending £140m. Ashley...
The Busby Babe Sep 17, 2017
Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Antonio Valencia nets screamer as United win again

Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Antonio Valencia nets screamer as United win again

United sunk Everton with a late goalscoring flurry. Manchester United maintained their perfect home record with a flattering 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday. An early opener from Antonio Valencia was capped by late goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial, in a win that ensures José Mourinho’s side move level on points with Premier League pacesetters Manchester City. It took less than four minutes for the Ecuadorian to score the best goal the Stretford End is likely to see this season, half-volleying a fizzing Nemanja Matić cross into Jordan Pickford’s top...
The Busby Babe Sep 17, 2017
VIDEO: Antonio Valencia scores a stunner against Everton

VIDEO: Antonio Valencia scores a stunner against Everton

The Ecuadorian opened the scoring with a cracking volley. Pick that out.
The Busby Babe Sep 16, 2017
Manchester United vs. Everton 2017 live stream: Team news, Time, TV schedule and how to watch Premier League online

Manchester United vs. Everton 2017 live stream: Team news, Time, TV schedule and how to watch Premier League online

United host the Toffees in a tricky-looking home fixture. Manchester United will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League when they host Everton on Sunday. United all-time record goalscorer and former captain and mascot Wayne Rooney will likely be afforded a hero’s welcome in his first visit to Old Trafford as an opposing player since 2003. Former Everton front man Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to be greeting as warmly by the traveling support, but if continues his current streak of 6 goals in 6 games, we’re sure he won’t mind too much. The big injury news is of...
The Busby Babe Sep 16, 2017
José Mourinho gives good news ahead of Everton clash

José Mourinho gives good news ahead of Everton clash

The United boss confirmed that Luke Shaw’s return from injury is imminent. José Mourinho confirmed in Friday’s press conference that at least one name has been struck off United’s injury list, with the United boss declaring that Luke Shaw is “not injured anymore.” The England left-back hasn’t featured for the Reds since pre-season, though could make the matchday squad when Everton visit Old Trafford on Sunday. With United’s options at full-back having been so limited in his absence, it’s good news. However, Mourinho was less positive about a couple of United’s other...
The Busby Babe Sep 16, 2017
Manchester United Loan Watch: Week 1

Manchester United Loan Watch: Week 1

Checking in with United’s players out on loan. Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Crystal Palace FC Fosu-Mensah finds himself four games into the new Premier League season and with a new manager. After starting every game under Frank De Boer, a shift in management to Roy Hodgson may challenge his playing time. Fosu-Mensah appeared to have a good relationship with his fellow Dutchman, and the familiarity promised a successful season for the 19-year-old. Fosu-Mensah is on loan for the remainder of the season, so let’s hope Hodgson puts faith in the young defender and continues to progress his...
The Busby Babe Sep 15, 2017
Pogba is one of a kind, but United can cope without him - for now

Pogba is one of a kind, but United can cope without him - for now

Unlike last year, United are better equipped to get by in the absence of their midfield talisman. Paul Pogba’s injury still smarts three days later. “FFS” rarely felt more appropriate at the time. If we must look at the fixtures, the only positive is the manager can freely go full Mourinho at Anfield in a month, and worst case also Stamford Bridge early November. Manchester United’s squad should cope with the other fixtures, but that may be taking Pogba for granted. United’s midfield had finally felt like it was improving at another level, and much of that is down to Pogba....
The Busby Babe Sep 15, 2017
Romelu Lukaku SPENDS MONEY on a JUMPER

Romelu Lukaku SPENDS MONEY on a JUMPER

Will football ever recover? Some incredible breaking news, which is going to change the way we think about Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku, and jumpers. Apparently, United striker Lukaku spent £1,000 on a jumper. He wantonly wore a jumper on the TOP HALF of his body and ATE a MEAL of LUNCH. Will this madness ever end? Jose Mourinho is considering how to cope with Paul Pogba’s injury. He has injured his calf, and could be out of action between four and six weeks. There are two obvious replacements. Both of them are cloggers. Both of them have largely underperformed expectations. But both...
The Busby Babe Sep 14, 2017
POLL: How should Manchester United replace Paul Pogba?

POLL: How should Manchester United replace Paul Pogba?

United’s talisman is out for 4-6 weeks, and the team needs to figure out a way to cope with his absence. Paul Pogba is injured. Unfortunately, we are unable to cancel the football while he recovers, so Manchester United must instead find a way to replace him in the starting XI. José Mourinho feels like he has the players to compensate for the midfielder’s absence: “Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don't cry with injuries. So, if no Paul for Sunday, we have Herrera, we have Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have Matić.” So how exactly...
The Busby Babe Sep 14, 2017
Manchester United sign England youth international

Manchester United sign England youth international

15-year-old midfielder Charlie McCann has joined from Coventry City. Manchester United have continued building for the future with the signing of 15-year-old England youth international Charlie McCann from Coventry City. The England U16 had been with his hometown club for eight years, though they were powerless to keep him when United — the team McCann supports — came calling. The Reds have paid an undisclosed fee for the teenager, as revealed by academy manager Richard Stevens: “When a big football club come knocking, and it is the club that Charlie supports, you must let him go...
The Busby Babe Sep 14, 2017
Manchester United line up free transfer for Mesut Ozil

Manchester United line up free transfer for Mesut Ozil

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil could join Manchester United on a free transfer next summer. Manchester United have been linked with a free transfer move for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil. Ozil is running down his contract at Arsenal, and while they can’t agree a deal with one another in January officially, they can absolutely get Ozil tapped up and offer him silly money. Ozil will be 29 in October, but it’s not like he’s ever run during a match, and it’s not like he’s ever suffered a serious injury. If he costs nothing, it is also a chance to cost Arsenal some money and wind up...
The Busby Babe Sep 13, 2017
Paul Pogba set to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

Paul Pogba set to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

Sh*t. Paul Pogba is set to miss between four and six weeks of action with a hamstring injury suffered in Tuesday’s Champions League win. Once Pogba pulled up clutching his hamstring after no apparent contact after just 19 minutes yesterday, there were worried groans everywhere. If this latest report is accurate, those fears were well placed. United’s most influential player - and, on yesterday’s evidence, de facto vice-captain - will miss potentially 7 or 8 matches for club and country. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/ As well as France’s upcoming World Cup...
The Busby Babe Sep 13, 2017
Manchester United await Paul Pogba injury news

Manchester United await Paul Pogba injury news

Paul Pogba went off with a hamstring injury last night. Jose Mourinho might finally be learning the advantages of rotation. He confirmed that Ander Herrera didn’t start against Basle because he had Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini in reserve, and didn’t want to use a midfield three. It was unfortunate that Pogba ended up coming off early with a hamstring injury. EFF. Though of course, Herrera being left out does make his free transfer to Manchester City, along with Juan Mata, all the more inevitable. Mr Paul Hayward believes that Romelu Lukaku is showing the signs of becoming an...
The Busby Babe Sep 13, 2017
Five Thoughts from United’s win over Basel

Five Thoughts from United’s win over Basel

An encouraging result, and some promising performances, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for Pogba. A few thoughts after Manchester United went top of Group A with a 3-0 win over FC Basel in their Champions League opener. Back where they belong After a one-year absence, Manchester United returned to the Champions League in fine style on Tuesday. These European nights already possess a certain magic — with the competition’s anthem ringing out over the tannoy — but are all the more welcome after the club’s struggles in recent years. A comfortable victory over the reigning Swiss...

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