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England Wrong to Select Marcus Rashford for Euro 2020

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Foresight is a gift rarely bestowed.

England’s failure to win the Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley has sparked fierce criticism and recriminations about the team’s management.

While it’s easy to be Ron Manager making retrospective pronouncements from the comfort of one’s sofa on what should have been done better to achieve the right result, one decision taken by the England management defies common sense: why Marcus Rashford was there on the night playing the … Read the rest

United Find Their Level

Cobblers.  No, not Manchester United’s current standard of football, though it really is that bad, but the first opponents they have been able to beat in four matches.  Northampton Town of League One.  That’s Division 3 in old school speak.  A win’s a win’s a win, though United should count themselves lucky they had the chance to face a helpfully lowly opponent to halt their miserable run of defeats.

Even then they couldn’t help nearly shooting themselves in the foot.  There has been a clarion … Read the rest

Fergie Time is Back at United!

The last three seasons must have been gleeful Schadenfreude for the ABUs (Anyone but United).  No league titles, no imperious domination, no goal gluts and no last gasp injury time winners to break opposition hearts.  When Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United’s manager, the ABUs must have hoped he would continue with his supposed bus parking habit rather than revive swashbuckling Fergie traditions.  Their hopes lasted 3 games.  Perhaps Jose had been studying old United videos trying to figure out ways to ingratiate himself with … Read the rest

No summer Euro jaunt for Rashford, please Roy

Another United match, another delectable goal from young, gifted and Red Marcus Rashford.  After helping United reach the FA Cup semi final on Wednesday night at Upton Park, with a mazy run and classy finish reminiscent of a young Ryan Giggs, the precocious Rashford was at it again on Saturday, scoring his 7th goal in 12 appearances with a peachy flick, to earn United the 3 points and relegate an indifferent Aston Villa to the Championship.  In a turgid season, Rashford has been one of … Read the rest