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What is Manchester United’s identity?

Manchester United's identity has been the focus of much debate but what is it and does it really matter as the club tries to find a path back to the top? Traditions are important, writes Adam Bate, but United’s identity is tricky to define and must not hinder their progress…
Published Thursday at 06:06 am on SkySports

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U18s at Felixstowe and Walton

Town’s U18s continue their pre-season friendly programme this evening when they take on Felixstowe & Walton United at their Goldstar Ground (KO 7.45pm).
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Blues Offer Dozzell New Deal With Canaries Among Premier League Clubs Showing Interest

TWTD understands Town are in negotiations with midfielder Andre Dozzell regarding a new contract with the 20-year-old being eyed by Premier League clubs including local rivals Norwich City.
Published 22 hours ago on

Can Hazard go up a level in Madrid?

Eden Hazard is embarking on a new adventure with Real Madrid but the expectations are high. The club needs a new hero and only greatness will be good enough, writes Adam Bate.
Published last Friday at 06:06 am on SkySports

Arsenal's year of youth?

Arsenal’s transfer inactivity has caused frustration among supporters, but their future will be shaped by youth as well as signings...
Published last Thursday at 02:51 pm on SkySports

Mourinho's training revolution

Jose Mourinho revolutionised training in England thanks to the ideas of Vitor Frade and that legacy lives on this pre-season. With the help of one of Frade’s famous students in Carlos Carvalhal, Adam Bate examines the roots of tactical periodisation and why the ideological debate about it is still having an impact in the Premier League right now…
Published last Thursday at 06:06 am on SkySports

Why Longstaff is a special talent

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff has been linked with a move to Manchester United but what is it that’s impressed them?
Published last Tuesday at 06:06 am on SkySports

Will Cocu succeed at Derby?

Phillip Cocu is the new Derby manager but what will he bring to the club? Adam Bate speaks to a former PSV striker and one of the Dutchman’s former colleagues at the Eredivisie club to find out more about the pros and cons of the appointment…
Published last Tuesday at 06:06 am on SkySports

Bareck Nets Hat-Trick as U18s Beat Reading

Town’s U18s continued their high-scoring start to pre-season by beating Reading 4-2 in a behind-closed-doors friendly hosted by the Royals with Michael Bareck netting a hat-trick and Tyreece Simpson scoring the other goal.
Published Saturday at 05:31 pm on

U23s in Action at Coggeshall

Town’s U23s get their pre-season programme under way when they face Coggeshall Town in the now annual friendly at their West Street home on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm).
Published Friday at 10:56 am on

U18s Thrash Brighton in Pre-Season Opener

Town's U18 side started their pre-season friendly fixtures with a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion at Playford Road on Tuesday afternoon with Allan Viral grabbing a brace and Harley Curtis, Ola Bello and Nyan Mesuria also on the scoresheet.
Published Tuesday at 05:51 pm on

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