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Manchester United

Is a title challenge possible for Man Utd?

Manchester United
Mark Payne Manchester Utd  By Mark Payne

Manchester United inspired by the heroes of 1996 as title talk grows

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol discuss whether or not Manchester United are Premier League title contenders after winning six consecutive league matches.

"When they sold Mark Hughes we knew something was happening," recalls Manchester United hero Gary Neville. Hughes was an icon among United supporters in the mid-'90s and enjoyed a position almost as feted as Bryan Robson in the eyes of fans. At the end of the 1994-95 season, though, Alex Ferguson (not yet a Knight of the Realm) sold him without ceremony. But he had a plan.

The departure of Hughes along with Paul Ince and Andrei Kanchelskis sent shivers down the spines of nervous fans. These three...

Fan favourite Juan Mata aiming to prove his worth at Man United

Despite Liverpool having the majority of the chances against Manchester United, Louis van Gaal's side propelled themselves to their sixth consecutive league win, led by David de Gea's stunning display in goal.

This time last year Manchester United were being linked to signing Juan Mata from Chelsea. As much as supporters wanted to believe it was true, even the most optimistic among them struggled to view it as a credible rumour.

Mata had been voted Chelsea's player of the year for the previous two consecutive seasons and even though Jose Mourinho had been critical of his defensive work, it seemed nonsensical that the Spaniard would be allowed to leave for another Premier League side.

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Angel Di Maria voted Argentine Player of the Year ahead of Lionel Messi

The ESPN FC panel discuss why Lionel Messi is not as popular in Argentina as some of his fellow countrymen after Angel Di Maria took home Argentina's Olimpia de Plata trophy.

Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria has beaten off competition from the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to win Argentina's foreign-based Player of the Year.

Di Maria, 26, was part of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final in the summer, while he played a key role in helping former club Real Madrid finally claim La Decima -- their 10th European Cup -- last season.

The Albiceleste international, who also picked up Copa del Rey and UEFA Super Cup winners' medals with Madrid...

Radamel Falcao vows to fight for his place at Manchester United

Radamel Falcao has started just three games for Manchester United since arriving from Monaco on loan in the summer.

Some people think the festive season is about counting down December's days until Christmas morning, but we all know the real fun begins on Jan. 1 -- keep connected with all the build-up with Transfer Talk...

El Tigre wants to stay and play

I'll tell you what he wants, what he really, really wants... Radamel Falcao is desperate to stay at Manchester United despite becoming a bit-part player for Louis van Gaal, and determined to earn a starting role at Old Trafford.

The Colombian has started just...

By ESPN Staff
13 hours ago

Di Maria beats Messi for top Argentine award

The ESPN FC panel discuss why Lionel Messi is not as popular in Argentina as some of his fellow countrymen after Angel Di Maria took home Argentina's Olimpia de Plata trophy.


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