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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: his side have not won away from home in 11 games – including seven defeats and four draws.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA.

If we begin by reviewing the final piece of the latest 90 minutes of evidence, then we turn to David de Gea at St James’ Park a fortnight ago. Time i(...)

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer waving  to  fans after his team’s  defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park,  Newcastle upon Tyne. Photograph:   Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Should Ole Gunnar Solskjær need cheering up at any point in the next few days he can at least reflect that Manchester United are still the club everyo(...)

 Matthew Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates with Andy Carroll after scoring against Manchester United. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Newcastle 1 Manchester United 0 Maybe, just maybe, Steve Bruce and Newcastle United might not be heading for divorce after all. Perhaps the home mana(...)

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks to the assistant referee after scoring in the Premier League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The off-side decision was  overturned by VAR. Photograph:    Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 1 Such is life for the modern Manchester United the first point to make is that their supporters no longer need to check (...)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær reacts during the  Premier League football match against  West Ham at the London Stadium. Photograph:  Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

It was a soundbite from Ole Gunnar Solskjær designed to cut through the hysteria that always accompanies a bad Manchester United defeat and, make no m(...)

Michael Owen during the Manchester United era in 2009. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Last Friday Michael Owen was in Dublin to promote his second autobiography, Reboot. The book had received an extraordinary amount of publicity the pre(...)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds at the end of their 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on August 31st. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asked to be judged on this season and, four matches in, his credibility is being questioned within Manchester United’s squad. Th(...)

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt  isn’t dealing with ‘Time To Go Joe’ headlines, not least because we already know he’s going after the World Cup. But there’s no getting away from how ardour has cooled. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Worship of Joe Schmidt has come a long way from the Messianic heights of last November although Saturday’s World Cup warm-up win in Wales has provoked(...)

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba of Manchester United during their Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Leech/Offside via Getty Images

Manchester United have suffered quite a few sickening reverses in the post-Alex Ferguson era, but few of them boasted the elegant comic structure of t(...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stands on the sideline during the Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

After three matches of the new season there is a sense Manchester United must start killing opponents off or risk confidence dissipating as performanc(...)

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