Brian Mcclair

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José Mourinho was spinning the truth from day one at Manchester United but Ed Woodward’s regime looks to be the one failing. Photo: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

If you ever needed to know what a mess Manchester United have made of replacing Alex Ferguson, perhaps we can start with the tragicomedy that there ar(...)

 Manchester United’s  José Mourinho: he is  favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.  Photograph:  Reuters/Heino Kalis

It is a tribute to the indelible grandeur of Manchester United that even a season of constipated football and toxic managerial asides can still seem e(...)

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: turned down Wolfsburg job. Photograph: Robbie Jay Barratt/AMA/Getty

Huddersfield Town looked just fine. From low in the main Riverside Stand at what is now called the John Smith’s Stadium, the ground spread itself bene(...)

New Performance Director of the Scottish FA Malky Mackay after his press conference at Hampden Park. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Malky Mackay pledged to find the unity needed to improve Scottish football following the most divisive of appointments. The Scottish Football Associa(...)

Nicky Butt is not much into symbolism, though – this is a man without a single medal or item of memorabilia on display at home. He is into reality and is quite aggressive about it. Those are qualities Manchester United need badly. Photograph: Getty Images

Even inside a church, Nicky Butt was prepared to make a challenge. It was September 2009 and beneath the towering arches of Durham Cathedral, coinci(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal  with assistant manager Ryan Giggs during the FC Midtjylland Europa League first-leg  match in Herning, Denmark. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Louis van Gaal cited “Murphy’s Law” as the prime reason for Manchester United’s 2-1 humiliation by Midtjylland in Herning. Supporters are entitled to (...)

Nicky Butt, pictured with Ryan Giggs, has been named the new head of Manchester United’s academy. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have named former midfielder Nicky Butt as their new head of academy. The 41-year-old, who had a decorated playing career at Old Tr(...)

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Not one investor in Manchester United questioned Ed Woodward on Louis van Gaal’s position as manager or the team’s performances during a conference ca(...)