TRANSITION : A Series Of Understandable Mistakes

Welcome to the WATBB feature “Transition”. This series takes an in-depth look at Manchester United’s post-Sir Alex Ferguson years, looking at each of his successors and analysing what went right, what went wrong, and how close or how far the club have kept to, or strayed from, its…

Football Taught By… Frank O’Farrell

This will undoubtedly be a controversial place to continue this particular feature; after all, Frank O’Farrell’s period in charge of Manchester United is widely considered to be the spell which proved the catalyst behind the club’s relegation. Yet, despite what most think, there were positives in this time.…

TRANSITION : The Blood Drained From My Face

Welcome to a new feature on WATBB entitled “Transition”. This series will take an in-depth look at Manchester United’s post-Sir Alex Ferguson years, looking at each of his successors and analysing what went right, what went wrong, and how close or how far the club have kept to,…

Moscow Revisited – August 2007 Part 2

This is the second instalment at our series looking back at the 2007/08 season. This time out we look at United’s games with Manchester City, Tottenham and Sunderland, while controversy raged on about the futures of Gabriel Heinze and Dimitar Berbatov.…

TRANSITION: Cut From The Same Cloth

Welcome to a new feature on WATBB entitled “Transition”. This series will take an in-depth look at Manchester United’s post-Sir Alex Ferguson years, looking at each of his successors and analysing what went right, what went wrong, and how close or how far the club have kept to,…

Reserve Stats from The Early Busby Era Added

As part of our ongoing website development, we’re delighted to share stage one of our database of results from Manchester United’s reserve team going all the way back into the 1940’s, when Matt Busby took over at Old Trafford and appointed Jimmy Murphy to oversee the development of…

Moscow Revisited – August 2007

On Friday 3rd August, Carlos Tevez arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground to undergo a medical. United agreed a two year ‘loan’ deal with Kia Joorabchian’s MSI firm whereby they would pay a fee of £5m for each season the player was leased to them; an agreement…

Football Taught By… Matt Busby And Jimmy Murphy

When coming up for a title for this feature one stood out; “Football taught by…”, because of course it is such an easily identifiable phrase which belongs to Manchester United. The rest of that phrase refers, obviously, to Sir Matt Busby, with the inference clear and fair :…