United to revisit Rakitic interest

Manchester United have been credited with interest in Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic before, but the Catalan giants weren’t interested in parting ways with the Croatia international and even if they were, the competition from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus would likely be too strong for the 20-time English champions. Now, however, things have changed. […]

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Need an owner to feel like Matty Longstaff felt last weekend against Manchester United

A big moment in Newcastle United’s Premier League era life, came on 21 November 1993.

Kevin Keegan had led the Magpies up as champions from the second tier and they had showed already that they could hold their own BUT it was that 3-0 win over Liverpool that really launched Newcastle United into the brave new Premier League world.

Most of the fans inside St James Park that day had spent most of their supporting years with Liverpool as the dominant team/club.



Whilst Newcastle United were busy getting promoted, Manchester United were winning the first title of the Premier League era, their first top tier triumph in 26 years.

Nobody knew it back then but they were to become the new all powerful force, the first 21 Premier League seasons seeing the Mancs finish as champions 13 times, second on five occasions and third on another three.

Equally, nobody would have then predicted that only once in these last six seasons would Manchester United manage to get back into that top three.

Funny old game and all that.

It took another three years (after that Liverpool win) for Newcastle United to then cross Man Utd off their Premier League hitlist, if only it had happened eight months earlier…

On 20 October 1996, Newcastle United beat Man U 5-0 and maybe that kind of ultimately sums up NUFC’s Premier League years, or at least those before Mike Ashley, some massive highlights but no silverware.

Making up a ‘Magnificent 7’, Newcastle United have added another six Premier League wins over that other United:

12 February 2000 – Newcastle United 3 Man Utd 0

15 September 2001 – Newcastle United 4 Man Utd 3

4 January 2012 – Newcastle United 3 Man Utd 0

7 December 2013 – Man Utd 0 Newcastle United 1

11 February 2018 – Newcastle United 1 Man Utd 0

6 October 2019 – Newcastle United 1 Man Utd 0



The goalscorers from these seven wins over Man Utd are like a who’s who of Newcastle United in the Premier League era:

Shearer, Ferdinand, Peacock, Ginola, Albert, Shearer (x2), Ferguson, Robert, Lee, Dabizas, OG, Ba, Cabaye, OG, Cabaye, Ritchie…Matty Longstaff.

It is very fitting that it was a 19 year old local lad scoring the winner on his Premier League debut last Sunday.

That kind of encapsulates for all of us what we want/hope/expect Newcastle United to be.

Not any guarantee of winning trophies but certainly a club that is willing to have a go, to wear its heart on its sleeve, to try and attempt to make our dreams come true.

Basically, to be like any other football club.

We want our club…and the people who own/run it to feel like Matty Longstaff felt last weekend.

Living the dream.




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Inter want to sign Matic in January

Inter Milan are ready to continue their raid on Manchester United and they could sign some more of their players this January. After Romelu Lukaku’s long-awaited move to Guiseppe Meazza, Alexis Sanchez followed in his footsteps just before the end of the summer transfer window, but since then, Nemanja Matic has been linked with a […]

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Manchester United on the lookout for new shirt sponsors from 2021 onwards

Manchester United on the lookout for new shirt sponsors from 2021 onwards – originally posted on Sportslens.com

They might be struggling to impress on the field, but Manchester United are doing a splendid job in keeping the commercial side in bright light.

Despite sitting 12th in the Premier League table with a single win in their last five Premier League games, the business side of things hasn’t been hampered by it. They revealed a record revenue of £627.1 million last month, proving once again how big a brand they are.

However, they’re now on the lookout for bigger profits and are holding discussions with various organizations for a new shirt sponsor.  Their deal with Chevrolet, which started in 2014 for an approximate amount of £450 million, is all set to end in 2021.

There is some chatter that the renowned carmakers aren’t interested in renewing the partnership in fears of their declining form in the field.

There was a feeling that they had ended up overpaying for the deal back in 2014 and an insider told Daily Mail: “It was doomed from the start. The feeling within was that Chevrolet had massively overpaid and it was never going to get done again.’’

However, United maintain that they’re happy with the partnership with Chevrolet and everything is going smoothly between two parties.

A spokesperson told Sky Sports: “Chevrolet is a fantastic partner. The sponsorship continues to achieve its objectives for both parties and we will continue to work to activate and maximise it.”

Regardless, United are on the lookout for a potentially bigger deal to triumph over their current shirt sponsorship deal. Sky Sports indicate that industry sources remain confident that United will match or even surpass their current income from shirt sponsorship with a new deal.

The current deal with Chevrolet sees United earn double what they did when AON was their shirt sponsor for a certain period.

AON continue sponsoring United’s training kit, paying around about £17 million a year to get their name printed on their training kits alone.

United are currently closer to relegation(two points) than they are from a UEFA Champions League(5 points) spot, but that is not affecting their profit schemes outside the field.

Being unable to qualify for Europe’s top competition will cost United big time, as they’ll suffer a 30% pay-cut from their enormous Adidas deal penned a few years ago.

While there’s still a long way to go into the season and an opportunity to make a comeback is well and truly there, United must start getting back firing on all cylinders.

As Liverpool visit Old Trafford after the International break, they must prove why they’re valued so high up among potential sponsors by trying to get back to winning ways and giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some breathing room.

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Can & Mandzukic to Man United for Pogba?

According to a recent report from Tuttosport, Juventus are looking into the possibility of offering Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can to Manchester United in favour of receiving Paul Pogba back in return. The Frenchman spent a few happy years in Turin with the Italian champions, but eventually, he made the tough decision to return to […]

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Maguire sees future at Manchester United

“It’s the long term, that’s what the main thing is,” said Maguire. “In five or six years’ time, judge me then – whether I have been a success at this club or not. “I do believe and am really confident that, in five or six years’ time, I’ll be a success and I am sure […]

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Pogba won’t sign new Man United deal

According to a recent report from Tuttosport, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will not be taking up the option to renew his contract with the club. His current deal is set to expire in 2021, and regardless of whether or not he lasts that long, the belief is that he will still try and force […]

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