Our aim is to provide high quality, editorial articles on Manchester United and become the go-to site for Red Devil fans seeking tactical, informative and original content. All of us have been writers and readers for a number of existing blogs and share a belief in quality writing; meaning we steer clear from repetitive news articles. Our approach is simple; if we care about it, we write about it.
The site name was inspired by Clive Tyldesley’s famous words moments before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put the seal on one of our club’s greatest triumphs, “Can Manchester United Score? They Always Score.” Since being founded in September 2010, the site has grown, establishing a regular podcast in 2011 and merging with Written Offside in August 2012.
Working together with Written Offside from the start of the 2012/13 season, we expect the site to grow with the help of our diverse team:
First United game: 3-0 home win against Crystal Palace in November 1994. I was five, Irwin, Cantona and Kanchelskis scored and I was enthralled; not that I remember much of the game itself.
United hero growing up: Denis Irwin left the most lasting impression.
Favourite United performance: The 7-1 win against Roma: an impressive scoreline, great goals and the satisfaction of watching a tactically sophisticated United team.
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First United game: If all should go according to plan, a game in the Spring of 2013. @ Old Trafford, of course…
United hero growing up: Paul Scholes
Favourite United performance: The 4-3 against City, with Owen bagging the winner. I watched it at Lucky Baldwin’s, a great little pub. United fans congregated upstairs and City fans herded together downstairs. The noise was deafening!
First United game: Watford away, January 1988. McClair with the winner. Fewer than 20k in the crowd. I remember thinking Vicarage Road was falling apart even back then. Held together by coats of paint.
United hero growing up: Gary Bailey. What can I say, I was a kid and a goalkeeper.
Favourite United performance: Robbo destroying Barcelona, 1984.