David De Gea’s Goalkeeping Masterclass Against Everton

David De Gea! We may've just witnessed the best goalkeeping performance we'll see this season. Final: Man U 2-1 Everton. #keepersunion — Newley Purnell (@newley) October 5, 2014 As I Tweeted on Sunday, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was absolutely incredible in his team’s 2-1 victory over Everton. It was the kind of goalkeeping […]

Off Topic: Watch Manchester United’s Michael Carrick and Javier Hernandez Speak Thai

Here’s a follow up to my December post about Man U players and Malaysian potato chips. The Man U-Southeast Asian advertising synergy continues! If you’ve ever thought to yourself, I’d really love to watch a debit card advertisement featuring the Red Devils’ midfielder Michael Carrick and fox-in-the-box striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez saying “hello” and “thank […]

Off topic: Did You Say You’d Like to See an Advertisement Featuring Life-Sized Cutouts of Manchester United Players Hawking Malaysian Mister Potato Brand Potato Chips?

Well, then, today’s your lucky day: Spotted this afternoon at Bangkok’s Chidlom BTS Sky Train stop. Thanks to A for the tip. Yes, that’s the Red Devils’ Park Ji-Sung holding a can of Mister Potato brand chips, flanked by a wai-ing Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney. (More details on the promotion, in case you’re curious, […]

More on Man U and AIG

Quick note: remember how I mentioned recently that Manchester United is now, in an odd twist, effectively sponsored by the US government (since the Fed has bailed out AIG)? Well, no more. The AP says that AIG won’t be renewing the deal. No surprise there. (Via the New York Times‘s soccer blog, Goal.) ((And thanks […]

Man U: Now sponsored by the US Fed

There was a time when it bothered me that most Americans don’t appreciate football (soccer). I love the game. I always have. Why, I wondered, doesn’t everyone in the US think it’s the Best Sport Ever Created? These days, though, I’m not hung up on the issue. As Dave Eggers wrote in his contribution to […]