Manchester United will get their 2013/2014 Premier League under way this Saturday against Swansea.
David Moyes will walk out for the first time as United manager in the league and it is a game eagerly anticipated and nervously awaited by fans in equal measure.
Ahead of Saturday’s clash, grab a cup of tea and have a read through ‘Play Like Fergie’s Boys‘, an excellent preview of the season compiled by Scott over at The Republik of Mancunia and authored by Doron Solomon, there isn’t a better way to get an insight into the new season from fans and journalists alike.
Here’s a sneak preview from The Mirror’s Oliver Holt and his opinion on Wayne Rooney:
“I’m a big fan of Rooney but it feels to me, as I’m sure it feels to many United fans, that he stagnated at Old Trafford last season. He’s a player who has a high opinion of himself and he clearly needs to feel that the manager feels the same way.
“When his performance levels dipped last season, Ferguson was strong enough not to indulge him. I have some sympathy with Rooney because he has worked incredibly hard and unselfishly for the team over the years but I think it’s got to the point where he needs to get away and, actually, the club needs him to get away.
“Do United, with a new manager at the helm, need an unhappy, influential senior player in the dressing room? I don’t think so.”
The only clear issue with the book is that The Peoples Person wasn’t invited to contribute!