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Is Manchester United’s tablet ban about safety or shrewd business?

Manchester United supporters lucky enough to see high-profile signings Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria in action for the first time at Old Trafford at the weekend may have done well to remember we look with our eyes and not our hands. Or fingertips, to be specific. In an age where no experience is complete […]

Is #MANUTD the most dominant English football team of all time?

Since the foundation of the Football League in 1888, 23 clubs have been champions of the top division in English football. Some were single-season wonders, while others enjoyed more sustained success. As the Director of the Centre for Sports Business at Salford Business School, and Chair of the Royal Statistical Society’s sports section, I have developed a mathematical method for […]

Don’t blame Moyes for Man Utd woes: the buck stops at the top

Patience at Manchester United has run out. David Moyes has been sacked possibly sooner than was expected, but entirely predictably given the huge financial pressures that were looming if the team continued to under-perform. As Old Trafford veteran, Ryan Giggs, steps temporarily into the hot seat, it is important not to lose sight of the […]

Ryan Giggs talks about achieving and maintaining excellence

Chris Brady, Professor of Management Studies at Salford Business School’s Centre for Sports Business, recently interviewed one of the university’s honorary graduates, Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs, about achieving and maintaining excellence. The interview was first published in the ‘Performance’ magazine which provides ideas and best practice for performance professionals in elite sport: