Welcome to the first season review episode! These episodes will focus almost exclusively on talent development and our players, but I’ll mention how Santos FC did very briefly as well. … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 2: 2019 – Baby steps
Welcome back for another episode of Carrington Chronicles, where we follow the Man Utd Academy in an attempt to recreate the “Class of 1992”. Last season the Man Utd U18s … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep7: The Portuguese Prince
Welcome back to the second episode of my new Santástico series, illogically named episode 1. The reason for this is of course that the first introductory episode was called episode … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 1: A six step strategy
Roy Keane smiled a big smile that more resembled an evil grin. Even though he claimed that he was happy he still looked like a hired gun ready to kill … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 12: Sink or Swim
After winning the double last season the aim was set a little higher going into the 2021/22 season. A treble would be amazing, at least if it included the FA … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep6: An unlikely hero
A glorious start to the Premier League season saw Man Utd enter the year of 2022 top of the league six points ahead of 2nd placed Arsenal. Now it was … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 11: Football(ers) coming home!
Perhaps England is the country most associated with football, the country where the modern game began and the home of the world’s best league, the Premier League. But no country … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 0: The hunt for the next Neymar
The 2020/21 season was the season when the U18s showed their dominance both domestically and in Europe by winning the double. Sadly, they missed out on winning the FA Cup, … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep5: Third time’s a charm?
Another pre-season, another squad overhaul for Roy Keane. The build-up into a new season offers the best time to review squad strengths and weaknesses and carry on with the constant … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 10: He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
In the last episode we looked at a new, slightly immoral, take on Academy recruitment. In this episode we’ll look at the players this new strategy brought in and how … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep4: We are the Champions
When we last left Roy Keane and his Man Utd team they were parked in 3rd place halfway through the 2020/21 Premier League. The team were also through to the … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 9: It takes a genius to know a genius
In the last episode we got to follow another Roy Keane squad overhaul that saw players both leaving and joining Man Utd. We are in the middle of a rebuilding … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 8: Stuff that legends are made of
This post will be a little different than the previous ones. It will not take 30 minutes to get through. There are no spreadsheets and won’t go into detail regarding … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep 3: They call him “The Poacher”
By finishing 3rd in the Premier League and reaching the Europa League Roy Keane did enough to survive in his first season as Manchester United manager. However, surviving simply wasn’t … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 7: All I want for christmas is you! And you. And you. And…
In the last episode we looked at the new Man Utd youth development strategy and outlined the general aim of this series; to recreate the ”Class of 92”. We also … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep 2: Turning coal into diamonds
Roy Keane and his Man Utd team went into the second half of the 2019/20 season top of the league. With a squad lacking depth, juggling league games and the … Continue Reading Man Utd: Director’s Cut – Ep 6: The list