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Rob Lyons
Rob Lyons is Pundit Arena's manager of quality control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media, including PA's Irish football podcast, The Mixer, which he produces and presents. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Van Gaal Eviscerates Manchester United Board Over ‘Orchestrated’ Sacking

Manchester United have started off the current Premier League season in blistering form.  Jose Mourinho, it seems, is in the process of turning the club’s fortunes around and making this side genuine title contenders this season with big name signings like Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku all adding to the allure now surrounding the north-west club. However, prior …

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One Stat Shows Just How Far Ahead Of The Rest Man Utd Are Defensively

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City in action with Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 26th, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Manchester United have started the season fantastically and are the only Premier League side with a 100 per cent record heading into the second month of the campaign.  Following Alex Ferguson’s departure, the perception of almost every United side up to the beginning of the Jose Mourinho era was that the style of play was far too conservative and in …

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Celtic Prospect Scouted By Two Premier League Sides This Week [Report]

August 19th 2017, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Anthony Ralston (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston is said to be of interest to a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Everton.  According to ESPN, the 18-year-old was watched by the aforementioned clubs while playing for Scotland’s under-21 side in a 2-0 victory over Holland this week. Celtic did this summer manage to hold onto the vast majority of their top players …

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Watch: Ibrahimovic Has Message For Mourinho As He Ramps Up Rehabilitation

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho as players celebrate on the pitch after their victory in the English League Cup final football match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley stadium in north London on February 26, 2017. Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the first major silverware of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United reign and broke Southampton's hearts as the Swedish star's late goal clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory in Sunday's League Cup final. / AFP / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

In one of the more unexpected developments of the summer, particularly given Manchester United’s newfound firepower, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was offered a new deal at Old Trafford. Having suffered a season-ending knee ligament injury against Anderlecht in April, it was presumed the soon-to-be 36-year-old would not return to the north-west with an injury of this severity at his age potentially putting …

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Liverpool Ace Named Premier League Player Of The Month For August

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates the second during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Premier League Player of the Month award for August has been revealed.  With Manchester United topping the table with their 100 per cent record still intact following the first month of the campaign some would have expected one of Jose Mourinho’s men to claim the accolade, however it is second-placed Liverpool who will enjoy that honour in August. Having scored …

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