It’s time to stop taking Manchester United seriously -

After another humiliating defeat and a blowup between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, it’s time to recognize this team for what it is. Manchester United’s men’s team is, on balance, in the broadest and most rounded sense of things, not a serious football team.

They are, however, many other things. For example, they are an argument. Several arguments: Should that have gone on Instagram? Should somebody have picked up that striker? Should Phil Jones really be taking a penalty, or playing at all? And...

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