Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.
Andy Mitten
Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.

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Happy birthday Paddy Crerand, Manchester United’s lovable legend
  • Old Trafford legend turns 80 and still has time to watch his beloved team and spend time with fans
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Happy birthday Paddy Crerand, Manchester United’s lovable legend
  • Old Trafford legend turns 80 and still has time to watch his beloved team and spend time with fans
Paul Scholes returns to his first love, Oldham Athletic, glad to turn his back on the media machine

The former Manchester United player was hired as manager at the League Two club on Monday

12 Feb 2019 - 6:00PM
Paul Scholes returns to his first love, Oldham Athletic, glad to turn his back on the media machine

The former Manchester United player was hired as manager at the League Two club on Monday

Mike Phelan: Ferguson’s consigliere and a vital cog in Manchester United’s engine room for almost 20 years
Millwall and Everton supporters fighting show football violence has died down, but not died out – and it’s driven by ‘hoolifans’
  • Hooliganism sells as Millwall’s FA Cup fracas shows demand voyeurs have for organised fan violence, with incidents garnering millions of social media views
29 Jan 2019 - 4:52PM
Millwall and Everton supporters fighting show football violence has died down, but not died out – and it’s driven by ‘hoolifans’
  • Hooliganism sells as Millwall’s FA Cup fracas shows demand voyeurs have for organised fan violence, with incidents garnering millions of social media views
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes Alex Ferguson back into Manchester United family made by Matt Busby
  • Team will tour Australia, Singapore and China in the summer but global machine still shows signs of club fashioned by Scots
22 Jan 2019 - 4:12PM
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes Alex Ferguson back into Manchester United family made by Matt Busby
  • Team will tour Australia, Singapore and China in the summer but global machine still shows signs of club fashioned by Scots
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to bring back ‘the real Manchester United’ says Jordi Cruyff
  • Dutchman says his former club ‘have tried everything – the best coaches and players’ but have ‘retained some magic’ despite struggles because of their history and fan base
16 Jan 2019 - 10:58PM
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to bring back ‘the real Manchester United’ says Jordi Cruyff
  • Dutchman says his former club ‘have tried everything – the best coaches and players’ but have ‘retained some magic’ despite struggles because of their history and fan base
Manchester United banking on selling experience to China with deal for Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang centres
  • English Premier League club announce three new fan centres to be built by 2020 with Chinese firm Harves
8 Jan 2019 - 3:59PM
Manchester United banking on selling experience to China with deal for Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang centres
  • English Premier League club announce three new fan centres to be built by 2020 with Chinese firm Harves
Virgil Van Dijk is Liverpool’s Eric Cantona and Nemanja Vidic rolled into one as he leads Jurgen Klopp towards Premier League title
  • Dutchman turning Klopp’s also-rans into potential trophy winners with some supporters praising the big-money signing as the club’s best ever defender
2 Jan 2019 - 3:53PM
Virgil Van Dijk is Liverpool’s Eric Cantona and Nemanja Vidic rolled into one as he leads Jurgen Klopp towards Premier League title
  • Dutchman turning Klopp’s also-rans into potential trophy winners with some supporters praising the big-money signing as the club’s best ever defender
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more than just a super sub; he’s a super guy and Manchester United legend

Norwegian was the only player who gave Peter Schmeichel problems at training, and he would study opponents while on the bench, ready to torment them later.

26 Dec 2018 - 4:49PM
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more than just a super sub; he’s a super guy and Manchester United legend

Norwegian was the only player who gave Peter Schmeichel problems at training, and he would study opponents while on the bench, ready to torment them later.

While Manchester United continue to fade, it’s the supporters who suffer most

Manchester United were outclassed by Liverpool on Sunday

17 Dec 2018 - 6:34PM
While Manchester United continue to fade, it’s the supporters who suffer most

Manchester United were outclassed by Liverpool on Sunday

Opinion | Mauricio Pochettino heads the queue to replace Jose Mourinho but Manchester United could unseat rivals Liverpool and City
  • Spurs boss is fan’s choice but they would back move for Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp
12 Dec 2018 - 11:43AM
Mauricio Pochettino heads the queue to replace Jose Mourinho but Manchester United could unseat rivals Liverpool and City
  • Spurs boss is fan’s choice but they would back move for Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp
United fans’ dismay is City fans’ delight in Manchester football’s ever-turning wheel of fortune
Opinion | Manchester United fans boo Jose Mourinho’s misfiring side but Ed Woodward will not sack third post-Alex Ferguson failure yet

Louis van Gaal and David Moyes were both let go later into the season, and sacking Portuguese now would be admitting to another wrong appointment

27 Nov 2018 - 12:00AM
Manchester United fans boo Jose Mourinho’s misfiring side but Ed Woodward will not sack third post-Alex Ferguson failure yet

Louis van Gaal and David Moyes were both let go later into the season, and sacking Portuguese now would be admitting to another wrong appointment

Lyon’s Rafael still red and relishing the prospect of a Champions League double over Manchester City

Ex-Manchester United defender goes head-to-head with Man City again on Tuesday night

19 Nov 2018 - 5:34PM
Lyon’s Rafael still red and relishing the prospect of a Champions League double over Manchester City

Ex-Manchester United defender goes head-to-head with Man City again on Tuesday night

Manchester United must stick with Jose Mourinho but Old Trafford will have to lower expectations
  • Manager faces share of responsibility when it comes to recruiting players after picking only two of his signings in defeat to Manchester City
13 Nov 2018 - 6:23PM
Manchester United must stick with Jose Mourinho but Old Trafford will have to lower expectations
  • Manager faces share of responsibility when it comes to recruiting players after picking only two of his signings in defeat to Manchester City
Opinion | European Super League? Authorities need to temper their greed and focus on treating match-going supporters better

German media revealed plans between elite clubs to set up a breakaway continental competition

9 Nov 2018 - 6:22AM
European Super League? Authorities need to temper their greed and focus on treating match-going supporters better

German media revealed plans between elite clubs to set up a breakaway continental competition

Opinion | Memories with my father: how football strengthens the dad and lad bond and forges a lifetime love affair with the game

The match-going experience brought Andy Mitten and his father closer together

29 Oct 2018 - 5:39PM
Memories with my father: how football strengthens the dad and lad bond and forges a lifetime love affair with the game

The match-going experience brought Andy Mitten and his father closer together

Opinion | Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele prove Paris is most fertile ground for future football superstars

No one has scored more than PSG’s World Cup winner among Europe’s top leagues

29 Oct 2018 - 7:23AM
Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele prove Paris is most fertile ground for future football superstars

No one has scored more than PSG’s World Cup winner among Europe’s top leagues

How Marcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa is working his inimitable magic in restoring Leeds United to the top of English football
Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain make a young fan’s dream come true after he follows the Brazilian around the world to meet him
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