Yours Ernestly Episode 9: Passing on Man United's bad luck to other top contenders

Headline writers in the British press can't wait for Manchester United's record transfer buy Angel di Maria to play when the league resumes next weekend after this week's international break. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB
Headline writers in the British press can't wait for Manchester United's record transfer buy Angel di Maria to play when the league resumes next weekend after this week's international break. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

SINGAPORE – Your host Ernest Luis – The Straits Times' Communities editor – last talked up "Vader" Van Gaal, and how his Manchester United "Empire" would strike back this season in the English Premier League.

But after the first three games, Vader Van Gaal and his United stormtroopers lie 14th in the table instead, with one loss and two draws against minnows.

Realising the power of his words, Ernest has decided to zero in on the chances of the other big-name contenders for the title – reigning league champions Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.

He also explains why headline writers in the British press can't wait for Man United's record transfer buy Angel di Maria to play when the league resumes next weekend after this week's international break.