It's the morning after the night before in Basel and the last of the 1,500 Manchester United fans are making their way home, sore heads and all. The team had to rush back to Basel's airport by the Rhine where France, Germany and Switzerland meet, to beat a midnight flight curfew. That meant no stopping to talk to journalists in the mixed zone. They made the flight back to Manchester and were spared images of the joyous FC Basel team celebrating on the front pages of Thursday's Swiss newspapers.
This was a speed bump that Manchester United could have done without. Heading for a largely uneventful goalless draw at Basel, they were surprised by a last-minute winner from the home side, and now must wait to see if they will qualify top of their group. This 1-0 defeat, unfairly or not, will be seen as punishment for Jose Mourinho's pragmatism -- he came looking for a draw, and left empty-handed.
Like so much in English football, the debate centres on Manchester. The contrasting methods of Jose Mourinho at United and Pep Guardiola at City have led to discussions about what styles of play are acceptable. At Old Trafford, a section of supporters have been critical about Mourinho's perceived negativity. The Manchester United Supporters Trust even invited him to discuss their concerns. The manager declined.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".