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Manchester United still is and will always remain a force despite these setbacks.

Do I need a comma after is here? I personally don't think so but would like to be sure.

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Never mind a comma, you need a new manager. – user24964 Feb 4 '14 at 9:58
But I drove past the Old Trafford stadium two days ago, and it looks a sad and sorry place, anything but 'The Theatre of Dreams'. – WS2 Feb 4 '14 at 11:17

Personally, I would use:

Manchester United is still, and will always remain, a strong force despite these setbacks.

Of course, the phrase between the commas can be removed while retaining the original intent of the sentence; however, in this case, the commas tend to also emphasize the idea of 'will always remain.'

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+1 Correct in my view. – WS2 Feb 4 '14 at 8:43

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