Feb 02 2016

Midfielder explains United exit

Tag: Transfers & Loans @ 5:43 pm

npNick Powell has explained his decision to leave Manchester United to join Hull City on loan until the end of the season was motivated by personal reasons.

The midfielder was a deadline day exit as he joined the Championship side, his third loan spell in as many seasons, and he’s unlikely to return to Old Trafford, given his deal expires in the summer.

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Jan 18 2016

Five things we’ve learnt from Liverpool vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 7:03 am

Wayne-Rooney-celebrates-a-009Louis Van Gaal made it four wins in four attempts against Liverpool, after Manchester United delivered the perfect smash-and-grab performance at Anfield.

On the back foot for large spells of the game, United were fortunate not to go behind on a number of occasions before Wayne Rooney scored his fourth goals in three games to clinch United’s second win in a row at Anfield.

Here’s five talking points from yesterday.

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Jan 13 2016

Five things we’ve learnt from Newcastle vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 7:06 am

Newcastle-v-Manchester-UnitedManchester United scored three goals for the first time since 17 October but returned from Newcastle with just one point after conceding a late equaliser.

Having gone two up within 40 minutes, United surrendered their lead yet again before a Wayne Rooney wondergoal fuelled hopes of a second consecutive league win, only for Paul Dummett’s superb strike to deny them three points.

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from last night.

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Dec 29 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Chelsea

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:46 am

Manchester-United-v-Chelsea (6)Manchester United extended their winless run to eight games on Monday, as they drew 0-0 at home against Chelsea in what was considered to be a crucial game for Louis Van Gaal’s future.

Despite dominating for large spells of the game and producing some of the best football Old Trafford has seen during the Dutchman’s tenure, United failed to make their superiority count and are now nine points adrift of league leaders Arsenal and five points below fourth placed City, who have a game in hand.

Here’s five talking points from yesterday.

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Dec 13 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Bournemouth vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 6:27 am

Bournemouth-v-Manchester-United (2)Manchester United’s already disastrous week took a turn for the worst, as they were deservedly beaten by Bournemouth and could end the weekend outside the top four.

Having gone down within two minutes, United drew level through Marouane Fellaini before conceding earlier in the second half after some more calamitous defending. With the hosts 2-1 in front, Louis Van Gaal’s side never looked like getting back in the game and slumped to their second defeat in four days.

Here’s five talking points from yesterday.

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Dec 09 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Wolfsburg vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:05 am

Wolfsburg-v-Manchester-United (1)Manchester United are out of the Champions League after a rollercoaster night in Germany, saw them losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg.

United made the best possible start and were 1-0 up within 10 minutes, only to fall behind halfway through the first half. Despite a catalogue of injuries, United were briefly handed a lifeline by CSKA Moscow, who took the lead in Eindhoven, before letting PSV back in the game. United then drew level themselves but concede immediately afterward and PSV clinched the winner only seconds later to send Louis Van Gaal’s men packing.

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Tuesday night.

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Nov 26 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs PSV

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:10 am

Manchester-United-v-PSV-Eindhoven (2)Manchester United will need to win away at Wolfsburg in two weeks if they’re to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League after they delivered arguably their worst performance of the season against PSV Eindhoven.

Knowing that a win would take them through to the next round, United started brightly before fading away and failing to create a single chance in the last 20 minutes.

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Wednesday night.

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Nov 22 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Watford vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:37 am

Watford-vs-Manchester-UnitedManchester United leapfrogged Arsenal and Manchester City into second place on Saturday after a late own goal earned Louis Van Gaal’s side three points at Watford.

Despite not having a single striker available, United went ahead early through a Memphis Depay goal and controlled the game for over an hour before allowing the hosts back into the game until a Troy Deeney’s penalty looked to have rescued a draw for Watford.

Luckily for United, the Watford captain also found the net at the other end of the pitch. Here’s five talking points from yesterday.

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