Nov 26 2014

United defender not ready to return yet

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:54 pm

Jonny_evans_3118978bJonny Evans was happy to return to action but admitted he’s not yet ready to make a first team return, after spending 10 weeks on the sidelines with a fitness problem.

The Northern Ireland defender played just over 60 minutes on Tuesday as United reserves, featuring Ander Herrera and Adnan Januzaj among the others, thrashed Blackburn 5-0 in the Lancashire Senior Cup but poured cold water on the prospect of an immediate return to the first team squad.

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Nov 24 2014

We need to talk about Robin

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 5:33 pm

download (1)As William Shakespeare brilliantly put it, all’s well that ends well.

That was very much the case on Saturday night, as United clinched their first away win of the season and their first against a top four side – admittedly on tradition, rather than current form – since they beat the very same opponent a little over than a year ago.

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Nov 24 2014

Young praises defensive duo

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:29 am

CS73191557Goal-celebrationAshley Young has praised Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair for their performance against on Saturday, singling out the two young defenders for producing a “resilient” performance as United clinched their first win of the season away from home.

Having weathered a torrid first 25 minutes, United gradually grew into the game before scoring twice in the second half, as Arsenal’s tactical naivety was exposed by United’s counterattacking football.

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Nov 23 2014

Five things we’ve learnt from Arsenal vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 12:06 pm

Arsenal-v-Manchester-United (2)United have finally won away from home and, albeit aided by a large slice of luck, Saturday’s 2-1 win at the Emirates could and should be the turning point we’ve been waiting for. Here’s five things we have learnt from yesterday.

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Nov 21 2014

Time for United to shed the inferiority complex

Tag: Match Preview @ 10:46 am

Man-Utd-v-EvertonWhile we wait to find out whether Daley Blind’s knee injury will keep him out for six days, six weeks, six months or six years, proper football makes a welcome return as the third international break in as many months is finally behind us.

As it’s becoming the norm this season, United are decimated by injuries and confidence isn’t exactly sky-high ahead of a testing trip to the Emirates. A last minute draw against Chelsea was followed by a somewhat unfortunate defeat against City and an unconvincing win against Crystal Palace, which has left United a point behind Saturday’s opponents and just two adrift of fourth place.

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Nov 19 2014

LVG’s first three months: the good and the bad

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 8:58 am

Angel-Di-Maria (1)Louis Van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United is three months and, as the third international break drags on and on, it’s time to reflect on some of the (early) positives and negatives we’ve seen so far…

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Nov 14 2014

United chase £32m defender

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:56 am

aymeric-laporte-est-desormais-lie-avec-le-club-basque_1523380_800x400Manchester United look set to test Athletic Bilbao’s resolve in January with an offer for 20-year-old defender Aymeric Laporte, who’s also on Arsenal and Chelsea’s radar.

According to reports in some of today’s newspapers, United have moved ahead of their rivals in the chase for the young centre-back after contacting Athletic via intermediaries – here’s hoping they weren’t the same who tried to finalise the deal for Ander Herrera in the summer of 2013 – as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.

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Nov 12 2014

Moyes was unlucky at United

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:59 pm

moyesJuan Mata has claimed that David Moyes failed at Manchester United because he was unlucky and that the Scotsman’s work ethic will see him succeed at Real Sociedad.

Having been fired in April after just 10 months at Old Trafford, Moyes was today unveiled as the new Real Sociedad boss, after signing a 18-month deal with the Basque outfit, currently 15th in La Liga.

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