Nov 04 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs CSKA

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:42 am

3576Manchester United took a potentially decisive step towards reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League after a late Wayne Rooney goal secured a precious 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow.

United looked more enterprising than they had done at any stage against Middlesbrough and Palace but remained too prone to spell of sterile possession, while fans vented their frustrations again as Louis Van Gaal replaced Anthony Martial with Marouane Fellaini.

Here are five talking points from last night.

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Nov 01 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Palace vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:53 am

Crystal-Palace-vs-Manchester-UnitedManchester United slipped four points behind the league leaders on Saturday, as they produced another mind-numbingly performance against Crystal Palace, which exposed all their attacking limits.

It was the third consecutive game in which United have failed to score and they could consider themselves lucky not to have lost the game, given Palace tested David De Gea in more than one occasion.

Here’s five talking points from Saturday

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Oct 29 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Middlesbrough

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:47 am

Manchester-United-v-Middlesbrough (2)Manchester United were knocked out of the Capital One Cup after losing on penalties against Middlesbrough on Wednesday night, as they produced an utterly dreadful performance that will heap further pressure on Louis Van Gaal.

With Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo the only survivors from Sunday’s 0-0 draw against City, United looked lethargic, sluggish in possession and absolutely devoid of ideas for the best part of the 120 minutes and squandered a host of glorious chances to secure progression to the next round.

Here’s five talking points from last night

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Oct 26 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs City

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:14 am

Manchester-United-vs-Manchester-CityManchester United missed the chance to leapfrog City at the top of the table as they were held to a stalemate draw by their local rivals.

In what was a largely subdued Manchester derby, United and City outplayed each other and, in the end, the draw probably had Manuel Pellegrini feeling happier than Louis Van Gaal. United huffed and puffed but never really got going and struggled to build on last weekend’s win at Goodison Park.

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Sunday.

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Oct 22 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from CSKA vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:16 am

CSKA-Moscow-v-Man-Utd (1)Manchester United returned from the freezing grasp of Moscow with a precious point after they secured a 1-1 draw against CSKA on Wednesday night.

After not even remotely looking at the races for the first 45 minutes, United slowly grew into the game and Anthony Martial’s superbly taken equaliser delivered a point that had seemed unexpected at the break.

Here’s five talking points from last night.

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Oct 18 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Everton vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:48 am

Everton-v-Manchester-United (3)Manchester United put the defeat against Arsenal behind them, as they clinched a 3-0 win against Everton after a superb performance at Goodison Park.

On a ground that had rarely been a happy place for United in recent seasons, Louis Van Gaal’s side showed remarkable composure and secured a result that few would have expected ahead of kick-off, which keeps them in touching distance with City ahead of next week’s derby.

Here’s five talking points from Saturday

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Oct 05 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Arsenal vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:35 am

Arsenal-vs-Manchester-UnitedHaving returned to the top of the table last week, Manchester United came crashing down to earth on Sunday, as they suffered their second defeat of the season, losing 3-0 away at Arsenal. Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil within the first 20 minutes obliterated United, who were lucky not to suffer a bigger defeat and will now have to regroup ahead of a difficult trip to Goodison Park after the international break.

Here’s five talking points from yesterday.

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Oct 01 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Wolfsburg

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 7:59 am

Man-Utd-vs-Wolfsburg (2)Manchester United picked up their first three points in the Champions League as they overcame a good Wolfsburg side on Wednesday night. Following their 2-1 defeat in Eindhoven, United found themselves a goal behind after less than five minutes but restore parity through a Juan Mata penalty in the first half, before Chris Smalling scored the winner soon after the break.

However, it was far from for United and here’s five talking points from last night.

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