Oct 26 2015

Rooney hails “incredible” Martial

Manchester-United-vs-Manchester-City (1)Wayne Rooney has heaped praise on Anthony Martial, after the Frenchman’s career at Old Trafford got off to a blistering start since signing from Monaco on deadline day.

The Frenchman did not score against Manchester City but was again of the best United players on the pitch, despite being deployed out wide on the left to accommodate Rooney up-front.

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Oct 26 2015

Smalling: “United still in the title race”

ChrisSmallingChris Smalling believes Manchester United’s stalemate draw in the Manchester derby does not rule them out of a title challenge this season.

United missed the chance of joining Arsenal at the top of the table as they failed to create any meaningful scoring chances until late in the second half and remained two points adrift of the league leaders.

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Oct 26 2015

LVG: “United should have had a penalty”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:23 am

Manchester-United-vs-Manchester-City (3)Louis Van Gaal said he was disappointed by Mark Clattenburg’s decision not to award his side a penalty in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

The United manager felt Raheem Sterling’s challenge on Ander Herrera in the second half should have been punished with a penalty, although the match official had a different view on the incident.

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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 25 2015

The development derby

Tag: Match Preview @ 7:34 am

Chris Smalling goal video vs Man cityRealistically this United team are suffering an identity crisis. The crisis is entirely based on consistency. One week they’re world-beaters, capable of dispatching any opponent. Other weeks they’re just a fart in the bath.

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Oct 24 2015

The key stats ahead of United vs City

Juan-Mata-scores-for-Manc-008Sunday afternoon sees the first instalment of the Manchester derby this season, as United host City at Old Trafford knowing a win would take them top of the table.

Last season United won the corresponding fixture 4-2, taking a crucial step towards securing a top four finish and securing their first league win at Old Trafford against their local rivals since 2011.

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Oct 24 2015

Herrera: “United have the best away fans in the country”

Everton-v-Manchester-United (4)Ander Herrera has heaped yet more praise on United’s travelling support, revealing earlier this season he had wished to be in the away end.

The Spaniard, who reiterated his feelings about the away fans after last weeks’ 3-0 win at Everton, said he was impressed by the support United received away at Southampton earlier in the season.

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Oct 24 2015

LVG: “My players love playing City”

Wayne RooneyLouis Van Gaal has claimed that his players love the challenge posed by playing in a derby, ahead of Sunday’s all-Mancunian affair.

United, who beat City 4-2 in the corresponding fixture last season, welcome the league leaders at Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon knowing that a win would take them above City and the Dutchman has insisted his players relish this kind of occasion.

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