Oct 03 2015

United gunning for the title

Tag: Match Preview @ 6:35 pm

arsenal previewIt has all suddenly gone very quiet. The ripple of silence is almost deafening. Similar to the reaction following an announcement that the Eurostar is delayed, no one is saying anything.

The media have put away their pens, binned their headlines and deleted their drafts. The critics have been silenced. United are top of the table (or at least were for a couple of days, until City trounced Newcastle).

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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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Sep 29 2015

Manchester United v Wolfsburg Preview

imageManchester United v Wolfsburg
Champions League, 2015-16
Date: Saturday, 30 September, 2015
Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester   
Where to watch: BT Sport Europe
Live Stream Info: BT Sport Live Streaming  

Manchester United are cruising in the league as they went on top of the table after their latest 3-0 victory over Sunderland. David de Gea kept his second consecutive clean sheets in a row and the Latest bookie free bets back the English club as favourites to seal their fourth victory in a row.

What has been impressive so far for Louis van Gaal’s side is their defence. The Old Trafford club have conceded only five goals and are share the top spot with Tottenham for conceding less number of goals in the league.

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Sep 29 2015

LVG and Schweinsteiger aim to go all the way in the Champions League

2BAFC8BA00000578-3212002-image-m-11_1440620816668Bastian Schweinsteiger and Louis Van Gaal believe Manchester United can win the Champions League this season, despite getting their European campaign off to the wrong start by losing 2-1 against PSV Eindhoven.

The United manager, who guided Ajax to back-to-back finals in 1995 and 1996 – losing the latter – and steered Bayern Munich to the final against Inter Milan in 2010, said his aim was to take United to the final act of the competition this season.

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Sep 29 2015

Rooney: “I never asked to leave United”

Sir-Alex-Ferguson-right-g-009Wayne Rooney has denied handing a transfer request during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season at Manchester United, claiming he was shocked at the way the conversation made its way to the press.

Following United’s 2-1 win over Swansea in Fergie’s last game at Old Trafford, the former United manager said Rooney, who was left out of the side on the day, had handed in a transfer request and wanted to leave the club in the summer.

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Sep 28 2015

Is selling players the key to United’s success?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:19 am

Manchester-United-v-Newcastle-United (2)Louis Van Gaal has said Manchester United’s successful start to the season is down to the number of players who have left Old Trafford in the summer, rather than to the signings he has made.

United returned to the top of the league for the first time in over two years after beating Sunderland on Saturday 3-0, after City had suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

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Sep 27 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Sunderland

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:33 am

Manchester-United-v-Sunderland (3)Manchester United went top of the Premier League for the first time since winning the league in 2013 after comfortably beating Sunderland 3-0.

After yet another uninspiring first half, United shifted scored either side of halftime through Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney before Juan Mata added a third late on to clinch United’s third consecutive league win.

Here’s five talking points from Saturday afternoon.

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Sep 25 2015

Should Van Gaal revert back to 4-3-3?

hi-res-3b1d5b59f90200670c80001641ba9b65_crop_northFor only the second time since Louis Van Gaal took charge of Manchester United, his side have scored 3 or more goals in two consecutive league games.

Cries of “Attack Attack Attack” are heard around Old Trafford more frequently than ever and fans of other teams often take great pleasure in pointing out that the number of goals scored during Van Gaal’s first season as manager was less than when David Moyes was in charge.

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