Apr 26 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Everton vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 5:07 pm

Everton-v-Manchester-United (1)Manchester United fell to their consecutive defeat at Goodison Park, as they were played off the park by a solid Everton side, as they fell to their worst defeat on the blue half of Merseyside since 1992.

Liverpool’s draw at West Brom yesterday means United are still seven points clear of fifth place, albeit with a game in hand, but with a difficult trip to Crystal Palace and with Arsenal at home still to come, things could get far from comfortable.

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

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Apr 19 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Chelsea vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:05 am

Chelsea-v-Manchester-United (2)Manchester United’s six-game winning run came undone at Stamford Bridge, as Eden Hazard’s goal put Chelsea one step closer to the Premier League title.

United have not won against Chelsea in their last eight meetings in all competitions but, despite a lengthy injured list, they gave a good account of themselves and were unlucky to leave West London empty handed.

Here’s five talking points from Saturday.

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Apr 12 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs City

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:38 pm

Juan-Mata-scores-for-Manc-008Manchester United clinched only their third win in 10 games against City on Sunday, as they bounced back from 1-0 down to win 4-2 as Louis Van Gaal’s men cemented their grasp on third place.

Here’s five things we learnt on Sunday.

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Mar 23 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Liverpool vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:51 am

Liverpool-v-Manchester-United (1)Manchester United produced a superb performance to record their second win at Anfield in the last three seasons, as Juan Mata scored twice to extend the gap between United and Liverpool to five points.

United dominated the game from the start, scored two wonderful goals and looked a complete different team from the one that had struggled to impose itself throughout the season and are now in pole-position for a top four finish.

Here’s five things we learnt from Sunday.

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Mar 16 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Spurs

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:34 am

Rooney-of-Manchester-United-celebrates-scoring-their-third-goal-during-the-Barclays-Premier-League-match-betweenManchester United boosted their chances of a top-four finish with an excellent performance against Spurs on Sunday, as Louis Van Gaal’s men finally showed what they’re capable of, dominating possession and dictating the tempo.

With a potentially crucial trip to Anfield coming up next week, have United turned a corner?

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from yesterday…

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Mar 10 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Arsenal

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

Manchester-United-v-Arsenal-FA-Cup-Quarter-FinalFor the first time since the period between 1986-1989, Manchester United will go two seasons in a row without any silverware, after Arsenal deservedly clinched a 2-1 win at Old Trafford to book themselves a place in the FA Cup semifinal.

Having gone behind halfway through the first half, United responded brilliantly thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal and even produced some good attacking football in the first 45 minutes, before it all came crashing down in the second half.

Here’s five talking points from Monday night.

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Feb 17 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Preston vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:35 am

JS57008870Manchester United booked their place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup after coming from behind to beat Preston 3-1 at Deepdale.

Much as it’s been customary over the last few months, United struggled to impose themselves on the game, hampered by ponderous football, but found a new lease of life when Louis Van Gaal switched to a 4-4-2 formation with an hour gone. It might not have been a vintage performance but now only Arsenal stand between United and a first FA Cup semifinal since 2011.

Here’s five talking points from last night.

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Feb 12 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Burnley

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:49 am

Manchester-United-v-Burnley (2)Manchester United moved up to third in the table after a largely unconvincing 3-1 win against Burnley last night. United were again slow and predictable in the first half and while things improved in the second 45 minutes, Burnley will feel disappointed they did not take the chances that United’s abysmal defence gifted them.

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

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