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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Feb 09 2015

Five things we have learnt from West Ham vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:02 am

Daley-Blind-008Manchester United escaped East London with a point on Sunday, as Louis Van Gaal’s men delivered another mind-numbingly dull performance but were bailed out by a late Daley Blind’s goal. The result sees Unite drop to fourth and drag even further into what is shaping up to be as an incredibly tight race for top four.

Here’s five things we have learnt from United’s trip to Upton Park.

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Feb 01 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Leicester

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

Manchester-United-v-Leicester-City-Premier-League (2)After an insipid performance against Cambridge, Manchester United returned to winning ways, dispatching Leicester 3-1 as they banished the demons of the 5-3 capitulation earlier in the season.

Louis Van Gaal had demanded more goals from his players and he was pleased with what he saw, as United scored three and could have probably had one or two more, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

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

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Jan 25 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Cambridge vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 5:51 pm

JS55200766On a weekend when the “magic of the FA Cup” was alive and well, Manchester United did their best to ensure the underdogs had their 90 minutes of fame as they stumbled to a rather embarrassing 0-0 draw at Cambridge. United have, of course, suffered cup humiliations against lower sides before, but the abject performance on Friday night was a new low in a season that continues to deliver much less than what it had promised.

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

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