Dec 10 2014

We need to talk about Adnan

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 11:16 am

70921.3Just under a year ago, on a cold winter night at the Britannia – the proverbial “wet Tuesday night at Stoke”, if you wish – United clinched a spot in the League Cup semifinal after a 2-0 win.

The game, as dull an affair as any under David Moyes, has probably been largely forgotten by many of the neutrals, but thinking of that night must bring a smile to the faces of those who were in the away end.

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Dec 09 2014

Five things we’ve learnt from Saints vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:30 am

Southampton-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueIt wasn’t pretty, in fact it was downright horrendous and dull, as dull as United had been in years. But it was also a fifth consecutive win, the second in a row away from home and achieved against a side that, at least for the time being, is a direct rival for a top four finish.

Apart from the result and an outstanding away support there wasn’t much to save from United’s 2-1 win at Southampton, though here’s five things we have learnt from Monday night.

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Dec 03 2014

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Stoke

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:31 am

Manchester-United-v-Stoke (1)It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of imagination. In fact it was dire for large spells of the game and the last 120 seconds were downright frightening, but Manchester United have a fourth consecutive win under their belt after beating Stoke 2-1 and more reasons to be confident ahead of two testing fixtures.

That it was achieved without Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria and while annoying Mark Hughes, made it even better

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Nov 30 2014

Five things we have learnt from United vs Hull City

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:15 am

Manchester-United-v-Hull (1)A third win in a row, a second clean sheet in the last three matches and yet more encouraging signs for Louis Van Gaal. Here’s five things we have learnt from United’s 3-0 win against Hull.

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Nov 24 2014

We need to talk about Robin

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 5:33 pm

download (1)As William Shakespeare brilliantly put it, all’s well that ends well.

That was very much the case on Saturday night, as United clinched their first away win of the season and their first against a top four side – admittedly on tradition, rather than current form – since they beat the very same opponent a little over than a year ago.

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Nov 23 2014

Five things we’ve learnt from Arsenal vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 12:06 pm

Arsenal-v-Manchester-United (2)United have finally won away from home and, albeit aided by a large slice of luck, Saturday’s 2-1 win at the Emirates could and should be the turning point we’ve been waiting for. Here’s five things we have learnt from yesterday.

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Nov 19 2014

LVG’s first three months: the good and the bad

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 8:58 am

Angel-Di-Maria (1)Louis Van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United is three months and, as the third international break drags on and on, it’s time to reflect on some of the (early) positives and negatives we’ve seen so far…

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Nov 03 2014

A quick trip down memory lane

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 1:47 pm
The good ol' days

The good ol’ days

With defeat to City in the first derby of the season leaving United in ninth and four points off fourth, the sinister sounds of Moyes’ apologists seems to suggest that many of them are crawling out of the woodwork with the intention of telling United fans that things are not getting better and even suggesting that matters are worse.

This might be an opportunity to inform sympathisers of the dour Glaswegian as to why many Reds would rather be forced to stare at Adrian Chiles seemingly melting face for all eternity rather than sit through another season of Moyesesque football.

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