Oct 27 2014

Last minute goals and Fellaini: 5 things we’ve learnt from United vs Chelsea

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:19 am

Manchester-United-v-ChelseaIt is now almost a year since Manchester United won a game against a top four side, but there were positives to be drawn from the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday, even though United remain a work in progress.

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Oct 24 2014

Time for the real United to step up

Man-Utd-v-EvertonWhen Manchester United hosted Chelsea last season, on a balmy Monday night in August, David Moyes’ men arrived into the fixture on the back of an impressive 4-1 win away at Swansea and while the turgid stalemate that followed against the Blues was hardly exciting, it definitely did not provide any indications about the shamble that would unfold in the following months.

That United could find themselves happy with the same result on Sunday, speaks volume of how tough United have found things under Louis Van Gaal and of how well Chelsea have done so far this season.

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Oct 21 2014

Five things we have learnt from United vs WBA

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 11:23 am

878b3230-5897-11e4-980e-f91b0663b4ba_457552682Manchester United extended their unbeaten run to three games last night, snatching a late draw away at West Brom. It was neither what United wanted nor what they deserved, as West Brom’s second goal came totally against the run of play, but United’s shaky back four conspired against them yet again.

Here’s five talking points from last night.

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Oct 18 2014

A tale of two strikers

 

Radamel-Falcao (1)Since the dawn of time Manchester United and Liverpool fans have argued. Ancient cave paintings illustrate the fierce debates over which club is in decline and who is launching a resurgence. Even as man evolved to use tools and Liverpool fans continued to worship the sun the debates continued to rage. Currently the heated exchanges focus on who has been worth the money, Mario Balotelli or Radamel Falcao.

So far neither has set the Premier League alight, both standing in Diego Costa’s terrifying shadow. That said, one is looking like a work in progress and the other an impulse buy from the discount bin at Blockbuster.

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Oct 17 2014

United enraging hordes of football moralists

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 8:21 am

Radamel-Falcao (1)October is a weird month. Summer is nothing but a distant memory, Christmas is still only a blip on the horizon, days get shorter and rain falls with the same impeccable regularity with which Oliver Holt writes a patronising column in the Daily Mirror.

Leaves turn yellow and fall, England stumble from one unconvincing performance against a pub team to a mediocre showing against a Sunday league outfit, as Fleet Street’s finest desperately try to convince us that we should all care ever so dearly about a group of players that means nothing to most of the country and even less so to United fans.

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Oct 13 2014

Manchester United favourites ahead of Liverpool to finish in top four

Despite a slow start to the season under Louis van Gaal, Manchester United appear to have turned the corner under their Dutch manager.

United went into the international break in the fourth and final UEFA Champions League place following successive victories for the first time this season.

Van Gaal will be keen to get three points in their next fixture, on Monday night at West Bromwich Albion, as only three points separate them and the team down in 16th position, Stoke City.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are all amongst the opponents Manchester United will face over their next five Premier League fixtures. This will help give us some indication where the Red Devils are right now.

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Sep 28 2014

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs West Ham

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:27 am

Rooney-2Having conjured to spectacularly self-implode against Leicester a week ago, United were back to winning ways against West Ham on Saturday, registering their second consecutive home win and, crucially, conceding just once.

What looked to be a fairly routine win after 20 minutes, however, turned out be anything but as United made things complicated for themselves yet again. Here’s five things we have learnt from Saturday.

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Sep 22 2014

Goals but no leaders: 5 things we’ve learnt from United vs Leicester

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 5:16 pm

Leonardo UlloaIt was fun while it lasted, then it unravelled in catastrophic fashion but, bad as it was, there were some positives to be taken from United’s defeat on Sunday. Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Leicester away

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