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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Nov 03 2014

Smalling and improvements, 5 things we’ve learnt from the derby

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:10 am

Chris SmallingMondays are nobody’s idea of fun, mondays after losing the derby even less so.

The fact that United have developed a losing habit against City – yesterday’s was United’s sixth defeat in the last seven meetings against City – doesn’t make the result easier to accept either and looking for positives could seem a petulant exercise, though United do have a case for some optimism.

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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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