May 18 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Arsenal

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 7:54 am

Manchester-United-v-ArsenalManchester United’s already slender hopes of finishing third are all but gone after Arsenal secured a late equaliser at Old Trafford on Sunday, meaning they’ll need one from their next two games to clinch third place.

United looked to have the game under control for an hour before allowing Arsenal back into the contest and will now have to settle for the Champions League playoffs.

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

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May 10 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Palace vs United

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

Crystal-Palace-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueManchester United took a significant step towards clinching a spot in the top four as they returned from South London with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, following a late Marouane Fellaini winner.

United struggled for long parts of the game and failed to impose themselves, although they nicked a goal with less than 15 minutes to go to extend their gap on Liverpool to eight points. Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Saturday.

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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 21 2015

A year after Moyes, United are on their way back

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 6:18 pm

hi-res-61ae1517d7ebebebdfc50f4d2d84c026_crop_northA year ago yesterday, Manchester United lost 2-0 at Goodison Park, as goals form Kevin Mirallas and Leighton Baines propelled Everton towards a Europa League spot, while United’s travelling support watched on aghast.

David Moyes’ wretched spell at United had been brought to an end on the same turf where the Scotsman had forged his reputation, one which had convinced his predecessor that he would be the right man for the job.

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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 13 2015

Derby day shows United’s new direction

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 6:10 pm

Manchester-United-v-Manchester-City (1)Sergio Aguero slots the ball past David De Gea, adding to his seventh minute opener and quashing Manchester United’s slender hopes of leaving the 169th Manchester derby with a point.

As City fans celebrate a fourth consecutive win at Old Trafford, David Moyes slumps back in the dug-out, defiance caving in under the realisation that his two-season spell is about to come to an end.

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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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Apr 08 2015

Why it is time to give Fellaini some credit

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 9:06 am

Liverpool-v-Manchester-United (4)Certainties were at a premium when Louis Van Gaal arrived at Manchester United in July.

Expectations and hopes abounded after a disastrous season under David Moyes, but the canvas in front of the Dutch manager was largely blank by the time he stepped into the United dressing room for the first time.

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