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LvG: De Gea got assist for our first goal

LvG: De Gea got assist for our first goal

Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of his team after the fantastic win over Manchester City yesterday. The manager singled out Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini for praise, and also noted how well David de Gea did in the lead up to the first goal. When Phil Jones passed the ball back to De [...]

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Young: Atmosphere in the dressing room was electric

Young: Atmosphere in the dressing room was electric

Ashley Young, who scored United’s important equalising goal in the derby yesterday, has revealed that the atmosphere in the dressing room was “electric” after the match. As you can imagine the atmosphere in the dressing room was electric [after the game]. A win in the derby, especially in the way we did it, meant there [...]

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Mata: The atmosphere at Old Trafford is incredible

Mata: The atmosphere at Old Trafford is incredible

Juan Mata scored an important goal on derby day yesterday, putting United 3-1 up, and making a name for himself in the big games. With two goals at Anfield and a goal against City, his status amongst the fans is certainly rising. In his usual Monday blog, Mata has spoken about the atmosphere inside Old [...]

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RoM Reads

The Guardian discusses the huge change in Ashley Young’s performances. The Telegraph looks at how we turned our season around. The Independent laughs at Mario Balotelli for his premature mocking tweet yesterday. The Mirror reports on Gary Neville’s comments RoM newsletter is going out today with all the reaction to derby day. Sign up here.

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LvG: Our fans can walk around Manchester with heads held high

LvG: Our fans can walk around Manchester with heads held high

Louis van Gaal has praised his team for having the mentality to come back and batter Manchester City yesterday after going a goal behind early on. He is pleased that the supporters now have the bragging rights after such a convincing victory. We have showed that [strength of character] often. I have more than once [...]

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Young: We kept the noisy neighbours quiet

Young: We kept the noisy neighbours quiet

Ashley Young scored the important equalising goal yesterday as United went on to destroy City on derby day. Young, who has gone from strength to strength under Louis van Gaal’s management, has spoken of his happiness at keeping City quiet. We feel we can beat anyone on our day. Confidence has been sky high for [...]

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Smalling: Teams have to put two players on Felli to stop him

Smalling: Teams have to put two players on Felli to stop him

Chris Smalling has sung the praises of his teammate and fellow derby day scorer, Marouane Fellaini, claiming that opposition teams don’t know how to cope with him. Felli’s been a handful for every team, and there hasn’t really been an answer to him. He needs two players to mark him so he frees up a [...]

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Young: Felli has been brilliant

Young: Felli has been brilliant

After Ashley Young equalised against Manchester City yesterday, it was Marouane Fellaini who put United 2-1 ahead. The midfielder, who Louis van Gaal claimed was “undroppable” before the game, has been enjoying some great form and Young has spoken in praise of his team mate. Felli has been brilliant. Everyone will say the same. Since [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs City

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Young, Rooney. Subs: Valdes, Rafael, Rojo, McNair, Januzaj, Di Maria, Falcao. City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Milner, Silva, Aguero City subs: Caballero, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Nasri, Lampard, Dzeko

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Jones: Our foreign players understand how important derby day is

For today’s game against Manchester City, you would imagine that players like Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Daley Blind are going in the starting line-up. While they’re not Mancunians, and haven’t grown up caring less about Manchester City, Phil Jones insists the foreign players at the club fully understand how important a win for us [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott answered questions on the derby for ESPN. The Guardian previews the derby. The Telegraph looks at Rooney’s favourite derby moments. Journalists on Sunday Supplement discuss the Glazers. The Mirror says we’re after Edison Cavani and Thiago Silva. RoM newsletter will be going out later today with reaction to the derby. Sign up here. RoM [...]

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PICTURE: United’s form since last derby defeat

PICTURE: United’s form since last derby defeat

The last derby was a real opportunity missed for Manchester United, which Chris Smalling’s first half sending off preventing us from claiming points in a game we deserved to. In the final 15 minutes, despite City having a man advantage, they were really clinging on. But United couldn’t find that equalising goal. Since that defeat [...]

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Jones: We want to win this game of passion

Phil Jones has spoken about today’s derby against Manchester City. He claims they are trying to prepare as they would for any other game, but realises that’s difficult to do when there’s so much at stake. I don’t think it [City’s recent form] matters one bit when you look at the quality of their players [...]

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: City fan on sacking Pellegrini, picking De Gea over Hart, and predicting a City win

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: City fan on sacking Pellegrini, picking De Gea over Hart, and predicting a City win

It’s derby day! Rob Pollard is a City fan and a freelance writer who’s taken time out to answer a few questions on today’s game and City in general. Scott: Rob, what are your favourite memories of derby day? Rob: The 3-1 win at Maine Road when Goater nicked the ball off Gary Neville will [...]

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Klopp: I don’t know if we can keep Hummels

Jurgen Klopp has today responded to rumours linking Mats Hummels with a move away from Borussia Dortmund. The defender has previously conceded that he is thinking about his future and Klopp has today confirmed the club has replacements lined up. He told me that he thinks about his future. That’s why I don’t need to [...]

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