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Swansea Preview – Five Keys to Victory

Swansea Preview – Five Keys to Victory

In a week that began with United fans having to witness our first dropped points of the season, followed by a blistering start to his Chelsea career from long-term target/non-target, Pedro, we reach the weekend and round four of the Premier League in far greater spirits. The more impatient among us spent Sunday and Monday [...]

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Club Brugge 2nd-Leg: Five Keys to Victory

Club Brugge 2nd-Leg: Five Keys to Victory

Manchester United suffered something of a reality check when they took on Newcastle at the weekend. But United’s problems stemmed more of their own doing and their own lack of cutting edge and attacking prowess for which we have grown accustomed to over recent decades. Louis van Gaal’s men have the chance to put their [...]

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Smalling: Player reaction was like we’d lost

Smalling: Player reaction was like we’d lost

Manchester United drew 0-0 with Newcastle yesterday, but Chris Smalling insists the performance was our best of the season so far, and he expects more goals to come if we keep creating as many chances in future games. It’s massively disappointing. We’ve come in and it’s like you’ve lost a game, it’s definitely two points [...]

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Newcastle Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Newcastle Preview: Five Keys to Victory

It’s been a rather eventful week for Manchester United fans. Most have spent the few days untwisting knickers after seeing Pedro and Otamendi join Chelsea and Man City respectively (I promise that’ll be the only mention of them in this piece), let’s not forget in amongst all panic, frustration and lambasting hurled towards Ed Woodward, [...]

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Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Amidst all the insanity of the summer transfer-window, a football season broke out. For a little while Manchester United fans were, if not happy, at least relatively content. Wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, while not particularly thrilling, offered signs of progress. All the while, however, the threat of further madness bubbled away just [...]

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Club Brugge Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Club Brugge Preview: Five Keys to Victory

It’s Champions League football, but not as we know it. Europe’s premier competition returns to Old Trafford this evening after a brief hiatus, but the unfamiliar situation of a two-legged qualifier with Club Brugge means that celebration of a return to Europe’s top table should hold on just a little longer. Friday’s 1-0 victory over [...]

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Villa Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Villa Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Manchester United’s 15/16 campaign began in a much similar vein to many of last season’s performances; tense, nail-biting, unconvincing, but, ultimately achieving the correct result. Obviously that is of paramount importance to the side, particularly in the Premier League opener which the manager will hope can provide some much needed momentum, a stark contrast to [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur – Own goal enough for victory as Red Devils get off to solid start

Manchester United began the 2015-16 Premier League season with a narrow 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. The Red Devils learned from their troubles at home to Swansea on the opening weekend of the previous season by taking very few risks and getting the job done through a Kyle Walker own goal despite [...]

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Tottenham Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Tottenham Preview: Five Keys to Victory

It seems like a lifetime we have waited for it, but the domestic campaign returns this weekend, to provide welcome relief from another summer surrounded by incessant, tiring transfer hearsay and rumours. But lets keep positive, on the whole it’s been a fairly positive transfer window, particularly in the way of incomings. Fans must continue [...]

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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s defence

RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s defence

RoM will be rating the performances of our players a position at a time, starting today with the defenders. For all the criticism they have received this season, it’s worth pointing out that only Chelsea (32), Southampton (33), and Arsenal (36) conceded fewer goals than United (37) this season. However, when you consider that David [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 1-1 Arsenal – Van Gaal achieves his first aim after qualifying for the Champions League

It was not a classic Manchester United v Arsenal affair but it was an intriguing tactical battle between two sides who have qualified for the Champions League next season. The Red Devils took the lead through an Ander Herrera volley from an Ashley Young cross and dominated the majority of the game before a late [...]

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Five key thoughts following Everton 3-0 Manchester United as Van Gaal’s men are given a major reality check

It was a very disappointing day for Manchester United as they suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park. James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas goals condemned United to back-to-back league defeats for the first time under Louis van Gaal and put their quest to finish in the top [...]

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Smalling: I will always remember joy on fans’ faces on derby day

Chris Smalling scored United’s fourth goal in the recent derby day, with United beating Manchester City 4-2 at Old Trafford. When reflecting on his favourite moments at the club, the win over City in 2011, where Rooney scored an overheard kick, is up there for Smalling. Winning my first league title of course, but I’d [...]

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Smalling: No other clubs sell out massive stadium like United

Chris Smalling has just signed a contract extension with the club and has reflected on what the club means to him. What he enjoys most about being a Manchester United player is getting to play in front of a full house every week, with United selling out Old Trafford for every game. I’d say playing [...]

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Smalling: I’m so proud to play for this great club

Chris Smalling has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2019, and has expressed his delight at lengthening his stay. I’m delighted to sign my new contract. I am so proud to play for such a great club. We have developed as a team over the course of the season [...]

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