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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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Smalling: Giggs motivated us for victory over City

Chris Smalling was a surprise scorer on derby day, putting in United’s fourth of the afternoon and equalling Danny Welbeck’s goal tally for Arsenal. The United defender has revealed that Ryan Giggs, who has played in more Manchester derbies than any other player, had a few words for them at half-time to motivate them for [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 4-2 Manchester City as Red Devils win first derby since Dec 2012

Manchester United defeated local rivals Manchester City 4-2 at Old Trafford to solidify third position in the Premier League table. A Sergio Aguero brace sandwiched goals from man of the match Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling, who erased bad memories of the reverse fixture in which he was sent off. It [...]

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PICTURE: Smalling joins Twitter

Chris Smalling has joined Twitter. Follow @ChrisSmalling. ———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 3-1 Burnley as under-par Reds move up to third in the Premier League

Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 to move back up to third place in the Premier League table. An unusual brace from centre back Chris Smalling and a Robin Van Persie penalty sent an extremely under par United above Southampton, who were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham. Louis Van Gaal opted [...]

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Smalling: Lingard took Welbeck’s place in the dressing room

Speaking with the official site, Chris Smalling has given some inside information about who sits where in the dressing room at Carrington. I sit in the right-hand corner next to Jonny Evans. Ben Amos used to be next to me, but he moved because he kept leaving his wet gloves on the side – we [...]

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Smalling: Valdes belongs at United

Manchester United take on Cambridge in the FA Cup on Friday and there have been rumours that new signing Victor Valdes will get his first appearance for the club. Chris Smalling has told MUTV that Valdes has been impressive on the training ground. He is someone that we all look up to through what he’s [...]

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Smalling: These injuries make me grumpy

Chris Smalling is one of the injury-prone defenders who has been missing for several games this season. Smalling has tried to look on the positive side but concedes that it can get him down at times. Smalling is starting today in United’s game against Stoke. The injury was massively frustrating, but it’s good that I [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Hull City

Louis Van Gaal’s impressive home record as Manchester United manager continued as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Hull City at the weekend. The Red Devils are unbeaten at Old Trafford since the opening day defeat to Swansea City and are finally beginning to dominate games that they should be dominating. Chris Smalling opened [...]

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VIDEO: Smalling, Rooney and Van Persie’s goals vs Hull

———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards [...]

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