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VIDEO: Mata and Smalling goals vs Wolfsburg

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Smalling: The manager has helped me a lot

Chris Smalling has claimed that Louis van Gaal has been responsible for the great form he has enjoyed over the past year, and that he isn’t alone in being improved by the manager. He has helped me a lot. He is very honest about what your good points are and what you can improve on. [...]

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Smalling: Fans stop me in the street and call me ‘Mike’

In a press conference in July, Louis van Gaal mistakenly called Chris Smalling ‘Mike’. “I think he is a great captain, better than I had expected and he is fully expected by the players and that is also very important because I can choose but the players decide,” he said. “That’s my philosophy, the players [...]

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Smalling: LvG has made me a better player

Chris Smalling has been on of Manchester United’s most consistently impressive players over the past year. After his disastrous sending off in derby day at the Etihad, Smalling has gone from strength to strength, and he credits the manager for this. Yeah I think he has improved me, all the coaches I’ve worked with have [...]

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Liverpool Preview – Five Keys to Victory

Liverpool Preview – Five Keys to Victory

The first international break of the season often offers a largely unwelcome interruption to the long awaited return of the domestic football season, but on this occasion, it offered Manchester United plenty in the way of positives. The Reds last tasted action on 30th August as Louis van Gaal’s men suffered their first defeat of [...]

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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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