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Chelsea Preview: Five Keys To Victory

So… It happened again. Van Gaal’s carpet has been lifted as high as possible, with a sub-standard beginning to his tenure and ridiculous David Moyes comparisons swept underneath and into the darkest crevises and beyond reach following a rousing 4-2 derby win last weekend. With United holding down third place with an eight point advantage [...]

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City Preview: Five Keys To Derby Delight

City Preview: Five Keys To Derby Delight

You’d scarcely have believed it to be possible this time last year, let alone last month, but with the Premier League undergoing more twists and turns that Alton Towers’ Nemesis, Manchester United enter this weekend’s derby ahead of Manchester City with just seven games remaining. The teams come into the game in starkly contrasting form, [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Bromances

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Bromances

It was truly beautiful. Once Juan Mata had set Ander Herrera up for United’s third goal on Saturday, he celebrated with the Stretford End, meaning he was separated from the group of players surrounding his friend. Ander, spotting Juan across a crowded box, broke away from the pack and jogged over to his mate, before [...]

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David Beckham will always be “one of us”

David Beckham will always be “one of us”

The rise of David Beckham through the Manchester United youth system was, in some ways, a curiosity. He was not one of the fiercely humble local lads that have come to symbolise the famous Class of 92 of which he was a member. He was a Londoner, a little bit flash even then with his [...]

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Villa Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Villa Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Where oh where did it all go right? After ridicule from all quarters this year at the prospect of Manchester United going a second season in succession with as many managers, missing out on a place at Europe’s top table, things have taken a drastic and fairly unforeseen turn in our favour. Unforeseen refers more [...]

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Forget the superstars, United need to unearth more diamonds in the rough

Forget the superstars, United need to unearth more diamonds in the rough

When the transfer window drew to a close, United fans could scarcely believe what they were seeing, as despite a seventh placed finish the previous season, the Reds somehow (£££) were able to convince world-class operators in the form of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao that Old Trafford was the place for them. The [...]

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Liverpool Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Liverpool Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Was it the “Philosophy”? Was it just a case of “Lads, it’s Tottenham”? Or was it just a fluke? Whatever it was, things took a huge step to improving for Manchester United last week, in perhaps the most complete and satisfying display since the Sir Alex era drew to a close. FA Cup defeat to [...]

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The players under threat at United

It is heading towards two years since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as Manchester United manager, and what a dramatic turn of events has ensued. Fergie hand-picked David Moyes as his heir apparent which ended with the former Everton boss being shown the Old Trafford exit door within twelve months. Step forward Louis van Gaal, [...]

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LIVE BLOG: United vs Spurs

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Spurs Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Spurs Preview: Five Keys To Victory

No sooner had Danny Welbeck’s inevitable winner hit the back of the net on his return to Old Trafford, were “#narrative” klaxons sounded off left, right and centre as Manchester United were confined to competing on just one front as another trophyless season beckons. United turned in another frustrating showing in which they failed to [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

With last month seeing the release of “Made in Manchester“, an ebook in which some of the best Manchester United writers around look back at United’s best academy graduates—all proceeds from which go to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre—it seemed a good time to pick a top five from the many fine products of United’s [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lee Dixon on that Giggs goal, signing Welbeck, Invincibles vs Treble winners and Monday night’s encounter

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lee Dixon on that Giggs goal, signing Welbeck, Invincibles vs Treble winners and Monday night’s encounter

After spending 14 years at Arsenal, winning four league titles and three FA Cups in the process, Lee Dixon is no stranger to a Manchester United v Arsenal encounter. As the Reds welcome the defending champions to Old Trafford on Monday night with a place at Wembley in the Semi-Final at stake, the former Gunners [...]

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Arsenal Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Arsenal Preview: Five Keys to Victory

With United negotiating an all-important Premier League away victory at St James’ Park on Wednesday evening, focus shifts back from our attempts to secure a top four finish, and instead the visit of Arsenal as the Reds go in search of a first FA Cup success since 2004. Champions League football for next season may [...]

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Newcastle Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Newcastle Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Another fixture rolls along and once again, Manchester United fans can only speculate as to whether this (finally) could be the week that things begin to click into place. Saturday brought another three points at home to Sunderland after — you guessed it — another sub-par performance, with agents Brown and O’Shea collaborating to see [...]

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Sunderland Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Sunderland Preview: Five Keys To Victory

An excruciating defeat at the Liberty Stadium last weekend now leaves Manchester United in a precarious position in their attempts to regain Champions League football at the first time of asking. Having looked relatively sub-standard for some time whilst still grinding out positive results, ironically it was a more improved showing from Louis van Gaal’s [...]

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