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Southampton Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Southampton Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Much like when approaching a crunch home fixture with Liverpool last weekend, United must once again pick themselves up and dust themselves off following a 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Against Liverpool they achieved that, perhaps by virtue of defensive errors by the visitors offering glaring openings, but either way, the Reds came [...]

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Bombs and bungs: The story of Andrei Kanchelskis’ United exit

Bombs and bungs: The story of Andrei Kanchelskis’ United exit

Andrei Kanchelskis is a Manchester United cult hero. The Ukrainian winger played a huge part in United’s marvellous mid nineties team – Ferguson’s first great United side. Alongside Giggs, Cantona, Hughes, Ince and the rest, Kanchelskis lightening quick, direct performances down the right flank ensured his place in United folklore. He even scored a derby [...]

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PSV Preview – Five Keys to Victory

PSV Preview – Five Keys to Victory

After 18 excruciating months, United make their long-awaited return to the Champions League proper tonight as they take on the Dutch champions, PSV. A 3-1 victory over North-West rivals, Liverpool on Saturday, once again might not have offered too much encouragement by way of performance, but nonetheless, a significant victory against our rivals offered the [...]

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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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Why Rooney thrives for country but struggles for club

Why Rooney thrives for country but struggles for club

England great, soon to be his club’s record goalscorer but is Wayne Rooney what United need? Louis Van Gaal’s assertion that he signed Anthony Martial for the next Manchester United manager is puzzling. It’s not just the fact that United have only scored three times in their first four league games, nor the fact they [...]

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TOP FIVE: Wayne Rooney Goals for Manchester United

TOP FIVE: Wayne Rooney Goals for Manchester United

If you have been living under a rock, or perhaps somewhere where the fortunes of the England national football team are not covered, you may have missed the fact that on Tuesday night, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney became his country’s all-time leading goalscorer. The player who is a dedicated servant of United, who gives everything [...]

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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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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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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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Depay destined to become a red

Depay destined to become a red

It’s February 7th, PSV 1 – 0 FC Utrecht, the 51st minute of the game. Memphis Depay, who only minutes earlier pre-assisted the opener in a tough fixture for the Eindhovenaren, receives the ball on the edge of his own half. A pass to Luuk de Jong, on to Georginio Wijnaldum, who attempts a through [...]

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Darmian – United’s new dynamic defender

Darmian – United’s new dynamic defender

The heat was fierce and the humidity strong, but Matteo Darmian just kept on coming. Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli were the goal scorers as Italy ran out 2-1 winners against England in the pair’s opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Manaus, but the marauding full-back was arguably the man who made the [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players Who Left Under A Cloud

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players Who Left Under A Cloud

Welcome back to another season of Manchester United related TOP FIVES here at ROM towers. I’ll be checking in once a month with a top quality listicle for your delectation. Most of them will be probably be fairly cheery if my history is anything to go by bu this first one is in “honour” of [...]

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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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